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From Mix Magazine | A PRIMEDIA Property    April 4, 2005  
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Table Of Contents
INTEL PRESENTS THE MIX NAB 2005 DAILY BLOG, AUDIO PRODUCTS GUIDE
CYCLING '74 MODE FOR WINDOWS
SPARS NYC NETWORKS WITH AVIOM
GET OUT YOUR PDAS!
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
NOW CALLING: SUBMISSIONS FOR CLASS OF 2005
Mix is gathering materials for Class of 2005, our annual photo spread showcasing the best of the best of this year's expertly designed North American recording facilities. Facilities newly opened or substantially redesigned since March 2004 qualify; equipment installs and rewiring projects don't. Gather up your best photos, and click here to submit your materials.

INTEL PRESENTS THE MIX NAB 2005 DAILY BLOG, AUDIO PRODUCTS GUIDE
Find out the scoop from NAB as it happens with the daily Mix NAB Blog, sponsored by Intel. Trends in high-def audio, new product announcements and special guest bloggers each day from NAB 2005. And to get a head start on the product introductions, visit www.mixonline.com beginning today for an exclusive Intel-sponsored Audio Products Guide. Intel's 64-bit Xeon and Pentium 4 processor-based workstations for digital audio professionals provide leading-edge technologies and performance that are ideal for today's demanding digital audio applications. Check them out at booths all over NAB!

10th Annual Mix L.A. Open
The Mix L.A. Open is the Mix Foundation's charity golf tournament held in Malibu, Calif., each June. For sponsor and entry information, go to mixfoundation.org/LAopen/LAopen.html or call Karen Dunn at 925/939-6149.

NEW! MIXGUIDES
Ever wish you could find everything Mix has published on microphones? Monitors? Consoles? Well, now you can avoid the scroll bar and the pages of search results by visiting the all-new MixGuides.
For microphones, click HERE.
For monitors, click HERE.

AUDIO PRODUCTION SEMINARS ON DEMAND!
Currently Live: Taylor Guitars/Rupert Neve Expression System and K4 Preamp, and Mix Presents Drum Miking Techniques. Coming Soon: Mix Presents Recording Guitar. Find the Seminars on Demand at www.mixonline.com/sod, www.emusician.com/sod or www.remixmag.com/sod.

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Intel® 64-bit Xeon® and Pentium® processor-based workstations for digital audio professionals provide leading edge technologies & performance that are ideal for today's demanding digital audio applications. Check them out at booths all over NAB!



NEW PRODUCTS
CYCLING '74 MODE FOR WINDOWS
Cycling '74 has announced the release of Mode for Windows, now available on Windows XP for host applications supporting VST and RTAS formats. MORE

DeWolfe Music Releases Beats & Rhymes
DeWolfe Music has released Beats & Rhymes, a collection of hip hop tracks designed for production use featuring such artists as VIC, De La Soul, Kurious and others. MORE


NAB Preview: Digigram UAX220
Digigram will introduce the UAX220, a professional USB audio interface specifically designed for broadcast and other pro audio applications, at NAB 2005. MORE

NAB Preview: Harris PR&E StereoMixer digital
Harris Corporation Broadcast Communications division (BCD) has introduced its PR&E StereoMixer digital, the newest member of the VistaMax(tm) family of products, an all-digital console designed for smaller markets. MORE

NAB Preview: Millennia Media HV-3
Millennia Media announces the new HV-3C, a stereo, high-voltage microphone preamp housed in a 1U, 19-inch steel rack case. MORE

NHT Pro M-20 System
NHTPro will soon replace its former flagship A-20 powered studio monitor with the newly designed, single-channel M-20 system, which features an updated cabinet and companion single-channel, single-rackspace 250-watt control amplifier. MORE

Omnia Audio 5 EXi, 6 EXi
Omnia Audio announces a new line of audio processors for radio stations upgrading to HD Radio broadcasting: Omnia-6 EXi for FM and Omnia-5 EXi for AM and FM broadcasters. MORE

NAB Preview: Sennheiser AC3000
Sennheiser will launch the new AC3000 antenna combiner for wireless monitoring applications at NAB 2005. MORE

NEWS YOU CAN USE
SPARS NYC NETWORKS WITH AVIOM
The SPARS NYC chapter continued their luncheon series by hosting Aviom at Porter's restaurant in Chelsea on March 31, 2005. MORE

All Mobile Video Gives "Celebrity" Truck an HD Upgrade
Celebrity, All Mobile Video's 53-foot triple expando mobile unit, carried the distinction of being the first fully digital (SDI video, AES audio) production truck in the United States when it was built in 1998. Now, seven years later, Manhattan-based AMV has upgraded the vehicle's video facilities to high definition and added a Studer Vista 8 digital audio console, reportedly the largest ever assembled by the manufacturer. MORE

Crystalphonic Acquires Class-A Aria Package
Crystalphonic Recording Studio in Charlottesville, Va., has acquired a bundle of new Aria Reference Series electronics. The all-discrete Class-A Aria package, now mated to the studio's existing 1-inch 2-track ATR-102 transport, was purchased from ATR Services of York, Pa. MORE

Digidesign to Include Ableton Live Lite 4 Digidesign Edition with Every Pro Tools TDM, LE System
Digidesign announced that Ableton Live Lite 4 Digidesign Edition will soon ship with every Digidesign Pro Tools TDM and LE system as part of the Music Production Enhancement Suite. MORE

Lenny Kravitz Bassist Purchases API DSM
Longtime Lenny Kravitz sideman and session bass player Jack Daley has outfitted his personal production studio with the first API Discrete Summing Mixer (DSM) in the U.S., the company reports. MORE

VTG Remains Lead, Cadmium-Free
VTG, the parent company of Horizon Music Inc. and Rapco International, reports that it will be in compliance with Europe's newest environmental codes, Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE), scheduled to be in effect July 1, 2006. MORE

Digital Musician Presents New Tools at Musikmesse 2005
At Frankfurt Musikmesse 2005, DM Digital Musician will present a new Web-based production tool, Digital Musician Net, a musician community and session musician's yellow pages. MORE

EVENTS THIS MONTH
GET OUT YOUR PDAS!
The NAB 2005 MultiMedia World Conference (April 17 to 21, 2005), designed for professionals who want to learn about the most recent advances in digital media, will feature various sessions and keynotes with executives from companies in the forefront of emerging new-media technologies. Register at www.nabshow.com/registration.asp.

Future Media Concepts (FMC) announced that it will organize the second-annual 2005 Post|Production World Conference (April 16 to 21, 2005). The event will feature an expanded number of sessions, foreign-language tracks, booth camps and master classes. Visit www.fmctraining.com for details.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Registration is open for InfoComm International, the annual conference and exhibition for the professional audio/visual and information communications industry, to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 4 to June 10, 2005. Attendees can register at www.infocommshow.org.

ShowBiz Expo 2005, a conference and trade show for the production industry, will be held November 4 and November 5, 2005, at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Air Center in Santa Monica, Calif. Visit www.showbizexpo.com for more information.

DEADLINES
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is proposing amendments to the rules governing reports of use of sound recordings under the statutory license for pre-existing subscription services. An original and 10 copies of any comment should be mailed via U.S. Postal Service only and addressed to: Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP), P.O. Box 70977, Southwest Station, Washington, D.C. 20024-0977. Comments are due no later than April 14, 2005. Call 202/707-8380 for further information.

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