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From Mix Magazine | A PRIMEDIA Property    April 19, 2005  
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Table Of Contents
INTEL PRESENTS THE MIX NAB 2005 DAILY BLOG, AUDIO PRODUCTS GUIDE
EARTH, WIND & FIRE DELIVERS SUMMER EARLY USING SENNHEISER
YAMAHA EMX MIXERS
ELECTRO-VOICE X-LINE VERY COMPACT TOURS THE NATION
USHER'S ONYX TRANSLATES FOR CONFESSIONS
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
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 http://mixfoundation.org/LAopen/LAopen.html or call Karen Dunn at 925/939-6149.

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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AMERICA WEST ARENA CHOOSES MARTIN AUDIO

One of the premier sports and entertainment destinations, America West Arena is home to the NBA's Phoenix Suns. As part of a $50 million upgrade, the arena installed a new audio system with Martin Audio W8L loudspeakers because they were looking for "performance level audio." For more, please visit www.martin-audio.com.


LIVE SPOTLIGHT
EARTH, WIND & FIRE DELIVERS SUMMER EARLY USING SENNHEISER

Grammy-winning artists Earth, Wind & Fire chose Sennheiser microphones and wireless systems for their upcoming summer all-star tour.
NEW SOUND REINFORCEMENT PRODUCTS
YAMAHA EMX MIXERS

Yamaha Professional Audio recently announced three new models to its EMX Series of powered mixers. All three units will be available in August 2005, and will replace current EMX62M, EMX66M, EMX68S and EMX88S models. MORE

SIA Software Smaart I-O System
SIA Software introduced its new Smaart I-O, a dedicated USB interface designed specifically to work with the company's Smaart measurement and analysis software. Smaart I-O helps to simplify measurement rig setup, and expand and enhance the software's functionality. MORE

Roland D-Bass 115, 115X, 210
Roland announces its new D-Bass Series, which employ proprietary FFP(tm) and Active Speaker Control technology for fast response and ultrahigh-quality bass tone. Two combo models (115 and 210) offer different wattages and speaker configurations. MORE

Mackie TT24 Digital Live Console
Mackie has announced the upcoming release of TT24 expansion cards, which will be available for delivery during Q2 2005, as well as a digital snake designed specifically for use with the TT24. TT24 firmware Version 1.2 is now available as a free download from www.mackie.com. MORE

EAW NT Series, MK Series Loudspeakers
EAW recently introduced its NT Series of self-powered loudspeakers. Incorporating EAW's new proprietary Digital Transduction Correction (DTC) technology, the NT Series is a self-powered speaker that offers studio monitor quality sound at ultrahigh-output levels. MORE

Crest Performance ST-2 Processor
Crest Performance announced the ST-2, a 2-channel, single-rackspace mic/line processor and channel strip, which is designed for use in broadcasting and live sound, as well as recording and audio installations. The ST-2 will be available in 2005 from authorized Crest Performance dealers. MORE

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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!




NEWS YOU CAN USE
ELECTRO-VOICE X-LINE VERY COMPACT TOURS THE NATION

PHOTO: John Carey
The X-Line Very Compact
line array recently began
a demo tour of North America.
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Fits & Starts Productions Demos How-To With Midas Venice
Fits & Starts Productions recently completed another "How-To" Church Sound Tour of the U.S. with a Midas Venice console as part of its P.A. system. MORE

Macedonian Jazz Festival Builds on Tradition With MILO Skopje, Macedonia's annual jazz festival, attracts jazz luminaries from around the world to play for the loyal audience the festival has built during its 23-year history. The 2004 edition of the festival featured headliners from the U.S. (McCoy Tyner), Brazil (Rosalia de Sousa) and Nigeria (Femi Kuti & Positive Force), and also marked the event's first use of a Meyer Sound MILO high-power curvilinear array system. MORE

Universal Amphitheatre Takes Gibson's Name
Gibson Guitar Corp. has announced a joint partnership with Universal Studios and House of Blues Concerts to rename the Universal Amphitheatre "The Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Citywalk" in a deal that calls for an overall strategic partnership, encompassing the venue, themed areas and sales and marketing programs. MORE

Miami's AA Arena Features All Nexo Tech
DJs Sasha and Digweed recently played the American Airlines Arena in Miami. Terry McNeil of Pro Sound sources gear from Concert Systems USA (Tampa, Fla.), choosing loudspeaker cabinets from three different NEXO ranges to get 360-degree dispersion from an end-stage configuration. "At the peak of the night, I metered the system at 117 dBA weighted. The clarity was amazing." MORE

TOURING NEWS
USHER'S ONYX TRANSLATES FOR CONFESSIONS

Veteran programmer/engineer Herman Ward has been running the mix for the Usher tour, covering live shows and special events like the recent Showtime special. Ward, who has worked with a diverse mix of artists including Limp Bizkit, Prince, Luther Vandross and Klymaxx, recently put the band in the hands of Mackie's new TT24 digital live mixer. MORE

Keane Travels the World With Sennheiser
English-based band Keane has been equipped with Sennheiser mics and IEMs during its late-2004 worldwide tour supporting This Is the Last Time. The band will return to the States to play the Coachella Festival (Coachella Valley, Calif.) on April 30, 2005. MORE

Singer Venditti Tours Italy with MILO
Italian singer and songwriter Antonello Venditti recently embarked on a nationwide tour with a Meyer Sound MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker system supplied by rental company RMS of Nocera Inferiore. MORE

Rock Band Cream Uses JBL VerTec Loudspeakers to Add Fire to Reunion Concert
Rock group Cream, which electrified the music world in the '60s with its powerful playing and inventive musicianship, is reuniting for four concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London on May 2, 3, 5, and 6, 2005. In support of these landmark performances, JBL's VerTec loudspeakers have been chosen for use in the concert sound system. MORE

Howie Day Gets Support from Mercenary for Support Slot Tour Schedule
Front-of-house engineer Brian Duffy has seen Howie Day through long touring schedules supporting the likes of the Barenaked Ladies and The Roots, and anticipates upcoming shows with the Dave Matthews Band. MORE

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