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September 4, 2002

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Mike Pappas to Host AES 5.1 Seminar
JBL Pro Intros AE Series Speaker Systems
Tascam Releases MX-2424 Upgrade
113th AES Convention, October 5-8, 2002, at the Los Angeles Convention Center
18th Annual TEC Awards, October 7

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From Mix's Daily News Service
Mike Pappas to Host AES 5.1 Seminar
Mike Pappas, chief engineer at Denver's KUVO Public Radio 89.3 FM and president of American Digital Recordings will be conducting real-world demonstrations of 5.1 recording techniques at Demo Room 306B at AES 2002 in Los Angeles. MORE

JBL Pro Intros AE Series Speaker Systems
At the recent NSCA Convention in Denver, JBL Professional (Northridge, Calif.) introduced the extensive Application Engineered (AE) Series line of installation range loudspeakers. Among the 33 models in the AE Series are five compact AC two-way systems, which are all now available. MORE

ILIO to Distribute Vienna Symphonic Library in the Americas
ILIO Entertainments (Malibu, Calif.) announced that it has been appointed exclusive distributor for the forthcoming orchestral sample libraries from Vienna Symphonic Library in the Americas. The complete edition will comprise up to 1.5 million tones and tone sequences, which are played by world-class musicians and captured with state-of-the-art recording technology. MORE

Sony/Philips Choose ATC Loudspeakers for AES SACD Demo
ATC Loudspeakers (Gloucestershire, UK) has been chosen by Sony/Philips to provide a multichannel monitoring system for demonstrations of Super Audio CD (SACD) in Room 305 at AES 2002 in Los Angeles. ATC plans to supply SACD with a 5.1 system comprising five SCM300A three-way active monitors and four SCM0.1/15 subwoofers. MORE

Former Chung King Studios Manager Opens IT Management
Tom Irre, longtime manager of Chung King Studios (New York City), announced that he has left that position to open IT Management, a company that is designed to connect top engineers and producers with new and established music industry talent. MORE

Bruce Swedien Relies on Westlake Near-Fields
It takes a momentous event to impress legendary engineer/producer Bruce Swedien. But when Glenn Phoenix of Westlake Audio brought in a pair of Westlake Audio Lc3w12s at a recent Jennifer Lopez session at the Record Plant (Los Angeles), that event happened--Swedien now considers the Lc3w12 his new standard near-field monitor. MORE

Products and Installs
Tascam Releases MX-2424 Upgrade
Tascam has released MX-OS 3.05 along with Mac and PC versions of the powerful MX-View waveform-editing software for the MX-2424. This upgrade adds new features and functions to the MX-2424, with Edit groups, marker management and Ethernet backup/restore. Free download is available at www.mx2424.com.

Mackie HDR24/96 Cards
Mackie Designs announced two new add-on cards for its HDR24/96 digital recorder. The Serial*9 card (MSRP $299) allows the HDR24/96 to be controlled by various transports and timecode controllers via Sony 9-pin. The OPT*24 digital I/O card (MSRP $349) provides 24 channels of digital I/O. Mackie also released Version 1.3 of its hard disk recorder software to allow for compatibility with these new cards. MORE

Metric Halo Goes on Tour with the Boss, the Stones
Metric Halo's SpectraFoo and Mobile I/O will be used to assist the systems, FOH and monitor engineers for the upcoming Bruce Springsteen and Rolling Stones tours. MORE

Avid Educates the Masses
Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, Ga.) has purchased $1.4 million worth of Avid equipment for its state-of-the-art media production facility for the fall 2002 quarter The sales consists of multiple Avid post-production solutions, including 330 seats of Avid Xpress DV Version 3.5 editing software, 12 Symphony high-end finishing systems, two Media Station systems, seven Meridien-based Media Composer editing systems and three Avid Unity MediaNetwork systems. MORE

A Mic Named Goo
Bob Lewis, monitor engineer for the Goo Goo Dolls, reports that the band is using Sennheiser Evolution 300 Series in-ear monitors and Evolution vocal mics exclusively on their current U.S. tour. MORE

M-Audio Releases TAMPA
M-Audio announced the new TAMPA Microphone/Instrument Preamp/Compressor, which is based on the company's Temporal Harmonic Alignment technology, a process that corrects the phase alignment of overtones to achieve the perceived warmth of tubes at solid-state prices. MORE

Feature Events
113th AES Convention, October 5-8, 2002, at the Los Angeles Convention Center

18th Annual TEC Awards, October 7
Tickets are now available online for the 18th Annual TEC Awards, Monday, October 7, 2002, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles MORE


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September 2002
Grammy Award-winning engineer Al Schmitt will present the keynote speech at the Pacific Northwest Studio Summit on Sunday, September 8, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Lopez, Fidalgo and Orcas Rooms of the Northwest Building, located on the northwest corner of the Seattle Center. Call 206/633-7833 for your ticket.

The SONAR Axis of Audio music retail clinic tour kicks off September 2002 at key music retailers in California and New York, and runs through October 2002.

Syn-Aud-Con Seminars: "System Optimization" and "System Design" seminar: San Francisco; September 16-20, Providence, R.I.; October 14-18, Chicago; and November 18-22, Seattle.

Fits & Starts Productions presents "5.1 Advanced Techniques" road tour with audio engineer/surround guru Mike Sokol. Six regional tours are planned, with each tour visiting six sites. Tours start September 16, 2002, and continue every four to six weeks until May 2003. Visit www.modernrecording.com to find a site near you.

IRMA Technology & Manufacturing Conference, September 25-27, 2002, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Looking Ahead
Streaming Media East 2002 Conference & Exhibition at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, October 1-3.

CEA Industry Forum and Fall Conference, October 14-16, 2002, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco

The AES Los Angeles Section monthly meeting on October 29 will focus on alternative loudspeaker technology, to be held at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.

MUSICWORKS, October 31-November 2 at The Lighthouse and selected venues in Glasgow, Scotland.

M3/Replitech Dates: November 6-8, 2002, in Bangkok; and February 4-6, 2003, in San Jose, Calif.

Inter BEE 2002: November 20-22, 2002, at the Nippon Convention Center (Makuhari Messe) in Chiba City, Japan.

SBES 2002, November 20-21, 2002, in Birmingham, UK, at Hall II NEC.

Replication Expo 2002, December 4-5, 2002, in Washington, D.C.

Pro Production 2003, "The Live Event Marketplace," will take place January 10-12, 2003 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego

In Mix Magazine This Month

Location Recording…Real Time
In this month's "Sound for Picture" special, Mix gives props to the workhorses of film sound: production sound mixers. Read what Jeff Wexler (Jerry Maguire, Fight Club, Almost Famous), Mark Ulano (Titanic, Blue Crush, The Patriot) and Glenn Berkovitz (Crossing Jordan, Resurrection Blvd., Chicago Hope) have to say about their techniques and working in this field. MORE

New Instrument, FX and Utility Plug-Ins
If all of the new plug-ins listed in this article -- and the thousands of effect, sampling, synthesis and utility parameters embodied in them -- aren't enough to help you make better and more music, then seek counseling soon! MORE

Product Hits From Summer NAMM
Back from under the blistering sun of Nashville, Mix editorial director George Petersen reports on all of the goodies and great music that abounded this year's show. MORE

Tips from Inside Mix
Oscar-winning re-recording mixer Mike Minkler on working in the era of "loud mixes": "I think it was up to the mixers to change their techniques and maybe use some different tools that they never used in the past, like compressors on the mix buses or multiband compression on certain elements -- something to help smooth this out. I like being big and bold, but I don't want to hurt anybody. It's not how loud you make something that's going to impress people. It's the use of your sounds." MORE

Rush's bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee on mixing their newest, Vapor Trails: "We mixed down to 1-inch analog so we could compare in the mastering facility [Masterdisk] what sound we liked better. The 1-inch tape won about 70 percent of the time, but they both sounded great. It just depended on the style you wanted for the particular sound." MORE


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