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October 4, 2002

Table of Contents
Al Schmitt, James Guthrie Showcase Unreleased 5.1 Projects
Pioneer Intros DVD-R Firmware Update
From Recording to CD Burning, Yamaha Unleashes AW16G
Tascam Updates DM-24 Digital Mixer
113th AES CONVENTION, October 5-8, 2002, at the Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles Recording Studios -- A Lesson in Survival of the Fittest

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From Mix's Daily News Service
Al Schmitt, James Guthrie Showcase Unreleased 5.1 Projects
On Saturday, September 7, the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy presented a Producers & Engineers Wing Professional Education Event entitled "5.1/The Future is Now," at Ex'pression Center for New Media (Emeryville, Calif.). Designed to provide the San Francisco Bay Area music community with an in-depth look at the technology behind 5.1 surround sound format, Al Schmitt, James Guthrie and Joel Jaffe came together to discuss and present some of their various 5.1 projects. MORE

Pioneer Intros DVD-R Firmware Update
As the DVD Forum (www.dvdforum.org) released the specs for new high-speed discs for DVD recording, Pioneer announced that many of its DVD-R/-RW computer drives and DVD recorders will require a firmware update in order to avoid potential damage to the units and the discs. MORE

Le Mobile Tracks Pearl Jam Live Shoot
Pearl Jam was recently in Seattle's Chop Suey club for two days in September and brought in Le Mobile to record the live music synched with a 35mm film shoot for the band's first full-fledged video in nine years. MORE

Paragon Studios Purchases SSL XL 9000 K Console
Paragon Studios, which opened its doors this summer in Nashville, has just brought in a Solid State Logic XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue Console, which is being used for tracking and mixing. MORE

Advanced Technology and Systems Invests In mSoft Inc.
Advanced Technology and Systems Co. (Yokohama, Japan), a mass-storage manufacturer, has completed an initial investment in the privately held mSoft Inc. (Woodland Hills, Calif.). According to Naresh Chadha, ADTX senior VP and U.S. general manager, the investment was based on a predicted volume of market penetration for the coming year. MORE

IFPI Proposes Logo for Copy-Control CDs
The IFPI announced the introduction of a new, optional logo that record companies can use to inform consumers that a CD contains technology to control illegal copying. Visit www.ifpi.org to view the new logo. MORE

Products and Installs
From Recording to CD Burning, Yamaha Unleashes AW16G
Debuting at AES, the Yamaha AW16G Professional Audio Workstation comes loaded with all of the tools needed to complete a music production. The portable workstation records up to eight simultaneous tracks of 16-bit, CD-quality digital audio without data compression, can be used as a 36-channel digital mixer, contains several MIDI remote-control templates for computer-based sequencers, and much more. MORE

Tascam Updates DM-24 Digital Mixer
Tascam's DM-24 Version 2.01, available as a free download, offers HUITM emulation (allowing the DM-24 to be used as a control surface for Pro Tools, Digital Performer and Nuendo), improved internal signal routing and direct surround-panning capabilities, and new footswitch-control capabilities. MORE

Trillium Labs Plug-Ins For Pro Tools
Trillium Lane Labs has introduced TL Metro (metronome and click track functions) and TL InTune (software tuner) for Pro Tools RTAS and TDM plug-in formats, available only for the Mac next month. Both products are priced at $249 MSRP; special introductory bundle is $399. MORE

AKG Acoustics Mic Tailor-Made for Broadcasters
Featured at the NAB Radio Shows, the AKG C 4500 B-BC large-diaphragm condenser microphone offers on-air radio personalities front-end firing capsule position, electromagnetic screening, internal pop filter and no need for additional outboard processing. MORE

Wild(child) Networks with Avid
Creative editorial house Wild(child) recently upgraded with an Avid Unity MediaManager server to network its six offline and online Avid 9000 edit suites. The asset-management system will allow the editors to find, sort and retrieve media quickly and easily while maintaining secure project-level access control. MORE

The Return of Modular
CreamWare offers Modular III, a new modular synth system for the company's SCOPE Fusion DSP platform. Now in its third generation, Modular offers over 220 modules, along with more than 100 complete synth patches, providing the user with roughly 800 sounds. MORE


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

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

Also in October:

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

GoGirlsMusic.com, Onstage magazine and The American Liver Foundation present the GoGirlsMusicFest "Get Hip To Hep C," a series of concerts across the country to raise awareness of Hepatitis C. The event is set for October 3-December 8 and will take place in at least 20 cities from Los Angeles to New York.

West L.A. Music Free Events: "Infinite Compatibility with Emagic's Logic and Apple OS X" from 7-9 p.m., October 29 (Universal City, Calif.) and October 10 (West Los Angeles); "Unlimited Flexibility with Cubase SX for Your Mac" from 7-9 p.m., October 15 (Universal City) and October 16 (West Los Angeles).

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

LDI Trade Show, October 14-20, 2002, Las Vegas Convention Center.

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

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

Sonic "Burn & Earn" Seminar Series on authoring DVDs with Sonic products, running from September to December. For a city near year, visit www.sonic.com/seminars.

Looking Ahead:

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

Digital Content Delivery (DCD) Expo (Replitech's Expanded Marketplace), February 4-6, 2002, at the San Jose (Calif.) Convention Center

In Mix Magazine This Month
Los Angeles Recording Studios -- A Lesson in Survival of the Fittest
It's been a pretty tough year for recording studios, what with the economic downturn, the September 11 attacks and a host of Internet sites feeding the idea that MP3s are "good enough." But studios in LA are still pumping out the hits while staying economically afloat -- and even expanding. Check out what these LA studios are doing to stay on top. MORE

Remixing Hotshots
The art of remixing has come a long way in the past decade, spurring on a new wave of hits and artists, music-making technology, and production tools and techniques. Get into the groove with four top remixers as they spill their beans about their own production smarts. MORE

The Great DAW Challenge
As if it wasn't hard enough to outfit a computer-based studio with the latest and greatest gear, the land of DAWs has increased tenfold with so many options to choose from: PC vs. Mac, native vs. host-based, digital consoles vs. audio interfaces -- it's enough to make your head spin. Check out three real-life situations and find out how to fit it all on a single CPU. MORE

Workstation File-Format Interchange, Part 1
Avid Technology introduced the concept called Open Media Framework Interchange (OMFI) in 1992 to facilitate moving complex audio/video media and editing data between workstations. Ten years later, Mix examines what works (and what doesn't) about OMFI. MORE

Attn. Musicians/Producers/DJs! Enter your track in the "Best Production" category for Diesel-U-Music competition, cosponsored by Remix magazine, Digidesign and Transmat Records. Applications w ill be accepted beginning October 1. MORE

Attn. Manufacturers! Electronic Musician's Computer Music Product Guide is now accepting applications. Visit www.jadaproductions.com/em/company.asp to register your product.

Register now for your free pass to the DV Expo West, December 9-12, 2002, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. MORE

Tips from Inside Mix
Gus Dudgeon on working with Paul Buckmaster's orchestral arrangements for Elton John's "Levon": "The challenge we made for ourselves was to try and marry a big orchestra with a rock 'n' roll section and make it work, and not have one of them lose out to another. We also had to make sure the piano, which is a difficult instrument to get through sometimes, still stood out on top. I would almost always book two or four Arco basses as well as the cello to add the real weight to the bottom end. I knew the kind of beef that came from basses from being a tape jockey for quite a few classical sessions. I was confident I could make it work. MORE

Production manager/FOH engineer Lee Moro on miking Norah Jones' piano on the road: "I've tried everything -- 91s taped to the lid, C-ducer tapes, you name it. Norah plays really, really soft and has the monitors really, really loud, so any mic you put in there is going to pick up her vocal from the monitors. And no matter how big the stage, the setup is pretty tight and you get tons of drums through the piano. The bass is also right behind, so there's a lot of leakage from that, too. I have a Barcus Berry pickup in the piano for the monitors and sometimes I need it out front." MORE


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