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October 18, 2002

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SUPPORT SAFE HEARING! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
AES Los Angeles From the Floor
Digi 002 Now Shipping
Get Hip to Hep C


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SUPPORT SAFE HEARING! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
With assistance from Mix magazine and other industry supporters, the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio (MFEA) raises thousands of dollars annually for Sound Partners, a hearing-conservation program of the House Ear Institute (a world-renowned leader in otologic research and education), as well as H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers). Sound Partners and H.E.A.R. present educational seminars, conduct free hearing screenings and distribute free earplugs at concerts and other events.
The Mix Foundation is asking for your help to fund outreach programs to prevent hearing loss. Your tax-deductible donation can be made online by clicking here.


From Mix's Daily News Service
AES Los Angeles From the Floor
From October 5-8, the Audio Engineering Society returned to Los Angeles for its 113th convention. With the economy in slow recovery, nobody knew exactly what to expect from the show. MORE

Community Pro Now Offers Ulysses Software
According to an agreement reached with IFBSoft (Germany), Community Professional Loudspeakers is now serving as the authorized sales and distribution outlet for Ulysses sound system design/simulation software throughout North America and the Caribbean. MORE

SAE Institute to Launch Roundtable with Audio Pros
SAE announced at AES its Platinum Series World Tour, an education-oriented panel discussion featuring leading engineers, producers, artists and songwriters who will gather to discuss the current and future direction of the recording industry. MORE

China Conservatory Educates with Nord Modular Synth
Clavia Digital (Stockholm, Sweden) announced that the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing has chosen the Nord Modular synthesizer platform for its synthesis education. MORE

Stanton Acquires Cerwin-Vega
On Wednesday, September 25, the Stanton Group acquired the assets and brand name of loudspeaker manufacturer Cerwin-Vega. MORE

Public Review Begins for Speaker Rigging Standard
The Entertainment Services & Technology Association announced that BSR E1.8, Entertainment Technology -- Loudspeaker Enclosures Intended for Overhead Suspension -- Classification, Manufacture and Structural Testing is now available for public review until December 10, 2002. MORE



Products and Installs
Digi 002 Now Shipping
Digidesign's Digi 002, a FireWire-based Pro Tools product for both the Mac and PC, includes an integrated control surface, all of the analog/digital/MIDI I/O of Digi 001, 24-bit/96kHz capability, and over $2,200 worth of Digidesign-developed pro plug-ins, as well as offerings from IK Multimedia, Native Instruments and Waves. MORE

Dick & Rogers Are Animated With AMS Neve
Vancouver-based Mainframe Entertainment and Dick & Rogers Sound Studio Ltd. are using AMS Neve Logic post consoles and AudioFile editors to handle dialog, music and sound effects for "ReBoot," an award-winning, computer-generated animation series that takes place inside of a computer. MORE

Scott Hull Totes SonicStudio HD System to Hit Factory
Mastering engineer Scott Hull has relocated to a five-room facility inside the Hit Factory (New York City), where he has set up seven SonicStudio HD systems. His room recently opened for business after a large-scale renovation. MORE

Mackie Expands Soundscape
At AES, Mackie previewed Version 3.7 software and Console Manager Version 1.5 upgrades for its Broadcast Professional Soundscape 32. Version 3.7 provides improved user-interface capabilties; Console Manager Version 1.5 supports Mackie Control/Mackie Control Extender and Baby HUI control surfaces. Both updates will be available to existing Soundscape users later this month. MORE

SymNet…on Broadway
Carl Casella, systems engineer at Sound Associates, a theater production sound design and rental house (New York City), has adopted SymNet for a very specific purpose: matrix monitoring of Broadway wireless microphone systems. The first install was at the world-famous Apollo Theatre. MORE

Trapped in an Acoustic World
Brand-new company RealTraps (New Milford, Conn.) has introduced a line of acoustic treatment based on wood panel-membrane absorbers. Pricing starts at less than $3,000 per room. MORE




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Feature Events
Get Hip to Hep C
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 will take place in at least 20 cities from Los Angeles to New York from October 3 through December 8.

October 2002:
Digidesign and Intel have teamed up to present the "LE Studio Tour" to showcase the Pro Tools LE family of workstations (Digi 002, Digi 001 and Mbox). Free to attendees in over 150 cities in the U.S., Canada and the UK, all dates and locations are provided on Digidesign's Website, www.digidesign.com.

West L.A. Music free events: "Unlimited Flexibility with Cubase SX For Your Mac" from 7-9 p.m., October 16 (West Los Angeles); "Unraveling the Mysteries of Performing Rights Organizations, featuring ASCAP, BMI and SESAC," October 22 and October 23; "Infinite Compatibility with Emagic's Logic and Apple OS X" from 7-9 p.m., October 29 (Universal City, Calif.); and "The All-New Pro Tools Digi 002," November 11 and November 19.

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

CEO Industry Forum and Fall Conference will be held from 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 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 until December. For a city near you, 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.

CD+DVD Institute announced "The CD Volume and File Structure Seminar," November 6-8, at Media Sciences (Marlborough, Mass.).

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.

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

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

Digital Content Delivery Expo (Replitech's Expanded Marketplace), February 4-6, 2003, at the San Jose Convention Center.

Sony DMX-R100 Digital Audio Mixer Operations Training: March 4, 2003 (Oradell, N.J.), July 29, 2003 (San Jose, Calif.), and November 11, 2003 (Oradell, NJ) Each one-day training session costs $400 per person. Call 408/955-4231 or e-mail training@am.sony.com.

Sony DMX-R100 Advanced Operations Training: March 5, 2003 (Oradell, NJ), July 30, 2003 (San Jose, Calif.), and November 12, 2003 (Oradell, NJ). Each one-day training session costs $475 per person. Call 408/955-4231 or e-mail training@am.sony.com.



Deadlines
Attn. Musicians/Producers/DJs! Remix has partnered with V2, MTA Records and Cakewalk for the "Remix Aphrodite Contest." Entrants download loops from DJ Aphrodite's latest release entitled "Aftershock" and remix them using a free download of Cakewalk's new Plasma Express remixing software. V2/MTA Records' A&R staff will judge Aphrodite remix submissions. Why stop at just one remix? Enter your track in the "Best Production" category for Diesel-U-Music competition, co-sponsored by Remix, Digidesign and Transmat Records. Applications are now being accepted. MORE

Attn. Manufacturers! NAMM 2003 (January 16-19, 2003, in Anaheim, Calif.) deadlines: Free badge pre-registration deadline is December 6. After the deadline, the cost of each badge is $25. Get listed for free in the PLAYback Supplement, a guide of what to see, artist appearances and concert events. Just fill out the form included in the registration mailing and fax/e-mail the info by November 13. Call 800/767-6266 for more. After you have finished registering, check out namm.com for discount airfare/rental car codes.




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