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February 19, 2002 Vol 1 # 1


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TGI Group picks up TC. In December 2001, TC Group, the Danish parent company of TC Electronic, TC Works and TC-Helicon, announced a proposal to the shareholders of TGI plc to purchase their holdings in the company. The offer has now been accepted by the shareholders and declared wholly unconditional, and a new strong constellation of innovative companies has been founded. MORE

George Petersen's Recording Tip
Recording Tip From George Petersen, Mix Editorial Director: Years ago, I became hooked on using electronic kick drum to trigger samples on rock, pop and R&B dates–even when I was recording an otherwise all-acoustic kit. This approach offers many advantages: Because the kick is silent in the studio, sympathetic snare buzz is greatly reduced, and the overall signal in the overheads is cleaner, with less kick bleeding into the other mics. Also, with no bleed from the original kick, the kick pattern can be changed or altered later if necessary–a highly desirable option. On any session (sampled or otherwise), the goal of recording kick is to get a solid, consistent sound–and here the sampled kick adds, rather than detracts, from the drum kit sound.

In The Field
In the Field:
DPA Microphones guru-turned-on-the-scene-reporter Gary Baldassari offers daily "Reports for the Field" from the Super Bowl XXXVI sidelines. Baldassari and crew have been providing ambient crowd feeds for FOX Sports coverage of the game. Read what it’s like to capture crowd reaction to the game-winning field goal and Mariah Carey’s ear-piercing rendition of the "National Anthem." MORE


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From Mix's Daily News Service
Fairlight Appoints Chris Pelzar to CEO MORE
Yamaha Forms Commercial Audio Divisions MORE
Moog Synthesizer and Apple Computer To Receive Technical Grammy MORE

Studio Spotlight
Studio Spotlight
Chicago Recording Company (Chicago), an AMS Neve-equipped post-production and music recording facility, recently moved its satellite space in downtown Chicago and completely rebuilt its two all-AMS Neve suites. The two rooms house an AMS Neve Logic 2 digital mixing console and an AudioFile hard disk editor (Studio 55A) and a Logic 3 digital mixing console and AudioFile editor (Studio 55B). Recent clients include Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Christina Aguilera. MORE

Global Entertainment & Media Summit, March 2-3 in New York City MORE
Musikmesse/Pro Light + Sound 2002, March 13-17, in Frankfurt, Germany MORE
Streaming Media West 2002 Conference and Expo, April 23-26, in Los Angeles MORE
IOV2002 Convention and Trade Exhibition, April 24-25 in Birmingham, UK MORE
Registration is now open for the 2002 NSCA Systems Integration Expo, April 25-27 in Denver. MORE
Syn-Aud-Con Sound Training Seminars, click here for dates and a location near you.

Summer NAMM 2002: To be considered for the initial booth space for Summer NAMM (July 19-21), your application must be received on or before March 8, 2002, accompanied by a deposit of 50% of the requested space cost and full payment of your annual membership dues if applicable. After March 8, space is on a first come, first served basis. MORE

The NSCA Systems Integration Expo (April 25-27) housing application is due by March 26, 2002. MORE

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