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From Mix Magazine | A Prism Business Media Publication    February 6, 2006  
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Dimension Pro is the critically-acclaimed synthesizer that combines real instruments with advanced synthesis, giving you endless sound possibilities. The immense two DVD sound library that ships with Dimension Pro makes it the ideal go-to instrument for musicians, while its deep editing and sound generation capabilities have a natural appeal to sound designers. Dimension Pro is now available for Mac and PC. Learn more at www.cakewalk.com.


Table Of Contents
Mix's NAB Audio Products Guide
Ableton Live 5.2
Music Row Office Space Available
"Dare to Dream" Contest
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
Mix's NAB Audio Products Guide
This year, from April 24-27, more than 1,500 exhibitors and 90,000 attendees from all over the world will descend on Las Vegas. The Mix NAB Audio Products Guide, produced in the same format as the popular Mix AES New Products Guide, will help showgoers focus on all things audio. All basic manufacturer product listings are FREE and bound into show copies. Plus, this year we've added a unique NAB 2005 Audio Products Guide Website to reach those professionals who can't make it to Las Vegas. Click here to submit your products.

pcAudioLabs "Love Machine"
Tired of trying to figure out what to do for Valentine's Day? Here's a good idea: This year, spend your Valentine's Day winning some new gear! pcAudioLabs is giving away the "Love Machine," a custom AudioBOX (3.4GHz Pentium 4, 1GB RAM, 2x SATA hard drives) fully equipped with the M-Audio AudioPhile 24/96 audio interface and NI Essentials virtual instrument pack. Enter now and also receive three free issues of Mix, Remix and Electronic Musician! To enter, visit www.pcAudioLabs.com.

Mix Presents: eDeals!
Get first dibs on hot gear deals with edeals, the new bi-weekly e-newsletter from Mix, Electronic Musician and Remix. edeals brings you product †updates and blowout deals on manufacturer overstock equipment, demo gear, †discounted products and more. In addition, edeals includes a services and employment section of interest to musicians and audio pros everywhere. Shop now and buy anytime. edeals sends the best buys to your inbox so they're only a click away! Click here to subscribe.


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NEW PRODUCTS
Ableton Live 5.2
Live 5.2 brings native support for Apple's new Intel-Macs. Live 5.2 will enter beta as soon as the new Intel Core Duo--equipped MacBook Pro is available, and expected to be released this month. MORE

NAMM: MSR IsoPanel, RollaPanel
MSR's new IsoPanel™ (pictured) acoustic isolation, available in a variety of sizes, are absorbers optimized to provide the best possible sound isolation in an easily movable partition. Also available in a variety of sizes, the company's new RollaPanel absorbers are equipped with sturdy wheels and bases that make them easy to set up, move and store. MORE

NAMM: Waves Z-Noise
Waves' Z-Noise is based on a brand-new algorithm that features dynamic noise profiling, innovative transient preservation and increased low-frequency resolution. MORE

NAMM: Sony Media Software Tony Franklin Library
Sony Media Software has launched Tony Franklin: Not Just Another Pretty Bass, a two-disc, 24-bit loop library from one of the industry's most recognized bassists. This is one of the first titles in Sony Media Software's new Artist Integration Series that gives top recording artists such as Tony Franklin, who played with Jimmy Page in The Firm, the chance to construct new loop libraries using existing libraries from Sony's Loops & Samples collection for reference. MORE

NAMM: Behringer Micro Series
Behringer has expanded its Micro Series with three compact audio tools: the Microphone PP400, Micropower PS400 and Micromon MA400. MORE

NAMM: Cakewalk Rapture
Cakewalk's Rapture ($199) is a wavetable synthesizer with cutting-edge sound manipulation capabilities, well-suited for electronica-related music styles. MORE

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
Music Row Office Space Available
Best Built Songs and The Parlor have four offices and a reception area available for lease (both on the second floor) at 1317 16th Ave. South, Nashville, on March 1, 2006. MORE

Auralex Brings Extreme Makeover
For a recent Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Auralex recommended its new AudioTile and assisted the crew during the installation of the product in a vocal recording booth. Auralex's Brian Wheat spent two days in Seattle working on the project. MORE

Digidesign Forms New Research Group
Digidesign's Advanced Instrument Research group is a new division dedicated to creating virtual instruments purpose-built for the Pro Tools environment. The group showcased two new virtual instruments at this year's NAMM convention: the Xpand!™ sound factory workstation and the Hybrid analog/digital high-definition synthesizer. MORE

Focusrite Releases Liquid Channel Update
Version 2 software update for the Liquid Channel professional channel strip is available for download from the Focusrite Website (www.focusrite.com). A MIDI controller number list, found on the Focusrite site, outlines the LiquidControl V. 2 spec, allowing the unit to be controlled using an external MIDI device or even a MIDI sequencer. MORE

Korg Offers Legacy Upgrade
A free update for Korg's Legacy Collection Digital Edition suite of software synthesizer and effects expands the software synthesizer to now encompass the entire sound library of Korg's T Series music workstations. MORE

Sonoma Wire Works, Discrete Drums Collaborate
Sonoma Wire Works and Discrete Drums have entered into an agreement to bring Discrete Drums' original multitrack drum sessions to Sonoma Wire Works' InstantDrummer format. This will give RiffWorks recording software users additional high-quality drum recordings to incorporate into their music. MORE

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EVENTS/DEADLINES
"Dare to Dream" Contest
DreamMakersMP3.com and the Barber Shop Studios have launched the "Dare to Dream" contest, open to independent artists featured on DreamMakersMP3.com. The grand-prize winner will receive sessions at Barber Shop with a highly respected producer. Visit www.DreamMakersMP3.com and www.thebarbershopstudios.com for more information.

Final Cut Pro 5 tour, with Larry Jordan emphasizing working in HD, is hitting select cities: Minneapolis, February 8-9; Chicago, February 10-11; Los Angeles, February 17-18; San Francisco, February 23-24; Orlando, Fla., March 1-2; and Seattle, March 3-4. Click here for more info.

The 48th Grammy Charity Online Auction, presented by Dr Pepper, will be available at www.ebay.com/grammy now through February 16, 2006. The auction will benefit the Grammy Foundation and will offer music and entertainment memorabilia from legendary artists, as well as outstanding VIP experiences.

The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO (which focuses on songwriting and composing) will take place April 20 to 22, 2006, at The Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles. Programs will include, panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, mentoring, song critiquing, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances and more. Detailed information, including early bird pricing and registration, can be found at www.ascap.com/expo.

The 2006 TEC Awards is set for Saturday, October 7, at the Hilton San Francisco. The Mix Foundation will also present its third annual TECnology Hall of Fame ceremony in San Francisco on the first night of the AES Convention to honor its 2006 inductees. Entries for projects or products to be considered for nominations for Creative and Technical Achievement will be accepted through Friday, February 26. For information about the submission process, please visit mixfoundation.org/tec /06callforentries.html.

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