From Mix Magazine | A Prism Business Media Publication    March 4, 2006  
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NAB: Merging Technologies Unveils Pyramix Version 5.0
Levels Audio Post Installs Digidesign ICON
Upcoming Events

If you haven't taken a look inside your favorite audio gear, you may not know THAT Corporation's analog integrated circuits are what make your music sound better. Our seventeen years of audio innovation manifests itself in your gear's I/O, amplification, and signal processing -- and will for years to come. For more information about THAT Corporation, visit www.thatcorp.com or call (508) 478-9200 x138 and speak with Tom.

Disc Makers Introduces Line of DVD/CD Duplicators
Disc Makers has added the two-drive Reflex2 ($549) and 10-drive Reflex 10 ($1,290) to its Reflex tower-duplicator lineup. MORE

Unitonic Releases Aurora 2.0
Unitonic announced the release of its Aurora 2.0 ($699) plug-in synth for Pro Tools|HD Accel systems running on the Mac platform (an update supporting the Windows XP platform is scheduled for release later this year). MORE

NAB: Gepco Introduces HDRA Hybrid Fiber Distribution Rack
Gepco International will introduce the HDRA, a two-rackspace hybrid fiber distribution rack for on-site installation of SMPTE hybrid fiber interconnections, at NAB 2006 (booth C5733). MORE

NAB: Merging Technologies Unveils Pyramix Version 5.0
Merging Technologies will show Version 5.0 of its Pyramix Virtual Studio DAW at NAB 2006 (booth SL3755). Advances to the system's firmware have expanded Pyramix's capability from 64 to 128 I/O, and users can customize the interface to their needs. The company has also improved media management and libraries, transport and machine control, timeline and editing, CD editing and SACD authoring, and general settings. MORE

NAB: Sonifex Releases New Products
Sonifex will show new products in booth N4507 in the at NAB 2006: the DHY-03 telephone hybrid, the RB-DS2 stereo audio delay synchronizer and the RB-ADDA2 192kHz A/D and D/A converter. MORE

NAB: Prism Sound Announces dScope Software Update
Prism Sound will launch a major update of their dScope audio-testing software at NAB 2006 (booth numbers N2524 and N1327). MORE

The fifth annual Remix Hotel Miami, to be held March 22, 23, and 24 at the National Hotel on South Beach, is fast approaching—and if you haven't registered yet, you can do so here. You won't want to miss Bad Boy Bill, DJ Dan, Junkie XL, Sander Kleinenberg, DJ Hell and many others, not to mention exciting product demos and master classes with your favorite manufacturers, including Apple, Digidesign, Akai, Native Instruments, MOOG, Pioneer and many more. For additional info and schedules, visit remixhotel.com/miami/schedule.

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Is Your Drum Sound Driving You Nuts?

Relax - Drumagog will make those old, stale drums sound like a million bucks! It works by automatically replacing what it hears on your drums tracks with drum samples. Drumagog uses advanced multisample technology that sounds so real, you simply have to hear it to believe it. The industry choice for over 5 years, Drumagog is now available for both PC and Mac, in VST, RTAS, and AU plug-in formats. It comes complete with a drum sample library, or your own samples can easily be used. Download a demo today! For more information, visit www.drumagog.com.

Harry Hirsch Hits the Road
Harry Hirsch is a pioneer of the modern recording industry, and now, the founder of the legendary MediaSound and SoundMixers Studios is bringing his 50 years of experience to recording schools across the country, beginning in his hometown of New York. MORE.

Magic Hair Studios Masters Discovery's New Audio Specification
Magic Hair Studios, a post-production facility in Los Angeles, has been providing audio mixes to Discovery Networks using Dolby's LM100 Broadcast Loudness Meter. MORE

Legendary Audio Offers Free DVD of Product Demo
Legendary Audio is offering a free DVD in which veteran mastering engineer Billy Stull, the founder of Legendary Audio, demonstrates the capabilities of its Rupert Neve-designed Masterpiece analog mixing and mastering system. MORE

Sabrina Buchanek Joins Cups 'N Strings
Sabrina Buchanek has joined Cups 'N Strings Studios in Santa Monica, Calif. as re-recording mixer and sound editor. Buchanek is known in the world of film and television post-production for her mastery of sound, having worked on feature films such as Species and The Fantastiks and television specials such as Inside Look: Down From the Mountain, Run for Cover and Dial H for Hitchcock. MORE

Roland's 64-bit Windows Drivers are Available for Edirol FireWire Interfaces
Roland's Version 1.0 drivers for 64-bit Windows computers are now available for Edirol's FA-66 and FA-101 FireWire audio interfaces. MORE

Sony Bundles MZ-M100 Hi MD Recorder with MDR-7506 Headphones
Sony is bundling a pair of its MDR-7506 studio monitor headphones with each MZ-M100 Hi MD recorder purchased between January 1 and March 31, 2006. MORE

Levels Audio Post Installs Digidesign ICON
The Dub Stage at Levels Audio Post-a multi-room facility specializing in music production, sound design and audio post production primarily for television-has installed a Digidesign ICON D-Control integrated console environment. The new 32-channel console went online at the beginning of January 2006 and is being used by facility owner Brian Riordan for audio post production on the new record-breaking season of Fox's American Idol series. MORE


Upcoming Events
The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) is launching a series of lectures and workshops in Los Angeles titled "How to Start a Record Label." The series begins on March 5 with a business plan development course presented by Harry Redinger. Future topics will include A&R, distribution, financing, legal and practical aspects, music publishing, online and alternative music marketing, public relations, and more. Visit www.narip.com for more information and to register online.

"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.

MECCA 2006 takes place on April 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Programmed by Billboard Magazine, MECCA connects music, film and TV talents, executives and publishers with the wireless world's investors, operators and application providers. MECCA's programming encompasses hot-button issues in mobile music, games, animation, music, film and TV. Go to www.billboardevents.com for more information and to register.

The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO (which focuses on songwriting and composing) will take place April 20 to 22, 2006, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Programs will include panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, song critiquing, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances and more. Tom Petty will be interviewed and answer questions from the audience on Saturday, April 22. For a complete list of panelists and more detailed information, go to www.ascap.com/expo.

The 2006 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition will be held during the 40th annual Montreux Jazz Festival, which takes place June 30 through July 15, 2006 in Montreux, Switzerland. Prizes include performing during the 41st Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007, participating in the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in January 2007, a Shure ULX Professional wireless mic system, and more. All entries must be received by April 15, 2006. To obtain rules and regulations, download an entry form at www.montreuxjazz.com/pdf/mjf06_voice_competition_en.pdf.

The Indie Gathering Film Festival will showcase independent filmmakers in Independence, Ohio on August 4, 5, and 6, 2006. The festival offers seminars, panel discussions, film screenings, networking parties and more. Information is available at http://theindiegathering.com.

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 http://mixfoundation.org/tec/06callforentries.html.


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