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From Mix Magazine | A Prism Business Media Publication    April 5, 2006  
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Table Of Contents
Musikmesse: Soundcraft Vi6
Class of 2006
Go Online to Learn about ZonePRO
GAMH Brings in KUDO
NEW PRODUCTS
Musikmesse: Soundcraft Vi6
Soundcraft's first large-format digital live sound console, the Soundcraft Vi6™, was developed in conjunction with sister console company Studer, using technology developed for its Vista Series and OnAir 3000 consoles, as well as the Vistonics user interface (Vistonics II). MORE

Audio-Technica AT-MX381 SmartMixer
The AT-MX381 is a microprocessor-controlled, programmable, automatic-switching 8-channel mixer designed to provide automatic mixing functions for installed sound, houses of worship, broadcast and conference applications. The SmartMixer automatically keeps the number of open microphones to a minimum, bringing background noise and feedback under control and providing increased clarity and audio quality. MORE

Digidesign VENUE D-Show 2
The D-Show 2 software upgrade for Digidesign's VENUE live sound environment features extended snapshot automation capabilities, improved workflows developed in response to user requests and expanded signal routing and control possibilities. The upgrade also introduces support for two new digital I/O hardware options: the Digital Stage Input (DSI) and Digital Stage Output (DSO) cards. MORE

FiberPlex MD-3
FiberPlex's new MD-3, a multi-control interface translator for its LightViper™ fiber-optic audio systems. translates RS-422, RS-232 and MIDI control signals. The MD-3 has three connectors on its front panel: RS-422, MIDI and RS-232; the rear panel contains three RJ45 connectors and a single switch. MORE

Peavey PV 1600 Bi-Pack, PV 3800 Power Amps
The PV 1600 Bi-Pack is an integrated, all-in-one power solution for bi-amping non-powered speakers such as the Peavey SP 2, SP 4 or Impulse 1015. The PV 1600 Bi-Pack delivers 930 watts to woofers (lows) and 350 watts to compression drivers (highs) through a specialized crossover with built-in EQ and phase adjustment. In addition to a 50Hz bass boost with roll-off, a gentle slope throughout the rest of the low-frequency range is used up to the crossover frequency. MORE

Shure KSM9
A reference-quality, wireless handheld microphone built expressly for vocals, the new KSM9 offers dual-diaphragm construction and switchable cardioid/supercardiod versatility. The condenser mic features excellent gain-before-feedback qualities that collaborate with minimal proximity effect to provide accurate low-frequency response and clear vocal performance. To greatly reduce handling noise, a two-stage shockmount stabilizes both horizontal and vertical movement. MORE

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
Class of 2006
Mix is gathering materials for Class of 2006, our annual photo spread showcasing the best of the best of this year's expertly designed North American recording facilities. Click here to submit!

Classic Tracks Book
Mix's senior editor Blair Jackson picks 25 of the best recording stories from Mix's archive -- from Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and Roy Orbison's "Only the Lonely" to Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On" and more. Classic Tracks is available now exclusively through Mixbooks. To order a copy, go to www.mixonline.com/bookshelf.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
Go Online to Learn about ZonePRO
dbx now offers an interactive online training course for its ZonePRO series of products. Six different training modules are available, covering the entire process of system configuration and editing. Interested? Go to www.dbxpro.com, click on the Downloads link and select the ZonePRO Training Modules.

Richmond Sound Design Joins EtherSound Family
Richmond Sound Design Ltd. (www.richmondsounddesign.com/) is a new EtherSound licensee. According to company founder Charlie Richmond, "EtherSound technologies will enable us to expand on the capabilities of the AudioBox while continuing to offer our customers solutions that operate on standard Ethernet networks." EtherSound authorized implementor Lab X Technologies will assist Richmond Sound Design in bringing EtherSound-enabled products to market.

MC2 Audio Expands
Amplifier manufacturer MC2 Audio Ltd. has increased the size of its production facility in Honiton, Devon, UK. The company has taken possession of additional space adjacent to its existing factory to refurbish and streamline the production line and increase capabilities. As a result, MC2 Audio anticipates its production levels will grow by 100 percent within the next 12 months. MORE

Meyer Sound Invests in German Market
Meyer Sound is strengthening its investment in the German market by applying more resources from the company's Berkeley, Calif., factory to Germany. Meyer Sound has seen many recent large purchases of its MICA and other products by German rental companies, convincing the company to commit additional resources to Germany, including Western regional sales manager Jim Sides, who will act as a liaison between the Berkeley headquarters and Polch-based Meyer Sound Germany. MORE

Come for the Concert, Stay for the CD
Audio production company Floating Earth has hopped onto the "record the show, sell the CD that night" bandwagon. The company used its new Sound-to-Go service to record a Mozart concert given by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists at London's Cadogan Hall. Steve Long, Floating Earth's managing director, says the service has been made possible because of the state-of-the-art recording technology installed in Floating Earth's mobile truck. MORE

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RECENT INSTALLS
GAMH Brings in KUDO
San Francisco-based Great American Music Hall recently upgraded its front-of-house system with the addition of a new L-Acoustics KUDO loudspeaker rig. Twin arrays, each comprised of five KUDO boxes, now hang over the far-left and -right sides of the stage directly above two stacks of three SB118 single-18-inch subs. MORE

Mondavi Upgrades With Lake
Four Lake Contour digital loudspeaker processors and one Lake Mesa Quad EQ digital matrix processor have been installed in the Barbara K. and W. Turrentine Jackson Hall at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Davis. MORE

Meyer Hangs Out at CSFAC
Established in 1936 by local benefactor Alice Bemis Taylor, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (CSFAC) houses a gallery, artistic and theatrical teaching facilities, and a multi-use performance hall, which underwent a major remodel this past summer. The center brought in audio firm Audio Analysts. MORE

Midas Spec'd for Greenland Performing Arts Center
Midas' Danish distributor, Ascon Trading, has sold a Legend 3000 and a Venice 240 console into the Katuaq Greenland, Greenland's primary multipurpose arts center, built in the capital city of Nuuk in 1997 to strengthen cultural life in the country. MORE

Harman At the Edge
Performing arts and convention center The Edge at the Aotea Centre in Auckland will become New Zealand's first Harman HiQnet™ installation. The HiQnet system, featuring BSS and Crown components, will form the foundation of the new paging and background music system. MORE

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