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From Mix Magazine | A Prism Business Media Publication    June 19, 2006  
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Table Of Contents
RME Micstasy Preamp
FREE Listing in Summer NAMM Product Guide!
G.A.N.G. Extends Scholarship Application Deadline
'Superman Returns' With Klein + Hummel
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NEW PRODUCTS
RME Micstasy Preamp
RME's new Micstasy microphone preamp combines an analog preamp with a digital preamp/converter, and both signal paths operate simultaneously. It offers eight high-end mic preamps and an 8-channel line amplifier with XLR and TRS inputs, with digitally controlled gain in 0.5dB steps. The unit also functions as an 8-channel A/D converter that converts microphone signals, line signals from -55 dBu to +30 dBu, and instrument signals. According to RME, the digital outputs deliver the same signal as the line outputs. MORE

Prism Sound dScope III Version 1.2 Software
Prism Sound has launched Version 1.2 of its dScope III audio analyzer software. The new version provides tools for acoustic measurements and another package for PC audio. MORE

Lexicon Alpha Desktop Recording Studio
Lexicon Pro's new Alpha Desktop Recording Studio is a bus-powered 2x2x2 USB I/O mixer packaged with Steinberg's Cubase LE and the Lexicon Pantheon VST Reverb plug-in. The Alpha Studio features one XLR microphone input, two TRS line inputs and two TRS/RCA line outputs. Alpha's front panel features a high-impedance 1/4-inch instrument input and a 1/8-inch headphone output. MORE

GIK Acoustics Tri-Trap
GIK Acoustics introduces the Tri-Trap bass trap, which was tested at the Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories. The company states that Tri-Trap absorbs frequencies at 50 Hz and below, and that although it was designed to absorb lower frequencies, it also absorbs higher frequencies, creating smooth sound absorption from 50 to 5,000 Hz. MORE

MusicBox PromoBox
MusicBox's newest CD library, PromoBox, comprises an ongoing series of CDs, with each CD holding 50 themes that are pre-cut at either 30 or 60 seconds for television promos in various styles. The themes are in five different genres: action, uplifting, suspense/tension, comedy and drama. MORE

CME WIDI X-8
CME introduces the WIDI X-8 ($249.99), a full-duplex wireless system for MIDI and USB communication that can help clean up long MIDI cable runs or extend USB connections. The two units communicate over a wireless 2.4GHz ISM license-free band at a transmission range of up to 262 feet (unobstructed). The WIDI X-8 is also able to communicate through walls and floors, and its 64 available channels mean up to 64 pairs can run at the same time, making connections faster and easier. MORE

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
FREE Listing in Summer NAMM Product Guide!
Mix, Electronic Musician and Remix bring you the Summer NAMM Online Product Directory. Let the audio universe know what you'll be showing off this July in Austin. Click HERE for a free product listing.

Remix Hotel NYC is Less Than a Week Away, June 23-25!
Starting next Thursday, June 23 at 1 p.m., the Remix Hotel NYC event launches into action for three solid days of panels, workshops, gear demos and after-parties. For the ridiculously cheap price of $10, check in to the Remix Hotel at SAE NYC in Herald Square in Manhattan, get a free T-shirt and a subscription to Remix and chill out with special guests including Talib Kweli, Marley Marl, DJ Spooky, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Hank Shocklee, Jean Grae, Easy Mo Bee, Lord Finesse, Rockwilder, Mocean Worker, Ezekiel Honig, DJ Johnny Vicious, DJ Jazzy Jay and many more. For more info and to register online, go to remixhotel.com.


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NEWS YOU CAN USE
G.A.N.G. Extends Scholarship Application Deadline
Due to the length of time required for registration procedures, the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) has extended the deadline for submitting a $10,000 scholarship application for game audio studies at the Ex'pression College for Digital Arts to July 15, 2006. MORE

Audio-Technica Reduces the Price of the AT3060
Audio-Technica has reduced the price of its AT3060 phantom-powered tube microphone to $499 MSRP. MORE

SugarHill Studios Teams with Apple Computer for Seminar
SugarHill Recording Studios' (Houston) president Dan Workman will present a seminar at the Apple Store in The Woodlands, Texas, on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., as part of Apple Computer's "Made on a Mac" series. Workman will focus on using Apple hardware running audio applications such as Apple's Logic Pro and GarageBand, and Digidesign's Pro Tools for audio and music production. MORE

Multi-Facility Recording Studio Liquidation
Clarification: In the MixLine newsletter of 6/5/06, a headline involving Professional Audio Design apparently created some confusion. Here is the new version. MORE

Future Disc Closes Its Hollywood Facility
Future Disc Systems, the mastering facility started in 1981 by Steve Hall, is relocating after 25 years at its Hollywood location. Hall and his wife, Laura, will relocate Future Disc to the Pacific Northwest. MORE

Solid State Logic Releases C200 DAW Control Software
The new C200 Version 3.2 adds control and integration, including new GPI control possibilities that offer remote control of a wide range of external equipment and delivery of a new DAW control option. MORE

Sony Media Software Introduces Acid Pro 6 Training DVDs
Sony Media Software announced the availability of its Acid Pro 6 Seminar Series training DVDs. Created by the developers of Acid software and taught in a hands-on, step-by-step manner, Seminar Series: Acid Pro 6 allows users to start with the basics of music creation and move through more advanced topics, highlighting important new features such as multitrack recording and MIDI sequencing. MORE

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RECENT PROJECTS
'Superman Returns' With Klein + Hummel
"The Man of Steel" makes his long-awaited return to the big screen at the end of June with a little help from Klein + Hummel. Casey Stone (pictured) mixed the original soundtrack for Superman Returns, composed by John Ottman, in 5.1 for the theater and in stereo for the CD release using the Klein + Hummel monitor setup that he has been using for more than two years. MORE

Recent Projects at Chicago Recording Company
The Cupid Players, Chicago's all-musical sketch comedy troupe, visited Chicago Recording Company (CRC; Chicago) to record their second album with engineer Mathieu Lejeune; Todd Fitch assisted. Also recording with Lejeune was St. Louis native Phil Jones, who came into record vocals for his upcoming album; Dusty Robenaldt assisted. MORE

Chris McLernon Relies on API Lunchbox
Recording engineer/composer Chris McLernon (pictured) was tapped to record singer London Weidberg for a song that was included in the NBC show Vegas. Rather than have Weidberg come to his studio, Two Heads Music in Charleston, S.C., McLernon packed up his API Lunchbox -- which includes a 3124 discrete 4-channel mic/line preamp and a 512C discrete mic/line preamp -- and went to Weidberg. MORE

615 Music Creates New Theme Song for NBC's "Today Show"
615 Music created, produced and delivered the new promotional theme song for NBC's Today Show entitled "It's a New Day." The new song began to air following Katie Couric's highly publicized departure from that program, and promotes the show's upcoming new co-anchor, Meredith Vieira, who begins September 1. The new song was written by Greg Barnhill and Randy Wachtler of 615 Music. MORE

Lectrosonics and DPA Capture Antique Instruments and Classical Music
A combination of DPA miniature microphones and Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless systems captured classical music and instruments for the Giovanni String Quartet. The quartet, made up of members of the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra, set up a recording session to produce video and audio samples for promo packages, and to update their Website. For the session, the quartet played on a collection of instruments all made between 1745 and 1780 by the Gagliano family of luthiers in Naples, Italy. MORE

Music Recording News from The Village Recorder
Australian singer/slide guitarist Kara Grainger (pictured) has been busy tracking her debut solo album for Craving Records at The Village (West L.A.) with producer/instrumentalist David Kalish (Rickie Lee Jones). Backing Grainger, who has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, is an all-star line-up of L.A.-based musicians who have played with artists such as Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder and John Hiatt. Engineer Mark Johnson was at the Neve 8048 console in The Village's Studio A. MORE

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