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Video Feature: Revolutionizing Audio Production

Intel and Microsoft have created a special video hosted by Cakewalk's Brandon Ryan that explains the benefits of 64-bit computing for musicians. A highlight of the video is SONAR 5 running an enormous project by film composer Shawn Clement, that utilizes 17 virtual instruments, 42 effects, 150 tracks, and full screen digital video-all running simultaneously on an Intel multicore workstation.

Visit the new X64 Musician's Resource Page to watch the video, and learn everything you need to take advantage of this emerging platform.

Table Of Contents
Celemony Melodyne Version 3.1
Summer NAMM Product Guide -- Coming Soon!
G.A.N.G. Extends Scholarship Application Deadline
Modern A&R: Music, Money and Politics

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 or call (508) 478-9200 x138 and speak with Tom.

Celemony Melodyne Version 3.1
Celemony Software is shipping Version 3.1 of Melodyne cre8 ($369) and Melodyne studio ($699) audio software for Mac OS X and Windows XP. The Universal Binary version runs natively on Macs with Intel processors as a stand-alone or via ReWire, VST, Audio Units and RTAS with a host program. It supports the iLok dongle as an option and is compatible with the new Melodyne Sound Library. The library comprises sounds from Ueberschall's Liquid Instruments. MORE

Buzz Audio Elixir
Buzz Audio announces the release of the Elixir microphone and instrument preamp. The Elixir is designed to fit into the API 500 Series rack format and features a transformerless mic input using Buzz Audio's proprietary Class-A amplifier technology coupled with a Swedish Lundahl output transformer, which adds a subtle amount of low-frequency color. MORE

Roger Nichols DAW Plug-In Series
Five new DAW plug-ins from Roger Nichols Digital (RND) will be demonstrated at the Summer NAMM show in Austin (booth #419): the Dynam-izer ($249) dynamics plug-in, Uniquel-izer ($249) EQ, Frequal-izer ($249) mastering EQ, Finis ($249) peak limiter, Inspector XL ($299) analysis tool and Inspector (free) analysis tool. The plug-ins are available in RTAS, VST and Audio Units formats for Mac and RTAS and VST formats for Windows. MORE

Auralex Acoustics 24-Piece AudioTile Set
Auralex Acoustics announces the availability of AudioTile in a new 24-piece set ($159). AudioTile panels, designed by Russ Berger for Auralex, absorb echoes and other undesirable reflections though a wide range of frequencies. The new 24-piece set includes detailed step-by-step instructions on how to build seven designs that effectively treat one 8x10-foot wall or ceiling. MORE

McDSP ML4000 Mastering Limiter
McDSP introduces the ML4000 ($495) mastering limiter plug-in, a high-resolution limiter designed for music, mastering, post-production and live sound, and is available in single and multi-band configurations. MORE

VirtuosoWorks Sound Kits
VirtuosoWorks has released five Sound Kits (ranging from $29 to $69) that add extra sounds and techniques to the standard orchestra that ships with Notion software. These new samples were recorded at Abbey Road Studios in Studio One using London Symphony Orchestra players, and include strings, percussion, brass, woodwinds and harpsichord. MORE


Five hot new session-proven plug-ins from Roger Nichols Digital

DYNAM-IZER™, FREQUAL-IZER™, UNIQUEL-IZER™, FINIS™ and INSPECTOR XL™ available in RTAS/VST/AU for Mac OSX and RTAS/VST for Windows®. Pro Tools TDM and Intel Dual-Core versions in the works.

See them on Booth 419 at Summer NAMM in Austin. Or download evaluation copies from our website; you just need a registered iLok key.

Summer NAMM Product Guide -- Coming Soon!
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. Stay tuned to


To celebrate our 60th birthday, Disc Makers is giving you a present: Get an extra 60 discs-FREE-with any new CD replication order placed in 2006. We just wanted to give a little something back to the community that's treated us so well for the past 60 years. We look forward to celebrating the next 60.

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

BIAS Peak Pro 5.2 Now Shipping
BIAS Inc. has begun shipping Peak Pro 5.2, the Universal Binary version of Peak Pro audio editing software for Mac OS 10.4 on both PowerPCs and Intel-based Macs. MORE

Jupiter Studios Relocates
Jupiter Studios in St. Louis has relocated from its former downtown location on Washington Avenue to a newly renovated 4,500-square-foot facility at 3323 Locust St. MORE

615 Music Hires Shauna Krikorian
Randy Wachtler, president and CEO of 615 Music (Nashville) announced that the company has named Shauna Krikorian (pictured) to the newly created post of music director, Los Angeles. Krikorian will represent 615 Music and its services to new clients based along the West Coast. She will also seek new business from production and post-production companies in need of music for their film, television, commercial, promotional, videogame, Internet or multimedia projects. MORE

Pyramind Supports TowerPod Independent Music Initiative
Pyramind: The Institute for Advanced Digital Audio Training (San Francisco) is supporting Tower Records' new podcasting service, TowerPod, by housing the company's production studios on school premises and staffing the podcasting production team with Pyramind's current students and alumni. MORE

Fairlight Creates Online Forum for DREAM Customers
Fairlight has launched an online forum for users to exchange experiences, verify the integrity of various third party VST plug-ins and share the flexi-maps that map the parameters of each plug-in to the physical controls of the Fairlight DREAM surface. MORE


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

Modern A&R: Music, Money and Politics
On Saturday, July 8, the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) will present "Modern A&R: Music, Money and Politics" with special guest speakers at the Ex'pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, Calif. On Tuesday, July 18 in Los Angeles, Jeff Brabec (VP of business affairs, Chrysalis Music Group) and Todd Brabec (executive VP, ASCAP) will discuss opportunities for making money in film and television music. And on Wednesday, September 6 in Los Angeles, Clay Pasternack will present "Independent Distribution Solution: Getting Records From Concept to Consumer." For details and to register, go to NARIP's Website at

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

Gen Con LLC will present two interactive Video Games Live concerts featuring music from the biggest video games of all time on Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, at 8 p.m. at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, Ind. These special performances will be presented in conjunction with the Gen Con Indy Convention that will be held in Indianapolis from August 10 through 13 at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Ticket prices range from $22 to $62 each and can be purchased online at For more information, go to, and

The Bandwidth Conference for music and technology professionals will take place August 18 and 19, 2006, in San Francisco at the Regency Center, featuring discussion panels, guest speakers and networking opportunities. Topics include marketing, fan behavior, trends and future forecasts, and an examination of the ways that people discover, purchase, interact with and are exposed to music. The deadline for the early registration rate of $145 is July 15 and is available at A companion event, The Bandwidth Shindig, will offer the general public an opportunity to explore music and technology through live events and an expo on August 19. For more information, visit

The 22nd Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards will be held on Saturday, October 7 (the second night of the 121st AES Convention) at the Hilton San Francisco. For more information, visit

Music China will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre October 18 through 21, 2006. It will feature more than 800 manufacturers and suppliers of MI products from 17 countries and regions in five exhibit halls. Advanced visitor registration and travel information is available at

The San Francisco Exploratorium will unveil Listen: Making Sense of Sound, which will open October 21, 2006, and run through December 31, 2007. The 5,000-square-foot exhibition features more than 55 interactive exhibits, 40 of which are brand new. This exhibition invites visitors to experience the nature of sound, the ways in which humans perceive sound and how humans listen. For a detailed overview of the exhibition, go to

The Songdoor 2006 International Songwriting Competition is open to amateur and professional songwriters worldwide. Songs may be entered in eight different categories: country, pop, singer/songwriter/folk, rock, R&B/soul, Christian/gospel, blues and instrumental. Songwriters may submit as many songs as they like. Entries are accepted through November 15, 2006. Entrants are eligible to win a Grand Award of $3,000 in music merchandise and services, including a fully produced, professional demo at Jay's Place in Nashville's Music Row. Category winners also receive a valuable package of songwriter's tools. All entrants in the competition will receive one free, self-paced songwriting course from, worth about $40. For complete information, rules and an entry form, visit

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