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February 4, 2003

Table of Contents
Get Your Product Listed!
DPA Opens U.S. Office
Celestion Intros Bass Speaker Line
New Tube Pre From PreSonus
Inside Mix This Month


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News You Can Use
Get Your Product Listed!
Coinciding with the NAB convention in Las Vegas, April 5-10, 2003, Mix will be publishing its first NAB Audio Products Directory, which will be distributed to Mix subscribers and at the convention, as well as with targeted millimeter and Video Systems subscribers. Similar to our AES New Products Directory, this is an editorial project; there is no fee to participate. http://content.primediabusiness.com/nab/nabnpg_form.html.


DPA Opens U.S. Office
Previously represented by Tannoy North America, microphone manufacturer DPA is establishing a wholly owned subsidiary in Lyon, Colo., on March 1, 2003. The new company will cover marketing, sales, technical support and customer service. Former general manager of field operations for Tannoy North America, Bruce Myers, now heads the U.S. subsidiary. Visit www.tannoy.com for more.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Hires Audio Visual Innovations
Providing a custom campus-wide communication solution for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center (www.moffitt.usf.edu), Tampa, Fla.-based Audio Visual Innovations has been awarded the $1.1 million design and build project. Contact Audio Visual Innovations at www.aviinc.com.

Acoustic Systems Acquired by ETS-Lindgren
Acoustic Systems (Austin, Texas) was recently purchased by ETS-Lindgren, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies. Acoustic Systems will operate as a division of ESCO's EMC Test Systems subsidiary, also located in Austin. Visit www.acousticsystems.com.

Berklee College of Music, Line 6 Team Up
At Winter NAMM 2003, Berklee College of Music and Line 6 debuted the GuitarPort/Berklee College of Music Online Guitar Education Center. Line 6's computer-based learning environment, GuitarPort, now features a virtual Berklee Press store, as well as online lessons and courses for guitar. Lessons range from $2.95 to $3.95, and courses range from $22.95 to $34.95. MORE




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New Products
Celestion Intros Bass Speaker Line
Celestion, designer and manufacturer of pro loudspeakers and guitar speakers for live sound and permanent installs, launched the new BL range of bass speakers, including BL10-100 Neo (10-inch, 100 watts), BL10-150 Neo (10-inch, 150 watts) and BL15-400 Neo (15-inch, 400 watts). All speakers include Neodymium magnet structure with extremely low weight. For more specs, visit distributor Group One at www.g1limited.com.


New Tube Pre From PreSonus
PreSonus introduced the TubePRE, a single-channel microphone/instrument tube preamplifier based on a 12AX7 vacuum-tube circuit. The unit offers a frequency range of 10-80k Hz, a noise floor of 94 dBu and a signal-to-noise ratio greater than 90 dB. MORE

M-Audio Unveils Audiophile USB
A combo audio and MIDI interface for USB computers, the new Audiophile USB from M-Audio delivers 24-bit/96kHz fidelity and includes Mac and PC drivers. Specs include 109dB dynamic range and .002% THD; connections include line-level I/Os, RCA, S/PDIF, MIDI I/O and headphone output. MSRP: $249.99. MORE

Syntrillium Offers New Production Loops
Lounge & Reggae, Syntrillium's new two-CD library of more than 3,500 high-quality, royalty-free music production loops, introduces 700 new genre-specific loops in 32-bit .WAV format. Also available in the new library are Loopology's Cocktail Jazz, Bossa Nova and Latin loops, also in 32-bit .WAV format. MORE

For more product updates, visit Mix's Winter NAMM 2003 show report at http://mixonline.com/ar/audio_days_future_namm_2/index.htm.




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Events
This Month
Digital Content Delivery (DCD) Expo, Replitech's Expanded Marketplace, February 4-6, 2003, at the San Jose Convention Center.

CEA is hosting six free HDTV update meetings in select cities to bring retailers/broadcaster/cable reps up to date on the current state of the analog-to-DTV transition: Dallas, February 25; Atlanta, February 26; Tampa/St. Petersburg, March 25; Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, March 26; Seattle, April 29; and Phoenix, April 30. Contact Bob Loder at bloder@goldenloder.com.

Visit www.nab.org for an updated list of NAB-sponsored events and training programs near you.

Avid Technology has opened 17 Avid-Authorized Education Centers in cities across the U.S. Avid Xpress DV training courses will be held approximately every two to three days. Visit www.avid.com to find a training center near you.

Electronic House Expo will be held from February 26 to March 1 in Orlando.



Looking Ahead
Musikmesse Frankfurt (Germany) will be held on March 5-9, 2003.

Game Developer's Conference in San Jose, Calif., March 4-8.

Sony DMX-R100 Digital Audio Mixer Operations Training: March 4, 2003 (Oradell, N.J.), July 29, 2003 (San Jose, Calif.), and November 11, 2003 (Oradell, N.J.) Each one-day training session costs $400 per person. Call 408/955-4231 or e-mail training@am.sony.com.

Sony DMX-R100 Advanced Operations Training: March 5, 2003 (Oradell, N.J.), July 30, 2003 (San Jose, Calif.), and November 12, 2003 (Oradell, N.J.). Each one-day training session costs $475 per person. Call 408/955-4231 or e-mail training@am.sony.com.

"Invasion of the GoGirls" comes to Austin, Texas, during SXSW. GoGirlsMusic.com, sponsored by Onstage magazine, presents its third-annual showcase that spotlights emerging talent from across the nation.

Visit www.aes.org for quick links to help plan your trip to the 114th AES convention in Amsterdam, March 22-March 25, 2003, at the RAI Conference and Exhibition Center.

IRMA's 33rd Annual Recording Media Forum will be held March 26-29, 2003, at the Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz. Full registration is $1,470 for members or $1,970 for nonmembers; pre-register online at www.recordingmedia.com.

For what's new in today's video-production community, check out the Institute of Videography's 2003 Convention and Trade Exhibition, which takes place at the National Motorcycle Museum on April 24-25, 2003, in Birmingham (opposite the NEC). While you're there, grab a seat for the IOV Awards ceremony in the prestigious Britannia Suite at the Motorcycle Museum on the evening of the 24th. Pre-register at www.iov.co.uk.

Celebrate the Stax Museum of American Soul Music's grand opening from April 29-May 1, 2003. Visit www.soulsvilleusa.com for festivity information.

Media-Tech Expo 2003 returns to Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, May 13-15, 2003.



Deadlines
Order your badges for NSCA (March 13-15 in Dallas) before February 7 at www.nsca.org.

Order your badges now for AES Europe (March 22-25) in Amsterdam at www.aes.org.

Reserve your booth space now for Infocomm in Las Vegas, June 3-5, 2003, at www.infocomm.org.

Reserve your booth space now for Summer NAMM in Nashville, July 18-20, 2003, at www.namm.com.



In Mix Magazine This Month
Keeping track of new plug-ins can be a full-time job. Look inside this issue of Mix, where we plugged away to find you 52 new or significantly upgraded plug-ins that are devoted exclusively to virtual instruments. Still feinding for more Frank Zappa trivia? Mix picks up right where we left you in part 1, only to find the composer/guitarist/bandleader/record producer pioneering digital multitrack recording and meeting the Digital Gratification Consort. When you're through walking down memory lane, get up to speed with today's hottest gear, where Mix field tests Digidesign's Digi 002, Soundelux's E47 mic and so much
more.

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