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Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro, Mbox 2 Pro Factory
TECnology Hall of Fame
Paragon Studios Acquires New Neumann Mics
Recent Projects at StarCity Recording

We proudly introduce the most powerful passive equalizer ever made: Followed by SPL's proprietary 120V make-up gain stages, the PASSEQ provides 72 (!) uniquely smooth sounding passive filters for the most refined response curves that any passive EQ has offered to date. Get the full picture of this ultra-modern classic at

Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro, Mbox 2 Pro Factory
Digidesign's new Mbox 2 Pro ($799) is a portable audio/MIDI production system that provides FireWire-powered connectivity, up to 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution and a range of analog and digital I/O. It also offers MIDI time-stamping support, word clock I/O and dedicated studio monitor outputs. MORE Urban Percussion Loops has released Urban Percussion Loops, a loop library featuring hip hop and urban percussion loops for the Akai MPC1000/2000/XL/2500/3000/LE/4000 sampling workstations. MORE

Telefunken Ela M250 Microphone System
Telefunken USA announces the Ela M250E ($6,995) and Ela M250F ($4,995) microphone kits, which are based on the classic Telefunken Ela M250. Originally marketed in 1959 by Telefunken of Germany, the Ela M250 is a two-pattern (cardioid and omni) version of the Ela M251, and shares the same circuitry and sonic performance of vintage tube microphones. MORE

SM Pro Audio PM8
Kaysound, the North American distributor for SM Pro Audio, is now shipping the PM8, an 8x4 passive mixer/summing unit designed to help users of DAW systems achieve detailed mixes with superb stereo imaging and punch by avoiding AD/DA conversions. MORE

Music 2 Hues FlashBack: The '70s
Music 2 Hues released a new addition to its Flagship Series royalty-free production music line, FlashBack: The '70s. The company's FlashBack Series is an ongoing collection of music releases that are specific to a past decade. MORE

Red Microphones Type A
Red Microphones introduces the Type A ($1,345) vacuum tube microphone system with nine interchangeable capsules, which range in price from $249 to $849. To celebrate the release of this new mic, Red is offering a free R7 capsule (a $650 value) to customers who purchase the mic by September 31, 2006. MORE


Rupert Neve Designs Portico™ 5042 Two Channel "True Tape" Emulation and Line Driver unit provides the nostalgic rounding and compression by incorporating an actual tape drive circuit that feeds tiny magnetic record and replay "heads". Find out why the 5042 is nominated for a 2006 TEC award on our website., (1)512-847-3013

TECnology Hall of Fame
Set your time machine (analog, of course) waaaay back and enjoy this magic carpet ride through the annals of audio. MORE.

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TEC Awards Music and Sound Auction
The third annual TEC Awards Music and Sound Auction will run on eBay from September 28 through October 11, 2006. An updated list of auction items will be posted at


MEGASONICS is a boldly creative and original sound design toolkit for post production featuring more than 1200 production elements and effects - all conveniently organized in a 4-disc set plus DVD-Rom containing 24-bit/48kHz WAV files of the entire package. Check out audio & video samples at or call 888-MEGA-555.

Paragon Studios Acquires New Neumann Mics
Paragon Studios, a leading multi-room recording and post-production facility in Franklin, Tenn., has acquired seven new Neumann microphones, including three matching M150 tube mics. The set was obtained for sessions with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra for the feature film One Night With the King, engineered by Paragon's owner and chief engineer, Fred Paragano (pictured). MORE

Stephen Arnold Music Creates New Music for Comcast Network
Stephen Arnold Music (SAM) of Dallas has created new music for CN8 -- The Comcast Network. The music will be used in a series of branding and image spots to strengthen CN8's identity. The company's client for the project was Joe Keefe, its director of creative operations. MORE

RME Ships Fireface 400
Synthax Audio AG announced that RME is shipping the 19-inch, half-rack Fireface 400 audio interface for Mac and Windows. The Fireface 400 offers support for up to 192 kHz; two digitally controlled mic preamps; two balanced universal line/instrument inputs; SteadyClock for active jitter suppression and clock refresh; stand-alone operation via display and rotary encoders; TotalMix, a 648-channel mixer with 42-bit internal resolution; 54 level meters displaying peak and RMS, calculated in hardware; and bus power support. MORE

Studio Center Worldwide Audio Moves After 40 Years
William "Woody" Prettyman, CEO of Studio Center Worldwide Audio, announced that the company has moved its corporate headquarters to Virginia Beach, Va. Studio Center's new 10,000-square-foot production facility is located in the heart of Virginia Beach. MORE

Steinberg Releases New ASIO 2.2 Standard
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH has released a 64-bit--capable version of its Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) technology. The ASIO 2.2 SDK provides software engineers with a complete set of tools for creating ASIO-ready host applications and drivers for 64-bit versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system. MORE

SFX Machine Adds VST SDK 2.4 Support for Windows
The Sound Guy Inc. has added VST SDK 2.4 support for its latest Windows updates for the SFX Machine RT ($99) Version 1.06 and SFX Machine Pro ($199) V. 1.01 sound design plug-ins. The updates now run on 64-bit machines with applications that require VST 2.4 support. The Mac versions run natively on Power PC and Intel-based Mac computers. MORE

Barry Gibb Chooses Solid State Logic AWS 900+
Legendary musician and producer Barry Gibb has purchased a Solid State Logic AWS 900 Analogue Workstation System from GC Pro in Miami for his project studio. Gibb and engineer/producer John Merchant (pictured) used the console in the creation of Barbra Streisand's hit album, Guilty Pleasures. 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

Recent Projects at StarCity Recording
Jazz musician, producer and record label executive Eric Doney recently worked on five projects at StarCity Recording Company in Bethlehem, Pa. Doney is currently tracking Giants at Work, a DVD featuring the music of Phil Woods, in 5.1 surround with StarCity's Jeff Glixman and Carl Cadden-James. MORE

UK Band Stoner Records Debut Album
Stoner (pictured), a three-piece London-based band comprising brothers Des (guitar/vocals) and Gavin Lambert (bass), and drummer Rob Flanagan, recorded its self-titled debut album for U.S. independent label Rhythmbank Records at Antonio's Freshly Frozen Fish Market, a private studio in London. The label appointed Rik Simpson, whose credits include Coldplay, Athlete and Kasabian, to produce the album. MORE

Gotan Project Visits The Village Recorder
Gotan Project, an international collaboration of tango and electronica artists based in Paris, visited The Village (L.A.) in late August for a live-to-air performance on local NPR station KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic show. The band -- which features acoustic guitar, strings, piano, accordion and vocals superimposed over electronic beats -- set up in the facility's Neve 8048--equipped Studio A, with Jason Wormer engineering and Ghian Wright assisting. KCRW's Ariana Morgenstern produced the session. MORE

Billy Decker Uses Metric Halo on Album Projects
Billy Decker (pictured) is a mixing and recording engineer who works with some of Nashville's hottest country music acts. Decker recently worked with Chris Young, the winner of USA Network's Nashville Star talent-search competition, which completed its fourth season, for a release on RCA. MORE

'The Sopranos' Hit The Audio Department
For two weeks this summer, the cast HBO's The Sopranos recorded dialog for the new videogame The Sopranos -- Road to Respect at The Audio Department in New York City. Participating cast members included James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli, Tony Sirico, Steven Van Zandt, Joseph Gannascoli, Vincent Pastore and Robert Iler. The recording for the entire game was a joint effort by The Audio Department and Atlantis Group Recording in Santa Monica, Calif. MORE

Jeff Juliano Finds Success Using API Products
Jeff Juliano (pictured) of Easton, Md., has accumulated Platinum mixing credits for John Mayer, the Dave Matthews Band, Lifehouse, O.A.R. and more. Juliano considers his API 8200 8-channel summing mixers and API 7600 input module channel strips to be critical elements for all of his mixing dates. MORE


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