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February 18, 2003 Volume 2, Number 4

Table of Contents
Get Introduced to Avid DV for Free
NARIP Focuses on Indies
TerraLink V. 1.1 Shipping
Genex at AES Amsterdam


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News You Can Use
Get Introduced to Avid DV for Free
At MacWorld, Avid Technology announced Avid Free DV, a free DV-only version of its video-editing software for both Mac OS X and Windows XP. Capabilities include two video tracks, four audio tracks, basic trimming and editing functionality, and up to two streams of real-time effects. MORE


NARIP Focuses on Indies
Managing independent labels to stability and commercial success will be the subject of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals' (NARIP) February 26 program, which will be held at Platinum Live in Studio City, Calif., at 7:30 p.m. Register online at www.narip.com.

Farrel Becker to Receive TEF Heyser Award
Farrel Becker was named the sixth annual recipient of the 2003 TEF Heyser Award, presented during NSCA. The award recognizes individuals who use Richard Heyser's patents in Time-Delay Spectrometry and have made significant contributions in the acoustical design/measurement fields. For a list of Becker's accomplishments, visit www.gold-line.com/tef/t-news.htm.

Peavey Becomes a Highway Name
Meridian, Miss., has renamed a portion of Mississippi Highway 493 to be "Hartley Peavey Drive" in honor of Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics. Drive by www.peavey.com/news/hartleydr.cfm for more.



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Products
TerraLink V. 1.1 Shipping
TerraLink Version 1.1, TerraSonde's software application for Audio Toolbox users, is now shipping Mac and PC versions. Featuring real-time display and enhanced data streams, TerraLink 1.1 allows for audio test and measurement results to be analyzed in real time and saved as individual project files. Download your copy at www.TerraSonde.com.


Genex at AES Amsterdam
Visit Genex (booth #1122) to check out updates to the GX Series Digital Multitrack Recorders. The GX9000 8-track and GX9048 48-track provide 192/24 PCM performance and Direct Stream Digital. Features include seamless punch-in/out, 192kHz PCM recording, up to 48 channels of DSD data and a built-in sample rate converter. Also check out the GXA8 8-channel, 24/192kHz PCM- and 8-channel DSD-capable A/D converter; and GXD8 8-channel 24/192 and 8-channel DSD D/A converter. MORE

Bite-Sized Symphonic Strings
Sonic Network has released Symphonic Strings MINI, a shorter version of the music library. Shipping on six CD-ROMs, Symphonic Strings MINI is available in GigaSampler and Soundfont formats. MSRP: $449.95. MORE

VOX Brian May Amp
Honoring Brian May's (Queen) longtime association with VOX Amplification, the company is producing the VOX Brian May Special, an updated reproduction of the AC30 amp plus treble booster. Sporting a custom-designed 6.5-inch full-range speaker, the combo provides 10 watts of solid-state power and features controls for gain, tone and volume, as well as a gain switch (high and low). Available next month for $199.99 MSRP. MORE

ST Audio Releases Mac OS X Drivers for DSP24
New CoreAudio-compatible drivers for OS X are available for download at www.staudio.com for the company's DSP24 Series of audio cards.

Clavia Redesigns Nord Lead
Using state-of-the-art hardware and additional memory (no longer a need for PCMCIA cards), Clavia has updated the Nord Lead 2. The new Nord Lead 2X Virtual Analog synth has the same powerful sound engine and specs as the Nord Lead 2, but comes with 3x99 user programs, 100 user performances and 3x10 user percussion kits, plus 7x99 factory programs, 3x100 factory performances and 7x10 factory percussion kits. The Nord Lead 2X is expected to ship in March. MORE



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Recording Tip from George Petersen
The Wide-Splay Mini P.A.
Tired of the load-ins, rushed soundchecks and hassles of doing rock dates, I started doing acoustic coffeehouse shows some years ago. The gigs needed a hint of sound reinforcement--an extra 3 dB or so--to go above the drone of the espresso machines. I started with a 12-inch/horn cabinet in front of me, but I could never tell what it sounded like or if it was too loud, so I switched to using a single floor wedge. The sounds reflected off of the hard wall or corner behind me, resulting in a wide, diffuse soundfield--just right for coffeehouse ambience--and I had plenty of monitor: A simple, but effective solution!
--George Petersen


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