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From Mix Magazine | A Prism Business Media Publication    December 4, 2006  
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If you've considered switching to SONAR 6 from another DAW platform, you're in good company. With unique features, amazing sound quality and top shelf plug-ins, SONAR 6 is hard to ignore. Cakewalk is now making it easier than ever to switch to SONAR by offering special "crossgrade" pricing to customers using other DAW platforms. Cakewalk will honor crossgrade pricing for all Cubase and Nuendo customers from all versions of the Steinberg programs, including Cubase LE, SL, SX and older Cubase titles on all platforms. In addition, owners of Ableton Live; Apple Logic; Magix Samplitude; MOTU Digital Performer; Pro Tools LE, M-Powered, and |HD; SONY ACID Pro and Vegas will be also able to take advantage of this special deal. Read the 14 reasons to switch to SONAR and find out all the details at the SONAR 6 Crossgrade. page


Table Of Contents
BE FEATURED IN MIX!
Auralex Acoustics SonoSuede System, AudioTile
Performance/Production System Giveaway
Great Historic Jazz for the Holidays
KCPQ-TV Installs Solid State Logic C100
Listen: Making Sense of Sound
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TALKBACK
BE FEATURED IN MIX!
Attention, engineers: Mix is working on a feature on radical recording, and we want to hear from you! Our studio stories have covered the bizarre and unusual, from recording drummers whacking glass bottles instead of the kit (Bruce Swedien recording Michael Jackson), to dousing the vocal mic with lighter fluid and setting it on fire (Dave Sardy with Marilyn Manson), but we know there are plenty of "best kept secrets" out there...Send us your wildest recording technique! The most extreme (printable!) submissions will be featured in our February issue. E-mail mixeditorial@mixonline.com -- photos welcome!

Fairlight CMI Auction Now Live on eBay!
Following two years of jetting around the globe to get signatures for each of the 41 keys on the first CMI keyboard made, Fairlight has launched a live private auction of the unit on eBay. Following a week of bids, the CMI will be sold at a gala fundraiser in New York on December 11, with all proceeds to benefit Witness, a nonprofit founded by Peter Gabriel in the early '90s to document human rights abuses. Signatures on the keys include Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Bono, Brian Wilson, Peter Gabriel and countless others who pioneered the use of sampling. For a direct link to the eBay auction, visit http://www.ebay.com/witness. For more on the CMI, click here.

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NEW PRODUCTS
Auralex Acoustics SonoSuede System, AudioTile
Auralex Acoustics will introduce its SonoSuede System ($1,399) at the 2007 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, Calif. (Hall C, Booth #4295). The SonoSuede System is a D.I.Y. room treatment system with unique mounting blocks designed to tame first reflections and low-frequency anomalies in recording studios and home theaters. MORE

M-Audio MidAir, MidAir 37
M-Audio is shipping the new MidAir ($149.95) wireless USB MIDI system and MidAir 37 ($299.95) wireless keyboard controller. Using wireless technology from Frontier Design Group, all MidAir devices operate in the 2.4GHz frequency band, enabling users to interface MIDI hardware and software at distances up to 30 feet with the same feel and response as a wired connection. MORE

Native Instruments Reaktor 5.1.2, Kore 1.1
Native Instruments released Reaktor Version 5.1.2 for Windows and Mac. The new version offers Universal Binary support for Intel-based Macs and features improved integration with Native Instruments' universal sound platform, Kore, resulting in faster loading of Kore sounds based on Reaktor instruments and effects. MORE

Edirol R-09 Firmware Version 1.10
Roland announces a Version 1.10 firmware update for the Edirol R-09 WAV/MP3 stereo field recorder. Edirol updated the R-09 to support the new SDHC (SD High-Capacity) standard for SD memory cards. Previously, the R-09 was limited to a maximum SD card capacity of 2 Gigabytes using standard SD memory cards. MORE

Synk Audio Musicbed DV 1.6
Synk Audio announces V. 1.6 of its Musicbed DV ($249) music soundtrack--generation software, offering Universal Binary support for Intel-based Macs, new music-generation features, new surround music features and more than double the amount of royalty-free music content. MORE

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Samplitude 9 is setting new benchmarks in effectiveness: maximum resource utilization with ultimate sound neutrality. Unique functionality as well as outstanding cutting and editing options in the areas Multi-track Recording, MIDI & Audio Editing as well as Sound Design & Mastering provide all possibilities for creative editing at the highest level. www.samplitude.com


ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
Performance/Production System Giveaway
M-Audio and Remix magazine are giving away a $1,500 digital performance and production system through December 15. For more information and to register, visit http://remixmag.com/m_audio_contest_entry_page.

Remix Hotel TV
Remix Hotel TV is now featuring Part Two of its video of the Producers' Technology Lounge at Remix Hotel Atlanta. In Production Techniques From the Pros, producer Hank Shocklee, founder of Public Enemy and president of Shocklee Entertainment, moderates a panel featuring Chuck D, Diamond D, Lroc, N.O.ID, Chuckey Charles, Manuel Seal and Isaac Hayes III (aka Ike Dirty), who discuss the gear and technology they use, studio setups, favorite techniques and experiences in the studio working with artists.

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BlAIR'S DVD WATCH
Great Historic Jazz for the Holidays
Hello, again! Here's the deal: I LOVE watching music DVDs! There are so many fantastic releases coming out every day, I could practically spend all my time watching them and doing nothing else -- sounds like a good job to me. So I thought it would be fun to use this space in Mixonline every two weeks to give a little virtual ink to some of the music DVDs that I'm diggin'. With the holiday season in full swing, there are lots to talk about, and plenty worth recommending. So let's dive in. MORE
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NEWS YOU CAN USE
KCPQ-TV Installs Solid State Logic C100
KCPQ-TV, Seattle's Q13 Fox affiliate owned by the Tribune Company, has installed a Solid State Logic C100 digital broadcast console as part of a significant facility upgrade. The C100 satisfies a comprehensive range of criteria for KCPQ, which creates and broadcasts five hours of news each day. MORE

mtvU, Epic Records Offer College 'Artist of the Year' Promotion
mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, and Epic Records announce a partnership to discover the college "Artist of the Year" from among the acts registered on mtvU's Best Music on Campus (BMOC) Website. MORE

Engineer Bruce Sugar Installs JBL LSR4300 5.1 Surround System
Recording and mix engineer Bruce Sugar recently installed a JBL LSR4300 5.1 surround sound system. Sugar is currently using the system to mix a concert by Ringo Starr's All Starr Band for an upcoming televised concert and subsequent DVD release. MORE

Mogami Launches New Website
Mogami recently launched a new Website, which allows easier searches of products and more detailed information on the various differences between the cables. MORE

Gighouse Recording Studios Installs Prism Sound Converters
Engineer and producer Andie Thomson (pictured) installed three Prism Sound ADA-8 converters and a DA-2 converter in his Gighouse Recording Studio complex in Warwickshire, UK. Thomson is using the converters with MOTU Digital Performer 5. Thomson also invested in Prism Sound's new FireWire I/O Module. MORE

Dangerous Music Monitor ST/SR Systems Installed at Fox Studios
Dangerous Music announced the sale and installation of four Monitor ST/SR controllers at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. Fox is using the Monitor ST/SR units for 5.1 surround monitoring in its four "Smoke HD" video post-production bays. MORE

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EVENTS
Listen: Making Sense of Sound
The San Francisco Exploratorium's Listen: Making Sense of Sound runs through December 31, 2007. The 5,000-square-foot exhibition features more than 55 interactive exhibits, 40 of which are new. For a detailed overview of the exhibition, go to www.exploratorium.edu/pr/documents/06-7Listen.html.

The 2007 MacWorld Conference and Expo will take place January 8--12, 2007, in San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center. For more information, visit www.macworldexpo.com.

The 2007 ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo is set for April 19--21, 2007, at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles. All songwriters, composers, lyricists, producers, publishers and other music industry professionals, regardless of affiliation, are invited to register. Information is available at www.ascap.com/expo.

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