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March 18, 2003 Volume 2, Number 6

Table of Contents
NSCA Product Debuts
Sonic Mastering Adds DVD to Credentials
D&M Acquires McIntosh Laboratories
Recent Studio Projects


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NSCA Product Debuts
NSCA 2003 is back in Dallas, March 13-15, 2003. Here is a sampling of products making their pro audio debut:

Offering a simple stand-alone DSP processor, BSS Audio introduces the new Soundweb Lite 3088 programmable digital audio system. Drawing from its larger networked Soundweb 9088iis, the Lite version's design offers a max of eight inputs and eight outputs.

Gepco's new X-Band analog audio cable (available as single- and multi-pair versions) is an ultra-flexible, sonically transparent, low-noise and durable balanced cable for live sound venues or recording studio apps.

Gold Line will show its new TEF04, an omnidirectional, free-field mic for measurements and recording applications. For more measurement applications, the company offers its new PDA-based digital Real-Time Analyzer, which provides functions such as FFT analyzer, high-resolution, low/mid-frequency analysis, weighted SPL and waterfall-type displays of decay.

L-Acoustics will premiere two coaxial loudspeaker systems--the two-way active 112XT and larger 115XT.

Lake Technology will be launching the new Lake Contour DSP-based loudspeaker processor, featuring a wireless remote interface.

Get an upclose look at MacPherson's signature loudspeakers: the IS12X, M2X Version 2 and PC12, which all offer high-SPL, minimum frequency and phase distortion, and accurate vocal/music reproduction.

PreSonus introduces its CL44, a hybrid VCA-based, 4-channel compressor/limiter/compander with digital signal processing sidechain.

Designed to quickly translate real-time video signals into and from the digital domain, Sigma Electronics' new ADC-2100 and DAC-2100 video-converter cards will work with the company's 2100 Series frame.

SPL announces the latest addition to its line of high-fidelity, high-output Boundary Compliant sound reinforcement loudspeakers: SPL-triktrap. Designed by acoustics engineer Tom Danley, the triktrap complements the SPL-trik boxes. Also designed by Danley, the new SPL-td1/Sub is a compact, high-output subwoofer that fits in the same cabinet as the td1, making the system easily arrayable. Also for live performance applications, the company introduces its LS8694 Line Sound, Line Array speaker system, the RLA/1 and RLA/2 Ribbon Line Array speaker system.

A new external preamplified microphone system from TerraSonde complements the Audio Toolbox for precise acoustic measurements.

Distributed by Sennheiser, Turbosound's new compact speakers for the Q-Light Series, the two-way TQ-310 and TQ-315, feature the company's proprietary Converging Elliptical Waveguide horn design for horizontal and vertical speaker installs. Its TQ-308SP loudspeaker enclosure is now shipping. Sennheiser will show its new Contractor Series of condenser mics for conference, broadcast and houses of worship applications; it begins shipping first quarter.

Z-Systems adds to its series of Digital Detangler Pro audio routers with the z-256.256r Detangler Pro, which accommodates up to 256 stereo/2-channel routing in any combination to a total of 256 outputs.

For more product news from NSCA, visit www.mixonline.com.




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News You Can Use
Sonic Mastering Adds DVD to Credentials
Sonic Master Studios announced that it has upgraded its services to include complete solutions for DVD authoring and replication, encoding into multiple formats, providing digital rights management, content management and distribution of content. Stream an online demonstration at www.sonicmastering.com/services/authoring.html.


D&M Acquires McIntosh Laboratories
D&M Holdings, the parent company of Denon and Marantz Japan, has acquired McIntosh Laboratory, (Binghamton, N.Y.)--designer and manufacturer of high-end audio, home theater and car audio products--from Clarion Corporation of America. The McIntosh brand, along with its sales and marketing operations, will be maintained as a stand-alone operation. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Avalon Opens Germany Office
Facilitating dealer sales, customer service and tech support throughout Europe, Avalon Design has opened Avalon Europe. The company hired Beata Mablad to head the new office, which will be based in Munich, Germany. In conjunction with this announcement, the company also established authorized service and repair centers in Germany, France and the UK. Contact the Munich office at euro@avalondesign.com.

Engineering Firm Offers Studio Test CD
Tejera Microsystems Engineering (Riverview, Fla.) has produced a Recording Studio Test CD for calibrating and setting up the user's system. The release plays on audio CD players; users must have a computer with a Web browser and Adobe reader software. In addition to test tones, the CD has spoken-word directions to walk the listener through all of the tests. The CD also comes with an enhanced section that contains printable data files, graph paper and a glossary of audio terms. Visit www.tmenet.com/rstcd.htm for your copy.

Post Facility Redesigns Website
New York City-based Hothead audio post-production facility launched its newly redesigned site. Check it out at www.Hothead.tv.



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Recent Studio Projects
Bad Animals (Seattle) will again be providing sound design services for the Seattle International Film Festival 2003. Working at the fest will be principals/engineers Dave Howe and Mike McAuliffe and engineer Suzie Brutke-Smurdon.

Lil' Kim stepped into Sound on Sound Recording (New York City) to work with producer Sha Money and engineer Guru mixing for her upcoming Atlantic Records release.

Made returned to Side Door Studio (Newark, Del.) to record and mix their latest release, Punkfunkmetalpop with chief engineer Paul Janocha. Also working with Janocha were Race to Mercury putting the finishing touches on their upcoming CD and King Cyz (producer: Herb Middleton) to work on their debut single.

Christian rock band Third Day stepped into Southern Tracks Recording (Atlanta) to record their new album with producer Monroe James and engineer Jim Dineen.

The Plant (Sausalito, Calif.) recently hosted Tower of Power in Studio B. Emilio Castillo handled production duties, with Tom Flye engineering.

Roy Thomas Baker tracked and overdubbed NoName/Elektra's Split Shift with engineer Daniel Kresco at Glenwood Place Studios' (Burbank, Calif.) Studio 1. Ziggy Marley had Studio 2 booked working with producer/engineer Ross Hogarth.

Send your Studio News to sbenzuly@primediabusiness.com.

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