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Now Available: Special SONAR 6 Crossgrade Pricing

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

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Fishman Ellipse Aura
St.Croix Studio Gear on eBay
Jammin' With Matisyahu, Phil Lesh and More
...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead...
WDSG Names Romina Larregina Senior Product Manager

Our experienced analog designers understand the ins and outs of professional audio equipment. If you've heard our InGenius® Balanced Line Receiver demo, you know what an improvement a quality input stage can make in your sound. Now, come listen to our new OutSmarts Balanced Line Driver Demo and hear what we've done for output stages. Hearing is Believing.

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 -- photos welcome!

Coinciding with the Winter NAMM convention in Anaheim, Calif., January 18-21, 2007, Mix, Electronic Musician and Remix magazines will be publishing our annual Winter NAMM 2007 New Products Guide. As always, this directory is an editorial project; there is no fee for a basic listing. Click here to submit your products!


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Fishman Ellipse Aura
The Ellipse Aura combines Fishman's most sophisticated onboard preamp with the power of the company's patented Acoustic Imaging Technology for accurate, true-to-life sound when amplifying acoustic guitars. MORE

PreSonus FireStudio and AAS Session Series Instruments
PreSonus is now including Applied Acoustics Systems' Lounge Lizard and Ultra Analog Session software instruments in its products, starting with the FireStudio, a 26x26 FireWire recording system. MORE

RapcoHorizon Dominator Series Cables
The RapcoHorizon Company will introduce its new Dominator brand of guitar, microphone and speaker cables at Winter NAMM 2007. The Dominator line is among many new product offerings resulting from a merger between former sister companies Rapco International and Horizon Music Inc. MORE

Neutrik Crimp-XLR Series
Neutrik introduces the Crimp-XLR cable connector and chassis receptacle products at Winter NAMM 2007 in Anaheim, Calif. 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

St.Croix Studio Gear on eBay
The personal studio gear of late, great Mix magazine columnist Stephen St.Croix is now being auctioned on eBay. Serious buyers and window shoppers alike will want to visit the site often, as additional pieces of St.Croix's private collection are continually being added. Go to

Mix Bookshelf Live
Finally available, Mix Bookshelf offers educational books and DVDs focused on recording and production, sound-reinforcement and tips & techniques, as well as buyer's guides, directories and back issues. Check it out at

New 'Remix' Website
The newly redesigned Remix Website marks a massive leap forward in the Remix user experience. Highly interactive, visually rich and designed to change with visitors' input on a daily basis, is a creative and technical explosion of must-have, easier-to-access information.

The 'Insider Audio' Book Is Available Now
Paul D. Lehrman's new book of collected works for Mix, plus a couple dozen pages of jokes, is The Insider Audio Bathroom Reader, available now from Thomson Course Technology PTR.

Jammin' With Matisyahu, Phil Lesh and More
Happy New Year, everyone! Feeling adventurous? Got a little holiday cash burnin' a hole in your pocket? Here are three recent DVD releases that will take you to some interesting and unusual places. MORE

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead...
So Divided
As a relatively new convert to this band (I'd never heard them before their 2005 album, Worlds Apart) I don't have the same historical perspective of folks who've seen Trail of Dead change and grow over the past eight years. I gather some longtime fans are less than thrilled with their more recent grand, ambitious productions and their self-conscious eclecticism. MORE

WDSG Names Romina Larregina Senior Product Manager
Argentina-born Romina Larregina (pictured), a seven-year veteran with the Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG), has been named senior project manager for the multinational architectural/acoustical design firm. MORE

Xoom Entertainment Announces Soundtrack Competition
Xoom Entertainment has announced its open submission for the International Music Competition dedicated to the film score for The Camel Wars. The film, directed by Sohrab Mirmontazeri, follows an Iraqi-American soldier's tortuous journey in Iraq, exposing myths about the Shiite-Sunni civil war and laying bare the complexities of the American presence in Iraq and loyalty during war. MORE

Jellyjam Studios Installs Four Eventide H8000 Multi-Effects Processors
For more than seven years, Jellyjam Studios in Runcorn, England -- about 35 minutes' drive from Manchester and 20 minutes from Liverpool -- has recorded such artists as Echo and the Bunnymen, Ralph Santolla and Cryptic Vision. The studio's philosophy -- "Analog Sound, Digital Freedom" -- is backed by an extensive list of gear, including four Eventide H8000 multi-effects processors. MORE

Cine-Impuls Installs Fairlight Constellation-XT Mixing Console
Coinciding with the worldwide launch of its Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Crystal Core (CC-1) digital media engine, Fairlight has announced the first sale of the technology: German beta site Cine-Impuls acquired a CC-1--powered Constellation-XT mixing console with built-in DAW to serve its Berlin-based television production company. MORE


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

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

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

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