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May 6, 2003 Volume 2, Number 9

Table of Contents
Have a comment about SoundExchange?
Lake Technology, Dolby Agree on Royalty Payment
Audio-Technica Shows New Wireless System
WiebeTech Adds FireWire, USB2 to MicroGB+
M-Audio's M-World 2003 tour kicks of this month

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Special Announcement from Mix Editors
MixLive: A Spotlight on Club Sound
This July, Mix brings you a special feature on systems for club sound. Everything from products, to room dynamics, to applications and technology and regional coverage, Mix puts club sound in the limelight. This four-cover, stand-alone spotlight offers bonus distribution with the July issue to Mix's sound reinforcement, acoustic/design consultant, and sound/video contractor subscribers in addition to a bonus 11,000 distribution to qualified Remix Club Owner subscribers.

Manufacturers: Contact Mix editors and sales managers for more information on how you can participate in this special MixLive Spotlight.

Coming in August, Mix pays tribute to the innovative products and companies that have shaped audio history. Join us as we recognize the leaders of the industry when Mix spotlights breakthrough technologies in: microphones and preamps, monitors and amplifiers, consoles and controllers, recorders and DAWs, outboard gear, software and essential equipment.

Mix's George Petersen talks with industry luminaries and marks anniversary celebrations and milestones from the past 100 years of technology innovations. We'll focus on the standard-bearers that have changed all of our lives, from SSL on the high-end to Tascam who revolutionized home recording with the PortaStudio.

Don't miss this special Mix supplement, which will be distributed with our annual TEC Awards voting issue this August.

To ensure your company's anniversary is covered, please contact the Mix editorial team at mixeditorial@primediabusiness.com.

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News You Can Use
Sony Pictures Buys Sonic Foundry Software
Sony Pictures Digital has reached an agreement to purchase all of Sonic Foundry's desktop software products and related assets for $18 million cash and assumption of certain trade payables, accrued liabilities and capital leases. MORE

Have a comment about SoundExchange?
The Copyright Office is publishing for public comment proposed rules that will govern the unincorporated division of the RIAA -- SoundExchance -- that receives and distributes royalty payments for these subscription services: Music Choice, DMX and Muzak. Comments are due by May 21, 2003. Submission rules can be found here.

Lake Technology, Dolby Agree on Royalty Payment
With regard to Dolby Headphone and Dolby Virtual Speaker, Lake Technology and Dolby have agreed upon a minimum royalty payment; Lake Technology developed these products and licensed them to Dolby. MORE

L-Acoustics Offers Leasing Program
In partnership with Accent Leasing, L-Acoustic's new Pro-Tour Seasonal Leasing Program offers lessees financial relief during sound reinforcement/rental business' downtime. MORE

Gibson Foundation Launches
Expanding on guitar company Gibson's numerous charitable activities and desire to further music education through legislation and community opportunities (including not-for-profits), the Gibson Foundation launches with Gene Maillard as its new executive director. Pictured are Goo Goo Doll's Johnny Rzeznik (right), Louisiana Senator John Breaujx and Maillard (left) at the festivities.

Join Entertainment Design and Lighting Dimensions for the Broadway Sound Master Classes (BSMC) and the EDDY Awards!

Join us for the prestigious EDDY Awards at John Jay College in NYC on June 27th. The experience continues, with BSMC on June 28th and 29th, led by sound designer and BSMC creative consultant, Abe Jacob. Arrive early and attend "Gypsy" on June 26th. To register visit:

Product Updates
Audio-Technica Shows New Wireless System
Audio-Technica's new 3000 Series UHF True Diversity Wireless Microphone System is a 200-channel, frequency-agile UHF wireless system designed for live performance, regional touring companies, fixed installs, public address and places of worship. MORE

WiebeTech Adds FireWire, USB2 to MicroGB+
WiebeTech has upgraded its MicroGB+ by adding FireWire and USB2 ports. The new MicroGB+TM Combo is now available in capacities up to 80 GB. MORE

Doyle Technology Consultants Enters DTV Foray
Doyle Technology now offers a multichannel master control solution that is designed to address ATSC data-stream management. The system includes NVISION's Master Control/Multiformat Routing Switcher and Titan™ automation system from Sundance Digital. MORE

InfoComm 2003: InnovaSon to Debut Sy80
Designed for live sound touring, fixed install and broadcast apps, the Sy80 features a brand-new control surface, new software and the ability for users to define any console fader's function. MORE

New Power Conditioners from SurgeX
The new stand-alone SA-15 and SA-20 (15-amp and 20-amp, respectively) surge suppressor/power conditioners offer proprietary impedance-tolerant EMI/RFI filter package and comes with a 10-year warranty. MORE

Events - This Month
M-Audio's M-World 2003 tour kicks of this month
Sponsored by Remix, the NAMM-style stage show brings hands-on experience and demonstrations of hardware and software manufactured and/or distributed by M-Audio. Dates remaining: New York City, May 14-15; Washington, D.C., May 28-29; Chicago, June 4-5; Montreal, June 18-19; and Toronto, June 23-24. Register at www.m-audio.com/register.

The 77-city Max Air Broadcast Tour continues its trek across the country. Visit www.euphonix.com/tour/index.htm to find a city near you.

Learn how to capture music with Steinberg's Virtual Instruments and Cubase SL/SL: The company's "Virtual Band" Tour is currently underway and will visit more than 70 retail store locations in the U.S. Visit www.steinbergusa.net for dates, locations and times.

Register for the Ulead V.A.S.S.T. (Video, Audio, Surround, Streaming, Training) Tour for in-depth training on Ulead MediaStudio Pro, Ulead DVD Workshop, Ulead COOL 3DTM Studio and Ulead PhotoImpact. The tour will be hosted by Douglas Spotted Eagle, Grammy and Emmy Award winner, from Sundance Media Group, and costs $199. Find a city near you at www.ulead.com/vasst.

Media-Tech Expo 2003 returns to Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, May 13-15, 2003. MORE

The Avid Master Editor Workshop will be held May 13-17, in South Beach, Fla. Attendees must have four or more years' experience with the Avid Media Composer or Avid Symphony System, and five or more years' experience as a professional editor. For applications, visit www.fmctraining.com. On the video-side, Avid offers its free Avid|DNA tour (digital nonlinear accelerators) beginning on May 13 in Dallas and wrapping up in Toronto on July 22. Register at www.avid.com/dnatour/tour_overview.html.

The Museum of Making Music's Six-Stringed Series has begun. Visit www.museumofmakingmusic.com or call 760/438-5996 for dates and times.

The International Communications Industries Association Inc. jump-starts its three-year industry awareness campaign, "AVolution," (which promotes the contributions of A/V providers) at InfoComm, May 31 to June 6, 2003, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Looking Ahead
Cakewalk's Project5 All Access tour kicks off on June 2 concurrently at Sam Ash (Huntington, N.Y.) and Guitar Centers in central Chicago and San Jose, Calif. The tour is hosted by Cakewalk product specialists; special pricing for Project5 will be available at the event. For more, visit www.cakewalk.com or dial 888/Cakewalk.

Digital Studio Summit, June 19-20, at Wyndham Belage Hotel in L.A. Submit names for keynote speakers, panel discussions, demos, etc. at www.ihollywoodforum.com.

Sony DMX-R100 Digital Audio Mixer Operations Training: July 29, 2003 (San Jose, Calif.), and November 11, 2003 (Oradell, N.J.) Each one-day training session costs $400 per person. Call 408/955-4231 or e-mail training@am.sony.com.

Sony DMX-R100 Advanced Operations Training: July 30, 2003 (San Jose, Calif.), and November 12, 2003 (Oradell, N.J.). Each one-day training session costs $475 per person. Call 408/955-4231 or e-mail training@am.sony.com.

"Critical Mass to Mass Market": The Sixth Annual DVD Entertainment Conference & Showcase returns to Universal City, Calif.'s Hilton Hotel on August 20-21.

The second Music Fair China/ProLight+Sound runs October 15-18 in Shanghai. Pre-register for an admission badge by e-mailing estelle.ni@china.messefrankfurt.com.

Sys-Con's first international Linux event, Linux Edge 2003, will take place October 19-22, 2003, at the Santa Clara, Calif., Convention Center. For more information on this event and many others, visit www.sys-con.com.

Online registration and complete program information for AES 23rd Conference (May 23-25, 2003, Copenhagen, Denmark) can be found at www.aes.org/events/23.

Reserve your booth space now for InfoComm in Orlando, June 3-5, 2003, at www.infocomm.org.

Reserve your booth space now for Summer NAMM in Nashville, July 18-20, 2003, at www.namm.com.

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