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From Mix Magazine | A Penton Media Publication    March 19, 2008  
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Table Of Contents
'Tis the Season of the Club
Klark Teknik Square One Splitter
NAB New Products Guide
LightViper on Tour With Third Day
Whose Out With What
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Sennheiser's MKH 8000 series has top audio professionals smiling. With its incredible accuracy and tremendous range of accessories, it's adaptable to any requirement-from live sound to studio recording to score-mixing. Bob Fernandez and Claudia Engelhart talk more about the MKH 8000...watch the video.


TALKBACK
'Tis the Season of the Club
So we're in the middle of club touring season—the time when you have to make sure that your rider is just right. What's on your wish list for a club's sound system? Let us know by e-mailing us at mixeditorial@mixonline.com.
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NEW PRODUCTS
Klark Teknik Square One Splitter
The Square One splitter from Klark Teknik (www.ktsquareone .com) provides a simple analog solution to signal distribution with a high-performance, Midas XL8–derived preamp design packaged in a 2U, 8-channel format. To increase versatility, a third set of independent (fixed-gain), transformer-isolated outputs are provided. The Square One splitter can also function as a 1-in/16-out media split box.

CLEAR-COM® UNVEILS NEW COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AT PROLIGHT + SOUND 2008

NEUTRIK® INTRODUCES IP65 RATED OPTICALCON® AT NAB 2008

Sensaphonics offers free audiology services to 3D Active Ambient buyers

MORE NEW PRODUCTS FROM THE BRIEFING ROOM

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
NAB New Products Guide
Get your products into this online-only NAB “New Products Guide”—part of our larger NAB microsite. For information, contact sbenzuly@mixonline.com.

Coming in June: The Class of 2008
Mix is now accepting submissions for our annual design feature: The Class of 2008. We’ll feature photos and descriptions of some of the hottest studios that have opened in the past year. If you know of a studio that belongs in this year’s Class, write to Barbara Schultz at Mix at bschultz@mixonline.com. Submissions are due March 26.

Register Today for Remix Hotel Miami 2008!
Remix Hotel Miami is heading to the National Hotel in South Beach March 27-30. Get all the latest news and updates at www.remixhotel.com, and don’t forget to register!

Central Region AES Student Summit April 4-6
Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. will host the second annual Central Region AES Student Summit April 4-6, which will feature guest speakers Bob Heil, founder and president of Heil Sound Ltd., and top mastering engineer Bob Katz. The summit will offer panels, tutorials, demos, networking opportunities and more. Students may pre-register for $20. For more information and to register, go to www.webster.edu/aes.

AES Nashville Presents C2 Conference April 18-19
The AES Nashville Section has developed the C2 (Capturing Creativity) conference and gear expo for achieving professional results in personal studios, scheduled for April 18 and 19 at the Musician’s Hall of Fame and Museum. Participants will include leading producer/engineers Jeff Balding, Chuck Ainlay, Russ Long, Pat McMakin and Bil VornDick, and Lynn Fuston of 3D Audio. Early registration is open through April 4 and is $149 for AES members, $199 for non-members, $59 for non-member students and $39 for student members. For more information, visit www.aesnashville.org/c2con.htm.

Waves On Tour Presents Eddie Kramer
Waves' "Studio Classics Collection Experience" is an educational tour that is visiting cities across the U.S. during March, April and May. Renowned producer/engineer Eddie Kramer and Waves product specialists are presenting lectures and demonstrations of Waves' Studio Classics Collection plug-in bundle, which comprises Waves' SSL 4000, V-Series and API Collections. For the latest tour updates, click here.

Mix Nashville 2008
Join the editors of Mix on May 20-21, 2008 for an intensive look at Nashville, the hottest recording market in the country today. The place where studio meets live. Where country reigns and rock and blues come to play. Where churches and clubs sit side by side, both pumping out quality sound. Two days of studio, live, songwriting, production. Two days of networking, demos, education and performance. Be sure to visit Mix's special Nashville event page at http://mixonline.com/ms/nashville08.

Game Audio Digital Magazine
This new monthly mag brings you behind the scenes on creating sounds for today's hottest titles, from Guitar Hero to Splinter Cell and Call of Duty, plus hot gear news, tech pages and spotlights on audio pros like you who've made it big. And if that's not enough to make you look, we've thrown in some cool giveaways, if you can find 'em! To check out the current issue, click here!

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HOW THEY DO IT
LightViper on Tour With Third Day
FiberPlex's LightViper audio transport system was recently acquired by David Jacques for the Atlanta-based contemporary Christian music group Third Day for their recent Christmas '07 tour. David Jacques, production manager/FOH engineer for Third Day (pictured, flanked by monitor engineer Chris Biggs [left] and system tech Bobby George) comments on replacing the group's old-school copper snakes with the LightViper.

One of the most important things we wanted to do with the Viper was to minimize the overall audio system footprint and the amount of cabling. Basically, we removed over 400 feet of copper from the rig; this saved us lots of shipping weight and space. We now have a clean, noiseless system. Since everything is now optically isolated, going fiber also solved ground loop problems we often encounter. This is a real plus since we roll-in and out of so many festivals and venues. There is absolutely no degradation to the audio, which I didn't think would be a problem anyway. Frankly, one of my biggest concerns was whether the LightViper's thin fiber-optic cable would be robust enough. I got my answer on the very first gig we did with it: Before anyone could yell, "Stop!," I watched a heavy steel cart loaded down with about 250 stacked chairs roll right over the thin TAC fiber cable; I thought it was over right there. Now I wonder why I was so concerned. The tactical, military-grade fiber cable is designed for this kind of abuse! No problemo.

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AUDIO IN THE NEWS
Two musical tributes planned for late guitarist Jeff Healey
The family and friends of late guitarist Jeff Healey are holding two memorial concerts to celebrate his life and music. MORE

Live Nation to buy Fantasma Production live music assets
Live Nation has agreed to purchase a majority of the live music assets of late Florida concert promoter Jon Stoll's Fantasma Productions, the company said Wednesday. MORE

State fair seeks outside help for concerts
The bands that will fill 12 days of the state fair's grandstand and Chevrolet Court from Aug. 21 to Labor Day will be selected by the world's biggest concert promoter. State fair director Dan O'Hara contracted with Live Nation to book and promote the twice-a-day free concerts at the grassy court and 11 ticketed shows at the grandstand. (Keeping with tradition, motor sports will take over the grandstand on Labor Day.) MORE

Matt Costa Investigation Update
Although Matt Costa doesn’t have his $25,000 in stolen equipment back just yet, there may be a lead in the investigation. After playing a nearly sold-out show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 16th at the Garrick Centre, thieves stole more than half of the singer/songwriter’s gear and instruments from a locked storage room at the venue, according to the Winnipeg Sun. MORE

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TOP TOURS
Whose Out With What
Silverstein
Sound Company: Rat Sound (Oxnard, Calif.) FOH Engineer/Board: Sean M. Palmer (also tour manager)/Yamaha M7CL
Monitor Engineer/Board:monitors mixed via FOH
P.A./Amps: house-provided
Monitors: Sennheiser ew300s, Ultimate Ears UE-Pro
Outboard Gear: dbx, TC Electronic
Mics: Sennheiser e900 Series
Additional Crew: stage manager/guitar tech Kevin Kennaley, drum tech Richard Fernandes, guitar tech Paul-Marc Rousseau, lighting director Dougie Gandel

Spice Girls
Sound Company: Wigwam
FOH Engineer/Board: Ray Furze/DiGiCo D5
Monitor Engineer/Board: Matt Napier/DiGiCo D5s
P.A./Amps: d&b J Series, C4
Monitors: Ultimate Ears UE7s, Sennheiser G2
Outboard Gear: Apple Logic 8, MOTU 896HD
Additional Crew: monitor tech Nick Mooney, RF tech Stephanie Thopmson, system tech Sid Rogerson

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