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August 18, 2003 Volume 2, Number 16

Table of Contents
Announcements from Mix
Yamaha Intros New Digital Mixing Studio
Mackie Shows New Control Surface
Get Ready For 115th AES Convention!
New Distribution Deals
Recording Tip From Justin Stanley


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ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MIX
The Entertainment Technology Show-LDI 2003 will be held November 21-23, 2003, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Over its 16-year history, the show has evolved from a lighting technologies show, formerly known as Lighting Dimensions International, to an all-encompassing entertainment technologies show in 2003. Features of the show include a full week of intensive workshops, hands-on training sessions and backstage tours; presentations by working professionals; and in-depth discussions on ESTA technical standards. For a detailed description of this year's conference program, go to www.ets-ldi.com.

Business Chops for the Independent is a series of training events designed to bring professional business tools and understanding to independent producers, engineers and recording artists. The first workshop will be on Monday, September 15, 2003, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, Calif. The event is presented by author John Stiernberg of Stiernberg Consulting; David Schwartz, COO of Mpowered Ideas Media; and Claris Sayadian-Dodge, founder and principal of studioexpresso. Confirmed speakers include Al Schmitt and Ron McCarrell, president/CMO of DH1 Studio Inc. For more information, visit www.studioexpresso.com/news/succeedinginmusic.htm.




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PRODUCTS
Yamaha Intros New Digital Mixing Studio
Yamaha's 01X mLAN Digital Mixing Studio functions as a stand-alone, total recall digital mixer for recording or live performance. MORE

PreSonus Intros Eureka Preamp
This Class-A transformer-coupled mic preamp from PreSonus offers 48-volt phantom power, 80Hz rumble filter, a 20dB pad and much more.

Eventide Offers Rebate for Clockworks Upgrade
Eventide is offering a $100 rebate to MassivePack buyers who upgrade to the Clockworks Legacy package by September 15, 2003. Included in the Eventide Clockworks Legacy Plug-In bundle are the Omnipressor, the Instant Phaser, the Instant Flanger, and the original Harmonizer brand effects processors, the H910 and the H949. MORE


Mackie Shows New Control Surface
Available next month in the U.S., the Mackie Control Universal (MSRP: $1,299) combines the functionality of Mackie Control, Emagic Logic Control and Mackie;s HUI protocol into a universal controller. MORE

Edirol Updates Software Synths
The company now offers a free update, available online, for its Super Quartet and Hyper Canvas software synths. MORE

Get Hip With APM
Associated Production Music -- a joint venture of EMI Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing -- has released a new collection of hip hop music exclusively for production use, distributed through Vision Music Publishing, a start-up music library company. MORE

Behringer Offers V-Tone Series
Behringer's new line of powerful modeling guitar amp workstations range from the V-TONE GM108, a 15-watt practice amp, to the top-of-the-line 2x50-watt V-TONE GMX212. MORE

Now Shipping: Apple DVD Studio Pro 2.0
Apple's pro-level DVD mastering solution will begin shipping on August 18, 2003. DVD Studio offers several new features and has been rebuilt from the ground up for Mac OS X using Cocoa. MORE



NEWS YOU CAN USE
Get Ready For 115th AES Convention!
Visit aes.org to download a calendar of events, register online and apply online for exhibition space. MORE


New Distribution Deals
Digidesign distributing Waves, Eventide appoints Right Track Marketing, L-Acoustics adds to rep lineup, MORE

Island Systems & Design Awarded Hispanic Business 500
Island Systems & Design -- an Orlando, Fla.-based multimedia A/V solutions firm -- was named to Hispanic Business 500 list of the nation's largest Hispanic-owned companies for the fifth consecutive year. MORE

New Site: Loopmusic.com
Created by a pro team of retailers, Loopwise.com offers the digital musician a place to buy music loops, beds and software, as well as educational books and videos. The new site also features "Loopwise.com Online Music Collaboration," where musicians can collaborate on music tracks online through a private message board system. MORE

Update Your Address Book
Get your Rolodex up to date with these new addresses from companies such as Simon-Kaloi, Shure, SPL USA and many others. MORE




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RECORDING TIP FROM JUSTIN STANLEY
Producer Justin Stanley has recently finished up production work for The Vines, Nikka Costa and the Blue Crush soundtrack. Here's his take on recording in the digital domain: "By now, everyone's realized how far digital recording technology has come, especially with 96 kHz. You can process digital sound and end up with an analog-type sound. The real 'organic-ness' comes from how you approach recording -- how you put the music down -- rather than the actual recording equipment." MORE

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