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September 4, 2003 Volume 2, Number 17

Table of Contents
Stephen Klein Offers New Near-Field Monitors
Now Shipping: BIAS Peak 4
Dolby Laboratories Documents 5.1-Channel Music Production Techniques
Composer/Music Producer Creates Virtual Studio
Events This Month
In Mix This Month

Expand your studio with SONAR 2.2 XL
Cakewalk's SONAR 2.2 XL is the industry standard for audio and MIDI production with proven performance and reliability. SONAR 2.2 makes a perfect enhancement to your studio through its seamless integration with any ASIO or WDM compatible hardware (including ProTools | HD), and its cross-platform compatibility with OMFI host applications such as Pro Tools, Avid and Logic. XL also includes over $450 in additional tools including superb mastering plug-ins from Sonic Timeworks, and FXpansion's DR-008 drum sampler/synth. You can now purchase version 2.2 XL at your local music retailer. Click below to learn more about SONAR 2.2 XL, and Cakewalk's competitive upgrade offers.

Mix magazine is proud to revitalize our forums with extended topics to create a dialog among our readers. We know how helpful advice and information from fellow audiophiles can be, so we've decided to re-energize our forums page to better serve you. MORE

Get Listed in the Education Directory
Mix magazine is soliciting information for our annual Directory of Audio Education Programs. There is no fee to participate; to submit online, click here. Deadline: September 8, 2003.

Mix Technology Innovations
As the annual TEC Awards approaches, Mix looks back on the winning products and technologies that have shaped the pro audio industry during the past 20 years. MORE

Mackie Control Universal features all of the software support of the original Mackie Control, along with full implementation of Logic Control and Pro Tools control (via HUI), making it the most comprehensive control surface available. This nine-fader MIDI controller provides in-depth mixing, editing, automation, and navigational control for any supported digital audio workstation.

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Stephen Klein Offers New Near-Field Monitors
The new Spatial One Near-Field Control Room Monitor from Stephen Klein is a QB3-aligned, rear-vented enclosure. A 2-inch vent flared on both ends ensures that maximum bass performance is achieved without adding wind coloration under heavy loads. MORE

Sonic Networks Releases 'Amps & Pickups 2'
Sonic Networks' Amps & Pickups 2: Classic Guitars and Basses includes such instruments as a Rickenbacker 330 6-string guitar, a Fender Telecaster Guitar, a Rickenbacker 4003 bass and a Fender Precision bass. MORE

Symetrix Releases Control I/O
Control I/O is an RS-485 control peripheral for the SymNet Audio Matrix system. This add-on expands SymNet's external control capabilities by providing additional ports to a SymNet audio network. MORE

Now Shipping: BIAS Peak 4
BIAS Peak 4 offers many new features and enhancements, including support for Audio Units, a sample-based reverb technology called ImpulseVerb, multiprocessor support, Redbook CD burning from within Peak, a host of new DSP tools, a mastering-quality compressor/limiter called Sqweez and many others. MORE

Now Shipping: Pragmatic Wireless Digital Audio System
Pragmatic Communications Systems is now shipping the improved TrueMusic!" 5.1 wireless digital system. The system transmits Dolby Digital 5.1 DTS and Digital PCM data. MORE

Now Shipping: API Audio 8200 8-Channel Mixer
The latest addition to the company's line of rack-mount modular components, the 8200 mixer offers discrete signal paths and provides direct control over level, panning, inserts and sends. MORE

Now Shipping: Steinberg Shipping Case
The Shipping Case is a suite of five virtual instruments based on Steinberg's Cubase SE, a streamlined version of the latest Cubase SL and SX digital audio sequencers. MORE

Dolby Laboratories Documents 5.1-Channel Music Production Techniques
Now available, Dolby Laboratories has authored a primer to create music in 5.1 channels and is available as a free PDF download. MORE

Composer/Music Producer Creates Virtual Studio
Joe Carroll's Manhattan Producers Alliance, a virtual hub for composers, producers and sound designers, may become a new business model, where members and their clients can enter the shared studio facilities as needed via 24-hour video and audio access, from anywhere in the world that offers a connection to the Web. MORE

Manhattan Center Studios Adds Special Rates
To support the large number of emerging recording artists in the greater New York area, Manhattan Center Studios has announced a special rate structure for independent and newly signed recording artists. MORE

Cakewalk Acquires Ultrafunk Audio Plug-in Technology
As a result of this deal, Cakewalk gains exclusive publishing and distribution rights to all Ultrafunk technologies, including the Sonitus:fx plug-in pack. Support and future updates for registered Ultrafunk product users will be handled directly through Cakewalk. MORE

Ken Blecher Forms Consulting Firm
Integrated Electronic Systems -- specializing in the permanently installed audio, video and control system industry -- is divided into two divisions: the Business Development Services is a consulting resource for manufacturers and system-integration contractors; and the Technical Systems Design offers system design and consulting services for public, corporate and educational facilities relating to audio, video and customized control systems. MORE


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Events - This Month
Events This Month
The 77-city Max Air Broadcast Tour continues its trek across the country: September 2-5, Ashville and Greenville, N.C.; September 8-12, Charleston, Savannah and Columbia, Ga.; September 15-19, Jacksonville and Orlando, Fla.; September 22-24, Tallahassee, Fla.; and September 25-26, Mobile, Miss.

The seventh annual China International Musical Instrument Fair will be held September 11-14, 2003, in Beijing.

Business Chops for the Independent is a series of training events designed to bring professional business tools and understanding to the quickly growing ranks of independent producers, engineers and recording artists. The first workshop will be held Monday, September 15, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, Calif. Event information can be found at www.studioexpresso.com/news/succeedinginmusic.htm.


Bob Ludwig is pleased with his MMC1 Multichannel Mastering Console: "The MMC1 sounds fabulous--I've never heard a mastering console as musical as this one." Asked about his PQ Mastering Equalizer, Crystalphonic's Kevin McNoldy states simply, "...sounds incredible, very precise--and total recall..."

The 115th AES Convention hits New York City from October 10-13, 2003, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Online registration is now available. Visit www.aes.org/events/115 for updates. A calendar of events is available as a free download, either as an excel file or as a pdf.

Coinciding with AES, the Remix Hotel will run October 10-12, 2003, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly at the School of Audio Engineering at Herald Square and the Tribeca Grand Hotel. Remix magazine will host three days of technology master classes, workshops, seminars and clinics on music production and performance targeting electronic and urban music producers, engineers, musicians and DJs in the Tri-State area. Each evening, Remix will host a VIP cocktail reception and DJ event/party on the outdoor terrace at SAE.

Disc Makers is kicking off the latest installment of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS), a music showcase series for independent musicians in the country. The Northeast showcase finals will be held at The Lion's Den in New York City on October 30, 2003, and will feature performances by the top six acts selected by Billboard magazine. Bands and artists can log onto www.discmakers.com/imws to register for the Northeast showcase and find out more information about the IMWS. All registrants will receive a free copy of Remix magazine.

Immediately prior to the CES show, the third annual Storage Visions/Home Gateway Conference will be held in Las Vegas on January 6-7, 2004. Visit www.mrgco.com/storagevisions2004.html for additional details.

In response to many exhibitor requests, Frankfurt Musikmesse will now be shortened to be a four-day (Wednesday-Saturday) show, with 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. operating hours. The next show takes place March 31-April 3, 2004, in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit www.musikmesse.com.

NAB2004 will be held April 17-22, 2004, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton. Information regarding pricing and procedures for general registration will be available in mid-October.

More Events.

Talented performing, visual and literary artists entering their senior year of high school should apply to Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS) by October 1, 2003, for the chance to share in an scholarship opportunities from arts colleges valued up to $900,000. The deadline for submission/audition materials is November 1, 2003.

In Mix This Month
You can never have enough plug-ins -- especially if they are a bit on the 'bizarre' side. Mix culled this year's crop of plug-ins to "scratch, trash and freeze your audio!" Rewind to those classical recordings: look back on the evolution of the Decca Tree microphone configuration to today's practical applications for surround sound. Also in Mix: an interview with New York re-recording mixer Lee Dichter, Pro Tools 6 and Mackie powered speakers field tests and more.

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