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November 4, 2003 Volume 2, Number 21

Table of Contents
Announcements From Mix
AES: Apogee X-Series HD Expansion Card Digidesign, Focusrite Liquid Channel Technology
NARAS Hosts 'In Conversation With Ed Cherney' at the Plant
Panasonic, Acura, Elliot Scheiner Co-Develop Car ELS Surround DVD-A System
Events This Month
Deadlines


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ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MIX

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

FREE LISTING!
The 2004 Mix Master Directory is now accepting submissions. The MMD is the complete information resource for businesses in the pro audio industry. Backed by 25 years of industry experience, this definitive guide includes comprehensive national listings of audio manufacturers, audio professionals, facilities and services. MORE



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MIX TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS
Mix looks back on the TEC Award-winning products and technologies that have shaped the pro audio industry during the past 20 years. MORE

PRODUCTS
AES: Apogee X-Series HD Expansion Card
The X-HD option card allows for direct connectivity between Pro Tools|HD systems and the Rosetta 800 8-channel AD/DA converter. MORE

AES: Bag End INFRA-M, INFRA-M2
Bag End's new generation of bass signal processors, called INFRA, comprise the INFRA-M and INFRA-M2, which rely on technology that operates a subwoofer below resonance without the use of lowpass filters, eliminating delay, impedance bumps and other irregularities. MORE

BitHeadz Unity Mac V. 3.2
BitHeadz is now shipping the newest versions of Unity Session, Unity Synth Expander, Unity DS-1 and Unity AS-1. MORE

Digidesign, Focusrite Liquid Channel Technology
Digidesign, the North American distributor of Focusrite products, announced Focusrite's Liquid Technology, which is capable of accurately emulating mic pre's and compressor combinations inside of a single 192kHz-compatible 2U device. MORE

Disc Makers Ultimate Indie Resource CD
Disc Maker's new resource guide for independent musicians is packed with numerous industry contacts, tips and information for promotion, touring and CD distribution. MORE

HandGeek Software Studio Calendar+ V. 2
This new version of HandGeek's recording studio-management program features a recording session scheduler with fields for client, producer, recording engineer and second engineer. MORE

Hercules Technologies HERCULES 16/12 FW
Hercules Technologies announced the upcoming release of Hercules 16/12 FW, a FireWire 24-bit 96kHz 16-in/12-out audio and MIDI interface for PC and Macintosh. MORE

Now Shipping: KRK ST Passive Monitors
Featuring cutting-edge design, an all-new 8-inch aluminum woofer and 1-inch silk tweeter, the ST8 offers accurate, smooth response and high power handling, without producing ear fatigue. The ST6 monitor features 7/8-inch MDF construction to control sound reflection and standing waves within the monitor and double-layer anodized-aluminum cones for extremely low distortion. MORE

Lexicon Pantheon Reverb Plug-In
Lexicon's Pantheon reverb for Cakewalk's Sonar 3 was designed by Lexicon engineers and offers 35 factory presets featuring six reverb types (hall, chamber, plate, room, ambience and custom) controlled by an intuitive user interface with 16 editable parameters. MORE

M-Audio G5 Compatibility
M-Audio has been working closely with Apple to ensure that all of the company's PCI-based products will be compatible with the PCI-X architecture introduced with the PowerMac G5. Delta models being redesigned for G5 compatibility include Audiophile 2496, Delta 1010, Delta 44, Delta 66 and Delta 1010LT. MORE

MOTU 896HD FireWire Audio Interface
At AES, MOTU unveiled its 896HD ($1,295), a double-rackspace, FireWire audio interface for Mac and Windows computers. The 896HD replaces the 896 at the same price and adds many new features, including more simultaneous outputs (22), 192kHz operation, 8-bus monitor mixing and stand-alone operation. MORE

Yamaha UW10
Yamaha's high-quality, highly compact USB audio interface is geared for entry-level and mobile computer recording applications and is compatible with Windows 98/ME/XP formats. MORE

 
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NEWS YOU CAN USE
NARAS Hosts 'In Conversation With Ed Cherney' at the Plant
On October 22, the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy hosted an open forum discussion with producer/engineer Ed Cherney (Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Neil Diamond), who shared engineering techniques and tips with a crowd of producers, engineers and other members of the local music community. MORE

SAE Partners With Mackie
SAE has brought Mackie onboard as one of its latest educational partners, whereby Mackie will provide equipment and support for SAE-sponsored events, demonstrations and promotions. MORE

Panasonic, Acura, Elliot Scheiner Co-Develop Car ELS Surround DVD-A System
Panasonic has collaborated with multiple Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Elliot Scheiner and vehicle manufacturer Acura to bring to market the first ELS Surround DVD-Audio sound system, designed specifically for the automotive market. MORE

Ex'pression Center for New Media Adds to Curriculum
Ex'pression Center for New Media has added Audio Post-Production to its Sound Arts curriculum and launched a new game audio curriculum with the help of the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.). MORE

Paul J. Cox Systems Appointed Mellotron Service Agent
Paul J. Cox Systems is the new West Coast service agent for Streetly Electronics, the UK-based company dedicated to the reconditioning, complete restoration and sale of Mellotron and Novatron electromechanical keyboards. MORE

Disc Makers Studio Partner Program
Disc Makers' Studio Partner Program provides studio owners with exclusive benefits and rewards every time a client orders a project with Disc Makers. MORE

Sennheiser Distributing TL Audio Products
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation is now distributing TL Audio's range of tube (valve) mixing consoles and dynamics processors in the U.S., Mexico, Central and South Americas, and the Caribbean. MORE

 
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EVENTS
Fits & Starts, the 5.1 seminar program, will be at:
November 5, 2003
, Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (Tempe, Ariz.) at 1:30 p.m. Contact Kevin Becka, 480/858-9400;
November 17, 2003
, University of California San Diego, CRCA (Center for Research in Computing and the Arts), Bldg. #408, at 1 p.m. Contact Carol Hobson, 858/534-4383 or chobson@ucsd.edu, or Peter Otto, 854/534-4602;
November 10, 2003
, University of Southern California, Arnold Schoenberg Institute (ASI) at 7:30 p.m. Contact Brette Buttrill, bretteb_1999@yahoo.com, Sean Barton, sbarton@usc.edu, or Dick McIlvery, 213/740-3221;
November 11, 2003,
American River College (Sacramento), Room 580 at 7 p.m. Contact Eric Chun, 916/484-8011, chune@arc.losrios.edu;
November 12, 2003,
Sacramento City College Music Department at 6 p.m. Contact Professor John Altmann, 916/558-2243 or aircraftja@earthlink.net; and
November 13, 2003
, 11/13/03, at Cogswell Polytechnical College (Sunnyvale, Calif.) at 7 p.m. Contact Dr. Tim Duncan, 408/541-0100, x130 or tduncan@cogswell.edu. For more, visit modernrecording.com.

The Midwest Entertainment Industry Conference 2003 will be held November 13-16, at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Ky. During the show, there will be two days of panels, workshops and seminars, a full-scale exhibition and trade school, a full film festival, three nights of music showcases, and other special exhibits and guest celebrity presentations.

Beginning in November, Digidesign will host the Acceleration Tour, a series of free one-day events held in numerous cities worldwide, the new Pro Tools|HD Accel. Attendees will learn how to tap the speed, performance and precision of Pro Tools|HD Accel with a Windows or Macintosh computer. Tour dates and locations for the Acceleration Tour are available at Digidesign's Website, digidesign.com.

Cakewalk's Sonar 3 Producer Edition Tour features a real-world view of the product's new features. In addition, Project5 will also be showcased. Hosted by Cakewalk product specialists, the tour will staged at music retailers around the nation through this month. Special pricing for Sonar Producer Edition will be available. For more info, visit cakewalk.com or call 888/cakewalk.

The Mobile Music Conference: Producing, Protecting and Monetizing Music for the Mobile Market will be held on November 14 at The Beach House (Miami). MobileMusiCon provides for senior music industry executives to network, gain knowledge and find solutions for the development and execution of a long-term mobile business strategy.

NARIP announced The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, November 19-20, 2003, a seminar on the role of music in film and television. Clint Eastwood will give the keynote address and discuss how he approaches the use of music in his films. A limited number of complimentary passes for NARIP members (valued at $199, or at $349 for nonmembers) are available. For details, visit narip.com.

Entertainment Technology Show-LDI 2003 will be held November 21-23, 2003, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Features include a dull week of intensive workshops, hands-on training sessions and backstage tours ; session presentations by working professionals; in-depth overview of ESTA technical standards; hands-on training opportunities; and special convergence sessions on lighting, audio and projection.

More Events from Storage Visions/Home Gateway Conference, Musikmesse and NAB.

LOOKING AHEAD
The Yamaha Commercial Audio Division has been conducting PM1D digital audio mixing system schools through the U.S. The free two-day class teaches attendees the basic operation of the PM1d system and its use in various applications. Next session: December 3-4, 2003, and February 18-19, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (Cerritos, Calif.). For more information, contact michimura@yamaha.com.

The 2004 Broadway Lighting Master Classes (BLMC) and Broadway Sound Master Classes (BSMC) will be held at John Jay College Auditorium in New York City in June. The Broadway Lighting Master Classes will be held from June 16-18, 2004, and the Broadway Sound Master Classes held on June 18-20, 2004. Both are professional-level seminars that focus on the best of lighting and sound design for Broadway and beyond. Both the BLMC and BSMC feature special manufacturer showcases. Highlights include a ticket to a hit Broadway show and post-show discussion, plus the12th annual EDDY Awards for excellence in entertainment design and technology, held Friday, June 18. For more, visit entertainmentdesignmag.com.

ShowBiz Expo's Entertainment Technology World offers sessions on Final Cut Pro 4 for advanced users, mixing and boom techniques for the sound designer, best practices for DVD authoring and more. Held January 22-24, 2004 (Miami), March 2004 (New York City) and Los Angeles (summer 2004).

DEADLINES
Disc Makers is kicking off its latest installment of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS), a music showcase series for independent musicians in the country. The Southwest showcase finals will be held at The Knitting Factory on January 15, 2004, and will feature the top six acts as selected by Billboard magazine performing for $35,000 in music gear and prizes. Bands and artists can log onto discmakers.com to register for the Southwest showcase and find out more information about the IMWS. The competition is open to all musicians not currently signed to a major record label and to all styles and genres of music. To be eligible for the Southwest showcase at least one bandmember must reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Submissions must be postmarked by November 13, 2003. Each artist that submits an entry will receive a free copy of Billboard's Musician's Guide to Touring and Promotion and Electronic Musician and Remix magazines.

The Copyright Office is requesting public comment on what regulations it should adopt relating to records of use for past performances of sound recordings by means of digital audio transmissions (including Webcasting) since October 28, 1998. Initial comments are due November 24, 2003. Reply comments are due December 22, 2003. The notice may be found at copyright.gov/fedreg/2003/68fr58054.html.

November 30, 2003: final contest deadline for songwriters entering the 4th Annual CMT/CMT.com NSAI Song Contest. For more, visit nashvillesongwriters.com.

RECORDING TIP
This "Recording Tip" comes from Sye Mitchell, president of the Sye Mitchell Sound Company:

With everything today going to digital and Pro Tools, my clients tell me how much they miss the sound of analog. I tell them not to despair. They can get that great sound of analog and still use Pro Tools. How? All they need is a 24-track recorder and a Dolby XPSR rack -- that's right, Dolby SR. Did you know that if you record with SR, you can record at 15 ips, getting twice the recording time per reel and at 0 level, you get 96dB dynamic range. Fifteen ips tapes produce recordings with frequency response flat from 20 to 20k Hz with no cross talk or print through. As an added plus, you can then dump these recordings to Pro Tools and get the best sound of both worlds: digital and analog.

Send your recording tip to sbenzuly@primediabusiness.com.

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