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December 2, 2003 Volume 2, Number 24

Table of Contents
Announcements From Mix
EDUCATION RE-DUX
DMT Rentals 3-in-1 Workstation
Mean Red Music Forms Music-Placement Company


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Introducing SONAR 3 Producer Edition
New SONAR 3 Producer Edition offers a complete software-based production environment that extends your creativity with fast, intuitive controls for precise accurate, real-time editing. SONAR 3 Producer Edition also offers unparalleled customization, allowing you to fine-tune your studio to match your workflow. Over 100 new features including the Ultrafunk Sonitus:fx suite, Lexicon® Pantheon™ Reverb and the VSampler 3.0 DXi with 2 CDs of sample content. Purchase SONAR 3 Producer edition at your local music retailer. Click below to learn more about SONAR 3 Producer Edition.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
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

Gear Mix Giveaway 2003
Roland, Remix magazine and Mixwell have joined forces to present Gear Mix Giveaway 2003: an online giveaway where participants can win a new Roland MV-8000 Production Studio, Mixwell gift certificates for online shopping and subscriptions to Remix magazine. Check out the complete rules and details at RolandUS.com/giveaway.




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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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EDUCATION RE-DUX

Last month, Mix focused on education for both students aspiring to be top-tier producers and for those already on top. Here are some schools that are making news. For more education stories, be sure to check out our education page at http://mixonline.com/education_articles/index.htm for everything learning-related.

The next ProToolsUsers group meeting will be on Thursday, December 4, at 7 p.m. in RSPE's surround demo studio in Universal City, Calif. The program includes a tutorial session on DigiDelivery, Digidesign's new data transfer system, a demonstration of the new TrackPunch and synchronization dubber features coming in the next release of Pro Tools software, and a AD/DA Converter Shoot-Out, featuring Digidesign, Apogee and Prism converters. If you want to receive the ProToolsUsers newsletter, attend a meeting or just stay informed about events and news, you can still join for free by visiting protoolsusers.org.

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.).

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).

Ex'pression Taps Industry Leaders for Sound Arts Student
Ex'pression Center for New Media (Emeryville, Calif.) announced that it has extended its animation, film and gaming mentorship program to its Sound Arts students. Currently lined up to act as one-on-one mentors are pros from The Plant Studios, American Zoetrope, John Lennon Tour Bus, The Sound Department, LucasArts, Fantasy Studios, Emagic and a professional touring manager who has worked with Prince, Journey, Michael Jackson and Steve Miller Band, as well as Mix's sound reinforcement editor/sound engineer Mark Frink. MORE

Musictech College Opens New Pro Tools|HD Studio
Musictech College (St. Paul, Minn.) has opened its all-digital 32-track Pro Tools|HD Studio 10, equipped with a Digidesign Control 24 and the latest Pro Tools system. Completed last summer, Studio 10 is the newest edition to Musictech's state-of-the-art recording complex that includes both digital and analog recording technology. MORE

Berklee Utilizes File Sharing for Education
Berklee College of Music's new Berklee Shares is a program that provides free music lessons and encourages musicians to share and distribute these music lessons online. The Berklee Shares lessons are free and are made up of a growing catalog of MP3s, QuickTime movies and PDF files from curriculum developed at the college. The lessons are available for free download on www.berkleeshares.com, affiliate partner sites and peer-to-peer networks including LimeWire and KaZaA. MORE

Course Technology Acquires Cool Breeze Systems
Course Technology, part of The Thomson Corporation and provider of corporate and professional learning solutions, announced the acquisition of Cool Breeze Systems and its digital media education products. Cool Breeze Systems produces interactive audio CD-ROMs, tutorials and online classes. MORE

Yamaha Provides Ex'pression With DM2000 Consoles
Ex'pression Center for New Media has selected the Yamaha DM2000 consoles for the school's "Heptagon" digital audio control rooms. All six control rooms face one large acoustic studio, which can accommodate a small orchestra. Yamaha and Leo's Professional Audio have teamed up to equip the digital arts college with six consoles with Yamaha's proprietary DSP technology. MORE

Course Technology Launches Professional Trade Reference Group
Course Technology has launched its Professional Trade Reference (PTR) group, which comprises the retail imprints of Muska & Lipman Publishing, Premier Press and Cool Breeze Systems, and results in a new unified Website, courseptr.com. MORE




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NEW PRODUCTS

Cakewalk Releases French, German, Japanese Versions of Sonar 3
Cakewalk announced that Sonar 3.0 is now available in French, German and Japanese through Edirol distribution partners. These localized versions of Sonar 3 Producer and Studio Editions have been released in direct response to demand from professional musicians and producers in the global market. MORE


DMT Rentals 3-in-1 Workstation
DMT Rentals' new production system, the DMT 3-in-1 Workstation, is a multiplatform environment that includes Nuendo, Pro Tools and Pyramix (both PCM- and DSD/SACD-capable). Any of the three applications can be configured as the primary DAW with the other pair as specialized support. MORE

iZotope Releases Ozone 3
iZotope Inc. builds on its 64-bit mastering plug-in with the release of Ozone 3. This latest version introduces more than 30 additional features, covering areas such as automation, performance, metering, processing and more. MORE

Sonic Implants Releases West African Drum Library
Sonic Network is shipping a new West African drum library, "Atsiã: West African Dancing Drums," which features a large selection of African percussion instruments traditional to the Ewe Tribe of Ghana. It was recorded at Blue Jay Studios and features 48kHz stereo samples, natural ambience, multiple articulations per instrument and up to four velocity samples for each different type of hit. It also includes a selection of looped grooves of individual instruments, in both 4/4 and 6/8 time. MORE

Sound Guy Announces SFX Machine RT1.03
The Sound Guy's SFX Machine RT 1.03, a real-time audio effects plug-in, is available in VST format for Mac OS 8/9/X and Windows, as well as Audio Units format for Mac OS X. MORE

TC Electronic Bundles PowerCore PCI with Sony Oxford Inflator
For a limited time, TC Electronic is offering a special bundle that includes PowerCore PCI and the Sony Oxford Inflator plug-in. The bundle is available for $1,495 MSRP. MORE




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NEWS YOU CAN USE

TL Audio Upgrades Website
At tlaudio.co.uk, users will find a more comprehensive range of product brochure and user-manual downloads, easy-access dealer and user lists, improved product registration section and a Product archive section.


Mean Red Music Forms Music-Placement Company
Representing the music of independent artists and composers to the film and TV communities, Mean Red Music has formed Mean Red Music Placement, LLC (MRM Placement, Los Angeles). MORE

Digidesign Offers Special Deal on SampleTank 2 XL
Now through December 20, 2003, registered owners of SampleCell products can visit http://store.digidesign.com to purchase IK Multimedia's plug-in for Pro Tools, SampleTank 2 XL, for $349 (regularly $499). MORE

Larry Chernoff, Joshua Touber Form Chernoff Touber Associates
Using their knowledge in technology, software, post-production and facility design and management to advise entertainment studios, advertising agencies, broadcasters and commercial/promo edit houses, the new company will also provide consulting services for digital asset management, video and data convergence and facility-management software requirements. MORE

Update Your Address Book!
Steinberg USA has moved to 3500 W. Olive Ave., Ste. 300, Burbank, CA 91505.



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