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December 18, 2003 Volume 2, Number 25

Table of Contents
Broadjam Releases MetaJam for Mac
JBL Shows LSR6300 Series Studio Monitors
Amp Announces Call for Entries for 2003 National Mixer of the Year
Pacifica Software Creates Site for Studio Managers
Events


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ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
Representatives from the House Ear Institute (HEI) and Shure will provide free hearing screenings to attendees and exhibitors at the 2004 NAMM Winter Show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The hearing screenings are located at the rear of Hall E and available January 15-18 during regular show hours, and beginning 30 minutes before the show opens to accommodate exhibitors. MORE

Mix's sister publication, Remix, and Digidesign invite you to win an autographed Mbox from Crystal Method! Mbox, Digidesign's powerful Pro Tools LE micro studio, offers you ease-of-use and precision sound in a very small, very portable package. For more info and entry details, click here! If you'd like to create your own mix for a chance to win some fabulous prizes from Mixman, Karmaloop, DJ.net and Remix, as well as have your track featured on an upcoming LADJ: The Movie film soundtrack, click here to find out more!




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PRODUCTS
Broadjam Releases MetaJam for Mac
The Mac version of MetaJam allows musicians to wrap metadata around their digital songs or music tracks so that catalog searches on genre, subject matter and production style can be easily conducted. The software then uploads the song data and audio files, synchronizing with Broadjam's music search engine. MORE

Daking FET Compressor II
Geoffrey Daking & Co. Inc. has introduced the FET Compressor II, an updated version of the Daking FET Compressor that features a new internal switch to facilitate active use of the gain makeup pot for console applications and also to fully bypass in line-level rig applications. MORE


JBL Shows LSR6300 Series Studio Monitors
JBL unveiled its flagship LSR6300 Series line of studio monitors, which incorporates patented transducer technologies and features to minimize detrimental effect on response caused by the acoustic properties of the room. The result is more accurate performance at the mix position in any size control room. MORE

M-Audio Shipping Studiophile SBX Sub
Designed to work with the BX5 active bi-amplified reference monitors and Studiophile BX8s, M-Audio's Studiophile SBX subwoofer is now shipping. MORE

Metric Halo Adds +DSP to Mobile I/O 2882
Metric Halo's Mobile I/O 2882+DSP is a portable, one-rackspace, 18-in/20-out audio mixing and routing interface with built-in digital signal processing that can be powered entirely from a Mac FireWire bus. The newly released +DSP environment introduces an onboard processing chip that offers users access to Metric Halo's signal processing effects without sacrificing computer processing power. MORE

Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones
Based on the overall design of the Sennheiser HD 600, the dynamic open-air HD 650 combines an extremely flat frequency response (10 to 39,500 Hz/-10 dB) with natural dynamics, superior resolution and a smooth, uncolored sound. The biggest difference comes in the new model's enhanced bass response, an upgraded cable and reduced distortion in the high frequencies. MORE

TerraTec Producer Adds to SINE Series
Rounding out TerraTec Producer's SINE Series are two electronic instruments -- the Warp SINE 9 (pictured), a MIDI analog multimode filter, and the SINE MB 33 II, an analog bass synthesizer -- and three studio tools: two direct in boxes and the SINE CT 1 chromatic tuner. MORE




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NEWS YOU CAN USE
Amp Announces Call for Entries for 2003 National Mixer of the Year
The Association of Music Producers (AMP) announced a call for entries for the 2003 Mixer of the Year Award, which will be presented in Los Angeles in March at a special evening event to be hosted by AMP. This award celebrates the talents of a post-production audio mixer for television commercials and recognizes their important role in the success of a TV commercial. The deadline for entries is January 31, 2004. MORE

Smart Loops Debuts Live Studio Drums Service
Smart Loops' new Live Studio Drums service provides professional custom-recorded drum tracks created specifically for each customer. LSD projects are delivered to customers with multitrack files (kick track, snare track, toms tracks, overheads tracks, etc.), allowing clients to mix the song any way they choose. MORE

Roland Expands Product Support Hours
Due to customer demand, Roland's new product support hours are now 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST), Monday through Friday. The phone number remains 323/890-3740.

Holiday Special Offer From LedBelly Sound Studio
LedBelly Sound Studio (Canton, Ga.) is offering limited-time discounted rates: Book weekdays December 8-23, 2003, at $25 per hour and weekends during the same time period at $35 per hour. Call 770/345-0908 to book a session.

AudioGraph International Celebrates 10 Years
Jose "Chilitos" Valenzuela welcomed friends and colleagues to his Bel Air, Calif., home to celebrate the 10-year anniversary for his Santa Monica-based company, AudioGraph International. The occasion also marked the release of Valenzuela's book, The Complete Pro Tools Handbook. MORE


Pacifica Software Creates Site for Studio Managers
Pacifica Software LLC, a provider of online business solutions, announced the availability of StudioSchedule.com, a Website designed specifically for managing recording studio schedules. Using StudioSchedule.com, studio managers can track their sessions from any Internet-connected computer without installing additional software. MORE

Euphonix Adds TerraSonde Gear to Max Air Broadcast Tour
TerraSonde's Digital Audio Toolbox is now part of the Euphonix MaxAir broadcast truck. The Digital Audio Toolbox is designed for digital audio analysis and provides an extensive set of professional, bench-level digital audio analysis tools in a portable format. MORE

Sterling Sound Welcomes Leon Zervos
New York City-based Sterling Sound has hired Leon Zervos as senior mastering engineer; Zervos was recently a senior mastering engineer at New York City's Masterdisk. MORE

Eric Rudd Adds Metric Halo to Broadcast Rig
For the past 10 years, freelance recording engineer Eric Rudd has been involved with a side project that has allowed him to escape the studio and visit such exotic locales as Africa, Cyprus, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Panama and Hawaii. Last year, Rudd, a music coordinator for three of the Miss Universe Organization's annual pageant telecasts, as well as a recording engineer, added Metric Halo Mobile I/O, a digital recording, editing and mixing solution, to his rig, which allows him to transition between music recording and broadcast. MORE




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EVENTS THIS MONTH
Events
The December 4 meeting of the Los Angeles Pro Tools Users Group was a huge success with the Avid/Digidesign demonstration of new tools for post-production. The next meeting is provisionally planned for January 20, 2004, at 7.30 p.m. The meeting will be co-hosted by Sony Plug-Ins, where the company will be talking about its new Pro Tools Reverb and EQ Plug-Ins, which will be launched at the upcoming NAMM show. There will also be an opportunity to catch up on all the other new product updates and announcements from the show. Registered members of ProToolsUsers will recieve an invitation nearer to the time; if you're not already a member visit 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 the basic operation of the PM1d system and its use in various applications. Next session: 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.



UPCOMING EVENTS
The Parsons Center for Audio Studies is accepting enrollment for its Critical Listening for Audio Professionals weekend, held January 17-18, 2004.

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).

SXSW MUSIC AND MEDIA CONFERENCE (March 17-21, 2004), celebrating its 18th edition, will showcase hundreds of musical acts from around the globe every evening for five nights on 50 stages in downtown Austin, Texas. By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center and partake of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature. For developments, visit sxsw.com.

Registration is now open at nscaexpo.org for the 2004 NSCA Systems Integration Expo, March 19-21, 2004, in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Badges and class tickets are available online or by using the faxable registration forms found in the 2004 brochure that was mailed December 1.

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.



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