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February 4, 2004 Volume 2, Number 3

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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(R) 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. http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/default.asp


Coinciding with the NAB Convention in Las Vegas, April 17-22, 2004, Mix will publish the second annual Mix NAB Audio Products Directory, which will be distributed at the convention and to Mix, Millimeter and Video Systems subscribers. Audio manufacturers, make sure your company stands out among the 1,500 exhibitors by listing your hottest products for FREE! MORE

The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced that the 20th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2004, at the Marriott Hotel in San Francisco. The TEC Awards honors outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design. For more information, visit http://mixfoundation.org.

SXSW MUSIC AND MEDIA CONFERENCE, 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. 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. For developments: sxsw.com


Winter NAMM 2004 just wrapped in Anaheim, Calif. Here are a few products that made their NAMM debut. Also check out mixonline.com for a complete show report from the Mix editors.

AKG C1000 S

Arturia minimoog V

Behringer TRUTH B2031A, Tube UltraGain MIC200, B-Control Fader BCF2000, Rotary BCR2000, B-Control Audio BCA2000, Monitor 1C

BIAS Peak 4.1, BIAS SoundSoap

Daking Mic-Pre IV

dbx 162SL Stereo Compressor/Limiter With AutoVelocity

Ego Systems MaXiO XD, NeON/A ON, nEar06 Monitors, M-fire M9600, Juli@, USB MIDI Driver for Windows

Korg Legacy Collection of Virtual Instruments/Effects Plug-Ins

Mackie dXb 200, Big Knob

Matrox Millennium P650 Upgrade Kit

Minnetonka discWelder BRONZE


PSP Audioware MasterQ

Roland VS8F-3 Studio Expansion Card, Micro Cube, DM-10/DM-20 Digital Studio Monitors, VS-2000CD Digital Studio Workstation

Sony Expands Oxford Plugs

Spectrasonics S.A.G.E. Technology, Stylus RMX

Synthology Ivory

Tapco S 8, Squeez

Tascam US-2400 Fader Controller

Ultimate Sound Bank Charlie

Yamaha PC Music Studio Kit, 02R96 Version 2, SPX2000 Studio Manager Software, mLAN16E Expansion Card, VST Plug-Ins, O.N.E. Systems


Transamerica Broken Into
On Christmas Eve, thieves broke into the facilities at Transamerica Audio Group in Las Vegas and stole a number of items from the company's audio inventory. Worse yet, the criminals also took the wrapped Christmas presents that company owner Brad Lunde had bought for his children and kept hidden at the warehouse. MORE

Update Your Address Book
The Site Recording has moved to 4460-16 Redwood Highway, No. 365, San Rafael, CA 94903-1951; 415/662-2046; fax 415/662-2386; thesiterecording.com.

Grammy Hall of Fame Adds 33 Recordings
The Recording Academy announced the newest additions to its Grammy Hall of Fame, adding 33 recordings to a list that now includes 639 titles. Selections are drawn from all major categories of music. The selections include Johnny Cash's Johnny Cash at San Quentin, Artur Rubenstein's Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes, Ma Rainey's "See See Rider Blues" and Glen Campbell's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix." Other artists with selections this year include Miles Davis; Earth, Wind & Fire; Al Jolson; B.B. King; and Queen. MORE

Tom Dowd DVD to be Released in April
Tom Dowd & The Language of Music, a feature-length, independently produced documentary, will be available April 6, 2004, from Palm Pictures (palmpictures.com). MORE

M-Audio Announces 'Educator's Guide to Music Technology'
M-Audio;s Educator's Guide to Music Technology, written by educator Stephanie Sobey-Jones, gives teachers a simple and straightforward introduction to the world of digital audio. Using nontechnical language, Sobey-Jones explains the concept of keyboard controllers; helps educators to determine whether PCI, USB or FireWire is the ideal solution for a specific classroom; describes how software programs like Propellerhead Reason can be used to teach signal flow and routing; and much more. MORE


Fits & Starts Productions, LLC Surround Sound Road Tour schedule has been updated: Webster University (St. Louis), Conference Room in the Emerson Library, February 17, 2004, at 7 p.m. (RSVP: Gary Gottlieb, 314/961-2660 x7962, aes@webster.edu); Kansas City Kansas Community College, Performing Arts Center, February 18, 2004, at 6 p.m. (RSVP: Steve Owens, 816/665-7635; Ian Corbett, 913/288 7317); Ford Audio-Video Systems Inc. (Oklahoma City), February 19, 2004, at 6 p.m. (RSVP: Heather Lutz, 405/946-9966); Austin Community College (Austin, Texas), February 23, 2004, at 7 p.m. (RSVP: Geoffrey Schulman, 512/223-4004); University of Texas-San Antonio, Durango Building, February 24, 2004, at 7 p.m. (RSVP: Dr. Dave Sebald, dsebald@utsa.edu, 210/458-5327); University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, February 26, 2004, at 7 p.m. (RSVP: Robert Elliott, 870/575-8916).

Sounds Expo 2004 (Wembley Exhibition Centre, Hall 2, London), will be held February 10-12, 2004.

Thursday February 12, from noon to 1 p.m.: NAPRS (Nashville Association of Professional Recording Services) will hold its annual meeting at ASCAP, Two Music Square West, where they will vote for the Board of Directors; specifically, four studio positions and two non-studio positions will be filled during this election. If you cannot attend but would like to cast your vote by proxy, contact Tamera Petrash at 615/308-4601.

Syn-Aud-Con Update: "System Optimization & Design" will be held on February 16-20, 2004 (Phoenix); March 1-5, 2004 (Memphis); and April 26-30, 2004 (Grand Rapids, Mich.). "System Optimization" only will be held February 1-2, 2004, at IE-Europe (Switzerland); and June 6-7, 2004, at InfoComm (Atlanta). "Architectural Acoustics: Measurement & Prediction" will be held at this year's NSCA show (Las Vegas, March 16-18, 2004). A "Hands-On" Seminar will be held May 24-25 and 27-28, 2004, in Greenville, Ind.

The Yamaha Commercial Audio Division has been conducting PM1D digital audio mixing system schools throughout 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.

The next NARIP Workshop, "The Distribution Solution: Getting Music From Concept to Consumer," will feature Clay Pasternack on Saturday, February 21, 2004, at the Beverly Garland Hotel (Beverly Garland Theater), 4222 Vineland Ave., Studio City, CA 91604, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The next ProTools Users meeting won't be until early April, but in the meantime, toward the end of February, ProTools Users will be getting together with Apple Emagic for a "What's New?" update and tuition evening, which will include an overview and training session on the new combined Logic Pro package, as well as Logic Express, Soundtrack and GarageBand. To register for the event (date to be confirmed), visit protoolsusers.org.


The third annual Digital Media Summit will be held March 8-9, 2004, at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles.

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 next Mobile Entertainment Summit will be held March 21, 2004, in Atlanta at CTIA Wireless.

NAB2004, April 17-22, 2004, in Las Vegas, will feature a new track, "Worship Technology Conference," which will focus on technologies used in producing programming for churches and ministries. April 19-22, 2004.

Home Entertainment 2004 will take place in two locales: New York City (May 20-23, 2004, at the New York Hilton) and San Francisco (November 4-7, 2004, at the Westin-St. Francis Hotel). Advance tickets can be ordered at HomeEntertainment-EXPO.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.


The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is looking for a teen spokesperson who will help convey the "integral aspect of consumer electronics products in teens' live by educating their peers about the latest trends and developments in the industry." The selected person will write teen-focused consumer electronics-related articles, conduct media interviews and serve as a teen advisor to the industry. The contest is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. Students must submit a 400- to 500-word essay or a two to three-minute video segment answering several questions about the importance of technology in their lives. Deadline: March 1, 2004. Online applications are available at ce.org/teentech or by e-mailing teentech@ce.org.

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