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February 18, 2004

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MARTIN AUDIO W8LM MINI LINE ARRAY JOINS THE FAMILY The latest addition to Martin Audio's starting lineup of Line Arrays, the W8LM Mini Line Array is a compact three-way system combining line array design with innovative horn-loading techniques to produce smooth sound with maximum dynamic impact. The system enclosure measures only 24.4"W x 9.57"H x 15.7"D and weighs a mere 53lbs. www.martin-audio.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio presents the Ninth Annual Mix L.A. Open to be held at the Malibu Country Club (Malibu, Calif.) on Monday, June 14, 2004, 10 a.m. You and your company are cordially invited to participate in the Ninth Annual Mix L.A. Open, a charity golf tournament benefiting programs of the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio. The Mix L.A. Open is a "Best Ball" tournament with a shotgun start. Individuals or companies may sponsor a hole or contest at the tournament. Sponsorships are sold on a first-come, the flyer at mixfoundation.org/LAopen/LAopen.htmlor e-mail Karen Dunn, tournament director, at Karen@tecawards.org or call 925/939-6149. The Foundation for Excellence in Audio also 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 mixfoundation.org.

ICIA InfoComm Week, June 5-11, 2004, Atlanta
Mark your calendars now! Register for InfoComm '04 where you'll get the latest systems integration, production, and rental and staging information. Join 20,000 A/V industry professionals at the Georgia World Congress Center for manufacturer training programs, career-enhancing courses and 600-plus exhibitors on the tradeshow floor.
www.infocomm.org

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 June6-7, 2004, at InfoComm (Atlanta). "Architectural Acoustics: Measurement & Prediction" will be held at this year's NSCA show (Las Vegas, March 16-18, 2004, www.nsca.org). A "Hands-On" Seminar will be held May 24-25 and 27-28, 2004, in Greenville, Ind.
www.synaudcon.com




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NEW SOUND REINFORCEMENT PRODUCTS
Alcons VR12
The VR12 is a two-way compact multipurpose loudspeaker for both portable and permanent applications. Featuring the Alcons RBN601 ribbon driver, the VR12 is ideal for applications where high-output, very high-fidelity sound reinforcement is needed. MORE

Alesis Adds Combo Pedal Board
Alesis announced a Combo Pedal Board for use with amplifiers and keyboards, featuring two foot switches and one expression pedal. The Combo Pedal Board works seamlessly with Alesis SpitFire guitar amplifiers, as well as with keyboards and amplifiers from other manufacturers. MORE

BSS SB2 Omnidrive Control Software
BSS Audio has released its new core control software (Windows 2000/XP), known as SB2, for the Omnidrive FDS-366. The new software allows simultaneous control of multiple units in individual windows and the ability to create custom windows to control discrete functions either individually or as a group of units. MORE

HHB PortaDrive USB 2.0/FireWire Docking Station
HHB's PortaDrive Location Sound Recorder has been updated with a new USB2.0/FireWire docking station that accepts the PortaDrive's removable HD caddy via a slot in the front panel to deliver lightning-fast file transfer with Mac- and PC-based post-production systems. MORE

L-Acoustics Array 2004
L-Acoustics U.S. has made its Array 2004 available to all of its V-DOSC network partners, independent rep firms, dV-DOSC providers and certified V-DOSC engineers. This software is available for free download by clicking on the V-DOSC NTW Page link at www.l-acoustics.com and entering a confidential password provided by the company. MORE

MIPRO ACT-707D Wireless Microphone System
MIPRO's dual 100-channel, true-diversity system (high-quality supercardioid condenser handheld microphone) features a color LCD panel on wireless receiver and the company's ACT(R) (Automatic Channel Targeting) technology, which allows automatic and effortless transmitter channel setup with a simple touch of a ACT button. MORE



NEWS
PMI Ltd Among First in UK to Invest in Midas Verona
Following the launch of the new 8--bus Verona console from Midas at the recent Daytime TP Event, one of the very first purchasers was Surrey-based rental company, PMI Ltd., which bought the board from LMC Ltd. MORE

Stardraw.com Adds New Web Services
Stardraw.com has added two major new enhancements to its suite of design and documentation software, including the External Datasource feature, which provides a fast, flexible solution to the creation and maintenance of a central source for product information such as pricing and other data that is linked to Stardraw's symbols library. The second feature, Synchronize Manufacturers, is a new delivery mechanism for Stardraw's regular monthly symbols updates. MORE

Music Performance Fund Takes New Name, Charts New Directions
The nonprofit Music Performance Trust Funds, a sponsor of free live music, is now known as "The Music Performance Fund" as it pursues an intensified program to build relationships with major foundations and attract corporate co-sponsors to help pay for future programs. MORE

RCF Launches English Site
RCF, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, launched the first RCF-branded Website for the English-speaking market at www.rcfsound.com; the English-language section follows the Italian-language section launched earlier this month.

Ultrafest Specifies Allen & Heath Xone DJ Mixers
Allen&Heath will be the exclusive DJ mixer supplier for this year's annual Ultra Music Festival USA in Miami during the Winter Music Conference on Saturday, March 6, 2004. Xone:V6, Xone:92, Xone:62 and Xone:02 models will be in use on all 11 stages at the event. MORE

Meyer Sound MILO Showcased at TourLink
The recent TourLink event in Orlando, November 21-22, 2003, provided attendees with a unique opportunity to hear and do side-by-side comparisons of line array systems from a number of the major loudspeaker manufacturers. MORE



ON THE ROAD
UK Concert Sound Ltd. Relies on JBL VERTEC for Eric Clapton Tour
Concert Sound Ltd., one of Europe's audio rental companies, has selected JBL's VERTEC VT4889 system for worldwide live sound use. The decision to deploy VERTEC for upcoming European and North American tours by performer Eric Clapton comes after a successful run of events in Japan during November and December. MORE

L-Acoustic dV-DOSC out on 'Hairspray' Tour
Since its debut on Broadway in the summer of 2002, Hairspray, the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the cult-classic John Waters film of the same name, has been packing audiences in at the Neil Simon Theatre night after night. Capitalizing on its success, a duplicate of the smash hit took to the road late last year much in major cities across the U.S. MORE

Rod Stewart Tours With Meyer Sound MILO
Rod Stewart has launched a major arena tour throughout North America, and will be heard through 52 Meyer Sound MILO high-power curvilinear loudspeakers. Lars Brogaard is at the helm of the rig, serving as both front-of-house engineer and production manager for Stewart's first major North American tour in three years. Sound Image of Escondido, Calif., is providing the sound system. MORE

Martin Audio Powers Celebration of America
One of the most popular family attractions in Branson, Mo, is Celebration City, a multimedia nighttime theme park for young adults and families. The centerpiece is "Celebrate," a one-hour multimedia laser show that caps the show by taking the audience on a journey through five-and-a-half decades of life in the United States, covering significant historic and pop culture events from the 1950s and culminating in a tribute for "everyday American heroes" such as firefighters, teachers and nurses. MORE

Neumann Mics Cover Santa Fe Jazz Festival
Bassist/film composer Dan Kolton and recording artist Bruce Dunlap's Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival celebrated its third series of concerts this fall. During the three-week period that commenced on October 19, 2004 -- a total of 24 concerts, featuring Randy and Michael Brecker, Bill Frisell, Kenny Werner and Dave Holland -- attracted thousands of fans, Dunlap was responsible for the overall direction of the festival and Kolton oversaw the recording and front-of-house mixing for the package of shows. MORE



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