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Announcements from Mix
NAB New Products
NAB: Omni Presents White Paper
Musikmesse: BIAS Launches "Spark to Peak" Spring Promotion
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
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MIX
The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio presents the Ninth Annual Mix L.A. Open at the Malibu Country Club on Monday, June 14, 2004, at 10 a.m. For more information, download a flyer at mixfoundation.org/LAopen/LAopen.html or e-mail Karen Dunn, tournament director, at Karen@tecawards.org; phone: 925/939-6149. The foundation 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.
Register for InfoComm '04, June 5-11, 2004, in Atlanta, 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. infocomm.org
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NAB NEW PRODUCTS
The NAB 2004 Convention hits Las Vegas from April 17-22, 2004. The conference will feature a new track, "Worship Technology Conference," which will focus on technologies used in producing programming for churches and ministries held April 19-22, 2004 (nab.org/conventions/nab2004/Default.asp). While at the NSCA show, be sure to stop by and pick up a copy of Mix at booth #1234!" Here are a few products making their NAB debut:
Gepco HBB Hybrid Fiber Breakout Box
Holophone, a division of Rising Sun Productions Ltd., will launch its first commercial product, The Holophone H2-PRO Surround Sound Microphone, at NAB (in SRS Labs' booth #N1502). The H2-PRO incorporates a new design that maintains the patented "head" shape, adds 8-channel recording capability (5.1 channels plus a top channel and a center-rear channel), and has an improved connector and handle. Priced at $6,000 U.S., the Holophone H2-PRO will begin shipping by July. MORE
Mackie dXb*400, Onyx, Many Others
Neutrik AA Series
At NAB 2004 (booth #N3918), Sanken will show four new microphones. MORE
StageTec AURUS, CANTUS, C.A.S.
Symetrix AirTools 6200 Voice Processor
TAPCO Studio Monitors
Musikmesse: Steinberg HALion 3, WaveLab 5, Alliance With Yamaha
NAB: Omni Presents White Paper
Omni president Frank Foti and Scott Martin of Nautel will release their joint white paper, "Enhancing the Digital Path: Digital Multiplex (D-MPX) Connectivity," at the Broadcast Engineering Conference, at 3 p.m., Monday, April 19, at the NAB Convention Center, Room N110. MORE
Musikmesse: BIAS Launches "Spark to Peak" Spring Promotion
BIAS Inc. announced at Musikemesse that Peak 4.1 (currently shipping) is now offered at a discount to users of TC Works and TC Electronic's Spark and Spark XL audio software, available until June 31, 2004, for $299, a $200 discount. MORE
Vienna Announces Price Increase
Marcellus Alexander Named President NAB Education Foundation
Boulder, Colo.-based Airshow Mastering has hired Dominick Maita as senior engineer. Maita brings more than 20 years of experience in pro audio, including stints as chief recording engineer at RPM Studios (New York City) and as a freelance engineer/mixer throughout the U.S. and Europe. Most recently, he was a mastering engineer at Sterling Sound in New York City. Recent mastering clients include projects by Darden Smith, Nnenna Freelon, Fall Out Boy and Loudon Wainwright III. MORE
Audio-Technica Holds Annual Charity Sale
Sennheiser Announces Regional Structure, Promotions
Guitar Center Opens Texas Locale
The next Pro Tools users meeting will be held in Los Angeles following the NAB show in April 2004. The discussion topic will be "Mixing Inside and Outside of Pro Tools." Industry pro Tom Graham and Digidesign reps will be debating the merits of mixing inside your DAW, and at least oneÑpossibly twoÑleading manufacturers will have special previews of new mixing products of particular interest to the Pro Tools user. For more information, visit protoolsusers.org/.
Spectrasonics' virtual instruments Stylus, Atmosphere and Trilogy will be featured on-tour with Apple Computer as they cross Canada during six "Join the Music Revolution" demonstration events. The free, all-day seminars will offer real-time demos on how to create original music tracks on a Macintosh. There will also be a vendor fair featuring sales representatives for Spectrasonics products and information on other leading Macintosh music solutions. For more information on the Apple tour, visit apple.ca/musicrevolution; interested attendees can register online at apple.com/goToSeries.html?id=4298.
Streaming Media East, Streaming & Digital Media Solutions for the Business World (streamingmedia.com/east/), will be held May 11-12, 2004, at the Hilton NY in New York City. It features more than 30 sessions and three tracks on business, technology and content subjects. Hear the latest issues pertaining to such topics ascollaborative applications, live broadcasting, content-protection strategies, TV networks and streaming, broadband content models, enterprise applications, wireless services and solutions, streaming for education and security, Web conferencing, eLearning, the cost of streaming and more.
The National Association of Record Industry Professionals presents "Hit Records and Blockbuster Movies: A Match Made in Heaven?" to be held Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at the Beverly Garland Hotel (Studio City, Calif.) at 7:30 p.m. (cocktails at 6:30 p.m.); discussion will center on the effect of blockbuster movies on record sales and box office. Panelists include John Anderson (senior VP, film and TV Music at Windswept Pacific), John Houlihan (Training Day, Austin Powers series, The Bachelor, etc.) of Soundtrack Music Associates, music supervisor Frankie Pine (Chasing Papi, Santa Clause 2, Ocean s Eleven) and moderator Tess Taylor, president of NARIP. Register at narip.com or call 818/769-7007.
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.
Syn-Aud-Con Update: A 'Hands-On" Seminar will be held May 24-25 and 27-28, 2004, in Greenville, Ind. synaudcon.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.
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2004 will be held June 28-July 2, 2004, in San Francisco. Session tracks include application technologies, development tools, enterprise IT, graphics and media, hardware technologies, OS foundations and QuickTime digital media. developer.apple.com/wwdc/
Music China/Prolight + Sound Shanghai will be held October 20-23, 2004, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (China). With confirmed national pavilions from Germany, Italy, Taiwan, the UK and the U.S., plus exhibitors from 10 additional countries, the show promises to be a truly international showcase of musical instruments and pro audio and lighting equipment. For more information, visit musikmesse.com, prolight-sound.com or e-mail email@example.com.
Entries for the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition are currently being accepted until May 28, 2004. Winning songs will receive airplay on nationally syndicated radio program "Acoustic CafŽ" and XM Radio, as well as $50,000 in cash, merchandise and exposure. Songs may be entered in 15 categories, including pop, rock and country. For more information, visit songwriting.net.
Playboy.com and SuicideGirls have teamed up to present the "Search for America' Best Unsigned Band." Now through June 1, 2004, aspiring musical acts not affiliated with a record label can log onto Playboy.com to enter the contest. The winning band will receive their choice of $2,500 in studio time or cash, or the Playboy "Hottie" Gibson guitar. The band will also be featured in an article on Playboy.com and will open one show for the popular SuicideGirls Burlesque Act. Entrants must be a band or solo artist, 18 years or older and reside in the United States. Additional rules and guidelines can be found at Playboy.com
Prospective vocalists for the Montreal International Musical Competition (May 9-20, 2005), formerly known as Jeunesses Musicales Montreal International Competition, have until January 21, 2005, to send in their application form, which can be found at jeunessesmusicales.com.
DBE Publishing, a branch of Digital Bear Entertainment, an independent artist development, production and publishing company in Boston, is seeking songwriters with recordings for placement in television programs, commercials and feature films. Artists interested in placing their work in sound-for-picture applications should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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