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June 4, 2004 Volume 3, Number 11

Table of Contents
Announcements From Mix
Now Shipping: Apogee AD-16X, DA-16X
Upgrade Offer to Reason 2.5
Design Issue Expanded


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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 today for InfoComm 04, the premier exhibition and conference for the pro audio/visual communications industry, to be held June 5-11, 2004, in Atlanta. Visit infocomm04.expoexchange.com/ for up-to-date details.

Check in and Check Out the Remix Hotel NYC!
Returning to the SAE Institute of Technology on June 25-27, 2004, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily, the Remix Hotel NYC features technology partners Digidesign, M-Audio, Propellerhead, Ableton, Blue Sky, Cakewalk, Denon, Emagic, Event Electronics, IK Multimedia, Ilio, Mackie, Pioneer DJ, Planet X, Rane, Serato, Sirius, Steinberg, Turntable Lab, Music Marketing, Promo Only and more signing on every day! Speical events, artist appearances and shows being announce online at nyc.remixhotel.com. SAE is located at 1293 Broadway, 9th Floor of the Staples/Daffy's building at 6th Ave at W 34th. Register online today at nyc.remixhotel.com!


Now Shipping: Apogee AD-16X, DA-16X
Apogee's AD-16X and DA-16X converters are now available worldwide through authorized dealers and distributors. The AD-16X and DA-16X are designed for use in digital audio conversions and offer 192k sampling rates, the C777 clocking technology from Apogee's Big Ben, a redesigned power supply and analog section, and direct connectivity to Pro Tools|HD with the X-HD card. FireWire-enabled computers can connect directly to Apogee's optional X-FireWire card. MORE

Behringer New Studio, DJ Headphones
Behringer announced two new headphones to its studio and DJ line: the HPS5000 closed-type high-performance studio headphones and the HPX4000 closed-type high-definition DJ headphones. MORE

Harrison Generation-3 TVDSL
Harrison's Generation-3 TVDSL broadcast console sports 60 faders in 86 inches with four fader layers and features the company's Profiling control, which lets the user place any source or channel configuration in any physical position on the fly. MORE

Optogate PB-05
Optogate's PB-05 is an automatic microphone gate that can be plugged between the microphone and cable. Equipped with an infrared sensor, the PB-05 recognizes if someone is in front of the mic and switches it on; it no one is in front of a mic, the PB-05 will automatically turn the mic off. MORE

SADiE Version 5.3 Softwar
SADiE announced the imminent availability of software Version 5.3 for its Series 5 range of digital audio workstations. Timed to coincide with the launch of the new SADiE PCM-H64 large scale multitrack post-production DAW, the update introduces many new multitrack editing features. MORE

Steinberg Cubase SX/SL, Nuendo Version 2.2
Version 2.2 of Nuendo, Cubase SX and Cubase SL offer new remote-control features, with Cubase SX and Nuendo also receiving three new VST plug-ins (two virtual synths and one VST filter effect). The update for all three programs is now available as a free download to existing owners at steinbergusa.com. MORE



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NEWS YOU CAN USE

Upgrade Offer to Reason 2.5
Propellerhead Software announced a special offer for a limited time to Reason Adapted users to upgrade to the full Reason 2.5 version for $299 until August 31, 2004. Reason Adapted customers can purchase Upgrade packages from Reason dealers or the Propellerhead's Website at propellerheads.se.

Remote Recording, Skywalker Sound, Hit Factory Team Up
Remote Recording, Skywalker Sound and The Hit Factory have embarked on a marketing alliance in which the mobile recording facility will use The Hit Factory for music mixing and post on the East Coast and Skywalker in the West. ""It's a great way to keep our clients assured of only the best sound engineers, technology and creative input with only one phone call," commented Karen Brinton, VP of Remote Recording. "It also allows us to take advantage of competitive pricing at the same time." MORE

Sound Designer Aaron Keane Joins Blazing Music + Sound
Aaron Keane, a 15-year veteran who experience ranges from major-label recordings and live concert production to mixing and post-production for films/TV shows/national advertising spots, has joined Raleigh, N.C.-based Blazing Music + Sound as its senior engineer/composer/sound designer. MORE

hsr/ny Launches Online Music Search
hsr/ny has expanded its music library and music search capabilities with its new Online Music Search, which offers 15 terabytes of online storage (almost 900,000 pieces of music). MORE

Blick Named National Sales Manager for Studer USA
Studer recently appointed Clayton Blick as its national sales manager. Based just outside of New York City, Blick is now overseeing all aspects of Studer's domestic sales efforts on a daily operations basis; Harman Pro North America is actively recruiting further members for the Studer USA sales team. Blick will initially focus his main sales activities on the Eastern half of the country, with a Western region sales manager to be appointed shortly. MORE


DESIGN ISSUE EXPANDED

Every June, Mix focuses on studio design and acoustics, be it determining the correct placement of gear in tight quarters for an accurate sweet spot, profiling a multimillion-dollar redesign for a hip hop superstar or finding the all-too-important monitor -- surround or otherwise. Mix continues its design coverage in this issue of MixLine; for additional information, be sure to check out our June 2004 issue!

BiCoastal Brings in SymNet Control
Recently, Johnson Knowles, resident technical guru at the Dallas-based Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG), integrated SymNet into BiCoastal Music (Ossining, N.Y.), to operate as the 5.1 monitor system controller. RBDG designed the new studio last year (which features an SSL C200 fully digital mixing console) and is now open for business. MORE

NMT Adds to HDTV Mobile Fleet
National Mobile Television is building two new high-definition television (HDTV) mobile units this year, with the first set to roll out now. NMT will add three more HD units for use in 2005, raising the number of HDTV mobile units in the company's fleet to 10 out of 47. The two new trucks will initially be used for Fox Sport's NFL games this coming fall and other HD events during the rest of the year. MORE

Final Stage Mastering Preps for SACD With SADiE
Nashville-based audio mastering facility Final Stage Mastering has purchased a new SADiE DSD8 multichannel digital audio workstation. The system, delivered in December 2003, will share space with an existing SADiE 24/96 at the facility before it becomes the centerpiece of a new mastering suite, designed by Chris Huston, planned for later this year. MORE

Genelec Brought Into Young Avenue Sound
Young Avenue Sound, the recording and production division of Memphis Records, has added a new pair of Genelec 1037C tri-amplified active monitors and Genelec 7071A active subwoofer. Opened December 15, 2003, the studios at Young Avenue Sound were designed by Alan Stewart, a former associate of studio designer Tom Hidley. The Genelec monitoring system was installed and acoustically calibrated by Bruce Bartone, national sales manager of Genelec, following the sale by Frank Conway of dealer Audio One's Nashville office and Jeff Mac, principal of regional rep firm Techrep Marketing. MORE

Shaw Brothers Add Euphonix System 5s to Movie City Project
Film company The Shaw Brothers, which founded Hong Kong's movie industry and is a major shareholder of the Hong Kong Movie City Project (state-of-the-art audio post facilities), has chosen Euphonix to supply eight System 5 digital audio mixing systems. The new 100,000-plus-square-meter complex, which is currently under construction, will feature full service audio post services including an ADR/Foley stage, a scoring studio, eight audio post mix rooms, a 5.1 dubbing suite and a full feature-film 400-seat dubbing theater. MORE

CRAS Upgrades to Pro Tools|HD
In addition to upgrading its Pro Tools labs, studios and mobile rigs to Pro Tools|HD, the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (Gilbert, Ariz.) has created eight mobile Pro Tools LE rigs using the new Digi 002 Rack FireWire interface. MORE


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