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July 6, 2004 Volume 3, Number 13

Table of Contents
Underground Sound Welcomes Back Mike Simmons
Clear Channel Chooses Symetrix AirTools Delays

"I've tried other systems and I'll never go back"

Christopher Wade Damerst was the recipient of two Grammy Awards in 2003. A multifaceted-phenom, Christopher has also garnered major credits as a producer, engineer, composer, drum programmer, and remix artist using SONAR over the last few years with: The Rolling Stones, Santana, Pink, Robbie Williams, Edwin McCain, Willie Nelson, Robin Williams, Bennie Man, Collin Blades, Keith Urban, Thalia, and the The Exies, among many others.

"SONAR 3 Producer Edition is the center of my workflow. No matter what I'm working on, SONAR expands my creativity by allowing me to get to advanced stages more quickly and effectively than anything I've ever used before."

Visit www.cakewalk.com/Artist/Damerst to read the full interview with Christopher.


The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio 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.

AKG recently introduced the new GN 155 CHOIR, a nonhanging microphone comprising a 62-inch gooseneck module mounted onto a 15-pound, shock-isolated telescoping clutch stand that is height-adjustable from six to nine feet. MORE

De-Vice ISON EQ Plug-In
De-Vice Plug-Ins announces the launch of ISON, a brand-new high-end EQ for Creamware's Scope DSP systems for Mac and PC. MORE

Genelec New 8000 MDE Monitor Series
Genelec recently introduced the MDE!" Series, its new line of near-field two-way systems. The bi-amplified active monitor series comprises three new models: the 8030A, 8040A and 8050A. These new models have been designed to replace the 1029A, 1030A and 1031A, respectively. MORE

Now Shipping: Moog MuRF
Moog Music is now shipping MuRF, a new analog effects module designed by Bob Moog in the Moogerfoogers line. MORE

Sennheiser SH230, SH250 Headsets
Sennheiser recently introduced two new headsets: the entry-level over-the-head monaural headset SH230 ($84) and binaural headset SH250 ($116). Both incorporate Sennheiser's patented ActiveGard sound compression technology. MORE

Register to win an AiRR 100 professional microphone stand
Finally a large boom microphone stand designed for recording professionals by recording professionals. Available in three sizes, the largest AiRR booms extend to 8' and have a large adjustment crank for easy height adjustment. They also include a removable three-wheel tripod base with telescopic adjustable locking legs and a fast locking and unlocking boom angle locks. Two sandbag counterweights and a custom carrying bag are included.
For more information - www.networkpromktg.com


Underground Sound Welcomes Back Mike Simmons
Mike Simmons, who managed Nashville-based pro audio rental/sales company Underground Sound from 1992 --to 2001, re-joins the company as co-owner and general manager. John Alexander, formerly head tech and customer support specialist for Dreamhire Nashville, also joins the UGS staff. The 18-year-old company also reports the addition of a Macintosh G5 to their arsenal of Pro Tools|HD rigs. Visit undergroundsound.com for more information.

Digidesign Offers Real-time Web Licensing, Plug-in Rentals
With the help of new iLok support, Digidesign Pro Tools users can purchase and download Web licenses (or authorizations) from the DigiStore in real time. With this new functionality, Digidesign and Digidesign Development Partner plug-ins and other software options (such as DigiTranslator) can be licensed at the point of sale, and then securely and immediately transferred directly to any inserted iLok USB Smart Key or deposited into a user's iLok.com account. MORE

Axia Partners With Scott Studios, Radio Systems
Axia Audio, the new subsidiary of Telos Systems that specializes in networked studio audio, has announced partnerships with Scott Studios (scottstudios.com), makers of digital audio distribution systems and professional audio software, and Radio Systems (radiosystems.com), the company behind the StudioHub+ prewired cabling solution for broadcast audio components. MORE

Arturia Wants to Know How You Work
Arturia, the digital sound software company responsible for the Storm Music Studio, Moog Modular V, minimoog V and CS-80V, would like to know more about the way you work -- or plan to work -- with MIDI keyboard controllers. MORE

Studio For Sale: Citycabin, Minneapolis
Citycabin, a home studio owned by Alex Oana, is for sale. A "house of music" for more than 30 years, the space once housed Twin/Tone Records and has welcomed clients such as The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Husker Du, Spymob and many more. MORE

Clear Channel Chooses Symetrix AirTools Delays
Media giant Clear Channel recently purchased several Symetrix AirTools Broadcast Audio Delays for use in their radio stations nationwide. The devices allow station personnel to edit objectionable content before it reaches the air. The move was prompted, in part, by new legislative measures aimed at cleaning up the nation's airwaves. Broadcaster's General Store, based in Ocala, Fla., handled the sale. MORE

Molex Inc. Becomes UXPi Member
Molex has become a member of the Unified 10Gbps physical-layer Initiative (UXPi). UXPi's goal is to promote a common physical-layer standard for serial chip-to-chip and backplane data transmission at 10 Gbps, and Molex joined the group in an effort to develop and promote that goal. MORE


On Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at 7:30 p.m., the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and American Cinematheque will co-present "Big Movie Sound Effects: Behind the Scenes and Out of the Speakers" in Hollywood's Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre (in the Egyptian Theatre). Dane Davis, MPSE, and Gary Rydstrom, MPSE, will present excerpts from their Oscar- and Golden Reel Award-winning work as supervising sound editor/designers on The Matrix and Jurassic Park. For more information, visit MPSE and American Cinematheque at MPSE.org and americancinematheque.com, respectively.

Upcoming TerraSonde training classes: July 15, 2004, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., discussing "Unlock the Box Level 1: Toolbox Acoustic Analysis Tools" in Denver; July 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., discussing "Unlock the Box Level 2: Advanced Tools," also in Denver; September 9 (Level 1); and September 10 (Level 2) in Minneapolis. For applications, visit terrasonde.com/training/seminars.php.


The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program (PNWFS) and Napier University (Edinburgh, Scotland) announced that course registration for their inaugural two-week film summer-intensive led by Hollywood composer Hummie Mann is now open. The course, held at Napier University's Ian Tomlin School of Music, runs from Monday, August 23, 2004, to Friday, September 3. Full details of the content of Film Scoring 1, 2 and 3 and registration details of the course can be found on Pacific Northwest's Website (pnwfilmmusic.com/), and information on the Napier Ian Tomlin School of Music can be found at napier.ac.uk/depts/music/tomlin.html.

The third annual Surround Conference & Technology Showcase 2004 will be held August 30 to September 1 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel.

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 consumer@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com.

The Northeast showcase finals for Disc Makers' Independent Music World Series (IMWS) will take place at New York City's The Lion's Den on October 21, 2004, and will feature a bevy of indie acts competing for $35,000 in music gear and prizes. The competition is open to all musicians not currently signed to a major record label and to all styles and genres of music. To be eligible for the Northeast showcase, at least one bandmember must reside in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia or Washington, D.C. Submissions must be postmarked by August 19, 2004. Bands and artists can log onto discmakers.com/imws to register.

Home Entertainment 2004 will take place in San Francisco, November 4-7, 2004, at the Westin-St. Francis Hotel. Advance tickets can be ordered at HomeEntertainment-EXPO.com.


Speaker proposals for the 2005 International CES Conference (January 6 to 9, 2005) must be submitted online at CESweb.org/speakers by July 30, 2004.

Applications for Berklee College of Music is accepting applications for its online music education scholarship program. Five students will have the opportunity to study at berkleemusic.com, the school's online extension for a one-year period and will receive all required Berklee Press books. Applications are due by August 15, 2004. Complete information can be found at berkleemusic.com/scholarships.

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 publishing@digitalbear.com.

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