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20th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards
Now Shipping: Shure SM86 Wireless Mic Capsule
AKG hosts "The Art of Technology"
Crazy Reindeer Upgrades Facility

20th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards
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.

Enter to win a pair of Alesis ProLinear 7200 DSP Studio Reference Monitors valued at $900 MSRP! Enter through the month of July at http://giveaway.mixonline.com! Complete rules and entry form are available online. No purchase necessary. Eligible winner must be 18 or over and resident of the U.S.

Sabine Ships 2.4 GHz Smart Spectrum&174; Wireless!
The new SWM7000 Series Wireless Microphones are changing expectations of how wireless should perform. With 70 channels of crystal clear audio, absolutely no interference from TV or DTV, built-in digital signal processing (including the patented FBX Feedback Exterminator), extended-life rechargeable batteries, and optional digital audio output, this is the first truly complete wireless microphone system. Click www.sabine.com for the whole story.

Now Shipping: Shure SM86 Wireless Mic Capsule
Offering Shure's patented Audio Reference Companding technology (which uses a variable compression ratio, eliminating wireless artifacts during quiet passages and a high-quality dynamic range) and a setup with automatic synchronization, SLX Wireless Systems support up to 20 compatible systems (area-dependent). MORE

CAD equitek2 Condenser Microphone
CAD's equitek2 condenser mic, the e1002 studio/live condenser, is currently shipping, while the new e602 instrument mic and e3002 large-diaphragm condenser are scheduled to ship after the Summer NAMM show in Nashville (July 23 to 25, 2004). MORE

AKG WMS 400 Wireless System
AKG Acoustics recently introduced its new WMS 400 UHF wireless system for A/V contractors, rental companies or musicians who need a high-performance, frequency-agile wireless microphone system. MORE

Ellipse Blend System
Fishman has released the new Ellipse Blend system, which complements Acoustic-Matrix or Powerjack-equipped guitars, adding blending capabilities without visibly modifying the instrument; the Ellipse Blend is mounted inside the instrument's sound hole. MORE

SPL MixDream
The MixDream ($3,795) is an active, cascadable 16-in-2 analog outboard mixer in a 19-inch/2U format that expands DAWs or digital consoles with analog stereo summing and insert functionality. MORE

AKG hosts "The Art of Technology"
AKG Acoustics recently hosted presentations entitled "The Art of Technology -- The Technology of Art" and concerts at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and at Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City. MORE

Sennheiser Sponsors Search for Future Star Performers
The Emergenza Festival (the European and North American live music festival for up-and-coming bands) began in Rome 14 years ago as a small "battle of the bands" that featured a handful of local acts and less than 300 people in the audience. Today, Emergenza sees more than 3,800 bands competing in 75 cities across 11 countries. The music festival, which features all genres of music, recently began its first year in the United States. MORE

NetBurn's Post-Show CDs of The Doors Available at Door
Immediatek Inc., creator of NetBurn Secure‰ digital delivery and copy control solutions, and parent company of DiscLive Inc. (www.disclive.com), announced that it will be offering NetBurn digital downloads of "An Evening with The Doors of the 21st Century." The group features Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, original members of The Doors, and is fronted by Ian Astbury (The Cult). The performance was recorded live from the Universal Lending Pavilion at the Pepsi Center in Denver on June 18, 2004. Exclusive access to NetBurn downloads of the concert are available at the DiscLive Website for $20, and consumers can create their own concert CDs a few hours after the concert's conclusion. MORE

Stardraw Invests in Support for AutoCAD
In response to Autodesk launching AutoCAD 2005, Stardraw announced that all of its subscription-based applications have been upgraded in support. Support is bi-directional, which means that you can read and edit any .DWG version and save to any .DWG version. This enhancement represents a total rewrite of Stardraw's DWG engine. MORE

VSG Wins Design Contracts to Upgrade Two Broadcasting Facilities
Venue Services Group (VSG), a systems integration and design firm, has been awarded contracts to design and upgrade the broadcasting capabilities for Free Chapel Worship in its Gainesville, Ga., and Le Sea Broadcasting in South Bend, Ind. MORE

Altnet, Aloha Films Bring Warped Tour's Pit to the Street
The Vans Warped Tour has partnered with leading online digital entertainment distributor Altnet to distribute and sell DVD-quality downloads of Warped Tour show footage the day after each concert event. Concert-goers will be able to purchase, download and burn videos from the Warped Tour Website (www.warpedtour.com/unwired.html), Altnet Websites and partners, including Kazaa. The videos will be available in three ways: as daily singles, daily compilations and, eventually, a whole-tour compilation. MORE

Crazy Reindeer Upgrades Facility
The Crazy Reindeer complex in Lapland, Finland, offers full hotel and conference facilities, gourmet dining, saunas, a jacuzzi and a 1,500-capacity venue that is used as a club and live venue. Midas and Klark-Teknik distributors Oy Hedcom have supplied all of the Crazy Reindeer's A/V equipment, which included a 52-input Midas Legend console in 2002 along with a Nexo sound system. This year, the venue has opted to install a full monitor system comprising a 48-channel Midas XL250, six Klark-Teknik DN360 graphic EQs, and Camco-driven Nexo PS15 wedges and sidefills. MORE

Radian Audio Part of Excitement at New Orleans Racetrack
The grandstand/clubhouse at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans has undergone a sound system refit with the installation of 50 Radian Audio 508/2B-8 coaxial ceiling loudspeakers with Radian Audio transformers and crossovers. Locally based contractor David Humphreys and his New World Resources Corp. performed the upgrade to the 70V system. MORE

Schubert Systems Brings EQ Station to the Greek Theatre
Schubert Systems of North Hollywood installed two 8-channel EQ Stations and a Motofader-64 remote control to use with the Yamaha 4000M monitor console in the 6,162-seat Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. MORE

Casino Arizona at Talking Stick Chooses Symnet for Install
The newly expanded Casino Arizona at Talking Stick (Scottsdale, Ariz.) delivers the balance of music, satellite TV sound and P.A. announcements via a set of sophisticated systems. For the upgrade, Phoenix-based Audio Video Resources Inc. (AVR) installed the video wall and 16:9 video screen that is powered by a 10,000 ANSI lumen, high-definition digital projector situated over the entrance. MORE

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Installs Audient
The Philadelphia Orchestra has chosen to install an Audient ASP8024 analog console in its new home in Verizon Hall. The 36-input, in-line recording desk is the centerpiece of the audio control room at the 2,547-seat concert hall, which was designed specifically for the orchestra and is located within the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. MORE

Berlin Club Lola Outfitted With Martin Audio
A Martin Audio Blackline system has been installed in the new 300-capacity hybrid venue, Lola, in Berlin. MORE

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