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iZotope Releases RX™ 3: A Complete Audio Repair Suite

Built for the Toughest Audio Repair Tasks in Music, Post Production, and more

IBC, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (September 12, 2013) - iZotope Inc., a leading audio technology company, has released the much-anticipated update to its spectral audio editing and repair suite, RX. RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced provide audio professionals with a completely redesigned user interface, the ability to reduce or remove reverb, clean up dialogue in realtime, and new features for post production, music production, mastering, and more.

“Anytime you put a microphone on a sound and record it—whether it’s a vocal, an acoustic guitar, or a snare drum – you’re going to pick up a variety of unwanted noises. These user experiences are what RX is built on,” explains Alex Westner, Director of Product Management at iZotope, Inc. “RX 3 now provides even more features to help enhance audio for all musical applications, from simple podcast recording to professional mastering.”

Key Features: What’s New in RX 3 Advanced?
- Remove or reduce reverb from audio using the new Dereverb module.
- Clean up dialogue in real time with the new Dialogue Denoiser.
- Monitor your audio and loudness compliance using Insight™, iZotope’s comprehensive metering suite, now included with RX 3 Advanced.
- Advanced features and settings for Declip, Declick, Time & Pitch, Channel Operations and more.

What’s New in RX 3?
- Work up to six times faster than before in the RX 3 standalone application, thanks to intelligent DSP and optimized multicore processing.
- Time-saving features like a completely redesigned user interface, the new RX Document format and multi-file workflow.
- Addition of audio recording and monitoring, SRC™ sample rate conversion, waveform statistics, and more.
- Overall enhancements to Denoise and Declip modules, parametric EQ, drawing and selection tools, MBIT+™ dither, and more.

Used everywhere from Hollywood post production studios to leading sound editing facilities, iZotope RX 3 transforms troubled recordings into professional-grade material with remedies for noise, clipping, hum, buzz, crackles, and more. With an intuitive spectral editor and 10+ intelligent modules, RX 3 enables you to fix troubled audio with unprecedented power and precision.

For more information on RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced, visit www.izotope.com/rx.

Compatibility
RX 3 works as a standalone application, or as a suite of plug-ins for use in a host, including many popular DAWs and NLEs. Supported plug-in formats include AAX for Pro Tools 11, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST & VST 3, and Audio Unit.

Pricing and Availability
RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced are available now.
Through September 27, 2013, get RX 3 for $249 (Reg. $349/ €285) MSRP or get RX 3 Advanced for $749 (Reg. $1199 / €919) MSRP.
RX 2 or RX 2 Advanced users who purchased after July 1, 2013 will receive a free upgrade to RX 3. Users of previous RX versions can log in to their iZotope accounts at www.izotope.com/myaccount for upgrade information and special upgrade pricing.

About iZotope, Inc.
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. For more information on iZotope products, please visit www.izotope.com.


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Emmy Award Winner Felipe Borrero Is A Winner At Location Sound

Industry veteran walks away with a PSC PowerStar LiFE Power Distribution System valued at $1,835

North Hollywood, CA (September 10, 2013) –Location Sound’s Most Awesome 50 Days of Audio Gear Giveaways Ever (at http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway) has been running since July and continues to make audio professionals very happy. The most recent winner is Felipe Borrero who has won a PSC PowerStar LiFE Power Distribution System.

“Flip” Borrero has enjoyed a very successful career as a professional sound mixer: He has been in the business for over 40 years and worked on countless movies and television shows. He was nominated for a CAS Award for outstanding achievement in Sound Mixing, and in 1999 won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for The Rat Pack (1998).

Borrero currently works on the TV show Enlisted that will air on the FOX Network on October 18, 2013. He was going to buy the PSC PowerStar LiFE Power Distribution System when he found out that his boom operator had just won a microphone, one of the many prizes of the Location Sound giveaway. “This actually works!”, he thought. “It’s not like the lottery where millions of people enter. Because only audio professionals enter this contest, the odds are much greater to actually win something. I entered 3 times and then I won!”

This prize couldn’t have come at a better time. Borrero had actually retired from his job 10 years ago and he had sold his equipment at that point, worth over $100,000, for pennies on the dollar. In 2009, he decided to come back to the industry and to mixing sound but he didn’t want to re-invest in his own equipment. Winning the prize at the LSC giveaway was a more than welcome surprise.

Borrero has been renting equipment at Location Sound for over 30 years. “I’m probably one of their first customers. I used to shop with them even before there was a West Coast location. Now, I go to their North Hollywood store all the time”, he said. “The customer service is like doing business with friends. They have respect for what I do, and they bend over backwards to help me. I remember that when one of my machines broke down, the Location Sound staff opened the store in the middle of the night for me, they got me a machine, and I was off and running the next day.”

Registration for Location Sound’s giveaway will continue at http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway until September 24, 2013, with new prizes and new winners every day. Website visitors can enter to win many high-priced and high-quality items such as Sound Devices’ 664 Field Mixer/Recorder, Lectrosonics’ UCR411/UM400A Wireless UHF System, and many others. A complete prize list is accessible at http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway-prize-list

Customers can enter up to three times a day. Bonus entries are made possible if a customer, AFTER completing the entry form, uses the Twitter “share” button to tweet the giveaway (must have Twitter account to do this). With this option, one person can potentially have up to 6 entries each day. Once a customer wins, however, they will no longer be eligible for the other prizes. The giveaway is open to all legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older, excluding residents of Florida, New York, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories. For complete Official Rules, go to http://www.locationsound.com/most-awesome-audio-gear-giveaway-official-rules.

About Location Sound Corporation
Location Sound Corp. opened its doors in January of 1977 with a mission to be the one-stop facility for production sound mixers for all their sales, rental, and equipment service needs. More than 36 years later, the client roster now also includes production companies, broadcast companies, law enforcement and private security firms, universities, houses of worship, government agencies, and more. Location Sound is known for its excellent customer service and unparalleled depth of inventory: No matter the industry, Location Sound will get anyone the sound equipment for their critical sound recording needs, while providing unmatched support services before and after the sale. For more information, please visit www.locationsound.com

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Hal Leonard Publishes Power Tools for Studio One 2 Volume 2

Second volume of the most comprehensive book about PreSonus’ powerful Studio One 2

Montclair, NJ (September 9, 2013) – Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has released the second volume of the book on Studio One 2, Power Tools for Studio One 2, by Studio One maven Larry the O. Both volumes are the only comprehensive references to Studio One, containing a substantial amount of material not documented anywhere, including in the user manual.

Whereas Power Tools for Studio One 2, Volume 1 orients readers to the program and teaches them how to record, play, and edit audio and MIDI, Volume 2 takes users deeper into advanced applications such as working with loops and video as well as the all-important processes of music production, mixing, mastering, and sharing their work with the world. Volume 2 explores each topic in comprehensive detail, exposing every aspect of subjects like plug-ins, automation, and the use of control surfaces.

The transparent integration of mixing, mastering, and sharing is fundamental to Studio One 2’s amazing production power. In this valuable resource, Studio One expert Larry the O demonstrates how to jump from a mastering session back to a mix to make changes, which are then instantly updated in the mastering session; how to export masters to an audio file, to a DDP file that can be sent to a professional mastering house, or to a set of compressed files for digital downloading; and how to upload directly from Studio One 2 to online services, such as SoundCloud.

This new volume discusses important features released since the first volume was written, such as the new Macros feature and Nimbit, the PreSonus acquired e-commerce technology that makes selling music, merchandise and tickets to gigs and events easy and convenient. The author includes several helpful appendices that address troubleshooting common problems users encounter. The included DVD-ROM shows in easy-to-grasp videos how to create Musicloop and Audioloop files, how to use Studio One’s metering capabilities, how to integrate external processors with Pipeline, how to use the Project page, “true stem mixing”, as well as song and project integration. Volume 2 also details the program’s unique capacity to allow users to trade tricks through PreSonus Exchange. Thanks to author’s friendly tone and entertaining writing style, this informative book is far from dry and makes an interesting and easy-to-follow read.

Volume 1 received lots of industry accolades:

“This book is the ‘straight line’ between booting the program and creating a project. While it’s suitable for those getting started with Studio One Pro, there are plenty of tips, shortcuts, and workflow ideas that existing users will find helpful as well.” – Craig Anderton

“This has got to be the most comprehensive book in learning everything from the basics to advanced techniques in Studio One. Larry the O takes you all the way. Highly recommended for beginners or pros.” – Rick Naqvi, Vice President, Sales, PreSonus

“Power Tools for Studio One 2 does a fantastic job of getting you up and running in Studio One 2 and guiding you into some of the more complex functions that aren’t covered in the application’s documentation.” – Pro Audio Review

“Larry the O has decades of experience educating readers about music technology, and his friendly tone adds to the book’s ‘here’s some cool stuff I bet you didn’t know’ nature. And there is stuff you won’t know in here… this book promises (and delivers) information about Studio One 2 that even PreSonus doesn’t document anywhere.” – Mike Metlay, editor, Recording magazine

About the Author
Larry the O has spent more than 30 years as a music and audio professional in nearly every aspect of the industry. As a musician, sound designer, composer, engineer, producer, and writer, Larry has amassed credits in film, TV, video games, articles and reviews in magazines such as Mix and Electronic Musician, and technical authoring for top audio-industry companies. His audio services company, Toys in the Attic, is based in Vallejo, California.

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Power Tools for Studio One 2, volume 2
Hal Leonard Books $39.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00110295
ISBN: 9781476874685
Width: 7.25″ Length: 9.0″ 335 pages, DVD ROM with video lessons included
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Berklee College of Music Partners with iZotope

Berklee chooses iZotope software for audio production facilities

Boston, MA (August 21, 2013)- Berklee College of Music, a leading educator in contemporary music and audio technology, has chosen iZotope, a research-driven audio technology company, to outfit its lab and studio facilities with industry leading software products. In addition, iZotope will partner with Berklee for educational events and training opportunities.

iZotope’s award-winning products Ozone® 5, RX® 2, Alloy® 2, Iris®, Nectar®,Trash® 2, and Stutter Edit® are now available in audio technology facilities accessible to both Electronic Production & Design and Music Production & Engineering major programs. Designed with numerous audio production workflows in mind, these iZotope tools will aid students in their sound design, composition, mixing and mastering activities at the Boston, Massachusetts campus.

“Berklee is a leading educator in both music and audio technology and iZotope has a long standing history of supporting its software tools with additional educational materials such as the Mastering with Ozone and RX Audio Repair guides,” says Scott Simon, Business Development Manager at iZotope, Inc. “It’s exciting to work with an organization whose attention and connection to technology aligns well with our own. To be able to offer our tools to such a diverse group of students is a wonderful opportunity that speaks to our own educational initiatives in audio.”

“Since its founding, Berklee College of Music’s mission has been to help students excel in music as a sustainable career,” says Anthony Marvuglio, Assistant VP for Academic Technology at Berklee College of Music. “We’re happy that iZotope is helping students and teachers at Berklee further their education in music technology fields through award winning software and educational initiatives.”

For more information about Berklee College of Music’s degree programs, visit: http://www.berklee.edu/majors For more information about Berklee College of Music, visit: www.berklee.edu or visit http://www.berklee.edu/about/mission-and-philosophy
For more information about iZotope, please visit: www.izotope.com

About iZotope
iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its award-winning products and audio technologies are in use by millions of people in over fifty countries, from consumers to musicians to major film, TV, and radio studios. Some of the diverse clients include musical giants like BT, Depeche Mode, and RZA of WuTang Clan; radio stations like Boston’s iconic WGBH; and TV programming like CBS’s Survivor, the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, the World Cup broadcast, and the GRAMMY awards. Through an extensive licensing program, iZotope technology is also directly integrated into products made by industry leaders such as Adobe, Avid, and Sony; video games from companies like Harmonix and Ubisoft; as well as a growing number of mobile phone applications. For more information on iZotope products, visit www.izotope.com

About Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than 65 years, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business, leading the way with the world’s first baccalaureate studies in jazz, rock, electric guitar, film scoring, songwriting, turntables, electronic production, and more than a dozen other genres and fields of study. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online. The college’s national after school music program for underserved teens, the Berklee City Music Network, is in 30 cities and counting. A new campus in Spain, Berklee in Valencia, began hosting the college’s first graduate programs in the fall of 2012. With a diverse and talented student body representing nearly 100 countries, and alumni and faculty that have collectively won more than 270 GRAMMYs and Latin GRAMMYs, Berkleeis the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today – and tomorrow.

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Hal Leonard Publishes The Martin Ukulele

A homage to the little instrument that helped create a guitar giant

Montclair, NJ (August 20, 2013) – The Martin Ukulele is a detailed look at the ukuleles built by the C. F. Martin Co. of Nazareth, PA, and at how the instruments’ success forever changed the company that made them. Martin’s ukulele making led the small, respected builder of fine guitars and mandolins into an era of unprecedented growth in the 1920s and helped it become one of the most notable manufacturers of high-quality guitars in the world. As the C. F. Martin and Co. celebrates its 180th anniversary this October, this new book illustrates the fascinating story of the company and the ukulele during this time span.

Drawing heavily from the extensive archives at the Martin factory, the authors examine the company and its development, featuring production records, sales ledgers, and a vast collection of correspondence as well as hundreds of photos, including pictures of many of the rarest ukuleles the company produced. Extensive additional imagery chronicles the history of the popularity of the ukulele itself.

The book is both a narrative about Martin’s ukulele manufacturing history and a reference work detailing the numbers of each style of ukulele ever made by the company. It is an exploration from Martin’s first attempt at production in 1907, through the peaks of ukulele popularity in the 1920s and the 1950s, to the disinterest that caused Martin to cease ukulele production in the 1990s, and up to the recent resurgence that has allowed the firm to again offer a wide assortment of new models.

The preface of the book is the heart-warming story of how collecting ukuleles influenced and shaped the life of Tom Walsh, who met his wife as well as his best friend and co-author John King through his passion for this amazing instrument.

About the authors
Tom Walsh has done extensive research on the history of the ukulele, from its development in Hawaii to its periods of popularity on the mainland. He is a co-founder and board member of the non-profit Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum, and he has been featured on radio and television programs involving ukulele history.

The late John King was widely acknowledged as one of the modern masters of the ukulele. King recorded two CDs and also wrote two ukulele instructional books. He was also a dedicated ukulele historian, writing many articles about the development of the ukulele, contributing to the Hawaiian Journal of History, and coauthoring The Ukulele: A History, the first scholarly study of the instrument.

Please contact Music Marcom for review copies, print excerpts and interviews with the author:
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The Martin Ukulele
$30.00 (US)
Inventory #HL 00109376
ISBN: 9781476868790
Width: 8.5″ Length: 11.0″ 214 pages, with colorful pictures throughout

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EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Releases Complete Composers Collection 2 Professional

Purchase Complete Composers Collection 2 Professional before August 31, 2013 and get PLAY 4 and the SSL/EW FX Global Suite FREE!

Hollywood, CA (August 19, 2013)EASTWEST is proud to announce the Complete Composers Collection 2 Professional, the popular customizable bundle that allows users to individually select a minimum of 7 award-winning EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP Virtual Instruments at a discounted bundle pricing.

This new collection includes the flagship Hollywood Diamond series as well as the Platinum Editions of Symphonic Orchestra, Choirs and Pianos, adding the versatility of multiple microphone positions. Customers can choose 7 or more from 21 award-winning virtual instruments, such as
- Hollywood Strings Diamond Edition
- Hollywood Brass Diamond Edition
- Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Diamond Edition
- The Dark Side
- Ministry of Rock 2
- Quantum Leap Spaces
- Quantum Leap Solo Violin

Each of these virtual instruments is a veritable masterpiece with truly authentic sounds, and the incredible detail and sound options are unprecedented. Anyone familiar with EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP knows that all their virtual instruments are recorded with today’s top talent in their world-class studios with the best equipment available, and are used and endorsed by some of the most successful composers in the world.

With the Complete Composers Collection 2 Professional, musicians have access to these instruments and articulations at a fraction of the price of buying them individually as all products are discounted at more than 60% off each product’s retail price (discount only applies to initial purchase of CCC2 PRO with a minimum of 7 products).

The Complete Composers Collection 2 Professional products are pre-installed on an ultra fast 2TB external hard drive that is able to run the instruments with a USB 3 connection. The massive collection is powered by EASTWEST’s PLAY 4 software.

In addition to offering the Complete Composers Collection 2 Professional at a great bundle price, EASTWEST provides USA customers with the opportunity to pay over 6 months at soundsonline.com with their new “Bill Me Later” feature (subject to credit approval).

As with all EASTWEST products, an iLok security key is required (not included and available online). As an incentive to new customers, first time EASTWEST customers will receive a 50% discount off the list price of the iLok2 security key. With iLok 2, one key will hold up to 500 licenses from EASTWEST and others.

Pricing & Availability
If ordered before August 31, 2013, PLAY 4 and the optional SSL/EW FX Global Suite are included for free ($99 / €79 value). The Complete Composers Collection 2 Professional is available at http://www.soundsonline.com/CCC2-PRO and http://www.soundsonline-europe.com/CCC2-PRO (for European customers).
The standard configuration of the Complete Composers Collection 2 Professional is available for $1,499 / €1,159. The final price depends on the user’s selection. Product and ordering information can be found at the links above depending on your location.

About EASTWEST
EASTWEST (www. soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for 25 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed soundware developer. More about EASTWEST at soundsonline.com and soundsonline-forums.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

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EASTWEST Announces SSL/EW FX Suite for PLAY4

Experience the precision and tonal characteristics of SSL console products, complete with EQ & Dynamics, Transient Shaper, Stereo Compressor, and EW Reverb Expansion

Hollywood, CA (August 16, 2013) – EASTWEST has teamed up with legendary studio console maker Solid State Logic to present the SSL/EW FX Suite, a collection of professional audio processing tools for use inside the EASTWEST PLAY 4 software. The SSL audio processing tools provide the superior precision, advanced feature set and legendary tonal characteristics of SSL console products. These tools allow musicians to achieve professional compositions that sound like a record.

The foundations of the SSL collection are adaptations of two SSL console classics. The EQ & Dynamics Channel plug-in provides an EQ & Dynamics processing solution with all the power, precision, flexibility and signature tone of an SSL console channel strip. The legendary Stereo Compressor gives users the classic SSL stereo compressor that brings power and punch to the music without compromising clarity. The Transient Shaper is a ‘task specific’, carefully selected and crafted processing tool to get outstanding drum and percussion sounds quickly and easily.

The EASTWEST Reverb, an expansion of the Reverb in the Player view, is also included. It adds some features that are not part of the Player Reverb, as well as many additional reverbs:
- A high-pass and low pass filter set, with 2 handles on the graph for modifying the filters visually
- A mono button
- 726 additional reverb presets that are not available on the Player page Reverb
- A selection of ‘true stereo’ reverbs that are added only when this FX package is installed.

With the SSL/EW FX Suite, users can save their custom instruments in the Browser menu for recall at any time, with the added convenience of being able to change any parameter in real time. These SSL audio processing tools are identical to those found in the SSL Duende Native Plug-in suite, for a fraction of the price, limited only to their use within the PLAY 4 software.

For complete product information and details, please visit http://www.soundsonline.com/SSL-EW-FX

Pricing & Availability

The SSL/EW FX Suite is included free for use with each new release after the introduction of PLAY 4. Previously released PLAY collections require an upgrade that can be downloaded at http://www.soundsonline.com/SSL-EW-FX for $99 / €79 (only one upgrade is required for all PLAY releases).

About EASTWEST
EASTWEST (www.soundsonline.com) has been dedicated to perpetual innovation and uncompromising quality of Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments for 25 years, setting the industry standard as the most critically acclaimed soundware developer. More about EASTWEST at soundsonline.com and soundsonline-forums.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

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BASSMAXX Launches New SSP215 Profundo Subwoofer

New SSP215 Profundo Subwoofer Delivers Output Comparable to Many Double 18” Subs from a Compact Double-15” Cabinet

Austin, TX (August 13, 2013) – BASSMAXX announces their new SSP215 Profundo Subwoofer, adual 15” loudspeaker powered by a 4000W amplifier with comprehensive onboard DSP. Thanks to its low height of only 17.5”, this extremely powerful sub can be placed under low stages and ceilings, and in tight corners where larger boxes won’t fit. Its largest dimension is 48” wide, which, when turned on end, makes the box an excellent stack platform for getting top boxes above the heads of the audience. The depth is a mere 22.5”, allowing it to be placed in front of stages with minimal loss of audience area and making the SSP215 a perfect truck-pack size for both 90” and 96” trucks. It’s also an outrageous drum monitor sub that minimizes space but maximizes impact.

At about half the size of the average double 18” subwoofer, the SSP215 is ideal for the mobile professional who needs substantial bass output but has limited transport space. For installations in lounges or restaurants where sound quality is a priority and space is limited, the SSP215 will comfortably take the place of double 18” boxes without loss of output or diminished frequency range while taking significantly less floor space.

The SSP215 easily competes with most double 18? subwoofers on the market, providing equal or better output with significantly less size and weight. The SSP215 is tuned low, providing linear response down to 35Hz (±3 dB) for use as a real subwoofer, with long-excursion, low distortion 15” woofers, and, thanks to the lower mass of the 15” cones, it delivers a tight, punchy sound as well as the deep, rolling bass.

The included amplifier provides 2400W to the on-board woofers. In addition, the amplifier can power a second matching cabinet, providing a total of 4000W. The SSP215 is a 4800W program rated double 15. The woofers have 4” voice coils and a power handling rating of 1200W rms and 2400W program each. The DSP features 96­­­Khz, 24 bit processing, and provides high-pass and low-pass filtering, limiting and time alignment functions. Controls include an input attenuator and mute button. Touring options include a 4-wheel transport cart with locking casters and covers for one, two or three cabinets on a cart. Installation versions are available with 16 x 3/8” threaded flypoints, and the included amplification and processing package can be ordered in a 2-space rack chassis.

All BASSMAXX products come with the BASSMAXX “Sound Defense” warranty that covers failed drivers, including burned voice coils, for two years. If a voice coil, or any other part, fails within the warranty period, replacement parts will be provided without charge.

Highlights:
- Half the size of the SSP218 boxes
- High SPL output beats most double 18” subs
- Deep bass output comparable to double 18” subs
- Convenient shape for lifting and loading
- Truck pack dimensions for touring
- Very low profile for under stages or low ceilings

Pricing & Availability
The SSP215 Profundo Subwoofer is $5148.00 MSRP.
When sold as a powered-passive combination of two subs as the PowerBASS Pair they are $3905.00 each MSRP. Further information available at www.bassmaxx.com or by calling toll-free (855) 822-7770.

About BASSMAXX
Since 1999, BASSMAXX has designed and delivered powerful and efficient sound systems to the live sound and high-end club market. Applying a ruthless practicality to uncompromising standards of quality and reliability has yielded a product line that is both exotic in performance and accessible in price. BASSMAXX is based in Austin, TX. More info at www.bassmaxx.com

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The Pro Audio Files Launches Mixing Rap Vocals Video Training

Mix Engineer Matthew Weiss Shows How To Get The Best Rap Vocal Sound Out Of Any Situation

Boulder, CO (August 12, 2013) – The Pro Audio Files, a fast growing online community where audio professionals share insightful tips, techniques, and articles about recording, mixing, and production, widens its scope by launching Mixing Rap Vocals, the first installment of a new video training and tutorial series.

The Pro Audio Files founder, Dan Comerchero, keeps a close eye on the most discussed topics in his community. He has found that many musicians, engineers and producers are seeking advice when it comes to mixing vocals, and particularly rap vocals. Comerchero worked with author and noted mix engineer Matthew Weiss to develop an in-depth tutorial about mixing rap vocals. Weiss is a true expert in this field, having worked for over 10 years with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Gorilla Zoe, Arrested Development, Dizzee Rascal, MURS, Gift of Gab, J-Son and many more.

Mixing Rap Vocals is an 80-minute downloadable video tutorial, divided into four digestible segments, taking the viewer step-by-step to better results:
- cleaning up the audio
- controlling the dynamics
- enhancing and polishing the vocal
- creating the space around the vocal with effects such as reverb and delay

In the video, Weiss shows how to get the best audio results, even from less than stellar recordings and teaches how to process vocals with EQ, compression and time-based effects, as well as how to identify and enhance key frequencies. The video also resolves the mystery of compression by elaborating on various settings and techniques particularly effective and useful for vocals in the rap genre. Included is a bonus interview with vocal coach Laura Zahn on how to produce better vocals.

Professional engineers and mixers will benefit from the clarity and efficiency of the process Weiss lays out. Beginners and intermediate mixers will find the tutorial accessible when tackling difficult subjects, and they will learn advanced techniques. Emmy Award-winning video editor and audio engineer Bill Cammack attests to that: “Matthew’s tutorials are always clear and informative. He gives in-depth explanations of the thought processes behind why he uses particular techniques, which are very useful and applicable to mixers who use digital or analog gear.”

To celebrate the launch of Mixing Rap Vocals, The Pro Audio Files invites everyone to take advantage of the introductory discount of 50% off the regular price, this week only (sale ends August 14th, 2013 – see complete details at http://mixingrapvocals.com). Additionally, Quiztones, the popular frequency ear-training app developed by Comerchero in partnership with Audiofile Engineering, is free on the iOS App Store during the same time period.

The Pro Audio Files has established itself as a trusted and reliable source of tips and advice for the pro audio industry. The Mixing Rap Vocals video tutorial reflects Comerchero’s commitment to top-quality products. Other titles and installments of the video training series are planned for future release.

Pricing & Availability:
Mixing Rap Vocals: $38 – on sale for $18 until August 14th, 2013, and available for instant download: http://mixingrapvocals.com (press kit here)
Quiztones: free until August 14th. Available on the App Store: http://quiztones.com/app

About The Pro Audio Files
The Pro Audio Files is an online community where audio professionals from around the world share insightful tips, techniques, and articles about recording, mixing, and production. Founded in 2010 by Dan Comerchero, The Pro Audio Files has grown from an exclusive, insider’s tip website, to a large network of audio professionals. Thanks to Comerchero’s experience developing software and his connections in the industry, The Pro Audio Files is able to offer a wealth of useful information, and their proprietary products are aimed at improving audio professionals’ skills and the quality of their work.

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iZotope Announces RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced

The fastest, easiest way to repair and restore audio

iZotope Inc., Cambridge, MA (August 7, 2013) –
iZotope Inc., a research-driven audio technology company, has announced an update to its flagship audio repair suite,RX®. Ideal for audio engineers, post production professionals, broadcasters, podcasters, archivists, forensic specialists, videographers and more, the new RX 3 rescues troubled audio to save it from the cutting room floor.

From cutting-edge tools and enhanced workflows to a redesigned user interface, RX 3 fixes audio problems with unprecedented power and precision.

Highlighted features:
- Work up to six times faster thanks to under-the-hood processing enhancements and a redesigned user interface.
- Remove or reduce reverb from audio using the new Dereverb module in RX 3 Advanced.
- Clean up dialogue on the fly with RX 3 Advanced’s all-new real-time Dialogue Denoiser
- Use both your eyes and your ears to identify and fix problems within a spectral audio editor.
- Never lose an edit again with the unlimited Undo history, saved automatically with audio data into the new RX document format.

Pricing
Customers who purchased RX 2 after July 1, 2013 will receive a free upgrade to RX 3 upon release. Customers who purchased RX 2 Advanced after July 1, 2013 will receive a free upgrade to RX 3 Advanced upon release.
Special upgrade pricing will be available for all previous RX customers upon release.

Availability
Sign up today and be among the first to hear when RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced become available by visiting: http://www.izotope.com/rx3

Compatibility
Both RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced can be used as a standalone audio editor, or as plug-ins in your favorite host. Supported plug-in formats include 64-bit AAX (Pro Tools 11), RTAS/AudioSuite (Pro Tools 7.4-10), VST, VST 3, and Audio Unit.

About iZotope
iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its award-winning products and audio technologies are in use by millions of people in over fifty countries, from consumers to musicians to major film, TV, and radio studios. Some of the diverse clients include musical giants like BT, Depeche Mode, and RZA of WuTang Clan; radio stations like Boston’s iconic WGBH; and TV programming like CBS’s Survivor, the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, the World Cup broadcast, and the GRAMMY awards. Through an extensive licensing program, iZotope technology is also directly integrated into products made by industry-leaders such as Adobe, Avid, and Sony; video games from companies like Harmonix and Ubisoft; as well as a growing number of mobile phone applications.For more information on iZotope products, visit www.izotope.com.

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