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MusicBox Launches “Private Reserve” As Unique, New Music Catalogue


Calabasas, CA, May 14, 2008 – MusicBox, a leading music production company that provides thousands of cuts from its original music catalog, as well as original composition and scoring, for television programs, promos, and commercials, has just launched a unique new music catalogue, entitled “Private Reserve.�


MusicBox’s new “Private Reserve� catalogue is a compilation of fresh musical material that has never before been made available to the post production community. Up until now, independent composers have not had an outlet by which to license material that they have kept in their personal archives. MusicBox now offers a portal to Hollywood’s best independent composer’s private stash of cues through “Private Reserve.�

“Private Reserve� offers 1200 musical cuts across 11 dramatic categories, with each cut organized into “Edit Bins� for easy access. The number of cuts will increase on a quarterly basis, as MusicBox strikes future deals with additional composers. “Private Reserve� will be made available through MusicBoxLive at, and through Hard Drive digital distribution.

Dan Stein, MusicBox co-founder, said, “MusicBox — being composer owned and operated — has its benefits. We have close ties to a large community of top notch composers, and recently these relationships spawned a new idea for distributing the catalogs of Hollywood’s most talented independent composers. ‘Private Reserve’ is our newest label — one that is comprised of this untapped source of music for licensing.â€?

Adds Joel Goodman, MusicBox co-founder, “Film and TV composers, as well as independent artists, will all contribute to ‘Private Reserve’ through a screening process that will allow only the most useful material for licensing to be included. This ever growing resource of content is now available through MusicBoxLive.�


Led by co-founders and composers Dan Stein and Joel Goodman, MusicBox provides all genres of music to network and cable TV programs, TV promos, major motion pictures, independent films, movie trailers, national advertising campaigns, and radio spots. The company’s library, comprised of five collections entitled “MusicBox,� “PromoBox,� “Cue,� “MusicBox Classics� and “Private Reserve,� culminate to provide over 200 premium quality discs, and over 7500 musical tracks for the discerning film/television producer or editor.

MusicBox also composes, produces and records original themes, underscore, custom promo music and transitions that are unique and exclusive to each project, by calling upon its diverse staff of composers based in both New York and Los Angeles. The company also works with top music supervisors, popular artists and DJ’s to provide appropriate music for virtually any production genre.

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ST. PAUL, MN, May 13, 2008 – McNally Smith College of Music recently mastered a compilation CD of bands who participated in the second annual High School Rocks Battle of the Bands contest as part of its sponsorship and support for the rock stars of tomorrow. A crew of McNally Smith’s instructors teamed with five of their students to record the entire concert using Digidesign Pro Tools for the CD, which features one song performed by each band. more


OXFORD, ENGLAND —Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional digital and analogue consoles, proudly announces the release of Mynx, the affordable new way to get the legendary sound of SSL SuperAnalogue processing in your studio. more

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Yamaha Updates 01V96 and 02R96 Digital Mixers

Yamaha Corporation of America has updated their famed 01V96V2 and 02R96V2 Digital Mixing Consoles. While there is no change in the retail price, the new 01V96VCM and 02R96VCM models retain the powerful V2 features and add a host of powerful VCM effects pre-installed.

Previously available as “add-on” effect packages for top-line digital consoles, Yamaha’s highly regarded VCM Channel Strip processors and REV-X reverb are now standard features on the 01V96VCM. These extraordinary effects are based on innovative Virtual Circuitry Modeling technology that actually models the original analog circuitry — right down to the last resistor and capacitor. VCM effects are capable of capturing subtleties that simple digital simulations cannot even approach, going beyond simple simulation and delivering the truly musical performance that makes classic analog gear invaluable even in today’s digital production environment.

The new 02R96VCM is the 02R96 Version 2 plus a formidable array of state-of-the-art processing technologies that provide all-new production power with no need to patch in external processors. Included are extraordinary recreations of classic compression and EQ units from the 70′s, simulations of several legendary analog open-reel tape decks, a complete suite of unmatched REV-X reverb effects, a high-quality surround post-production package, and even a selection of vintage stomp boxes.

The new 01V96VCM and 02R96VCM models are currently available at Yamaha dealers. Customers who purchased an 01V96V2 or 02R96V2 from January 1, 2008 are eligible to receive a free update CD. For more information, visit or call Yamaha customer support at 714-522-9000.

Yamaha 02R96VCM (computer and meter bridge sold separately)


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