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ELIXIRâ„¢ CABLES GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR WORLD CLASS BASSIST DEREK JONES

Elkton, MD, June 5, 2008 — Renowned bassist Derek Jones is going the distance with Elixir™ Cables as he uses the company’s first non-string product for performances during Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. Jones, who has worked with such artists as Sheila E., Crystal Gale, and Nickel Creek says that Elixir™ Cables are proving most beneficial.

Jones, who performs in a complicated staging area consisting of a 170-ton floating stage that moves sideways over 12 stories of open air, adds, “In having a moveable stage that rotates from above leaves our band with no real place on stage,� explains Jones. “This means tonal quality is that much more critical.�

“When first plugging in my new Elixir cable, my drummer asked, ‘What did you just do, it sounds great,’� says Jones. “Both of us looked at each other and couldn’t get over the exceptional sound that was being generated.�

Jones adds, “Ever since I began using Elixir Cables my bass has more tone in the mix without me ever having to touch my tone controls. My notes are clearer and the frequencies that are translated from my pick-ups are much richer.�

To date, Jones has not stopped using the Elixir™ Cable for his bass. “I love Elixir Strings, I love what they stand for and what they’re doing,� he says. “For Elixir Strings to come out with such a high quality cable is terrific.�

Featuring a patent-pending design, Elixir™ Cables delivers the most tonally transparent instrument signal. These innovative guitar cables offer the truest voice for your guitar by providing clearer high frequencies, and smoother, more balanced mids. The cables within the new line are available in lengths of 10, 15, 20, and 30’ (both right and straight angle jack plugs are available). Elixir™ Cables also features a unique combination of extreme durability and flexibility, with non-twist memory for superior

performance and easy, efficient use. The robust, branded plugs include custom grip housings for sure handling.

About Elixir® Strings
Elixir® Strings is the pioneer in coated string technology and is available in two string ‘flavors.’ Ultra-thin NANOWEB® Coating provides the bright tone and punch of uncoated strings, yet keeps their lively tone three to five times longer than ordinary strings. The thin coating is nearly undetectable – providing the feel of traditional strings. Elixir® Strings with original POLYWEB® Coating also sound great three to five times longer than ordinary strings, have a balanced tone with smooth response, feel comfortably smooth, and reduce finger squeak. Elixir® Strings are available in a full range of gauges for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, banjo, and mandolin.

Today, Elixir® Strings are installed as original equipment by a growing list of discriminating electric guitar and bass manufacturers including Ibanez, Tom Anderson Guitarworks, Brian Moore Guitars, Carvin, Melancon Guitars as well as premium acoustic guitar luthiers such as Taylor Guitars, Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Alvarez-Yairi, Lakewood Guitars, RainSong Graphite Guitars, Carvin, and Goodall Guitars. Elixir® Strings are endorsed by popular artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Train, Dave Mason, Michael W. Smith, Jim Messina, Christopher Cross, Bob Seger, and Drowning Pool.

Elixir® Strings are manufactured by W.L. Gore & Associates, the company widely known for such innovations as GORE-TEX® fabrics. For more information, please visit www.elixirstrings.com.

THE ULTIMATE MIC PRE NOW SHIPPING: AVIOM DELIVERS REMOTE-CONTROLLABLE 6416M MIC INPUT MODULE AND COMPANION PRODUCTS

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, JUNE 5, 2008—Aviom, exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is now shipping its remote-controllable 6416m Mic Input Module and its companion products, the RCI Remote Control Interface and the MCS Mic Control Surface. more

Prism Sound Joins METAlliance Pro Partners

Prism Sound Joins METAlliance Pro Partners

Prism Sound has joined the METAlliance(tm) Pro Partners, it was announced by company co-founder Graham Boswell. “We are extremely pleased to become a member of this new and exciting alliance,” he remarked. “At Prism Sound we spend a very long time refining and perfecting each of our product designs in order to achieve high performance and high quality of construction. We undertake rigorous and thorough testing throughout the design stage and later on the production line.

“We believe that the METAlliance is the perfect partnership to promote our uncompromising approach to quality and professionalism in audio recording and production. With our recent acquisition of SADiE, we aim to provide an even broader range of solutions so that almost all professional audio recording and production applications can benefit from the Prism Sound and METAlliance approach.”

The METAlliance is comprised of a group of globally-recognized, award-winning audio engineers and producers who have been deeply involved in establishing techniques and technical standards that are the foundation of modern music recording. The METAlliance Board of Directors is Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt.

Prism Sound manufactures high-end recording and mastering products, as well as audio test and measurement equipment and networked audio logging systems. As the newest METAlliance Pro Partner, Prism Sound joins Audio-Technica, Cakewalk, GML, Lexicon, JBL, Manley Labs, Millennia Music and Media Systems, Neumann, Royer Labs, Sanken Microphones, TC Electronic, and Universal Audio.

Prism Sound was founded in 1987 by Graham Boswell and Ian Dennis. They had first met when working on the ground-breaking DSP program at world-renowned audio mixing desk manufacturer Rupert Neve & Company in Cambridge, England. In its early years, Prism Sound became an acclaimed Research & Development consultancy, specializing in digital audio applications. The company recently acquired the business and intellectual property rights of SADiE, formerly owned by Studio Audio and Video Ltd.

The acquisition marks a new chapter in the histories of both businesses. The SADiE brand has long been held in high regard by the pro audio and broadcast industries for the quality and performance of its PC-based digital audio workstation products. The merging of the two businesses under the Prism Sound name creates a stronger player in the market for high-quality audio production tools.

Recognizing the industry’s success in bringing products offering convenience and low cost, the METAlliance is dedicated to the passionate commitment of securing the art of music through recording technologies that best deliver the music in all its many modern forms. To do this, quality needs to be recognized and supported.

Pro Partner membership is limited to companies which have shown a capacity and proclivity to manufacture and distribute products that meet the organization’s professional audio qualifications.

Interested companies should contact:
Jim Pace, Dir. of Business Affairs: jpace@metalliance.com
The Alliance is a Tennessee registered LLC.

http://www.metalliance.com

To learn more about Prism Sound, visit: http://www.prismsound.com

METAlliance : strategic union of music producers and engineers dedicated to the highest standards of audio and delivery of music, securing the art through recording technology in all its evolving modern forms.

MCNALLY SMITH COLLEGE OF MUSIC APPOINTS ANDRÉ FISCHER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MCNALLY SMITH FOUNDATION

mcnallysmith_andrefischer_008.jpgSt. Paul, MN, June 5, 2008 – McNally Smith College of Music is pleased to announce that André Fischer, previously Dean of Music Industries, has been promoted to Executive Director of the McNally Smith Foundation. In his new role, Fischer is responsible for reinforcing and strengthening the college’s presence in St. Paul and its surrounding areas as well as throughout the country. more

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Latest SonicPool Projects Include Film, TV, Commercials and Internet

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Hollywood, CA, June 5, 2008 – SonicPool, one of Hollywood’s leading post facilities, specializing in audio and video finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has announced its latest film, TV, commercial and Internet projects. The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co-founders, SonicPool.

Latest SonicPool Projects:

FILM:

** “Forgetting Sarah Marshall:� Mixed radio spot, for client Blink.

** “Killer View� Performing online and color correction for client Bee Creative

** “You and I:� Sound design and Mixing for film trailer promo for the Cannes Film Festival for client Sweet Spot Productions. Directed by Rolan Joffe, the film stars Mischa Barton.

** “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt:� Sound design and Mixing for film trailer promo for Cannes Film Festival for client Sweet Spot Productions. Film stars Michael Douglas.

TV:

** “Asian Excellence Awards:� SonicPool provided the sound design and mixing for this live event, which was recorded and aired on E! network on May 1st. Sonicpool worked with Producing veteran Jane Mun and Greg Sills Productions on this project.

** “Metalocalypse:� For the second season of this hit TV series airing as part of the Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim� program block, SonicPool provides the sound design and mix to compliment Titmouse’s creative genius.

COMMERCIALS:

** “Wrigley’s Gum:� SonicPool mixed a 15-second Wrigley’s Gum TV spot in 5.1 Surround, and also provided the online.

INTERNET:

** “Ten Day Take Two:� For this online webisode series, SonicPool provided the mix and facilitated the offline editorial. The client was Endomol Productions, the producers of the hit ABC TV series “Dancing with the Stars.�

ABOUT SONICPOOL:

Launched in Hollywood in 2001, SonicPool was co-founded by post production specialists John Frost and Patrick Bird. Each of the men currently serves the company as a President and CEO.

SonicPool is comprised of 14 SD & HD Offline and Online Edit Suites, two Theatrical Mix Stages and two additional Mix Suites, as well as a complete Machine Room Services with all the standard SD & HD decks, including HD-Cam SR with 4:4:4 capabilities. The company’s post production services include Audio and Video Finishing, edit suite rentals, and media duplication. SonicPool’s creative services include radio production. Additionally, the company offers its clients production office space rentals to accompany Offline Edit Suites.

SonicPool’s clients run the full gamut of the entertainment and broadcasting industries, which clients ranging from major studio releases, independent feature films, TV programs, and radio, to DVD menu sound design, TV commercials, gaming, mobile and Internet projects.

SonicPool is located at 6860 Lexington Ave, Hollywood, CA, 90038.
The phone is 323/460-4MIX, and the web address is: www.sonicpool.com

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