Compact Mixer Reference Guide

Since Mackie reworked their support web page, one of the things that disappeared was the Compact Mixer Reference Guide that I wrote for them in 2001. I’ve taken the liberty (I’ll eventually ask for permission) to post it here since I’ve been getting “Where is it?” requests. You’ll find a link to it on the Technical Articles page.

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More Plug-In Bargains

Black Friday must have been good to the plug-in vendors. Seems like about every other day I’m getting an e-mail announcing a hefty short term discount on a Waves plug-in. Click on the link for this week’s specials.

Throughout December, Sound Toys is offering one of their “Little” series plug-ins each week at a pay-what-you-want price, with 100% of your payment going to a charity that they support. This week’s special is the Little Radiator a “warming” processor modeled after a vintage Altec tube preamp.

If you’re a plug-in collector, keep these links handy and check back weekly for whatever’s on special. Something will be, for sure.

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Black Friday Deals

They’re everwhere. Here are a few that fell into my e-mail inbox that might be of interest. In general they’re available through Cyber Monday or later, and being Cyber Weekend, most of the Black Friday deals are for plug-ins.

IK Multimedia – iRig hardware (adapters, mobile I/O interfaces) and iRig Amplitube plug-ins


Slate Digital Audio – Deep discounts on several DAW plug-ins


Waves Audio – More plug-in specials. Here are a couple more from Waves that might work for you (or maybe they only work for me)

TrueVerb – Free serial number by e-mail

Reel ADT – Regular – $249, Black Friday price – $79, Special deal if this link still works – $49


And no sooner did I post those when another one came in from Boz Digital Labs. Their Manic compressor has been getting a lot of interest lately, $79   (regularly $149) this weekend.

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2015 AES Show Report Posted

Come and get it here. Other shows and other years are on the Trade Show Reports page.

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AES Free Advance Registration Extended Until October 26

As I expected, the advance registration deadline for a free Exhibits Plus badge has been extended 10 days through midnight October 26 “to maintain record breaking momentum.” That’s probably midnight Eastern Daylight Time. Click here to register. The show runs October 29 through November 1.

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Reminder – Audio Engineering Society 139th Convention – New York October 29 – Novermber 1

There’s still time to register for a free Exhibits Plus badge which includes access to the Live Sound Expo, Project Studio Expo, a few panels and special events, and of course the exhibits. Pre-registration runs through October 15. It often gets extended, but don’t put it off.

For further information, detailed schedule including the schedules for Expo topics, and a link to register are at the AES 139th Convention web site.

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Sound Summit New York – October 28, 2015

If you’re coming to NY for the AES show or if you’re local, you might be interested in this half day workshop sponsored by Lectrosonics, Sound Devices, and DPA taking place on  Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 3 to 8 p.m. at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Gabriel Antonini, Business Development Manager of DPA Microphones Inc., will discuss polar patterns, frequency response, off axis linearity and optimum placement for lavalier and shotgun microphones. Antonini will be using the company’s d:screet™ Miniature Microphones and d:dicate™ 4017B Shotgun Microphone to emphasize these topics. Karl Winkler, Lectrosonics’ Vice President of Sales/Service, will use his brand’s L Series units, SSM “Super Slight” micro transmitter and SR Series receivers with Sound Devices’ SuperSlot™ compatibility, to explain gain structure, antenna optimization and RF frequency coordination. “Jon Tatooles, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer of Sound Devices, LLC, will discuss Sound Devices’ innovative MixAssist™ technology, which is now incorporated into its latest 688 mixer/recorder. In addition, Tatooles will explain the workflow benefits and control capabilities of the 688 recorder/mixer combined with the optional SuperSlot-compatible SL-6 powering and wireless system. The newly announced CL-12 Linear Fader Controller, which also couples with the 688 for cart applications, will also be featured at the event making its second U.S. public appearance.

It’s free, but registration is necessary. For further details, schedule, and to sign up, vist the Sound Summit NY web page.

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