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Digidesign To Show VENUE Enhancements At PLASA 2005

VENUE D-Show 1.1, Drawmer TourBuss plug-in suite, Mbox 2 and more to be featured (September 12, 2005)

Digidesign is excited to participate once again as an exhibitor at PLASA 2005 (Booth FF7). This year at PLASA, Digidesign will be featuring several of the new products and product enhancements related to the Digidesign VENUE live sound environment, including VENUE D-Show 1.1 software and expanded hardware options, the Personal Q monitoring system, the Drawmer TourBuss plug-in suite, the D-Show Script Tray, and the next-generation USB-powered Mbox 2 audio and MIDI production system.

The VENUE live sound environment continues to be adopted by a wide variety of majoring touring acts, festivals, TV broadcasts, and houses of worship. VENUE systems have been used by international touring acts such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Kelly Clarkson, and many others. VENUE systems have also been called into service by those bands and others at major festivals, such as Live 8 (in Paris), the Montreux Jazz Festival (featuring Queens of the Stone Age), The Gathering of the Vibes music festival (celebrating Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead), 10,000 Lakes Festival, and Lollapalooza.

D-Show 1.1 Software and Expanded Hardware Options
The recently released VENUE D-Show 1.1 software?a free update?adds new software features and support for a variety of hardware options. A new Variable Groups mode allows VENUE operators to configure 24 discrete mix buses in addition to the Main LCR buses, further increasing flexibility for monitor mixing applications.

The HDx TDM Option card links VENUE directly to a Pro Tools|HD system for up to 128 tracks of high-quality recording, integration of pre-recorded material, or ?virtual soundchecks. D-Show 1.1 also permits connection of a second Stage Rack for up to 96 remote-controlled mic/line inputs and up to 128 inputs with the I/O available on the FOH Rack. Support for the ECx Ethernet Card enables control of VENUE remotely via laptop or tablet PC.

Personal Q Monitoring System
The Digidesign VENUE Personal Q (PQ) monitoring system, comprising wired PQ Controllers and a PQ Rack, is a hardware and software solution that enables performers to optimize their on-stage experience by creating their own customized monitor mixes. The PQ monitoring system provides the functionality, flexibility, and durability required by performers and live sound engineers in a range of applications, from houses of worship to theaters and concert touring.

Drawmer TourBuss Plug-in Suite
Designed with the live sound engineer in mind, the Drawmer TourBuss plug-in suite offers four dynamics plug-ins exclusive to Digidesign VENUE systems, including a Noise Gate, Compressor/Limiter, Expander, and Bracketing Filter. With controls that are easily accessible from the D-Show consoles center section, the TourBuss plug-ins retain the layout and emulate the sound of Drawmers renowned DS201 Noise Gate and DL241 Auto-Compressor hardware units.

D-Show Script Tray
Also on display at PLASA is the newly released D-Show Script Tray, which rolls easily across the D-Show main console and sidecar on soft wheels, allowing VENUE operators to keep set lists, notes, or a remote control tablet PC close at hand. The sturdy metal frame and clear acrylic top provide the convenience and utility of a moveable flat surface right where it is needed most.

Mbox 2
Mbox 2 is a next-generation USB-powered audio/MIDI production system that builds on the performance and simplicity of the original Mbox?Digidesigns most popular personal studio ever. Combining high-performance hardware and award-winning, industry-standard Digidesign Pro Tools LE software, Mbox 2 gives you essential tools to help you realize your creative vision, at an affordable price.

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About Digidesign
Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, Inc., is the worlds leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems and the winner of the 2001 Technical Grammy® Award and 2003 Academy Award® of Merit (Oscar® statuette) for the design, development, and implementation of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Digidesign provides the professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries with tools for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Digidesign products are marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. M-Audio, a leading provider of digital audio and MIDI solutions for electronic musicians and audio professionals, is a business unit of Digidesign.

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