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Megatrax 5.1 Has Arrived!

Megatrax Music Launches 5.1 Surround Sound DVD Series (September 27, 2001)
Currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary Year, Megatrax Production Music, Hollywood's premier supplier of original, high-quality production music for film, television, advertising and multimedia, will produce and release a series of original recordings on DVD in high resolution, 5.1 surround sound, it was announced by Ron Mendelsohn, CEO/co-founder, composer, Megatrax.

Megatrax recently recorded an original, new, double-album entitled "Movie Showcase, Volume 4 and 5" in London with the renowned 80-piece London Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, which is now being released concurrently on both CD and DVD. This landmark release, available now, will make available a wide range of high quality movie soundtrack music on DVD in high resolution 5.1 surround sound. The original Megatrax compositions which will be recorded for this project have been written and orchestrated by top Hollywood composers with extensive major motion picture credits including "The Cider House Rules," "Chocolat," "The Kid," "Entrapment," "Vertical Limit," "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls," "Atlantis," "Wild Wild West," "South Park," "Rush Hour," and many others.


Megatrax has also completed production on its initial DVD release, "Spectacular Themes," which was recorded in 5.1 surround sound using the Otari Radar 24-bit digital system. "Spectacular Themes" features live orchestral themes composed and conducted by the acclaimed Hollywood composer and arranger, Harvey Cohen. The DVD, also available now, includes Dolby AC3 files for audition purposes and high resolution AIFF files for direct loading into digital audio workstations. "Spectacular Themes" was recorded and mixed by Eddie King at Megatrax Studios.

Regarding the company's work in the DVD format, Mr. Mendelsohn said, "Megatrax believes that 5.1 surround products will be increasingly in demand by production music users, especially by producers of feature films and movie trailers. We are firmly committed to supporting this exciting new format."

Since its founding in l991, Megatrax Production Music has provided original music for tens of thousands of on-air promos, theatrical trailers, commercials, and multimedia productions. Among the company's impressive client roster are ABC, CBS, WB Network, FOX Network, UPN, MGM, Walt Disney Pictures, Universal Feature Trailers, Warner Bros. Television, HBO, Playboy, Dick Clark Productions, MSNBC, Hallmark Entertainment, and hundreds of others.

The Megatrax library has been used extensively for years by NBC Productions for source cues and background music within numerous comedies, dramas and MOWs. Megatrax has also provided music for a number of theatrical motion picture trailers, including "Viva Rock Vegas," "Stuart Little," "Mystery, Alaska," "The Tigger Movie," "Happy, Texas," "Little Nicky," "Clerks," "Any Given Sunday," "Chicken Run," "Shanghai Noon," and many others.

Founded in l991, Megatrax offers its clientele a choice of thousands of music tracks across all genres, including drama, comedy, orchestral, rock, electronica, lounge, pop, country, R&B, blues, jazz, Latin, and much more. In addition, the company provides complete online music search capability via the Internet, using Windows Media Player and MusicSource technologies. In addition, the company recently launched its comprehensive, new CD-ROM music search system, "MusicSource Desktop," which is compatible with both Mac OS and Windows.

The Megatrax library offers over 100 CDs of original music designed for use in film, television, advertising, and multimedia projects. The company also provides music supervision services and maintains state-of-the-art, digital recording studios, capable of hosting a wide variety of live ensembles. Visit www.megatrax.com.

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