Product News for January 9, 2007

Product News From Electronic Musician for January 9, 2007 features Allegro Rainbow Piano Wizard at Macworld, Furman Sound new Reference i-Series, Ion Audio iPA03 portable PA system for Apple iPod, Novation XioSynth 49 and more

Allegro Rainbow chose Macworld this week as the vehicle to unveil its piano-teaching video game, Piano Wizard, for Mac. Compatible with PowerPCs and Intel-based Macs, Piano Wizard employs video-game objects and graphics to recreate basic musical notation and theory. Users need only a digital piano and MIDI song files from and to get started.

Furman Sound's Reference Series of power conditioners has received a face-lift. The new Reference i-Series models (the IT-Reference 15i and IT-Reference 20i) sport black steel and brushed-aluminum exterior enhancements, blue LEDs, and Furman's new "dual screen" noise-reduction technology, as well as the Discrete Symmetrically Balanced Power and Linear Filtering Technology of the original units.

Liven up your outdoor parties and events with Ion Audio's iPA03 portable PA system for Apple iPod. Now shipping, the iPA03 outputs sound to a distance of more than 150 feet and offers docking and charging for iPod, iPod Mini, and iPod Nano. The unit has a built-in microphone; a two-way speaker system; an amplifier with three additional inputs for connecting microphones, instruments, and CD/MP3 players; and a rechargeable battery that lasts over six hours at maximum volume (and over twelve hours at moderate listening levels).

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Combining all the functionality of the original XioSynth audio/MIDI controller with an expanded keyboard, Novation is now shipping the semiweighted, 49-key XioSynth 49. MORE.

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Reserve Your Room for Remix Hotel Miami 2007
Plans for the fifth annual Remix Hotel Miami are now underway! The traveling music-production seminar is heading back to the National Hotel in South Beach, March 22-25, 2007. And if you're quick on the trigger, you can stay right in the heart of the action, receive a hefty hotel discount, and snag VIP privileges. Reserve your room today by calling the National Hotel at (800) 327-8370 and using the following discount code: RHMIA07.

Buy It Now: Stephen St. Croix Gear on eBay
The personal studio gear of late, great Mix magazine columnist Stephen St. Croix is now being auctioned on eBay. Serious buyers and window shoppers alike will want to visit the site often, as additional pieces of St. Croix's private collection are continually being added.

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