Production News - August 1989

EQUIPMENT NEWS

ALESIS CORPORATION announces the newest addition to the MIDIVERB line, MIDIVERB III. The 16-bit Simultaneous Multi-Effects processor offers 3 effects at once, including reverb, delay, and chorus or flange. $399. (213) 467-8000.

DYNACORD unveils their new ADS (Advanced Digital Sampler). The 16/20-bit stereo sampler features 16 voice polyphony, 2 meg expandable memory offering 23 seconds of sample storage at a bandwidth of 20kHz and expandable to as much as 92 seconds of sample time, digital on board mixing with 6 AUX sends, and lots more. Look for a Test Drive soon on this baby! Made in Germany and distributed in America by D.W. Distributors. (805) 499-6863.

CORRECTION!!! Last month we quoted the price of TASCAM's 688 MidiStudio at $375 per track or $3000. Tascam advised us of an error in their press release; The actual price is $3299.

THE MIX

The NAB Radio Show comes to New Orleans next month. Show dates are September 13th thru the 16th. The Programming and Production Showcase is slated for Friday, Sept. 15th, from 4-6pm.

Subscriber Sandy Thomas, Production Director at WXDJ-FM in Miami, announces the formation of SANDY THOMAS PRODUCTIONS. The company's first service is an AOR sweeper, ID, and promo package. Sandy will remain at WXDJ while getting the business off the ground. Look for a sample of Sandy's work in a future Cassette. Contact Sandy for a demo tape at (305) 447-9595 days or (305) 255-2130 evenings. Good luck Sandy!!!

Randy Reeves, former Production Director at Power 99 in Atlanta, has also made the move into his own production company. Randy, however, has left the station to do it. Randy is also the subject of next month's interview. As of this writing, it is unsure whether the position at the station will be filled by someone on staff or if the search will begin for someone outside. Join us in extending best wishes to Randy, too!

Congrats are in order for Rick Allen at Hot 97 in New York, winner of the New York State Broadcaster's Association's first place award for Major Market Promo. Way to go Rick!!!