The Traveler Goes Remote

The Traveler is now shipping and regular reports are coming in from delighted Traveler users about their successful remote recording adventures. In our first report, the Traveler has already proven that it's a significant leap forward from conventional field recording with a portable DAT recorder.

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DP, MachFive and MX4 Score the World's First Wireless Drama Series

The worldwide hit television series 24 expands into the wireless space with the first original dramatic series produced exclusively for next-generation mobile phones. 24: Conspiracy is a series of 24 sixty-second "mobisodes" that will be launched in January of 2005 exclusively on Vodafone in 23 countries in Europe, with eventual US distribution on Verizon Wireless. Composer John Massari created an intense, dark, and suspenseful score for this innovative new series. "DP, MachFive and MX4 are superb products," says Massari, "a real asset for any composer creating complex or simple orchestral textures."

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Bon Jovi's David Bryan

As keyboard player, songwriter, and founding member of Bon Jovi, David Bryan has seen and learned a lot about music and the music business in the past 20 years. After selling 100 million albums, traveling the world and playing to millions of people in 50 countries, and living through the rock and roll years, the grunge years, the rap years, and everything in between, David has a lot of experience to share.

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Joe Solo — Going Anything But Solo

Contrary to his name, Joe Solo is all about partnerships. As head writer and producer for Famous Music, Paramount's music division, Joe works with signed songwriters developing pitch songs for major-label artists including Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, and Eric Clapton, just to name a few. Joe also develops influential artists such as Macy Gray, works with Rami Jaffe of the Wallflowers, and composes music for film. And Digital Performer is one partner Joe works with on every project.

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On Tour with Madonna: Mike McKnight and MOTU

This year's Mega Summer Tour season is in full swing, and Madonna is on the road again to promote her most recent album release, "American Life". Like many top artists, Madonna mixes studio-produced tracks to support her highly choreographed live performances and the musicians on stage. Mike McKnight produces those tracks, and makes sure they sound great at every show. In fact, Mike has programmed every major Madonna tour using a MOTU system driven by Digital Performer. We recently caught up with him during Madonna's Re-Invention tour, in an interview directly beneath the stage, to get the latest details about his setup.

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