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For Immediate Release: October 21, 2002

Media contact:
Doug Osborne, Martinsound, Inc.
(800) 582-3555 ext. 121

Martinsound Introduces Flying Faders II Automation
Next-generation moving fader system adds powerful new features in Windows XP environment

ALHAMBRA, CA - October 5, 2002 - Martinsound introduced Flying Faders II at the 113th AES Convention in Los Angeles (October 5-8, 2002). The next-generation moving fader automation system builds on the 12-year heritage and enormous worldwide user base of Flying Faders and has been developed in a Windows XP environment to provide support not only for powerful new features but also future growth.

Flying Faders has earned a reputation as the "Just Mix" system due to a philosophy that allows users to get on with the job of engineering without the console automation getting in the way. The new Flying Faders II system preserves the usability, reliability and key features of the Flying Faders core code in a brand new, cutting-edge development environment that utilizes the very latest software development tools and computer processing power to add features that were simply not possible on the old platform.

The Flying Faders II main screen has been reworked, providing a multi-tabbed graphic interface that provides one-click access to any setting. Fast and intuitive, Flying Faders II allows users to control their own work environment through multi-screen and cross-platform support. Since Flying Faders II offers multi-screen support, users can either dock floating control palettes and access them through tabs or pull them off onto other screens for multi-operator control.

Powerful new features planned for initial and future release in Flying Faders II include:
* Control and automation of multiple computers and multiple platforms, allowing PCs and Macs to simultaneously run different graphic interfaces and extending multi-operator workstation integration.
* Complete integration with DAW markers and regions.
* Mini Flying Faders II control packages for popular DAWs.
* The ability to save and recall the entire mix tree.
* Preset on Iso, a feature many users have requested, delaying presets until the fader is enabled.
* Local event control from the fader panel.
* Printer port support.
* Auto-save.

For existing Flying Faders users the upgrade to Flying Faders II simply requires the replacement of the old computer with the new Flying Faders II computer and dedicated USB interface, which connects to the Flying Faders II fiber optic port. Nothing is changed in the console. Archived Flying Faders mixes are preserved through the inclusion of a translation program onto the new Flying Faders II platform. Additionally, for AMS Neve V Series console users, Martinsound has revamped the recall system, giving the interface an up-to-date look and combining the system with Flying Faders II for a single, integrated automation package.

Complete custom Flying Faders II packages for installation on any new or existing non-automated console are available factory-direct from Martinsound.

High-resolution TIFF images of Flying Faders II may be downloaded at: http://www.martinsound.com/pr_fly.htm

Media contact:
Doug Osborne
Martinsound, Inc.
Tel: (800) 582-3555 ext. 121
Outside USA: +1 (626) 281-3555 ext. 121

Web: www.martinsound.com

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