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Digidesign Announces Blue, Focusrite Bundle

Digidesign, the North American distributor for Focusrite products, and BLUE Microphones have teamed up to develop three bundles that feature Focusrite 12/09/2003 7:00 AM Eastern

Digidesign, the North American distributor for Focusrite products,and BLUE Microphones have teamed up to develop three bundles thatfeature Focusrite Platinum Series models and the new Bluebirdmicrophone specifically developed by BLUE for Digidesign.

The VoiceMaster Pro Pak features the VoiceMaster Pro channel strip(shown) mated to the Bluebird microphone and its accessories; theFocusrite 24-bit/96kHz A/D card is also included in this bundle. TheVoiceMaster Pro features a Class-A mic pre, instrument level input, alatency-free monitoring section for seamless connectivity to DAWs, anOpto-Expander, an Opto-Compressor, a Tube Sound Circuit, a uniquevintage harmonics circuit and more. This bundle will have a specialprice of $1,299 U.S.

The TwinTrak Pro Pak will also be included with a Bluebirdmicrophone, the BLUE BirdNest pop filter, the BirdCage shockmount and apremium Blueberry cable. The dual-channel TwinTrak Pro features a ClassA-mic pre, instrument level input, a stereo, latency-free monitoringsection, built in D/A, a stereo/mono Opto-Compressor, a unique“scoop” EQ and the availability of Focusrite’s24-bit/96kHz A/D card option. The TwinTrak Pro Pak will have a specialprice of $1,099 U.S.A

The last bundle is the TrakMaster Pak, featuring the TrakMasterChannel Strip, with the aforementioned BLUE components. The TrakMasterfeatures a Class-A mic pre, instrument level input, an Opto-Compressor,a voice/instrument EQ and the availability of Focusrite’s24-bit/96kHz A/D card option. The TrakMaster Pak will retail for $1,335U.S. but will sell for $899.

Digidesign’s strategic alliance manager, Dino Virella, stated,“These three bundles are the next step as Digidesign andFocusrite’s relationship with the creative minds at BLUE evolves.When I approached BLUE about making us a versatile, great-sounding andvisually unique mic, they responded, and the Bluebird far exceedsanything I ever dreamed of. This really makes the process of buying apremium front-end/microphone combo a snap for our dealers andcustomers. They have told us that they really appreciate this. TheseFocusrite bundles are only the start. We intend on developing some veryunique and compelling Bluebird and Digidesign product bundles in thenear future."

"We are extremely proud of how Bluebird turned out," stated BLUE'spresident Skipper Wise. "We listened very carefully to Digidesign'sinput and together with our creative engineering team, have developed amicrophone that will be a very nice addition to anyone's recordingarsenal."

For more information, visit Digidesign online at www.digidesign.com.

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