Mackie Designs (Woodinville, Wash.) extended its special upgrade program that allows Soundscape SSHDR-1 and E-mu Ensoniq Paris users to switch to Soundscape 32. The upgrade program, announced last April, was originally scheduled to run through September, but will now run until April 30, 2003.
Through this program, Mackie will offer a $2,499 USD rebate to new Soundscape 32 customers who trade in one SSHDR-1 or Paris system to an authorized Mackie dealer or distributor. To be eligible, the traded equipment must be fully functional and include these items: Eligible SSHDR-1 must include interface card, interface cable and the unit's serial number. Eligible Paris system must include interface 2, 442 or MEC (minus the MEC interface cards), EDS-1000, interface cable and the unit's serial number.
In addition, Mackie recently released Version 3.7 software and Console Manager Version 1.5 for Soundscape 32. Version 3.7 software hosts improved user-interface capabilities, including real-time crossfades, real-time punch in/out and real-time record track-arming. Console Manager V. 1.5 adds support for Mackie Control/Mackie Control Extender and Baby HUI control surfaces.
For further details on this program, as well as a complete list of worldwide Mackie Broadcast Professional dealers and distributors, click on www.mackie.com/mbp.