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Introduces 32-key mini controller, delivering ultimate portable playability.

Advances best-selling M-Audio BX monitor line with new look, improved sound

Burlington, Mass., Aug. 23, 2011—Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced the availability of the new M-Audio® Keystation Mini 32 ultra-portable keyboard controller, as well as the M-Audio  BX D2 studio monitor series—the next generation of the best-selling BX  Deluxe family. These new offerings extend Avid’s commitment to deliver  best-in-class quality, performance, and value to mobile musicians,  producers, and video editors.

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The  Keystation Mini 32 is a 32-note, USB bus-powered keyboard controller  designed for musicians on the go. Small enough to fit in a backpack,  this ultra-portable controller delivers unmatched playability in its  class, with features including:

  • 32 low-profile mini-keys, enabling musicians to play two-handed parts
  • Highly musical velocity curves, allowing keyboard sensitivity customization to individual playing styles
  • 4 assignable controls, including a knob, providing real-time control of DAW and virtual instrument functions
  • USB  bus-powered, plug-and-play connectivity including iPad compatibility  (iPad Camera Connection Kit required; check specific apps to verify MIDI  support)

The BX D2 series monitors — comprised of the BX8 D2 and BX5 D
2 models — flaunt a new look, and improved sound. These models from
the best-selling line deliver a listening experience that’s  true to the source, helping musicians, producers, and video editors  create mixes that translate well across listening systems. Plus they  look great. Along with the exceptional accuracy and sonic definition  that studio and post-production professionals demand, the BX D2 series  features:

  • Technology  leveraged from high-end M-Audio monitors, providing enhanced acoustic  performance, especially in the low-frequency range
  • Kevlar low-frequency drivers and waveguide-loaded silk dome tweeters, providing rich, defined bass and smooth, clear highs
  • The  BX8 D2 features an 8” woofer and 130 watts of distributed power and the  BX5 D2 is equipped with a 5” woofer and features 70 watts of  distributed power, delivering cohesive, accurate sound
  • Optimized rear port, providing extended low-frequency response

“The  M-Audio brand is leading the way in the mobile studio revolution,” said  Tanguy Leborgne, Avid vice president of consumer products and solutions  “Now, the new Keystation Mini 32 pushes the category further than ever  before—giving on-the-go musicians a way to create great music and  effects through an ultra-playable, ultra-portable design. In addition,  the updated BX5 D2 and BX8 D2 monitors extend our best-selling studio  monitor legacy, delivering the look and performance musicians and video  editors demand.

Availability and Pricing
Keystation Mini 32 is available from September in EMEA for £54.99 GBP / €63 EUR.
The BX5 D2 and BX8 D2 are  available in EMEA now for £215 GBP / €255 EUR and £319 / €379,  respectively

To learn more visit m-audio.com or shop.avid.com


About Avid
Avid  creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most  listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the  most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings,  television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and  movies made at home. Some of Avid’s most influential and pioneering  solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Oxygen 8, Sibelius®, System 5, and Pinnacle Studio™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, del.icio.us, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube; connect with Avid on Facebook; or subscribe to Avid Industry Buzz.

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