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Beatnik, Inc., a leader in interactive audio technologies and content for the Web and digital devices, today announced the availability of Mixman StudioPro 4.0, the popular consumer DJ remixing software designed for the music hobbyist. Mixman StudioPro 4.0 for the PC is now available for purchase online at http://www.mixman.com and in retail stores nationwide including CompUSA, Best Buy, Fry's Electronics and MicroCenter. Online retailers are expected to carry the new version of Mixman StudioPro 4.0 in early Fall 2000. Mixman StudioPro 4.0 allows music fans to create, perform and publish personalized music from concept to completion using an enhanced suite of professional remixing tools. The tools include Remixing Studio for real-time performance-based remixing, FX Studio for manipulating component sounds, Editing Studio for precision composition and Recording Studio to add personalized sounds into each mix. Also, for the first time, users are now able to export their sound-sets using Beatnik's own Rich Music Format (RMF), which provides a real-time listening experience that doesn't require streaming. Mixman StudioPro 4.0 represents the first-ever product that couples Mixman's music authoring technology with Beatnik's RMF technology.

"Mixman StudioPro 4.0 is the perfect solution for people that not only want to create new music, but also self-publish and connect with the existing global Mixman online community," said Josh Gabriel, chief of consumer products, Beatnik, Inc. "Our ongoing partnerships with major record labels keeps a steady stream of Mixman Singles for consumers to download and remix themselves, allowing each user to manipulate and record their favorite music in ways they've never experienced. It's the ultimate personalization of music."

Mixman StudioPro 4.0's new functionality also allows music fans to upload their creations to their own personalized home page on the Mixman site called My Mixzone. My Mixzone is personalized specifically for each user to post their creations, invite friends to listen and remix their own versions of sound-sets online. In addition, My Mixzone has photo capabilities, interchangeable skins and a map indicating the user's country of origin. The Mixman software line enables fans to collaborate with other fans and artists online. Mixman provides mainstream music fans, hardcore music hobbyists and artists a powerful new creation and distribution suite from which to self-publish, trade and personalize versions of popular songs and original works - building a personally vested and powerful online music community. Mixman StudioPro 4.0, as with all Mixman Studio software, gives users the ability to remix Mixman Singles, which are downloadable track files from artists, remixers and producers from around the world. Artists provide master tapes, which are then converted to the individual sound elements in Mixman TRK (track) files. Singles are easily loaded into the software program so that users can create personalized versions of their favorite songs.

Mixman StudioPro 4.0 comes with an expanded library of sounds including guitars, drums, vocals and keyboards that can be used to create original songs. Also available are Soundiscs, supplemental libraries that give users an even broader range of selections. These triple-format sample CDs are designed to work with Mixman Studio and StudioPro. Each sound comes in Audio, TRK and WAV file formats to ensure that users have access to the right format for the job.

From music hobbyists to working DJs, music enthusiasts of all levels can explore, shape and arrange sounds easily, as well as create entirely new musical works. Mixman StudioPro 4.0 has a suggested retail price of $89.95.

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