MARCH 2005    

The Revenger's Tragedy: Unique Sound Design Challenges
By Matt Griffin

When we started talking about The Revengers Tragedy over two years ago, we knew the basic feel of the show.  Everything would be synthetic, detached in some way from the equivalent real-life version.  The lighting would be reminiscent of club lighting, and the music would be electronic. 
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Echo Indigo DJ laptop sound card on Sale!
Finally, get professional quality sound from the four-channel output Echo Indigo DJ sound card!  For a limited time you can get the Indigo DJ for a special sales price.  See
the Stage Research website for details.

SoftPlot 8 and SoftPlot 3D
Download a free update to build 8.038 from  The update has 23 enhancements and fixes including changes to the Cue Editor, Line Attribute editing, Gobo Inventory, DXF I/O and Group selection.  If your version of SoftPlot is older then 8.0 then upgrade to the current version at

ShowBuilder: Sound Design
There is a free upgrade for ShowBuilder: Sound Design available for download at  This is a major upgrade that re-vamps the interface based on suggestions from users.  If you are using a version earlier than 3.12 you are going to want this upgrade.

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