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Beatnik Launches Mixman StudioPro 4.0 for the PC

Beatnik, Inc. Monday announced the availability of Mixman StudioPro 4.0, a 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 including CompUSA, Best Buy, Fry's Electronics and MicroCenter.

Mixman StudioPro 4.0 allows music fans to create, perform and publish personalized music using an enhanced suite of professional remixing tools.

The tools include Remixing Studio for real-time remixing, FX Studio for manipulating component sounds, Editing Studio for composition and Recording Studio to add personalized sounds into each mix. Users are now able to export their sound-sets using Beatnik's own Rich Music Format (RMF).

"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.

Mixman StudioPro 4.0 gives users the ability to remix Mixman Singles, which are downloadable track files from artists, remixers and producers. Artists provide master tapes, which are then converted to the individual sound elements in Mixman TRK (track) files. Singles are 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 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.

Mixman StudioPro 4.0 has a suggested retail price of $89.95.