Hal Leonard Corporation to distribute Sound.org''s OpenMix book and DVD sets

Sound.orgKnoxville, TN (March 6, 2008) -- Sound.org, an independent publisher of audio-related books and multimedia titles, is announcing that their OpenMix titles will be distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by the Hal Leonard Corporation.

Hal Leonard LogoSound.org''s (formerly Waves Publishing) OpenMix titles are interactive tutorial book and DVD sets that allow readers to open up a complete mixing session in the DAW of their choice while following expert advice on recording, mixing and mastering. With OpenMix, readers can also create their own mix or remix. Upcoming titles cover all aspects of music production and guitar sound. These titles are all written and guided by world-renowned recording producers and mixing engineers.

Sound.org''s titles currently include Production Mixing Mastering by producer/composer Anthony Egizii. The 2004 OpenMix book covers production in five styles: rock, urban, country, alternative and R&B. This complete interactive training course features full session files for use with Pro Tools, Logic Audio, Cubase, Nuendo and Sonar. A complimentary 14-day demo of Waves software is also included.

For more information:
Sound.org or Hal Leonard Corporation.

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