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Mixtender

Posted by Mikers On April - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

MIDAS Mixtender iPad app. provides wireless remote control for key functions of the MIDAS PRO2, PRO2C, PRO3 ,PRO6 ,PRO9 and XL8 consoles.

MIDAS Mixtender automatically selects the right console type so there’s no difficult setup procedure.

With the MIDAS Mixtender app. you can monitor ALL input and output metering simultaneously in real time.

The MIDAS Mixtender app. provides simple, fast local stage mix adjustment by accessing the consoles’ amazing MCA (Mix Control Association) feature right by the artist or wedge! You can use multiple iPads simultaneously and lock each one to a single mix so the artistés can’t change any other console settings. Use the iPad to remotely EQ any speaker mix with one of the consoles’ onboard KT DN370 GEQs.

The MIDAS Mixtender iPad app. is free to download and will be regularly updated. Tweet us @MidasMixing using the tweet link on the Mixtender to win Midas swag!

For more on the range of Midas consoles – http://www.midasconsoles.com/

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DAW Remote HD

Posted by Mikers On April - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

DAW Remote received many 5 star reviews. Now, for better experience, we introduce a well-designed HD version for iPad.

DAW Remote HD is a wireless DAW(Digital Audio Workstation) software controller just like your hardware control surface. Instead of getting stuck in front of your computer to compose, record, and produce music/audio, you can use your iPad with DAW Remote HD to control DAW functions anywhere in your studio (wirelessly). Why? Because let’s face it, wires suck!
DAW Remote HD supports Logic Control Protocol, HUI protocol and Mackie Control protocol and compatible with both MAC and Windows.. It works with almost every DAW softwares. It provides three especially optimized control surface for Apple Logic®, AVID ProTools® and Ableton Live®.

DAW Remote uses Network MIDI with Apple Bonjour over WIFI network and Ethernet, you DON’T need to install ANY softwares or drivers in your Mac to enable it. For Windows user, you should install rtpMIDI to enable MIDI Network function.

By using DAW Remote, you can:
1. Forget about messy complex-functioned studio controller, focusing on your inspiration.
2. Easy to control tracks.
3. Get creativity in an environment away from the computer
4. Remotely control your DAW softwares from onstage in live performance without messy cable runs.
5. All functions just like hardware control surface.

=== DAW Remote HD Features ===
★ Supports Logic Control Protocol, HUI protocol and Mackie Control protocol
★ Three optimized control surface layouts for Logic, ProTools and Live.
★ Cross Platform. Compatible with MAC and Windows.
★ Well designed.
★ Supports the new iPad Retina display.
★ Powerful Instructions, Help and FAQ to help you setup connection much easier
★ Use Wi-Fi to connect with host computer
=== Supported DAWs ===
★ Apple Logic Pro/Express
★ AVID ProTools
★ Ableton Live
★ Steinberg Cubase
★ Steinberg Nuendo
★ FL Studio
★ Reason
★ MOTO Digital Performer
★ Adobe Audition
★ Cakewalk Sonar
… and any DAW supports Mackie Control Protocol
For more supports please visit our website:
http://eumlab.com/daw-remote-hd/

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Art Of Recording Series

Posted by Mikers On April - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Here’s the latest ‘tuition’ video from the team at macPro, which focuses on recording. As usual, the app is free to download, and then there are in-app purchases.

The Art of Recording is the art of making your sonic vision a reality … and it IS an ART!

This App contains Tutorial-Videos that show you how to record instruments for your musical compositions. Divided into downloadable modules you can select as needed, you’ll learn microphone placement skills and tracking techniques that will let you record perfect, drums, guitars, vocals, strings, and more.

A great recording is the secret to an amazing song, and this App shows you how it’s done.

For more information, visit macProVideo.com.

Exclusive – Wave Machine Labs Auria Q&A

Posted by Mikers On March - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

One of this year’s most anticipated apps for the music making world is Wave Machine Labs’ Auria, with its traditional looking user interface, 64-bit architecture, 48 audio tracks, VST effects, and much more.

Chris Miller from WaveMachine Labs was kind enough to answer a few of my questions on this very promising looking iPad app.

 

What was the inspiration/motivation behind developing Auria?

The mobile recording community was in need of a professional-grade recording app.

 

How long has Auria been in development for? And how many are on the team that worked on it?

Auria has been in development for a year, done mostly by our President, Rim, and with lots of contributions from the PSP team.

 

Auria’s UI looks more like a traditional DAW system than any other iPad multitrack apps before it, what was the thinking behind taking this approach?

Auria is meant to be a serious, professional app. We tried to recreate as close to a fully functional DAW on the iPad as we could.

 

Multitrack recording is obviously dependant on the audio interface available to users. Which model(s) have you had the best success with?

A list of tested and compatible interfaces is available at our website, auriaapp.com.

 

The specs state it’s possible to record up to 24 tracks at once. What hardware have you been able to do this with?

So far, the most we’ve gotten to record at once is 18 (limited by the interface), but the software supports more.

 

Why hasn’t VST been done in DAW apps for iPad until now? Was this particularly tricky to implement?

It wasn’t particularly tricky; it just feels that the requirement that all code be pre-loaded (and therefore not technically plugins in the sense that they’re not cross-platform) onto an Apple app has disenfranchised Plugin developers to developing version for the iOS platform.

 

What sort of limitations (if any) are there on the number of effects plug-ins and mix bus routing you can do per track?

Plugins add a few percentages of CPU each, but with the ability to freeze tracks, the effects can be printed and the plugins removed to free up processing power.

 

How many plug-ins will ship with Auria, and can you provide details on the plans to offer more in the future as in-app purchases?

Auria will ship with a handful of plugins built in, and there will be 10-20 available for in-app purchase. We will certainly add more with future updates.

 

Will Auria offer support for virtual instruments?

There will not be any MIDI or VSTi support in the first release.

 

I’m guessing there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing a version of Drumagog available at some stage, yes?

Drumagog will be available as an in-app purchase.

 

Are there any differences between the existing PSP plug-ins and the versions available in Auria?

There are slight differences, mostly to make them simpler and more efficient for the iPad.

 

What sort of compatibility is possible between Auria and external DAW software?

Auria supports full AAF Import/Export, so session data can be exchanged between Auria and virtually every major DAW.

 

For people who work with other iPad music apps, what type of support does Auria offer? AudioPaste? External syncing? WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology)?

Auria supports AudioPaste.

 

There looks to be a comprehensive list of audio editing options. Will you be able to scrub back and forth over single and multiple tracks of audio?

Scrubbing is not an option in this release.

 

Is the rendering of stereo mix downs done in real time, or faster?

Faster than real time.

 

Have you noticed any performance differences in running Auria on iPad 1 and iPad2?

The iPad 1 has been limited to 24 tracks, but other than that it’s pretty similar.

 

Is Auria Optimised for the new iPad?

Auria will run the same on the new iPad.

 

Wave Machine Labs Auria still doesn’t have a confirmed launch date. When it was first announced, it was expected to arrive in the first quarter of this year, which expires this weekend, so we should be expecting to see it appear in the very near future. For the latest on Wave Machine Labs Auria, head to the official site – auriaapp.com

 

Alesis is back with iO Mix

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Alesis has done it again. The company has developed another IO dock for the iPad, this time with the focus on tactile mixing thanks to the inclusion of a 4 channel mixer. Read on for a full run down.

The Alesis iO Mix is the first device that turns your iPad into a powerful portable studio, allowing you to record multiple mics or instruments directly into GarageBand or any other compatible Core Audio app.

With the iO Dock, Alesis was the first to make your iPad studio-compatible. Now with the iO Mix, your iPad becomes your studio. All the connections you need are onboard, including four combo XLR-1/4″ input channels and balanced, stereo 1/4″ outputs. The iO Mix also has a video output, making it perfect for everything from presentations and corporate meetings to home entertainment and live performance visuals.

ROOM FOR FOUR 
With the iO Mix’s four-channel capability you finally have everything you need for mixing and recording on your iPad, all in one device. There’s no more clunky dongle connections or USB cables needed. Your iPad is seamlessly integrated into a compact mixing console that will be immediately familiar and easy to use. When you close iO Mix’s hinged door, your iPad is completely enclosed and secure — you’ll hardly be able to tell that they’re separate devices.

CONNECT & CREATE
iO Mix allows you to connect virtually any piece of recording gear to your iPad: microphones, instruments, speakers, headphones and more. Four combo XLR-1/4″ input channels are exactly where you need them on the rear of the unit. Each has trim, channel gain, pan, and low & high EQ controls located right in front of you. Push-button High Pass Filters are also available on each channel to eliminate low-frequency interference in live mixing and recording situations.

STUDIO TO GO
With its compact design, iO Mix is the perfect portable studio. Bring it to your band’s practice space, coffeehouse gig or weekend recording session. Switchable 48V phantom power allows you to use studio condenser microphones and iO Mix’s guitar-direct switch makes guitar recording easy. You don’t even need an amp! Simply connect your guitar or bass, flip the switch and use your iPad to add effects like reverb and delay. Balanced, stereo 1/4″ outputs and 1/4″ headphone output are also onboard along with a switchable limiter for clip-free recordings.

WIRELESS WHENEVER
iO Mix is Core Audio-compliant, allowing you to use it with virtually any app in the App Store. Plus, your iPad’s WiFi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and 3G connectivity, allow you to tailor your sound at a moment’s notice or playback audio through compatible wireless speakers. Download new effects or filters to deal with unexpected live sound needs, or download songs, videos or entirely new applications to keep your audience entertained during a gig or the band’s creative energy flowing during a recording session.

VIDEO VERSATILITY
Along with its four-channel mixing and recording capability, the iO Mix’ s ability to playback video makes it ideal for applications that were previously impossible. You can use the iO Mix to not only mix and record, but also playback live performance visuals behind the band. The iO Mix is also great for corporate presentations and business meetings, allowing up to four speakers to be mic’d and have video playing back simultaneously. With the optional Alesis Module Mount, you can attach the iO Mix to a nearby mic stand and have easy access to instantly adjust any mixing, recording or video-playback parameter.

Turn your iPad into a portable mixer and flexible recording studio, with the iO Mix, only from Alesis.

For more details – http://www.alesis.com/iomix

AudioBox 1818VSL app inbound

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

PreSonus™ has announced StudioLive™ Remote 1818VSL software, a free, dedicated wireless-control app for the PreSonus AudioBox™ 1818VSL audio/MIDI interface.

The AudioBox 1818VSL USB 2.0 interface’s 26 x 18 mixing and processing features are controlled by AudioBox VSL software for Mac® and Windows®. It provides a computer-based ultra-low-latency mixer with two stereo effects buses for reverb and delay plus theFat Channel processing from the StudioLive 16.0.2. The Fat Channel includes a compressor, limiter, downward expander, high-pass filter, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ that are available on every input, DAW return, and bus.

Now, with StudioLive Remote 1818VSL, you can control all features of AudioBox VSL software (except Solo and Channel Link) wirelessly from an iPad. The new app provides multiple views of the key AudioBox VSL mixer and processing controls. The Overview displays the most-used parameters, such as channel levels, mutes, panning, EQ curves, and more for multiple channels at once. Tap a microview to zoom in on the Fat Channel processing, then navigate between the processors with the flick of a fingertip.

“Because the AudioBox 1818VSL has a built-in 26 x 18 mixer, it can be seriously considered as a live mixer for small groups,” notes PreSonus CEO Jim Mack. “StudioLive Remote 1818VSL iPad control makes this even more convenient.”

An AudioBox 1818VSL firmware update will be required in order to use StudioLive Remote 1818VSL. Registered owners will be able to download this update at www.presonus.com/technical-support/downloads/drivers-software.

StudioLive Remote 1818VSL is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2012 and will be a free download from the Apple App Store.

For more information, please visit www.presonus.com.

DJ Rig drops in

Posted by Mikers On March - 10 - 2012 2 COMMENTS

We don’t tend to cover much in the way of DJ apps, as we’re more about ‘making the music’, but since everything IK Multimedia touches seeems to turn to gold, this new app and hardware combo is worth mentioning as it’s set to be another winner for them.

DJ Rig is the app side of things, while they’ve also developed iRig MIX, an innovative DJ style hardware controller that of course is iOS compatible. The hardware is not out yet, but the app launched this week, and it’s perfectly functional and highly addictive to use just on it’s own!.. This is the iPhone/iPod Touch version (which also works fine on iPad), though an iPad version that takes better advantage of the display (and hopefully the new Retina one!) is expected in the coming month or two. Here’s the official deets –

March 8, 2012 – IK Multimedia is pleased to announce the release of their first professional DJ Mixing app: DJ Rig – a full-featured, double-deck DJ mixing app for iPhone and iPod touch. DJ Rig provides instant song-playing from the device’s music library, automatic tempo sync and beat match, sample-based pads and performance recording, plus an arsenal of high-quality DJ effects. Together with the just announced iRig MIX, the mobile DJ mixer for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, DJ Rig represents the most portable solution to DJ anytime and everywhere.

DJ Rig isn’t just another DJ mixing app. Instead, it’s an extremely intuitive, flexible and easy-to-use groove master program with powerful features and intelligent effects that will please even the most professional DJ. Its dual-deck format is as traditional as it gets, but beyond that, there is a world of creative tools – from sync tools to creative effects – that will take DJ-ing on an iOS device to a completely new level that can be used by anyone, everywhere.

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Sync Tempo AND Match Beats – Like No Other DJ App
While you can find BPM sync on other DJ apps, none are able to offer beat matching like DJ Rig. This feature allows the automatic synchronization of beats between two songs so the beats are matched and aligned. DJ Rig analyses your songs and then builds a tempo and beat map so anybody can easily mix at the tap of a button and never miss a beat.

Effect Deck… Unlimited Sonic Possibilities
DJ Rig also features a robust real-time effects processing section that allows DJs to apply various effects to their source material.  And with the XY touch interface, they’ll have full creative control of the effect parameters. DJs can choose from spatial effects like reverb, delay and flanger, various pass-through filter effects, distortion, resonance effects and a new stutter effect. Plus, all effects are automatically synced to the tempo.

Sampler Machine
DJ Rig also features an “on-the-fly” sampler that can capture and play sounds from built-in sound banks or for quick sampling of source audio for instant playback and looping. Sounds can be accessed from 9 virtual pads that access a high-quality, expandable sample library.

Scratching with CloneDeck™
DJ Rig features the new turntable modelling technology called CloneDeck™ which provides an ultra-realistic turntable “scratching” feel and sound. CloneDeck™ provides the exact behaviour you expect from a real DJ turntable… only in a convenient digital format.

X-Sync – Sync ANY External Audio Source
DJ Rig features an exclusive X-Sync function that enables the synchronization of music from ANY source – not just music on the iOS device- when used with the iRig MIX portable iOS DJ mixer. With X-Sync, you can connect and cue ANY audio source, and DJ Rig will automatically match the tempo and make seamless transitions.

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Features

  • Double Deck
  • Landscape and portrait interfaces
  • Direct access to iPod library and playlists with instant play
  • Deck controls: Volume, Pitch, 3-Band Kill EQ, Headphones and Crossfader
  • Tempo controls for fine BPM adjustments
  • 3 crossfader curves for customizing fades
  • Drag and zoom of waveform display
  • Auto-level detection and adjustment for the perfect balance between decks
  • Crossfade filter for fading between decks with bass or high filters for smooth and perfect transitions
  • Customizable deck interface (available for in-app purchase)
  • Multiple output configurations for virtually any audio setup
  • Supports all major digital audio formats including MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF
  • Live recorder enables you to record full mixing gigs

Mix & Scratch

  • Tempo Sync
  • Beat Match – for the first time, a DJ iOS app that can align songs’ beats
  • Fast BPM detection, beat analysis and beat map saving
  • 4 visual cue points per song (1 built-in plus 3 available as in app purchase)
  • Automatic looping to create loops with beat-accurate tempo divisions
  • Accurate scratching engine modelled on real deck behaviour with CloneDeck™ technology for scratching with cut-to-the-beat
  • X-Sync mode detects the BPM from an external audio sources in real-time and automatically syncs the tempo (when used with iRig MIX)

DJ Effects

  • Effects deck with 12 effects: Delay, Flanger, Crush, Filter High Pass, Filter Low Pass, Filter Band Pass, Compressor, Wah, Phaser, Fuzz, Reverb, Stutter  (6 built-in plus 6 available for in-app purchase)
  • XY touch interface
  • All effects are BPM-synched
  • Multiple controls
  • Extra filter available

Sampler Machine

  • On-the-fly sampler machine
  • 9 pads matrix with assignable pads on 4 instantaneous sound banks
  • 15 sound banks available (8 built-in plus 7 available for in-app purchase)
  • Live sampling functionality
  • Pitch control

Pricing and availability

DJ Rig includes 6 high-quality DJ effects (Low pass, Band pass, High pass, Delay, Stutter, Phaser), and 8 built-in sound banks plus one adjustable cue point. These can be expanded with 6 more effects (Flanger, Comp, Fuzz, Reverb, Auto Wah, Crash), 7 extra sound banks, 3 more cue points plus digital deck interface, all available together through in-app purchase in the Pro bundle pack.

The app is already available on the iTunes App Store at the special introductory price of only €1.59/$1.99 for a limited time.

The Pro Bundle add-on expansion is available for only €3.99/$4.99 as an in-app purchase.

For more information:

www.djrig.net
www.irigmix.com

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RME Reveals Fireface UCX

Posted by Mikers On January - 31 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

RME have unveiled their latest half rack size audio interface, featuring a comprehensive list of analogue and digital connection options, that is compatible with PC, Mac, Linux, and iPad thanks to the Class Compliant mode. Read on for a full run down on this exciting new device –

RME has announced the Fireface UCX, a highly integrated pro audio solution in an ultra-compact format for studio and live recordings. It continues RME’s long tradition of designing compact high-end interfaces, packing into a half-rack size unit what usually would be spread out over two or three 19 inch panels.

In doing this the Fireface UCX marks a new packing record: 300 electronic components more than inside the already well-stocked Fireface UC! In a tremendous effort RME packed once again all the latest technologies, introduced with the award winning flagship UFX, plus a bunch of newly developed ones, into a half 19 inch housing with full mobile usability.

The result is an awesome combination of RME’s most successful products: Fireface UFX, Firefaces UC/400 and Babyface. The Fireface UCX is not just a smaller version of the smash hit UFX, with the X-core, the preamps and the complete effects engine, the UCX continues the tradition of RME’s tremendously successful compact interfaces, and combines it with the great usability of the Babyface through the included RME remote. With the Fireface UCX RME reinvented an already perfect product, by improving existing features and characteristics plus adding sophisticated new ones:

  • Low Latency mastering grade converters with outstanding specifications.
  • Two mic preamps with the premium technology from RME’s high-end recording bestsellers Micstasy and UFX, including the AutoSet overload protection.
  • A newly developed Hammerfall audio core, supporting USB and FireWire with the maximum performance and ultra-low latency operation, combined with the legendary RME driver stability and maintenance, on both bus protocols.
  • TotalMix FX with the complete Fireface UFX DSP engine, including all effects up to 192 kHz.
  • Monitoring Controller: combining the impressive flexibility of the TotalMix FX monitoring tool set and the included RME Remote Control.
  • RME’s unique DIGICheck metering and analysis toolbox for Windows PC and Mac.
  • Plus support for RME’s Advanced Remote Control, active jitter suppression technology, professional reference level support, advanced stand-alone functionality, full 192 kHz operation, and last but not least two high speed MIDI I/Os.
  • The Fireface UCX is the first professional audio interface with Class Compliant mode to work with Apple’s iPad, for perfect stereo up to 8 channel recording and playback, and the addition of truly professional I/Os.

18 Input / 18 Output channels of connectivity

  • 8 x Analog I/O
  • 2 x Mic/ Line Preamps, digitally controlled
  • 2 x Line / Instrument inputs, digitally controlled
  • 1 x SPDIF I/O coaxial
  • 1 x ADAT I/O (or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical)
  • 1 x Word Clock I/O
  • 2 x MIDI I/O (via breakout cable)
  • 1 x FireWire 400
  • 1 x USB 2.0 (USB 3 compatible)
  • Remote Control

For more details, check here – http://www.rme-audio.de/en_products_fireface_ucx.php

Alto’s MASTERLINK LIVE 16

Posted by Mikers On January - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Seamlessly integrating your iPad’s beautiful touchscreen display, the MasterLink Live 16 and MasterLink Live 24 provide a mixing experience above and beyond any other mixer in their class. Their hybrid designs bridge the gap between high-quality analog consoles and sophisticated DSP technology.

The MasterLink Live 16 and MasterLink Live 24 offer channel compression, three-band semi-parametric EQ, four aux sends, four group buses, built-in Alesis digital effects and the unprecedented capability of the Alto Professional Live Drive App*. With the MasterLink Live 16 and MasterLink Live 24, Alto Professional is delivering iPad integration at its finest. Both give you affordable pro-grade performance and seamless integration with iPad or iPad 2.

  • Seamlessly integrates iPad with fitted enclosure, 30-pin dock and exclusive software
  • Works with iPad and iPad 2
  • Process and record your main mix with Alto Professional’s Live Drive App*
  • Dedicated analyzer/talkback microphone input
  • 16 input channels: 10 Mono, 3 Stereo
  • 10 high-headroom low-noise microphone preamps
  • Built-in Alesis DSP, including reverbs, choruses and delays
  • Three-band EQ with sweepable mid-frequency on all mono channels
  • 10 independent channel compressors for dynamic control
  • Four aux sends with aux one and two configurable as “post” or “pre” fader
  • Four-bus operation, offering main and monitor mix separation
  • Real-time audio analysis*
  • 12-band parametric EQ*
  • Compressor/limiter*
  • Two-channel audio recording capability*
  • Built-in programmable SPL meter*

For more details, check the Alto website – http://www.altoproaudio.com/products/masterlink-live-16

BEHRINGER X32 console (iPhone optional)

Posted by Mikers On January - 25 - 2012 1 COMMENT
Ever since the “dawn of digital” audio engineers the world over have had a love-hate relationship with their consoles. The new BEHRINGER X32 digital mixing console lets you focus on your event, instead of navigating a vast sea of knobs, buttons and menus like most other live digital mixers. X32 is intuitive and powerful with 40 processing channels and 25 mix buses, all equipped with serious signal processing (dynamics, EQ and inserts), which can be configured quickly to meet the demands of virtually any gig, large or small.

Ready for your input

Use any combination of the local 32 console mic inputs or the networked digital snake inputs on stage—their audiophile quality programmable preamps always ensure full control, purity and impeccable dynamics. The dedicated channel strip section puts 17 backlit buttons and 13 rotary controls with LED-collars right at your fingertips for nuanced adjustment of each channel’s compressor, 4-band parametric EQ and much more. Each input and output channel strip features its own color backlit 128×64 graphic LCD, which provides vital channel information at-a-glance.

Virtual FX Rack

The onboard virtual FX Rack provides access to eight true-stereo, multi-effects processors (16 mono) including delay, chorus, dynamics—and it can run 4 production quality true-stereo reverbs concurrently with 8 channels of 31-band graphic equalization, all without the need for expensive, space-consuming external hardware.

High-count I/O options

I/O abounds with 32 high-end programmable mic preamps; 6 Aux Inputs on 1/4″ TRS; 16 balanced XLR Outs, plus balanced Control Room outputs on both XLR and 1/4″ TRS connectors. A single CAT5 cable from FOH to the stage can receive up to 48 channels of audio input—and deliver all bus outputs, along with 16 individual monitor feeds for BEHRINGER’s brand new P16 personal monitoring system.
For a full rundown on the features click here –http://www.behringer.com/EN/products/X32.aspx
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