Figure 8. Another unusual percussion instrument built for the sessions, variants of which have been built and later used in Grateful Dead concerts and Mickey Hart's solo touring bands, was The Beam. ( Log Out /  The Alembic pickup, now encased and shielded, was 10dB quieter when compared with the earlier, exposed single-coil pickup. Battery-powered, electronically-balanced hum-bucking Beam pickup. Mickey and the audience would have the capability of hearing The Beam accurately transmitted by the Meyer Sound quad-surround loudspeakers and subwoofers[19]. ~Mickey Hart. The Beam has a heavy-duty bridge and string anchor at one end and a nut with tuning hardware at the other end. Licensing . The Beam has a heavy-duty bridge and string anchor at one end and a nut with tuning hardware at the other end. This time, the pickup case was machined from DuPont Delrin®[5]. A Klark-Teknik parametric equalizer[9] was added to enhance the treble frequencies which were rolled-off due to the "out of polarity"[10] hum-bucking pickup design. This pulse can take on any sound — anything sampled into Ableton Live, anyway. As one of the pioneers in this new fine art medium, Hart is the first drummer to expand beyond a traditional drumkit utilizing djembes, congas, tar, and the beam (a Pythagorean mono chord Mickey designed) to create the art. Danny Rifkin, outside of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria, 2015, poses a thoughtful question to Mickey Hart and The Beam team…“30 foot pipes?”. Mickey Hart is best known as a drummer in the Grateful Dead, which for three decades channeled the voices and visions of rock’s psychedelic counterculture and blended them with folk, blues, country, jazz, and other American music streams. Mickey Hart (born Michael Steven Hartman, September 11, 1943) is an American percussionist and musicologist.He is best known as one of the two drummers of the rock band Grateful Dead.He was a member of the Grateful Dead from September 1967 until February 1971, and again from October 1974 until their final show in July 1995. Mickey Hart playing the Apocalypse Now Beam. Beam pickup DC offset and output gain was adjustable through small access holes in the top of the case cover. Michigan’s Hoxeyville Festival – Retrospective Gallery feat. In 2010, for a Rhythm Devils tour, Mickey Hart and Tom Paddock re-designed The Beam system once again, using dual Jerry Garcia modified-ELF amplifiers. At the end when they’d slow down and smile at each other, that was cool. Circuit design of the original JE-990 op-amp by Deane Jensen of Jensen Transformers. In order to achieve this result at equivalent string tension, The Beam’s low drone string, and The Beam itself, would have had to be twice its present length (16 feet!). Today marks the 77th birthday of famed Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.. Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia stage systems were powered by ELF and The Reality Amplifier (dead.net photos, 1993 & 1994 ), In ‘93, ‘94 and ‘95, Sound Research combined ELF signal generation with another of its newly developed technologies, called the "Reality Amplifier", into Bob Weir’s and Jerry Garcia’s stage systems. Playing next. “D” tuning example: 36.7081Hz fundamental with overtones, Figure 16. Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart rehearse for the Grateful Dead reunion tour, Figure 24. Rhythm Devils Beam pickup design with dual Jerry Garcia modified-ELF Amplifiers, Fare Thee Well: "Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead" Tour. Electronic M5000 At a Glance”; https://www.google.com/patents/US3326320; http://www.sonicstate.com/digital/model.cfm?modelID=2344. Stay tuned. The pickup enclosures would be positioned on the top of The Beam in sonically strategic positions (see Figure 13) for the Ultimate Surround Beam sound field. Browse more videos. Mickey Hart plays the Beam at Red Rock, April 2015, Figure 20. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Audio Engineer, Hewlett Packard; Maureen Lu, Sr. 'The Beam', Mickey Hart's custom percussion instrument, set up for Mickey Hart Band performance at The Orange Peel on April 18, 2012 in Asheville, North Carolina. Dedicated to expanding creative realms and possibilities, Mickey Hart now unveils Drum Ki, a collection of rhythm on canvas. Welcome to Mickey Hart's Galaxy Of Unique Goods. Mickey Hart, Caryl Hart, John, Helen and Perrin Meyer and Meyer Sound, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ramrod, “Big” Steve Parish, Rob Taylor, Kidd Candelario, Howard Cohen, Manager, 360 Degrees Productions; Rose Solomon, Administrator, 360 Degrees Productions; Jon Dory, Program Manager, Hewlett Packard; Victor Lee, Sr. Footnotes: From Wikipedia, “The Apocalypse Now Sessions”; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apocalypse_Now_Sessions, ”Alembic History” ; http://www.alembic.com/family/history.html, “Mu-metal is a nickel–iron soft magnetic alloy with very high permeability suitable for sensitive electronic equipment shields.”, MA332 ultra-low noise op-amp from Linear Technology; http://www.datasheet.hk/search.php?part=ma332+ic&stype=part, “Delrin® is a crystalline plastic that offers an excellent balance of properties that bridge the gap between metals and plastics” (Acetal Homopolymer) ; https://www.plasticsintl.com/datasheets/Delrin_150.pdf. Figure 27. The Ultimate Surround Beam is controlled by Hewlett Packard’s Envy, A Hewlett Packard Envy TouchSmart[TM] [21] audio workstation running the Sound Edge[TM] [22] audio analysis and speaker calibration software from Sound Research includes the Reality Amplifier and manages The Ultimate Surround Beam system. Sound Research's job was to design and fabricate several instrumentation amplifiers that could accurately reproduce Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) signals by Exxon's precision data recorders. LOCKN’ Livestream To Highlight Performances from Allman Brothers, Furthur ft. Trey Anastasio, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Many More. As a musician, most of you know we try to act like we know a bit more than we do about gear sometimes than we actually do, I quickly found myself running in circles with that answer. 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Mechanical Engineer, Intel; Queena Zhou, Audio Engineer, Intel; Edward Gamsaragan, Principal Engineer, Intel; Tim Prince, VP Product Development, Sound Research; Jes Dory, Webmaster, Sound Research; Paul Kitano, Sr. R&D engineer, Sound Research, Kristin Kosak, Technical Administrator, Sound Research; Edward Abramian, Chief Scientist, Sound Research; Dr. Charles Chin, Senior Architect and Regional Manager, Sound Research; Srikanth Potluri, Program Manager, Intel; Peter Kowalczyk, DSP Engineer and Acoustics, Chuting Su, CTO, Realtek Corporation; Sound Research; Ty Kingsmore, Audio Engineer, Marketing Manager, Realtek Corporation David R. Schwind, Sr. Mickey Hart Plays the "The Beam" During "Musica Universalis: The Greatest Story Ever Told" M. Shanley/AMNH . Products that #transportyourmind. Hart also used what he called “Random Access Musical Universe” (RAMU) – style that he invented – as well as the infamous “beam” to make his point come home. This is a large (8 foot in length) aluminum I-beam (actually a “C” shaped beam facing down with the strings across the flat outside-top surface) strung with 13 bass piano strings all tuned to the note of D (a Pythagorean mono-chord at various octaves). These were mounted two-deep in a staggered configuration to match the width of the 13 Beam strings (See Figure 6). They improvised the music at the same time a rough cut of the movie was being screened. The pickup block feeds a volume pedal and various audio effects units, which route the signals through an amplifier or sound system. Many of the expected tracks have been performed in recent months as Mickey has been out on the road with this… Red Bull. As one of the pioneers in this new fine art medium, Hart is the first drummer to expand beyond a traditional drumkit utilizing djembes, congas, tar, and the beam (a Pythagorean mono chord Mickey designed) to create the art. The Beam generates a large variety of low frequency primary tones and harmonic overtones, and is played by hitting the strings with a percussion mallet, plucking the strings by hand or with a plectrum, scraping them with various implements (fingernails, plectrums, metal bars), or by pounding on The Beam frame itself to induce a bell-like resonance of all the strings simultaneously. Read the full transcript here. Figure 11. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. The Beam Reality Amplifier engine allowed the existing 8 foot long Beam to "generate" the required ultra-low bass frequencies, eliminating the need for an extended 16 foot Beam (See Figure 15). Mind Your Head By Mickey Hart. The Ultimate Surround Beam has a natural, wide sound field with dynamic impact and extended low frequency resolution below audibility, though, as “Wiz” says, it should be possible to hear the intermodulation effects of inaudible and audible Beam frequencies. This would be the first of many sonic updates over the next 36 years. On the strength of that work, Hart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and named to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time. Team. Tom Paddock machined Bakelite to create a new pickup enclosure for the Alembic[2] single-coil pickup. He was, of course, referring to Mickey Hart’s “The Beam” during “Space”. Meanwhile, Hart used a strange percussive instrument called "the Beam" to compose the soundtrack. Russ turned to me on the floor at Solider Field on the Fourth of July, “What is that thing?”. Inspired by seeing Francisco Lupica perform on his Cosmic Beam in Golden Gate Park, Mickey Hart built what he called a “747 version” at the Barn. Rick Turner (luthier); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Turner_%28luthier%29, Rick Turner Guitar Company “The RENAISSANCE line of guitars and basses has never been ‘for everybody’. Nothing scheduled at this time. Another Jensen JE-990 discrete amplifier with 18V bipolar power supply rails was selected for lower heat generation and was inductively coupled to the Jensen JE 11-DMCF low impedance output transformer for low bass distortion. “The stadiums will have surround towers where we will have the ability to reproduce the full audio spectrum.”. This process used proprietary, patented virtual reality signal processing techniques[20]. The Reality Amplifier will create another octave down to 27.5000Hz. Mickey Hart is best known as a drummer in the Grateful Dead, which for three decades channeled the voices and visions of rock’s psychedelic counterculture and blended them with folk, blues, country, jazz, and other American music streams. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Like Evan Griffith in “The Mathematics of Pipe Organ Sound Production”, Tom Paddock reflected on Rifkin’s questioning the need to double The Beam’s actual length in order to achieve the required ultra-low bass characteristics that Mickey had required for the 2015 Grateful Dead Reunion tour. [1], Figure 1. Then I began to wonder, what exactly is that “thing”? ( Log Out /  He was, of course, referring to Mickey Hart’s “The Beam” during “Space”. An unusual percussion instrument built for the sessions, variants of which have been built and later used in Grateful Dead concerts and Mickey Hart's solo touring bands, was "The Beam". Dedicated to expanding creative realms and possibilities, Mickey Hart now unveils Drum Ki, a collection of rhythm on canvas. ", Figure 15. Some of that music ended up being used on the final soundtrack. Gearheads: FIDLAR | Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2016 . And though used in other contexts over the last 30 years, it has become a true Hart … On the strength of that work, Hart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and named to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time. Figure 6. Marcus King’s “FOUR OF A KIND – LIVE FROM NASHVILLE” Month-Long Live Stream Starts Tonight, Save Our Stages – Please Take 30 Seconds to Assist Independent Venues, Festivals, Remembering the Atlanta Pop Festival: 50th Anniversary Show Honored the Legacy of Event with All-Star Performances (Photos and Audio), TONIGHT: Preservation Hall hosts COVID-19 Relief Benefit Livestream with Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Jim James, and others. “D” tuning example with the Reality Amplifier: 18.3541Hz fundamental with overtones, Figure 18. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The system’s electronics package provides eight channels of +4dBV balanced outputs to drive surround-enabled stadium sound systems, such as the Meyer Sound system used at the “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” tour venues at Santa Clara, CA and Chicago, IL[23]. Rick's pickup designs would reduce the hum caused by electromagnetic fields emanating from electronic gear, wiring, and stage lighting near The Beam. The Beam sound field is stunning and distortion-free. After a successful Grateful Dead tour using ELF signal generation technology and the Reality Amplifier, “Big” Steve Parish (Jerry Garcia’s manager) ordered a backup system. First appearing onstage with the Dead in 1980, the Beam continued to evolve over the years, to the current version he plays with Dead & Co. This system was scheduled to be delivered in late 1995 for the Jerry Garcia Band and for Grateful Dead’s winter 1995 tour. Mickey Hart's long anticipated new album Mysterium Tremendum is due out on April 10, 2012. Happy new year to you and yours. Mickey Hart is best known as a drummer in the Grateful Dead, which for three decades channeled the voices and visions of rock’s psychedelic counterculture and blended them with folk, blues, country, jazz, and other American music streams. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Mickey's vision for an ultra-low noise Beam would inspire a new direction in Beam system design. This file has been extracted from another file: Fare Thee Well, July 3, 2015 - Mickey Hart playing The Beam.jpg: Licensing. On the strength of that work, Hart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and named to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time. Mickey Hart (50186641).jpg 1,600 × 1,101 ; 156 KB. Mickey Hart Sound Research re-purposed four more of the archived Garcia global seismology ELF amp circuit boards and, along with four new hum-bucking Beam pickups, installed the tech into two water-jet cut, aluminum mono-block Beam pickup housings. Artist information Sort name: Hart, Mickey Type: Person Gender: Male Born: 1943-09-11 (77 years ago) Born in: Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States Area: … Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Mickey Hart at the Discogs Marketplace. Reality Amplifier rack powers The Beam w/ ultra-low bass synthesizer, According to Dennis "Wiz" Leonard, sound engineer for the 2015 Grateful Dead reunion tour, “If Billy and Mickey had a patch with [a low ‘A’] 55Hz fundamental with elements added to produce an intermodulation beat frequency of both 27.5Hz and 13.75Hz this would produce an audible effect. Mickey Hart’s Beam fills the entire audible spectrum and provides dramatic width, dynamic impact and range. Single-coil Beam pickup design with early discrete component electronics, late 1980s. It has a movable magnetic pickup block to facilitate capture and transmission of various tonal qualities. For “E” tuning, The Beam’s fundamental low string has a frequency of 41.2034Hz. Mickey envisioned a hum-bucking pickup design with matched and balanced low-noise electronics. – Mickey Hart. Shop Music; Shop Merch; Tour; News; Hear; See; Discover; Read; Videos; About Mickey "The hours spent with Fred were pure nourishment to me. ( Log Out /  Watch Hart discuss the sessions for the album in-depth in an old interview below. Red Bull. Figure 4. Facebook Twitter Instagram Google+ Sound Cloud Spotify You Tube. The Beam generates a large variety of low frequency primary tones and harmonic overtones, and is played by hitting the strings with a percussion mallet, plucking the strings by hand or with a plectrum, scraping them with various implements (fingernails, plectrums, metal bars), or by pounding on The Beam frame itself to induce a bell-like resonance of all the strings simultaneously. Change ), Pythagoras found the secrets of the universe, the rhythm of the universe, the mathematics of the universe through just a long string which vibrated. Rick Turner[7], of the Rick Turner Guitar Company[8], helped to select pickup components that would mark the next generation of hum-bucking Beam pickups with low noise, extended low frequency response, and wide dynamic impact and range. Following that, selections from the sessions were remixed and assembled into the final album. Get a hands-on look at “The Beam,” the “Mallet Cat,” and other acoustic/electric hybrid instruments that help Mickey Hart of Dead & Company create the band’s unique sound at Bonnaroo. After attending a Grateful Dead concert, director Francis Ford Coppola asked Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann to record drum music for his film Apocalypse Now. On the strength of that work, Hart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and named to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time. ( Log Out /  Deane was awarded U.S. patent #4,287,479 for aspects of this design. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Mickey Hart Band Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, New York 8/18/2011 Source: Schoeps CCM4V'S(din)>Lunatec V2>Benchmark AD2K> Sound Devices 722 (24/48) FOB/DFC/KFC/ZFC/AARP 20' From Stage, 7' High DSP: Sound Devices 722>Sound Forge 9.0>CD Wave>flac(16) Recorded By: Z-Man Seeded By: Z-Man Disc I 01 Tuning/Banter 02 Let There Be Light 03 Some Of Your Love 04 Scarlet … The new case was laminated with soft nickel Mu-metal sheeting[3] to shield the sensitive single-coil pickup from noisy electrical and stray magnetic fields. For the 2015 tour stadium shows, Mickey Hart will re-tune The Beam to the following keys: Figure 12. This interview below is rather interesting. Turner shipped two large hum-bucking five-string bass guitar pickups to Sound Research. [ In Photos: Mickey Hart's "Musica Universalis: … Hart still uses The Beam during the “Space” portion of Dead & Company performances to this day. Mickey Hart explores his “sonifications of the universe, from the first rhythm of the Big Bang to the neural vibrations of the human brain” playing live on his Pythagorean Monochord (aka “the Beam”) while Emmart’s space visualizations and Neuroscape’s Glass Brain recordings of his brain are projected overhead in the Hayden Planetarium. Elsewhere at Lockn' Fest, Dead vets Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will perform (separately), meaning anyone who hits up the Sept. 10-13 fest has the opportunity to check out the Core 4 … The Beam sound track for Apocalypse Now initially contained a loud buzz on the recorded tracks. Long before 'world music' was a widely used term, ethnomusicologist and performer Mickey Hart became enamored with the culture of rhythms. Early Mu-metal shielded Apocalypse Now Beam pickup, mid 1980s. In addition, a discrete 24 volt bipolar Deane Jensen discrete JE-990 op-amp[6] was added and the output inductively-coupled through a Jensen JE 11-DM microphone transformer to "quietly" drive a low impedance cable 20 feet to the instrument's volume pedal. For “A” tuning, The Beam’s fundamental low string has a frequency of 55.0000Hz. Gearheads: BØRNS | Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2016. Be The First To Know When New Products Arrive! The dc-coupled instrumentation amplifier, tested to be superior to eight alternative design submissions, was used by scientists during global seismology surveys to accurately reproduce and capture ELF components of explosion-generated geophysical signals traveling through the Earth's crust. In fact, the Diga Rhythm Band was formed by Zakir in 1973 at the Ali Akbar College of Music under the name Tal Vadya Rhythm Band. Figure 10. Get premium, high resolution news photos at … ©2015 Sound Research Corporation Press inquiries: dan@soundresearch.com. Recorded just 6 years after Mickey met Zakir Hussain, this is the first studio album they did together. Tom Paddock of Sound Research®, recording engineer working on the Apocalypse Now sessions, was tasked with a re-design of The Beam pickup system. Sound Research has brought together a team of industry leaders in acoustics and advanced technologies with the goal of creating product excellence and disruptive innovation in the rapidly expanding field of sound. Mickey Hart and the Apocalypse Now Beam (1979), Figure 2. 1:34. Beam pickup re-design with Deane Jensen and Sound Research ELF Global Seismology Amp, Deane Jensen ELF and The Reality Amplifier. It will contain new music from the Mickey Hart Band, including new songs from the ever prolific Robert Hunter. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The Beam’s lowest notes are sampled, re-sampled, buffered, and then frequency shifted exactly one octave down, time-synced and remixed with original Beam signals. The Reality Amplifier will create another octave down to 18.3541Hz. The Beam generates a large variety of low frequency primary tones and harmonic overtones, and is played by hitting the strings with a percussion mallet, plucking the strings by hand or with a plectrum, scraping them with various implements (fingernails, plectrums, metal bars), or by pounding on The Beam frame itself to induce a bell-like resonance of all the strings simultaneously. The Reality Amplifier is a digital processing technology that extends the peak dynamic range of acoustic transducers and enables acoustic products to reproduce the original performance characteristics. Our shelves are empty and we're ready for new collections coming soon. For musicians, this is a gear heads type of thing. John Meyer and Mickey Hart first worked together on Apocalypse Now, followed by Coppola’s 1982 musical film, One from the Heart. The Apocalypse Now Beam pickup was damaged during a subsequent tour and a new, more robust pickup design was required. The two new dual-coil pickups were mono-summed and gain-matched to hand-wired electronics to ensure the best possible noise rejection and frequency response. Afterall, how many more times have we recently heard Billy & Mickey play a drum solo to 70,000+ people? Figure 19. Figure 3. The recording sessions took place over a period of ten days. “Visitors will be taken on a musical and visual journey as they explore Hart’s ‘sonifications’ of our universe, from the first rhythms of the Big Bang to the neural vibrations of the human brain,” as per a press release announcing the event. Nothing scheduled at this time. 2:38. Stay tuned. "The Beam is the only instrument capable of creating audio from 20Hz to 20kHz." Perhaps his best-known conception, Mickey’s inventive The Beam instrument was developed for the Francis Ford Coppola-directed acclaimed film … Oh man, the Rhythm Devils did have some fun during “Drums” > “Space” every night of Chicago. The new system was capable of eight discrete outputs. Figure 22. I created a similar effect in Harry Potter 4 at approximately 19 Hz (I don’t recall the exact frequency). 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Apart from this, he employed an eight-foot, 13-string “Pythagorean monochord” that ranks the air in the 70s. [16], Early versions of the Reality Amplifier, prototyped by Tom Paddock and Morton Lave (CTO of TC Electronics ), were embedded within a special Grateful Dead audio operating system for the legendary TC Electronics M5000 DSP mainframe.[17]. Stay tuned on social media for announcements when our new products are available or join our newsletter below. Mickey Hart’s Sonic Playground We visit the Grateful Dead drummer at home, where he talks Trump, the Northern California fires and why Jerry Garcia would have loved his new project Mickey Hart is best known as a drummer in the Grateful Dead, which for three decades channeled the voices and visions of rock’s psychedelic counterculture and blended them with folk, blues, country, jazz, and other American music streams. If I had any guru, it would have to be Pythagoras, and of course rhythm is the god. As a musician, most of you know we try to act like we know a bit more than we do about gear sometimes than we actually do, I quickly found myself running in circles with that answer. Report. Fare Thee Well, July 3, 2015 - Mickey Hart playing The Beam.jpg 7,360 × 4,912; 26.95 MB. Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, Billy Strings, Keller Williams, Greensky Bluegrass & more! The Beam "is a large (8 foot in length) aluminum I-beam (actually a "C" shaped beam facing down with the strings across the flat outside-top surface) strung with 13 bass piano strings all tuned to the note of D (a Pythagorean mono-chord at various octaves)," and a variety of pickups and amplifiers, according to Mickey Hart's website. Meyer’s decades-long association with the Grateful Dead began when the band's original sound engineer, The Mathematics of Pipe Organ Sound Production, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apocalypse_Now_Sessions, http://www.alembic.com/family/history.html, http://www.datasheet.hk/search.php?part=ma332+ic&stype=part, is a crystalline plastic that offers an excellent balance of properties that bridge the gap between metals and plastics” (Acetal Homopolymer) ; https://www.plasticsintl.com/datasheets/Delrin_150.pdf, http://behindthetone.com/johnfisher/buck/humbuck.htmhttp://behindthetone.com/johnfisher/buck/humbuck.htm, http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=8631784, https://books.google.com/books?id=llX7AwAAQBAJ&pg=PR5&lpg=PR5&dq=elf+earth%27s+crust&source=bl&ots=KYO Ji1rMu1&sig=190kmAcDCcob52sZoe8ovoCnd9g&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gM2CVYfFI87YggS73rzAAQ&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAw#= onepage&q=elf%20earth%27s%20crust&f=false, http://www.jensen-transformers.com/wp- content/uploads/2014/08/jt-115k-e60.pdf, http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/audio/amp.htm, http://www.sonicstate.com/digital/model.cfm?modelID=2344. 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