FIRSTCOM BROADCAST SERVICES announces Nashville, The Promo Library +. The new country library features promo/commercial beds from 5 to 60 seconds in length as well as workparts recorded by some of today's hot country musicians. See ad on page 2. (800) 858-8880.

TOBY ARNOLD & ASSOCIATES (TA&A) announces the release of their latest update for their library Attitude. The CD is titled Promos Of The Week and contains fully orchestrated, dramatic beds produced for the upcoming March TV sweeps and network "movies of the week." (800) 527-5335.

MANHATTAN PRODUCTION MUSIC has added two more updates to their music library. MPM 41 - New Visions features contemporary jazz fusion with guitar and sax solos - 13 pieces and 65 cuts. MPM 42 - In The House features 10 themes and 62 cuts of techno pop/hip-hop and dance mixes. (800) 227-1954. •


PANASONIC announces that their first portable (DCC) player, the RQ-DP7, will be available this August. The playback only unit features analog cassette compatibility, built-in, rechargeable battery, a scrolling LCD readout allowing for information in excess of 12 characters to be read, a 3-key remote built into the headphone wire, and an optical, digital output for connection to other units. $549. (201) 348-7182.

SOUNDCRAFT will have some new consoles at the NAB show in Vegas next month. The line-up includes the B100 available in 8 or 16 input versions, the Spirit Folio with a starting price under $500, and the Sapphyre, Patchbay Version available in 20-52 input configurations. (818) 893-4351.

JBL will be showing their new 4400A Studio Monitors. The series features the 4408A (8-inch two-way), 4410A (10-inch three-way), and 4412A (12-inch three way) systems. (818) 893-8411.

MACKIE has begun shipping their new 24*8. The 24-channel, 8-bus console retails for a mere $3,995 and comes with all the bells and whistles. The fast growing company has also moved again to a new 30,000 square foot facility at 12230 Woodinville Drive in Woodinville, WA 98072. Their number is the same. (800) 258-6883.