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Cre8audio West Pest West Coast Semi-Modular Synthesizer

Cre8audio West Pest West Coast Semi-Modular Synthesizer

WEST PEST FEATURES

  • West coast style analog monophonic semi-modular synthesizer
  • Controllable via MIDI, CV, and integrated button keyboard
  • Fully patchable with 20 patch points
  • 32-step sequencer with up to 13 presets
  • Generative sequencing mode
  • Clock-synced arpeggiator
  • Step sequencer can be manipulated & transposed via MIDI and the integrated button keyboard
  • Pittsburgh Modular collaboration
  • 100% Analog, unipolar oscillator with sine, triangle, and saw which can be combined
  • Oscillator includes frequency modulation (FM)
  • Pittsburgh Modular’s famous wave folder/shaper circuit that folds inputted waves back onto themselves to yield rich harmonic texture
  • Pittsburgh Dynamics Controller with 100% modern circuitry designed to behave like a traditional filter, VCA, and envelope generator
  • Dual range analog LFO with square and triangle wave outputs
  • LFO Range – High: 2 Hz to 500 Hz Low: 41s to 5 Hz
  • Digital multi-mod tool – modulation control via CV, random generator, and extra LFO and envelope generator
  • Internal clock with tap tempo and can be clocked via an external source
  • Built-in clock divider
  • Use standalone in its included case or removed to use as a eurorack format module
  • 40 HP wide when racked as a module
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East Beast

The Mystery of the East Beast – Cre8audio East Beast Film

Unleash your ravenous side with Cre8audio’s East Beast, a semi-modular synthesizer based around “East Coast” synthesis ideologies with a fully analog audio path. Designed in partnership with Pittsburgh Modular, East Beast further expands upon the amazing Lifeforms series and utilizes both an analog oscillator with classic and highly stable wave shapes as well as a PGH resonant multimode filter with low, band, and high pass modes. The oscillator and filter can be modulated in a number of ways, with pre-defined routings of the analog envelope straight to the fitler and options to route the analog dual LFO to the oscillator’s FM and pulse width inputs for gnarly and thick timbres. Alongside its analog parameters, the East Beast features a multimode output for routing a digital multi-modulation source of LFO, envelope, and additional CV control to be patched anywhere throughout the device.

Easily create sequences with the 32-step sequencer and 13 savable memory points or craft real-time melodies with the onboard arpeggiator, easily syncable to the main clock. Speaking of the clock, time may be defined internally via a tap tempo button or synced externally via the clock input. Further sequencing can be done with a special generator mode in the sequencer or notes may be played externally via the MIDI I/O jacks found in the patch bay. Being a semi-modular synth and a flexible one at that, the East Beast can utilize all of its sub-modules to send out voltages to other Eurorack compatible modules or instruments, and the East Beast itself can be detached from its case and inserted into a standard Eurorack case. With an onboard keyboard to play along while you find your sound, the East Beast is one monstrous synthesizer capable of infecting your other synths with its terrorous sound and control.

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Take Advantage of the Government’s “Instant Asset Write-Off” Program

Take Advantage of the Government’s “Instant Asset Write-Off” Program

The Instant Asset Write-Off (IAWO) Threshold

The higher IAWO threshold provides cash flow benefits for businesses that will be able to immediately deduct purchases of eligible assets each costing less than $150,000. The threshold applies on a per asset basis, so eligible businesses can immediately write‑off multiple assets.

The IAWO is due to revert to $1,000 for small businesses (turnover less than $10 million) from 1 July 2020.

Eligibility

The Government is expanding access so that more businesses can take advantage of the IAWO. The annual turnover threshold for businesses is increasing from $50 million to $500 million. Expanding the threshold will mean an additional 5,300 businesses who employ around 1.9 million Australians will be able to access the IAWO for the first time.

Timing

This proposal applies from 12 March 2020 until 30 June 2020, for new or second‑hand assets first used or installed ready for use in this timeframe. However, these changes do not take effect until new laws are passed.

We’ll provide more information about how to access the IAWO as it becomes available.

Learn more about the instant asset write-off.

Examples of how the instant asset write-off can help your business

Business benefits from increased asset threshold

Owen owns a company, ON Point Farms Pty Ltd, through which he operates a farming business in the Central Wheat Belt of Western Australia. ON Point Farms Pty Ltd has an aggregated annual turnover of $25 million for the 2019‑20 income year. On 1 May 2020, Owen purchases a second hand tractor for $140,000, exclusive of GST, for use in his business.

Under existing tax arrangements, ON Point Farms Pty Ltd is not able to immediately deduct assets costing more than $30,000 and instead would depreciate the tractor using an effective life of 12 years. Choosing to use the diminishing value method, ON Point Farms Pty Ltd would claim a tax deduction of $3,899 for the 2019‑20 income year.

Under the new $150,000 instant asset write‑off, ON Point Farms Pty Ltd would instead claim an immediate deduction of $140,000 for the purchase of the tractor in the 2019‑20 income year, $136,101 more than under existing arrangements. At the company tax rate of 27.5 per cent, Owen will pay $37,427.78 less tax in 2019‑20.

This will improve ON Point Farms Pty Ltd’s cash flow and help his business withstand and recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Business benefits from increased turnover threshold

Samantha owns a company, Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd, through which she operates a large food processing business in Brisbane. Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd has an aggregated annual turnover of $150 million for the 2019‑20 income year. On 1 May 2020, Samantha purchases five new conveyor belts for her production facility for $40,000 each, exclusive of GST, for use in her business.

Under existing tax arrangements, Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd is not eligible for the instant asset write‑off and instead would depreciate the conveyor belts using an effective life of 15 years. Choosing to use the diminishing value method, Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd would claim a total tax deduction of $4,456 for the 2019‑20 income year.

Under the new $150,000 instant asset write‑off, Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd would instead claim an immediate deduction of $200,000 for the purchase of the conveyor belts (i.e. $40,000 for each conveyor) in the 2019‑20 income year, $195,544 more than under existing arrangements. At the company tax rate of 30 per cent, Samantha will pay $58,663.20 less tax in 2019‑20.

This will improve Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd’s cash flow and help her business withstand and recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business/instant-asset-write-off

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API Consoles and the Revival of Macon Georgia’s Capricorn Studios

API Consoles and the Revival of Macon Georgia’s Capricorn Studios

The visionaries of Mercer University, under the direction of President William Underwood and with the hands on diligence of Larry Brumley, Mercer’s Vice President tackled an enormous undertaking to save and revitalize one of pop music’s most iconic recording studios.

Among many important decisions that had to be made was a replacement console to the original API console that lived in the studio since the 70’s, and recorded so many legendary records, including most of the Allman Brothers catalog, Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels band and so many others at the leading edge of the Southern Rock music scene.

The decision was made to acquire a new API 2448 Recording Console to replace the 70’s era API console that lived at Capricorn.

With the choice of 3 different frame sizes, 24, 32 and 40 channels, Capricorn selected the largest 2448 frame built to date, a fully featured 40 channel version. With 40 Mic Pres and 40 API equalizers, each channel features two inputs, both with faders. Combining the Main Fader, the 2nd Fader and the 4 Stereo Returns gives the system an impressive 88 channels feeding the mix buses.

Rounding out the system is API’s ‘Final Touch’ motorized fader automation system, which is now compatible with Vision, Legacy AXS and 1608-II consoles, allowing projects to move seamlessly between facilities equipped with those API consoles.

Steve Ivey, a Mercer graduate and Grammy award winning producer engineer based out of Nashville was a key figure in the planning and revitalization of the studio.

“For 50 years API consoles and Capricorn Studios together have made a worldwide, profound impact in music and recording,” said Ivey. “As a Mercer University music graduate who learned to record on an API console, under the direction of Capricorn producer Paul Hornsby, I am thrilled to be a part of the team taking Capricorn Studios and API into the next era of recording great music.”

Daily management and chief engineer roles are carried by Rob Evans, another Mercer graduate. “Evans says that in 2016, when Gregg Allman was receiving an honorary degree, he told president Underwood, ‘The room is perfect. Don’t change a thing.’ He also said, ‘Get an analog console,’ so we’ve honored Gregg’s request.”

“We were honored to be a part of the Grand Opening festivities in December. It is gratifying to see the original API console from the 70’s being replaced by a new API console, keeping the heritage and legend of this studio alive,” said Larry Droppa, President of API. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to hear the new music that is going to come out of the facility. A huge thank you from the music community to Mercer University for having the vision to move forward and keep this dream alive.”

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Latitude Pay Now Avaliable at AWAVE

AWAVE provides multiple payment options from Latitude Financial Services. To read about other options from Latitude click here.

Good stuff happens now

Latitude Pay is now available at AWAVE!

Latitude pay is and exciting new way to pay. Shop at your favourite stores, online or in person. Buy the things you love to empower the life you want and pay just 10% upfront with LatitudePay.

There are zero surprises with LatitudePay. It does what it says on the box: 10 weekly payments instead of all at once. No interest, and no waiting for your new gear or great experience, just wonderful-ness.

Get set up in minutes

Sign up is super simple and if approved you can start using LatitudePay straight away.

No interest. Never ever

Latitude pay won’t charge you interest, and you won’t pay any fees when you pay on time. Payments are automated, plus Latitude will remind you.

Now’s good

No more waiting for weeks for what you want today, get it now and pay over 10 weekly payments. When you’re inspired, strike like a cobra. A shopping cobra.

 

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MOTU Introduce M2 and M4 UBC-C Audio Interfaces

MOTU Introduce M2 and M4 UBC-C Audio Interfaces

When shopping for an audio interface, singer/songwriters and podcasters oftentimes don’t need the full gamut of features. They want a reliable, easy-to-use unit that sounds great. That’s exactly what MOTU’s latest offerings give you — a streamlined design, high-level performance, and top-notch sound. This series of budget-conscious and high-quality USB-C audio interfaces includes the 2-in/2-out M2 and the 4-in/4-out M4.

Class-topping Sound Quality

When it comes to audio quality, the M2 and M4 are at the top of their class. They boast ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC technology (the same D/A as MOTU’s flagship 1248), delivering unbelievable clarity with 120dB of dynamic range. Both models include MOTU’s transparent-sounding mic preamps, low-noise DC-coupled analog outputs, and an ESS-driven headphone output. Their latency specs are impressive, yielding round-trip latency as low as 2.5ms at 32-bit/96kHz. Whether you’re recording, mixing, or just listening, you can expect top-level sound from these audio interfaces.

Front of M4 Audio Interface

Podcasting Made Easy

MOTU’s M2 and M4 are tailor-made for livestreaming and podcasting, thanks to their loopback function. This enables you to blend your mic and other input signals with your computer’s output and then send the blended signal back to your computer, where it can be recorded. The M4 takes this functionality to a higher level with the inclusion of a Mix knob that balances your live input with your computer’s playback.

Back of M4 Audio Interface

Zero-latency Hardware Monitoring

Recording with the M2 and M4 is a pleasure, by virtue of their 1-touch hardware monitoring capability. This feature routes all the interface’s analog inputs directly to its analog outputs, thereby granting you zero-latency operation. The result? No annoying delay between what you play, sing, or say and what you are hearing in your headphones. You can also record the interface’s inputs simultaneously, which supplies zero latency while tracking.

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Focal Trio11 Be – The Loudspeaker Dedicated to Nearfield and Midfield

Focal Trio11 Be – The Loudspeaker Dedicated to Nearfield and Midfield

As well as new speaker drivers (a 5” midrange and a 10” subwoofer) with high efficiency and power handling, the Trio11 Be monitor enjoys all of Focal’s very latest technologies when it comes to acoustics and electronics: TMD and NIC technologies; optimised vents that promote dynamic control and perfect bass definition; high excursion, enabling even more linearity of the subwoofer…

Thanks to its class G amplification, Trio11 Be delivers a high SPL (118dB at 1m) and offers a great versatility of use and installation configurations in nearfield AND midfield applications. A key asset, always coming along with an extremely precise sound reproduction and stereo image.

With an extended bandwidth (30 Hz-40 kHz), this loudspeaker is also composed of a 3-way monitor and a 2-way monitor, just like Trio6 Be, which lets you check the mix transfer sound quality thanks to FOCUS mode.

With Trio11 Be, power and versatility are waiting for you!

Feel the difference!

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Neve AMS at Awave

Neve AMS at Awave

With a reputation for creating the world’s sweetest sounding and longest-lasting analogue and digital consoles, the most discerning artists, producers and facility
owners regard our products as number one for desirability on their equipment list,
and have done for the past fifty years.

AMS Neve is a dedicated, engineering-led and privately owned Company whose continuing mission is to provide the best possible sound, capability and operational
experience for the most creative people in the world – whether it be for film,
recorded music, or TV and broadcast.

All of our products are designed and built in England in our purpose built,
integrated facility. Close supervision of the entire process by the
product designers ensures the finest performance possible.
Recognised by all the premier bodies in the various fields of music, TV and film, the products and their designers have been honoured by two Scientific and Engineering Academy® Awards, an Emmy™ and a Grammy™ amongst many others. We have
pioneered a very large number of the ground-breaking techniques in the industry
including hard disk editing, digital console technology, digital audio for film, microprocessor controlled effects units and standards such as MADI.

In the transient world of short product life cycles, AMS Neve’s products stand the
test of time. In addition to being designed and built to last, our long-standing policy
of offering continuing upgrades to take advantage of the latest technology and
techniques on many products means obsolescence is minimised. The value in your
AMS Neve equipment remains long after the alternatives are in landfill. A large
proportion of all the products we have ever made are still in daily use and many
have achieved iconic, dearly loved and valuable status.

A sound investment indeed.

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Awave Mix It with FOCAL SM9 Trade In Deal (Limited Time Only)

Awave Mix It with FOCAL SM9 Trade In Deal (Limited Time Only)

Get a pair of amazing Focal SM9 Studio Monitors for $5999.00, when you trade ANY eligible model from brands including  ADAM, DYN-AUDIO, KRK, EVENT, GENELEC, EVE, BAREFOOT, QUESTED, FOCAL, MACKIE, PMC, UNITY AUDIO, YAMAHA.*

These professional studio monitors normally retail for $12,398 A PAIR!

Call Awave on 03 9813 1833 or email sales@awave.com.au to organise you trade in deal today, before stock runs out.

*All monitors traded must be in pairs. Subject to full working & cosmetic condition – offer is limited while stocks last

 

 

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Undertone Audio In Stock at Awave

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Undertone Audio In Stock at Awave

There are a few limitations of the original Fairchild that we set out to address. First, we have made careful adjustments to the circuitry that greatly improve the lifespan and reliability of the tubes. Additionally, we’ve added a whole host of exciting new features that have never before been available on a Fairchild. The UnFairchild sports 6 original preset Time Constants and 4 variable Time Constants (attack and release), MS function, side chain processing, a true bypass, fine adjustment of left/right balance, user adjustable “DC Threshold”, and “Feed-Back” vs. “Feed-Forward” functionality. With the UnFairchild, we’ve made this extraordinary circuit flexible enough to handle pretty much every compression task on any style of music.

Checkout the Unfarichild 670M II and more below.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: BAE Audio

In The Spotlight BAE Audio

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: BAE Audio

Based in Southern California, BAE build hand-wired transformer-balanced outboard recording gear faithful to classic English and American designs.
We stock all BAE Audio’s extensive product range here at Awave which you can view here:

https://awave.com.au/brand/bae-audio

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GS Music at Awave!

GS Music at Awave!

GS Music was founded in 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After some development and experimentation with MIDI, we decided to go further and build our own analog synthesizer. This is how our first prototype called Taurus was born, which would later give rise to our first commercial synthesizer called Uranus, launched in 2016.

After a lot of work, in 2018 we launched the Apollo I analog synthesizer, a monophonic synthesizer with a classic design, but with some outstanding features. Among them, memory to store up to 32 presets, MIDI implementation allowing to modify more than 80 parameters, some analog oscillators with a new compensation for temperature variations, an auto tuning algorithm.

The Apollo I would be the beginning of a new stage, as new synthesizers based on its architecture would later emerge. In 2019 the Apollo Mini was released as a cheaper alternative, but with most of the features of the Apollo I.
In 2020 we launched our new synthesizer called simply Apollo, in which we incorporated CV inputs and a digital effects processor with chorus ensemble and delay.
In parallel, from 2019 we began to develop our first polyphonic analog synthesizer prototype called Zeus, which gave rise to our new synthesizer that will be launched by the end of 2021, which will be a polyphonic 7-voice, multitimbral 4-part analog synthesizer.
Our mission is to be able to offer synthesizers made in Argentina with the level of recognized brands. While our synthesizers have classic designs, we always like to add some new features to them and have their own personality.

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The Tierra Audio – The Essence of the 1920s, in a Futuristic Design

The Tierra Audio – The Essence of the 1920s, in a Futuristic Design

At the end of 2020, motivated by the hard situation the world was suffering, we set out to pay tribute to the tireless spirit of self-improvement with which the women and men of the 1920s faced the many difficulties that their particular beginning of the century put in their way.

Years later, that golden decade of our history would be known as
“The Roaring 20s”.

After more than a year of research and development, the result of our vision is a high-end studio and live condenser microphone with a powerful sound and unmatched aesthetics that retains the glamour and elegance of The Roaring Twenties, along with the technological sophistication demanded by this new century.

The time has come to live with happiness, passion and good music these “new 20s”.

Esther Gutiérrez & Javier Pascual
TIERRA Audio Founders

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ST6 is the New High-End Range of Monitors by Focal!

ST6 is the New High-End Range of Monitors by Focal!

This line is made in France in our own workshops, and includes two studio monitors: Solo6 and Twin6, work tools that offer extreme sound precision and unrivalled reliability.

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AMS Neve 88M at Awave

AMS Neve 88M Dual Mic Preamp & USB Audio Interface

For audio professionals, the name Neve needs no introduction. Installed in world-class control rooms worldwide, their large-format consoles have recorded countless iconic hits since the 1970s. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could infuse your DAW-based studio productions with the authoritative sound of a Neve front end? Well, now you can! The Neve 88M 2-channel USB bus-powered audio interface incorporates the same transformer-balanced circuitry as the company’s flagship 88RS console. Equipped with reference-grade AD/DA conversion, the 88M delivers the uncompromising audio quality and peerless musicality only Neve can provide. Designed and built in England, the Neve 88M brings home the sound of Abbey Road, Air, and Capitol Studios.

No-compromise British engineering

The Neve 88M packs a ton of utility into its rugged compact chassis. The inclusion of ADAT optical I/O gives you eight channels of digital connectivity, bringing you potential channel count up to 10-in, 10-out; while two sets of balanced inserts expand your analog connectivity. USB 3.0 protocol provides speedy transfer rates while future-proofing your investment. So, yes, the 88M is very well appointed for its compact form factor. But it’s under the bonnet where Neve’s superior engineering works its magic. Designed and built in England, the 88M features purist circuit paths that utilize strictly premium analog and digital componentry, such as Neve’s universally lauded Marinair transformers that assist in delivering the classic Neve sound.

Infuse your music with sonic authority

Neve consoles wrote the book on characterful mic preamplification. When even your inexpensive dynamics take on new sonic authority through the 88M, you’ll start to see the contents of your mic locker in a whole new light. The fact that it can handle and finesse all of your sources — be they dynamic, condenser, or ribbon mics; instruments; or line-level signals — makes the 88M invaluable for today’s DAW-based studio workflows. The 88M’s DI circuitry makes electric bass and guitar sound like they’re plugged into a great amp. Keyboards and synthesizers soar and growl with crystalline transparency. Acoustic instruments with pickups shine with authentic tone and dimensionality. Whatever you pass through the Neve 88M, you can be assured it will sound its best.

Neve: the legend continues

Rupert Neve started designing audio equipment in the tube console era but made his mark with solid-state designs. Setting up shop in Little Shelford in the ’60s, Mr. Neve faced many obstacles establishing his brand amid a new technological landscape. Transistors were new, expensive, and difficult to obtain in quantity in the UK. Reliable faders didn’t exist yet — a far cry from today’s world, where parts are affordable and readily available from multiple suppliers, all competing to win bids. Nevertheless, Rupert persisted. And by the early 1970s, the Neve company was humming along, taking orders and building custom transformer-balanced consoles for recording and broadcast studios the world over.

Your Neve console front end

Neve 80-series consoles had a huge, punchy, and authoritative sound that defined the sound of ’70s rock. From London to New York to Los Angeles and beyond, top studios were installing Neve desks as fast as they could. By 1978, with the introduction of the majestic 8078 — the pinnacle of handwired analog “production” consoles — and NECAM automation system, Neve boards were the main component of the success formula for any recording studio with world-class aspirations. In the decades since, Neve has innovated with groundbreaking products such as the VR, VX, and 88R series consoles. And today, the company continues to advance the state of the art with cutting-edge pro audio gear that sounds incredible and intelligently addresses the challenges of the digital age.

Neve 88M Audio Interface Features:

  • Large-format 88RS console front end
  • Legendary “Neve Colour” for all Inputs
  • Neve “big iron” — circuit paths balanced with proprietary Marinair transformers
  • Reference-grade AD/DA conversion
  • Neve DI circuits deliver superior instrument audio quality
  • ADAT I/O gives you expandable digital connectivity
  • 2 sets of balanced inserts for expandable analog connectivity
  • Substantial, workhorse design for years of faithful service
  • USB 3.0 connectivity future-proofs your investment
  • Bus/hub powered, perfect for recording on the road
  • Class-compliant (Core Audio/ASIO)
  • Designed and built by Neve engineers in England

Tech Specs

  • Computer Connectivity:USB 3.0
  • Form Factor:Desktop
  • Simultaneous I/O:10 x 10
  • Number of Preamps:2 x mic
  • Phantom Power:Yes
  • A/D Resolution:24-bit/192kHz
  • Analog Inputs:2 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line)
  • Analog Outputs:2 x 1/4″ (Monitor), 2 x 1/4″ (Thru)
  • Inserts:2 x 1/4″ TRS (channel)
  • Headphones:1 x 1/4″
  • USB:1 x Type B, 3.0
  • Bus Powered:Yes
  • Power Supply:USB3 bus powered
  • Height:3″
  • Width:7.2″
  • Depth:8″
  • Weight:3.7 lbs.
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Eventide Misha Interval-Based Instrument & Sequencer

Misha is an innovative Eurorack instrument/sequencer that utilizes a unique, interval-based approach to playing and creating melodies. It’s designed to be played like a keyboard instrument and yet it makes music in a way unlike any instrument before it. In addition to playing it live, you can also record sequences that can be modified in a multitude of ways, allowing for new paths of spontaneous creativity.

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