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 LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology Base Inc., developers and marketers of a new line of virtual audio products for use by audio professionals and consumers, introduced its new "DIGITAL PROBASE" processor along with products in its musical instrument and consumer lines today during the Consumer Electronics Show.
 DIGITAL PROBASE allows the sophisticated user to custom tailor sound images for film, video, recordings or live performances. Its applicability ranges from enhancing the life-like realism of the reproduced sound to producing effects defying normal experience. DIGITAL PROBASE bridges the perceived quality gap between analog and digital by using its patented audio processing technology. This exclusive technology adds a dimension to audio processing only available in the most expensive studio equipment, currently selling for up to $100,000.
 "This high quality processing can be implemented for the first time in equipment ranging from professional audio processing units to software-driven PC sound cards which will be sold at prices from below $500 to less than $2,000, depending on packaging and which array of features are incorporated.
 "Professionals currently pay from $10,000 to $100,000 for the performance which will now be delivered for far less cost by DIGITAL PROBASE," said David Shu, a founder of Technology Base and a developer of these products and technologies.
 According to Alan Howarth, a Hollywood composer and sound designer with Academy Award recognition, "DIGITAL PROBASE will enable the talented professional, who until now had been unable to comfortably operate in this high-cost field, to afford state-of-the-art audio processing equipment."
 Shu, who developed the popular DIGITAL MUSIC EXPRESS, led Technology Base Inc.'s executive team demonstrating this new technology at the Desert Inn Hotel, in conjunction with BIG International, the company's exclusive marketing agents, who are demonstrating the consumer line for leading OEMs and audio distributors through Saturday, Jan. 8.
 Technology Base Inc. has executive offices in New York City, engineering facilities in Arlington Heights, Ill., and marketing offices in Boston and Los Angeles. An additional marketing office is scheduled to open in Tokyo in February.
 Technology Base's current product line includes: PROBASE, MUSIC BASE, CONBASE, DIGITAL PROBASE BASE Components and PC BASE.
 The company expects these products to be used for major applications, including: CD-ROM, interactive video, multimedia, virtual reality, HDTV, home shopping, among others.
 The original analog PROBASE processor has been the product of choice of many music and film industry leaders, who have used it extensively in more than 60 major motion pictures, including such box office hits as "The Hunt for Red October," "Star Trek" movies, "Back to the Future," "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "Total Recall," "Halloween 4 & 5," "The Little Mermaid" and "Die Hard 2."
 It has also been tested for future use by NHK TV (Japan) and in more than 800 music recordings and videos by such artists as: Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, Janet Jackson, Natalie Cole, The Gatlin Brothers, Reba McEntire, The Oak Ridge Boys, Waylon Jennings, Paul Simon, The Rippingtons, Smokey Robinson, Frank Sinatra, Shadowfax and Glen Campbell.
 The management of Technology Base anticipates that BIG International will enjoy the same success in marketing the consumer line to OEMs as it has experienced in gaining wide professional use and support for the technology.
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 /CONTACT: David Shu of Technology Base, or Koki Oba of BIG International, (Desert Inn) 702-733-4444; or Leo Murray of PR Associates, (New York City) 212-247-8760/

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