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New versions and an accessory kit for Sennheiser’s smallest clip-on microphone

MKE 1 White

MKE 1 white: The MKE 1 clip-on microphone is now available in white and brown versions and with connectors for evolution wireless bodypack transmitters

Old Lyme, Conn. – April 12, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser is introducing new color and connector options for the MKE 1, the company’s smallest clip-on microphone. In addition to the traditional black and beige models, the MKE 1 is now available in white and brown. Sennheiser also announces a new accessory set for the MKE 1, which includes everything required for securely attaching the tiny microphone in a variety of applications.

“We added a white version of the MKE 1 microphone to the portfolio especially for our broadcast customers,? says Robb Blumenreder, channel manager for professional systems at Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. “The brown version is ideal for theater applications.? more

Professional receivers and transmitters now with a wider switching bandwidth

EM 3732-II

The flagship in Sennheiser’s professional series: the EM 3732-II receiver has a switching bandwidth of up to 184 MHz

Old Lyme, CT, April 12, 2010: Audio specialist Sennheiser is launching new versions of its professional wireless products at NAB 2010. The EM 3732-II twin receiver and the SK 5212-II bodypack transmitter feature a switching bandwidth of up to 184 MHz and have a special mode for more interference-free transmission frequencies. This means that sound engineers can adapt to worldwide transmission conditions more easily and avoid interference from other transmitter with the same excellent channel separation and strong signal immunity that they are accustomed to from professional Sennheiser systems. more

NuVo Technologies’ Renovia™ Whole Home Audio System is Now Shipping

NuVo Technologies’ Renovia™ Whole Home Audio System is Now Shipping

Game-changing Power Line Carrier-based system brings distributed audio to the remodel/retrofit market

Hebron, KY – April 12, 2010 – NuVo Technologies, the value leader in whole home audio, today announced their award-winning Renovia Whole Home Audio System has begun shipping. The much-anticipated system makes use of Power Line Carrier (PLC) technology to distribute audio and metadata over a home’s AC wiring, providing a simple and efficient retrofit solution for whole home audio. more

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BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC ADDS THREE 32-CHANNEL API LEGACY PLUS CONSOLES

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 2010: The students seeking a Bachelor of Music Degree with a major in Music Production and Engineering, at the revered Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts are blessed with access to thirteen studios that operate twenty-two hours a day, seven days a week. The school equips the studios with, in the words of the Music Production and Engineering Department’s (MP&E) official manifesto, only “definitive tools” used in the pro audio industry. Consistent with its unwavering commitment to that principle and to the education of its students, Berklee replaced three of its older consoles with three new 32-channel discrete analog API Legacy Plus consoles over the winter break. more

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SYMNET DSP COMBINES ANALOG SOUND WITH TINKER-PROOF OPERATION FOR VETERAN SOUNDMAN TERRY FRIEDMAN

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 2010: Longtime FOH engineer and production manager Terry Friedman (Village People, Grace Jones) has, in recent years, stepped off the tour bus to offer schools, houses of worship, and other establishments in New York City his no-nonsense approach to audio under the ironic name Noise and Distortion. Reacting against industry dogma that sets digital equipment apart from its analog forbears, Friedman rightly points out that we only hear in analog and so a unit’s analog representation is ultimately all that matters. But Friedman is no Luddite and frequently relies on SymNet open-architecture digital signal processing equipment to convey analog warmth with digital logic, flexibility, and power, safe from tinkering fingers. more

NewTek Launches 22-Channel TriCaster™ HD Portable Live Production System

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LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – April 12, 2010 – NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that it has launched TriCaster™ model TCXD850, the latest addition to the TriCaster line of high definition (HD) portable live production systems. This new TriCaster offers a 22-channel switcher, with eight HD or standard definition (SD) digital or analog inputs, two DDRs, titles, stills, two network inputs and eight virtual/mix channels. more

Ross Video Announces Breakthrough openGear HD DA Prices Starting at $399

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States – April 12, 2010 – Ross Video today announced a breakthrough in the prices of all openGear high definition distribution amplifiers. more

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AKG’s Architectural Microphone Series (AMS) Online Configuration Tool Enables Quick And Easy Customization From Home

In an introduction that couples the versatility of its customizable Architectural Microphone Series with an unparalleled level of convenience, AKG is making its AMS Online Configuration Tool live at the beginning of May 2010. The new tool effectively streamlines the customization process for users seeking to personalize their AMS microphones, and will allow for online selection of over 6,840 customizable settings with an easy to use, interactive website. more

AKG’s New iPhone App Delivers Freedom, Flexibility and Functionality For Mobile Monitoring Of Wireless Microphone and IEM Systems

Starting in March of 2010, in addition to great sound and reliable performance of AKG’s wireless systems, users will have a new tool to browse, monitor, and control their wireless microphone and IEM systems: their iPhone®. With the introduction of their new iPhone application – which will be available for free in Apple’s iTunes® store – AKG has effectively streamlined the workflow for wireless microphone monitoring and configuration by linking Harman’s HiQnet® protocol to the iPhone and iPod® Touch app via Wi-Fi® network. more

Christie MicroTiles Debut on the Colbert Report

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Creative Display Tiles Selected for Superior Color, Flexibility and Green Factor

Millions of fans of The Colbert Report received a visual treat on the January 4th season premiere, when Stephen Colbert introduced the redesign of his new Red, White & Blue set featuring Christie® MicroTiles™. The breakthrough modular display technology debuted in a bolder-than-HiDef-way for Comedy Central’s most daring pundit. The redesigned stage features 41 MicroTiles arranged as three horizontal displays, in 1×4, 1×5 and 1×4 arrays underneath Colbert’s desk; and four angled 1×7 vertical columns along the backdrop. The tiles display high definition video and graphics created exclusively for the show. more

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