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SYMETRIX ZONE MIX 760 BRINGS COUNTRY LIFESTYLE BACK TO HURRICANE HIT WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

wauchula_gazebo.JPGWAUCHULA, FLORIDA – AUGUST 2009: Home to some 4,500 Floridians, the quaint town of Wauchula serves up a country lifestyle with proximity to Tampa, the Gulf Coast, Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades, and even Disney World. But the city is an attraction in and of itself, with a beautiful historic downtown that has retained its vibrancy and a full calendar of community events, including holiday parades and frequent concerts. But in recent years, Wauchula had been more focused on rebuilding than relaxing after not one, not two, but three hurricanes devastated its buildings, houses, and infrastructure in 2004. Only now emerging from that process, the town is pleased to have a brand new audio system with which to enjoy those community events that so define its idyllic summers. more

SENNHEISER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF “MY SONG CONTEST”

katie_costello.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JULY 2009: Microphone manufacturer Sennheiser has named 18-year-old Katie Costello as the grand-prize winner of its first “My Song Contest,” which was created to recognize the songwriting talents of high school students across the nation. Costello’s original song, “Isn’t It Lovely,” captivated the expert jury of music industry professionals. The big decision was made extra special by power-pop band Stereo Skyline, who personally announced Costello as the winner in a video posted to Sennheiser’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/sennheiserusa).

“We are thrilled to recognize Katie Costello as the winner of the Sennheiser My Song Contest,” says Stefanie Reichert, vice president of strategic marketing at Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. “The goal of this contest was to recognize the skills and talents of young musicians, and encourage them to follow their dreams. Costello is already armed with an incredible amount of talent and star more

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SYMETRIX NAMES SIGNAL MARKETING ROCKY MOUNTAIN REP

steve_trump.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 2009: Symetrix, a leading provider of audio processing solutions for the commercial, broadcast, and pro audio markets, announces a new representative for the Rocky Mountain region. Signal Marketing, based in Midvale, Utah, will represent Symetrix, SymNet, Lucid, and AirTools products in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, eastern Montana, and El Paso, Texas. more

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THE ZAC BROWN BAND RIDES TO THE TOP WITH SENNHEISER

zac_brown.JPGNASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JULY 2009: The Zac Brown Band is on a steady rise. Their latest studio album, “The Foundation,” has reached Gold-certified status and its single “Chicken Fried” has attained Platinum. The country sextet imbues their live shows with good tunes, technical chops, and a charismatic performance that is building a legion of dedicated fans. To convey their well-crafted sound, the Zac Brown Band relies on Sennheiser microphones. To free up their stage show, they rely on Sennheiser wireless instrument packs. And to stay on top of their tunes, they rely on Sennheiser wireless personal monitors. more

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ULTRA SOUND STUDIOS – THE ULTIMATE IN UNCONVENTIONAL REHEARSAL STUDIOS

ultrasoundstudios.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 2009: Ultra Sound Rehearsal Studios in New York City is, without contest, the most forward-thinking, well-appointed rehearsal space in the world. High-profile acts now make Ultra Sound a mandatory stop before heading on the road or to the recording studio. Each of its twenty-one rooms boast TEF-analyzed and corrected acoustics, the finest equipment and instruments, high-end boutique amplifiers, and audiophile sound reinforcement. Ultra Sound recently upgraded and extended its expansive line of Sennheiser and Neumann microphones for vocals, piano and acoustic instruments including guitar, violin, and mandolin. more

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KLEIN + HUMMEL MONITORS TAKE MANHATTAN

ianstynes_brittmyers.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 2009: Since opening Great City Productions in the Chelsea district of Manhattan in 2003, owner Britt Myers is constantly busy. Myers and Ian Stynes split – or rather double up – the role of chief engineer and tackle projects that range from indie rock records to TV spots with the support of an accomplished team of freelance engineers and composers. Until recently, Myers felt obligated, not only to work through the weekend but, to burn precious time testing mixes on every sound system he could get his hands on. But with the purchase of two Klein + Hummel 5.1 active monitoring systems, which translate beautifully, Myers has reduced his stress level. more

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SENNHEISER’S NEW 2000 SERIES GOES MAJOR LEAGUE

kim_jones.JPGEAST STROUDSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA – JULY 2009: Headquartered in East Stroudsburg, Law Sound & Lighting delivers full production audio services and high-end equipment rentals to northeast Pennsylvania, the East Coast, and the world. Its broadcast clients include ESPN, ABC, FOX, and NBC, among many others, and its PA systems have supported acts as varied as BB King, James Brown, and Blue Oyster Cult. Law recently added several remarkably affordable Sennheiser SKM 2000 wireless microphones to its inventory to ensure performance, quick setup, and rock-solid reliability in even the most challenging RF situations. more

WHEN PERFECTION COUNTS… PRODUCER/SONGWRITER, PETER STENGAARD CHOOSES THE BOCK 5-ZERO-7 MICROPHONE

stengaard_dw_studio.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 2009: Peter Stengaard, a producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Denmark, now based in Los Angeles, has purchased a Bock Audio 5-ZERO-7 vocal microphone through exclusive U.S. distributor TransAudio Group in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stengaard, who includes Pussycat Dolls, Donna Summer and JC Chasez on his list of credits, also regularly works with one of the industry’s leading songwriters, Diane Warren, at her RealSongs production facility in Hollywood. more

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ASHLY AMPS UP LANCASTER COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER

lancasterconventioncenter.JPGLANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA – JULY 2009: More than ten years in the making, the issues surrounding the building of the historic, yet thoroughly modern, Lancaster County Convention Center (LCCC) will live long in local lore. There were many delays. But the biggest holdup arose from the need to incorporate the landmark façade of Lancaster’s former Watt & Shand department store, which used to be on the National Register of Historic Places, into the plans. The delay, however, had an upside. LCCC’s comprehensive A/V system benefitted from network-ready Ashly NE8250 amplifiers, which didn’t exist when the system was originally designed! more

TRANSAUDIO GROUP LAUNCHES ATC’S MOST COST-EFFECTIVE STUDIO MONITORS – THE SCM11s

scm11.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 2009: TransAudio Group has announced the immediate availability of ATC’s most reasonably-priced reference monitor – the SCM11 two-way passive speaker. The new monitor incorporates ATC’s innovative Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) technology, which reduces third-harmonic distortion between 100 Hz and 3 kHz, resulting in an extended, resonance-free axial frequency response, improved off-axis frequency response, and a significant increase in loudspeaker power response. more

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