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SENNHEISER HSP 4 HEADSETS AND 2000 SERIES WIRELESS TAKE THE JONAS BROTHERS WORLD TOUR TO NEW HEIGHTS

jonas_brothers_tour09.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: The Grammy nominated and platinum-selling artists, Jonas Brothers, continue to ascend to ever-greater heights of success, with over eight million albums sold, film and TV spots aplenty, and tour after triumphant tour throughout the world charming audiences with their charisma and musicianship. For those with ears tuned to pop music, they’ve been huge for years, and now more

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SENNHEISER BACKS LIMP BIZKIT REUNION TOUR

limp_bizkit.JPGJACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA- AUGUST 2009: Nu-metal pioneers Limp Bizkit are back on the road, having kicked off their Unicorns N’ Rainbows world tour in Latvia in May before rolling through twenty countries to complete the first European leg in Paris, France on July 5. The band, which has reunited the original lineup from its twelve-time platinum 2000 release, “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water,” is making use of Sennheiser wired and wireless microphones across the stage.

“All the mics used on tour are Sennheiser,” states front-of-house engineer Bryan Worthen, well known for his long, ongoing affiliation with the Foo Fighters and, previously, blink-182. Worthen has brought some of his Sennheiser microphone model and mounting choices from his work with the Foo Fighters to the Limp Bizkit stage. “I’m pretty particular about what works where,” he says.

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THE “PREMIOS JUVENTUD” AWARD GOES TO SENNHEISER CHROME WIRELESS

alexis_fido.jpgMIAMI, FLORIDA – AUGUST 2009: The recent sixth-annual Univision “Premios Juventud” awards show utilized Sennheiser’s proven wireless technology to recognize the U.S. Hispanic youths’ top recording artists, movie stars, sports figures and pop culture icons. Over eighty wireless channels were used for the podium mics and most of the monitoring.

Stylized performances from long-time favorites and up-and-coming celebrities punctuated the announcements, with reggaeton sensation Alexis y Fido electrifying the stage with a pair of chrome-customized Sennheiser SKM 5200 wireless mics.

“Whereas most awards shows feature performances that include a little bit of stage scenery, things are a lot more intense at ‘Premios Juventud,’” said broadcast mixer Tom Holmes. “All of the performers are going for full vignettes to help create a mood and a story. Alexis y Fido asked us for ‘futuristic looking’ mics to go with their futuristic theme. I asked more

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SENNHEISER EXPANDS ITS LINE OF PORTABLE HD HEADPHONES

hd_428.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: Listeners seeking a great new pair of cans can look no further: Sennheiser announces an expansion of its line of full-sized, portable HD headphones. The stylish HD 428, HD 438 and HD 448 are optimized for portable players but also deliver strong audio performance on home hi-fi systems, making them an ideal choice for users who want to crank their playlists on the move and at home. more

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SENNHEISER LEADS THE WAY FOR THE LOVE WILLOWS

the_love_willows.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: The Love Willows are on a mission to at once rediscover the joyous elements that have been lost in modern pop music and defy the conventions of the genre. A couple in every sense of the word, lead vocalist Hope Partlow and guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ryan Wilson blend retro hooks with a modern sensibility that is unabashedly upbeat. Their enthusiasm onstage is infectious, and they convey their bubbly craft through Sennheiser wired and wireless microphones and personal monitors ensuring the tight, charismatic, easy-going performances for which The Love Willows are earning a reputation.

Their debut album on Decca records, “Hey! Hey!” features many more instruments than just vocals and guitar, and the duo bring that support with them on the road using prerecorded tracks. As a result, the stage setup is fairly simple for FOH/monitoring engineer Jacob Orr. “Both more

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AVANT GARDE RECORDING GEAR FOR VISION FESTIVAL

vision_festival.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 2009: Now in its 14th year, the Vision Festival continues to draw avant-garde jazz enthusiasts to New York City for six days of inspired performances from the best of the best in the genre. This year, Vision Festival XIV was held at the Abrons Arts Center, a Lower Eastside landmark that boasts a rich legacy of arts programming and community involvement. More than that, the Abrons Arts Center features ideal stage and audience acoustics. Longtime recordist for the event Stefan Heger, of FisheyeMusic Studio in Cologne, Germany, was delighted with the stage’s sound and brought a raft of gear, including a SoundField MKV spatial microphone system, Mojave tube mics, and twenty channels of TRUE Systems and Daking preamps to capture its every nuance.

“The Abrons Arts Center brings live recording to the next level,” said Heger. “The more

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FAT POSSUM RECORDS GOES LIVE WITH THE SLIM SENNHEISER MKH 8040

bruce_watson.JPGOXFORD, MISSISSIPPI – AUGUST 2009: Fat Possum Records formed amongst the juke joints and shade trees surrounding Oxford, Mississippi in the early 1990s, and made local blues legends RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough famous. Their fame synergistically raised the label’s profile and attracted other established and aspiring acts to its growing roster. Over the course of the ensuing decade, the older bluesmen passed on and the label shifted focus to indie rock acts like Andrew Bird, Fiery Furnaces, and The Black Keys. That evolution also involved the label’s recording space, which recently arrived at a pinnacle of poetic perfection: a gutted, 130-year old house with the grit of life still resonating in its frame. The two recording sessions so far completed there made abundant use of another recent acquisition: a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040 cardioid studio condensers that, label manager and in-house producer, more

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SENNHEISER’S AWARD-WINNING EVOLUTION E 965 MICROPHONE GOES WIRELESSSENNHEISER’S AWARD-WINNING EVOLUTION E 965 MICROPHONE GOES WIRELESS

mmk_965_group.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: The waiting is over. The evolution e 965, Sennheiser’s multi-award-winning large-diaphragm condenser microphone, is now available as a wireless version. The MMK 965-1 microphone capsule attaches to both Sennheiser’s 2000 Series and evolution wireless G3 wireless series SKM handheld transmitters in seconds, allowing users of both series to enjoy the unique dual-diaphragm advantage of Sennheiser’s e 965 microphone. Sennheiser’s ew 500-965 G3 system, which is part of the evolution wireless G3 series, is based around the MMK 965-1 and ships with the EM 500 G3 receiver, a GA 3 rack-mount kit, and the SKM 500 G3 transmitter with the MMK 965-1 capsule.

“The e 965 is the flagship microphone in the wired evolution 900 Series,” explained Ben Escobedo, associate product manager for music industry products at Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. “Ever since this microphone was released to the more

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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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