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DANLEY ADDS THREE-WAY SH-64 FOR HIGH-OUTPUT, NARROW COVERAGE APPLICATIONS

sh_64.JPGGAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – MAY 2009: Danley Sound Labs is introducing the new SH-64 loudspeaker at InfoComm in Orlando, Florida, June 17-19. Designed as a standalone system for the broad range of applications requiring high-SPL and low distortion, the SH-64 is a powerhouse three-way solution that incorporates nine drivers in a single horn enclosure.

Comprising four 15-inch woofers, four 4-inch mid-frequency drivers and a single more

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SENNHEISER DANCES WITH THE STARS

adelman_salisbury.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 2009: ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” continues to be a ratings juggernaut, pulling in 22.5 million viewers for the premier episode of the reality show’s eighth season on March 9, a seven percent increase over the previous season’s opener in September 2008. This season the show has made a number of refinements to its impressive complement of Sennheiser equipment, with production mixer Evan Adelman adding eleven MKH 8000 series condensers for coverage of the eighteen-piece orchestra. Two of the new crystallized SKM 5200 RF handheld microphones have also been added for use by the show’s co-host and guest performers. more

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IDOL SHINES WITH SENNHEISER CHROME WIRELESS MICS

american_idol_2009.JPGHOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MAY 2009: Now in its eighth season, “American Idol” continues its domination of the prime time television ratings with millions of fans across the country tuning in to FOX every Tuesday and Wednesday night to witness the fate of their favorite singing contestants. Show producers made a few changes to keep things fresh for performers and viewers alike this season, but there was only one change made to the Sennheiser microphones that cover the band and the singers – the usual black finish SKM 5200 handheld wireless vocal mics were replaced by new chrome-plated models. more

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DANLEY TAKES THE GH-60 GENESIS HORN TO INFOCOMM

genesis_horn.JPGGAINESVILLE, GEORGIA: The GH-60 Genesis Horn from Danley Sound Labs will make its InfoComm debut in Orlando, Florida, June 17-19. The company’s response to the limitations of the line array incorporates three of Danley Sound Labs’ patent pending technologies – Synergy Horn, Paraline and Shaded Amplitude Lens – that yield one of the most significant paradigm shifts in loudspeaker history. more

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METRIC HALO’S NEW GEAR USED ON BLUMLEIN RECORDS NEW XYtri SURROUND MIC TECHNIQUE

blumlein_records.JPGHAMBURG, GERMANY – MAY 2009: The compact size of Metric Halo’s eight-channel Mobile I/O 2882+DSP and two-channel ULN-2+DSP interfaces has been of significant benefit to Andrew Levine, a location recording engineer based in Hamburg, Germany, who frequently uses public transportation, or even a bicycle, to travel to local jobs. Levine, who is founder of blumlein records, is making use of Metric Halo’s powerful new 2d upgrade to record, monitor and mix stereo and surround sound projects, several of which use his unique XYtri microphone setup. more

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ASHLY INTRODUCES TWO NEW PROTEA SPEAKER PROCESSORS AT INFOCOMM 2009

protea_processors.JPGWEBSTER, NEW YORK – MAY 2009: Ashly Audio, Inc. is introducing two new speaker processors for live sound and fixed installation applications to its line of Protea DSP products at InfoComm in Orlando, Florida, June 17-19. The Protea 4.8SP four-input/eight-output and Protea 3.6SP three-input/six-output 1RU digital signal processors offer an extremely intuitive user interface, plus PC control software, and comprehensive DSP, including crossover, equalization, delay and limiter functions. more

SENNHEISER TO DISTRIBUTE K-ARRAY IN NORTH AMERICA

k_array_group.JPGPOINT CLAIRE, QUEBEC, CANADA/OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT, USA: Sennheiser has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for North America with K-Array, a PA loudspeaker and amplifier manufacturer based in Florence, Italy. K-Array’s light and intelligible speaker technology is best exemplified by the new KH4 self-powered, two-way, flat panel line array. more

ASHLY SIMPLIFIES INTEGRATION WITH NEW NE SERIES PROCESSORS

ne_series_processors.JPGWEBSTER, NEW YORK – MAY 2009: Ashly Audio’s new ne4400, ne4800 and ne8800 digital signal processors bring user-friendly setup and control to networked audio systems using Ashly’s PC-hosted Protea NE Software via standard 10/100 Ethernet and RS-232 protocol. These latest additions to the company’s NE (Network Enabled) Series offer a multi-channel routing matrix with microphone input, network audio and digital audio hardware options, plus an extensive menu of 32-bit/96kHz SHARC-based DSP that supports hot-plug software control. more

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METRIC HALO INTRODUCES ULN-8 FLAGSHIP CONVERTER / PROCESSOR / PREAMP / INTERFACE

uln8_angle.JPGMUNICH, GERMANY – MAY 2009: Today Metric Halo launched its much-anticipated ULN-8 – an industry-changing audio processing converter and interface. Featuring archival-grade converters, enhanced digitally controlled ULN (ultra low-noise, high-headroom) preamps, dedicated analog-domain sends and returns, analog domain 7.1 monitor controller, AES interfacing, extensive front panel control with excellent front panel metering all built atop Metric Halo’s renowned fifth generation 2d Processing, mixing and FireWire interfacing platform, the ULN-8 establishes a new competitive standard for professional audio. more

PORTABLE SOUNDFIELD MIC HELPS TO CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF OZ ST350 USED EXTENSIVELY FOR LOCATION SOUND ON BAZ LUHRMANN’S ‘AUSTRALIA’

australia.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA: SoundField’s portable ST350 microphone was used extensively to capture 5.1 location ambience during production of Baz Luhrmann’s recent cinematic epic ‘Australia,’ starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, and also featured in one of Apple’s ‘Set To Screen’ series of short video clips about film production (now available as podcasts for free download from the iTunes online Store). The ten-minute MP4 episode on Sound Design for Luhrmann’s latest opus features supervising sound editor Wayne Pashley using the ST350 to record wind sounds, salt flat ambience and musical performances on location in baking 40-degree temperatures for ‘Australia,’ and Location Sound engineer Guntis Sics being unequivocally positive about the crew’s choice of microphone. more

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