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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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HHB CELEBRATES 1,000th FLASHMIC SOLD IN GERMANY

radio_basix.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – APRIL 2009: With more than 10,000 units in use around the world, the HHB FlashMic digital recording microphone is already the interview recorder of choice for leading broadcasters including ABC Radio, Aljazeera, the BBC, Bloomberg, BSkyB, CNN, NHK, NBC, and RAI. Now HHB celebrates the sale of its 1,000th FlashMic in Germany where distributor INNOTON has already added national broadcasters WDR and NDR, and ORF (Austria) to the prestigious FlashMic user list. The 1,000th FlashMic in Germany was sold to Radio BasiX, a web radio project for young people in the Kraichgau region of South Western Germany, whose journalists now enjoy the same recording quality, ease-of-use, and convenient file transfer as their more experienced counterparts in the world’s major broadcasting networks. more

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THE OSBOURNES RELOAD WITH SENNHEISER

osbournes.JPGHOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA: The Osbournes – Sharon, Kelly, Jack, Ozzy and assorted favorite dogs – are returning to television soon with a variety show on FOX that features audience interaction, candid camera-type skits, music, and even a pair of “mini Osbournes,” two British child actors who impersonate Sharon and Ozzy complete with off-color language. Six episodes of “Osbournes: Reloaded,” which will air later in the year, have already been shot at CBS Television City in Hollywood, where production mixer Evan Adelman did his best to capture the mayhem with a combination of Sennheiser wireless handheld and lavalier microphones. more

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SYMETRIX ANNOUNCES AIRTOOLS 6100 FIRMWARE UPGRADE

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WASHINGTON – JANUARY 2009: Symetrix is pleased to announce an optional firmware update for the AirTools 6100 Broadcast Audio Delay that adds user-specified offset to the TC89 (ESE clock) output. With the new firmware, an additional menu in the 6100′s user interface allows a radio engineer to specify a constant offset time between zero and sixty seconds for the TC89 output so that the studio clock displays the TID (time in delay) plus the uplink/downlink latency. This allows the 6100 to easily accommodate delays incurred from ISDN lines, codecs, satellite signals, etc. more

SENNHEISER’S MUSIC INDUSTRY DIVISION NAMES THE MUSIC PEOPLE! INC. “DEALER OF THE YEAR”

musicpeople.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – APRIL 2009: The U.S. subsidiary of audio pioneer Sennheiser has named Berlin, Connecticut-based The Music People! Inc. its 2008 “Dealer of the Year” for exemplary sales, customer support and comprehension of Sennheiser’s music industry products. Sennheiser wired and wireless microphone systems are highly favored by some of the top performers in the world, as well as amateur musicians and studio recordists. more

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ASHLY NE SERIES AMPLIFIERS NETWORK AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

univwisc_riverfalls.JPGRIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN – APRIL 2009: The University of Wisconsin – River Falls is a 6,300-student arm of the celebrated Wisconsin system located in the northwest corner of the state. It is well-respected academically and athletically, and boasts modest, but well-appointed, facilities for teaching, research, sports, and recreation. The Knowles Physical Education Center plays a prominent role in campus life and serves, among many other things, as the site for indoor graduation ceremonies. However, a recent failure during an important graduation speech spurred the school to update its sound system. The solution, designed and installed by Burnsville, Minnesota-based Intermedia Systems Group (ISG), centered on Ashly Audio’s groundbreaking NE-series of network and DSP-enabled amplifiers. more

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CASTING CALL – GET READY FOR THE ULTIMATE SUMMER JOB! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, MAY 8th – NOON EST

THE SENNHEISER SOUND TOUR. PART REALITY SHOW – PART COMPETITION – ONE UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER

sennheiser_sound_tour.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – APRIL 2009: Do you want to see North America, have the time of your life, and get paid to do it? Then we have a dream opportunity for you. We are looking for charismatic, fun and energetic adults to tour North America for the summer. more

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SENNHEISER ADDS NEW WIRELESS MICROPHONE TO TOURGUIDE 2020 SYSTEM

skm_2020_d.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT: Sennheiser’s Tourguide 2020, the world’s first digital, license-free wireless visitor information system now includes the wireless SKM 2020-D-US, a dynamic handheld transmitter with cardioid pick-up pattern for presenters to easily and effectively deliver information for guided tours, company presentations and language interpretation. more

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FIRST REDEEMER CHURCH BELIEVES IN SENNHEISER’S RF SUPERIORITY

firstredeemer.JPGCUMMING, GEORGIA: In only twelve short years, Eulises Canada has become a widely known and deeply respected producer and vocalist in the Christian music industry. His extensive work in the studio and on the road have also shaped him into a discerning sound engineer. So when Canada joined First Redeemer Church in Cumming, Georgia as creative arts director, he initiated several technical upgrades to the audio system that would dramatically increase the impact and beauty of the church’s services. Chief among them was a complete replacement of the existing wireless microphone systems with Sennheiser ew 165 G2 handheld microphone and ew 112 G2 lavalier transmitter/receiver systems. more

PRODUCER/ENGINEER GREG LADANYI LEAPS AHEAD WITH ATC MONITORS

greg_ladanyi.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 2009: Producer and engineer Greg Ladanyi, well-known for his work with Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac, Don Henley and Toto, has installed a pair of ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) SCM50ASL Pro active three-way monitors in his studio at Maple Jam Music Group. The one-room facility focuses on pre-production, tracking and mixing for the group’s roster of artists, which include Anna Vissi, Type O Negative, and Hollywood Undead. more

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