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METRIC HALO DIEHARD, GUSSIE MILLER, PREPARES TO RELEASE NEW RECORDING

gussie_miller_2.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 2009: Gussie Miller is one of those amazing people who are equally talented on either side of the microphone. With the ears of a musician and the ears of an engineer magically merged, the singer/songwriter/engineer/producer brings a unique sensitivity to his projects. He understands, better than most, how a musical performance will translate through the recording, mixing and mastering stages. On the flip side, he understands, again better than most, that some gear fights against the musicality of a piece, whereas other gear enhances it. It is with these subtleties that Miller often finds himself turning to Metric Halo’s ChannelStrip plug-in, of which he says – in a charming lilt that only a professional vocalist can deliver – “it’s all about the algorithm!” more

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SUPERMODEL SCALES KILIMANJARO WITH SENNHEISER EVOLUTION WIRELESS

brian_cavallaro.JPGTANZANIA, EAST AFRICA – FEBRUARY 2009: Angie Everhart, the world’s most famous red-headed supermodel and actress, recently ascended Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world’s most famous freestanding mountain and poster child for the global epidemic of glacial retreat. Such an event did not go undocumented. In fact, HDNet financed the trip that took Everhart, her siblings, a handful of special guests, and a skeleton film crew up from the 100-degree heat of Tanzania to the below-zero summit in only seven days and will air the show on HDNet on February 24, 2009 at 10:00pm. With a sensible “less is more” approach to outfitting the crew, executive producer, director, and writer Brian Cavallaro paired a single Panasonic VariCam with two Sennheiser ew 112P G2 wireless body packs and receivers. Despite a number of unforeseen challenges, the wireless microphones delivered compelling and reliable audio of the ascent. more

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THE WORLD’S LARGEST LIVE MUSIC COMPANY, LIVE NATION, OPENS HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSTON WITH ALL SENNHEISER MICROPHONES

hob_houstonopening.JPGHOUSTON, TEXAS, FEBRUARY 2009: Sennheiser USA and House of Blues Entertainment, Inc., a Live Nation company, have again joined forces for the latest House of Blues live music venue. The impressive 43,000 sq. ft. facility is located in the recently opened $200 million Houston Pavilions complex. In common with the twelve existing branded music venues in the United States, House of Blues Houston features an array of Sennheiser and Neumann microphones. Optimum sound is ensured by evolution wireless and Neumann wired vocal microphones, evolution instrument mics as well as evolution wireless personal monitoring systems. more

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THREE SENNHEISER HEADPHONES NAMED AS “CONSUMERS DIGEST BEST BUYS”

consumersdigest_headphones_posting.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – FEBRUARY 2009: Audio pioneer Sennheiser announces three of its industry-standard headphones have been named “Consumers Digest Best Buys.” The selected headphones are featured in the February 2009 edition of Consumers Digest and include the powerful, bass-driven MX 560 earbuds, the precise HD 280 Pro professional studio headphones, and the top-of-the-line PXC 450 noise canceling headphones. All of these “Consumers Digest Best Buys” are available at major U.S. consumer electronics retail stores. more

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ALL PRO SOUND OUTFITS AUBURN UNIVERSITY’S HITCHCOCK FIELD WITH DANLEY WEATHERPROOF LOUDSPEAKERS

hitchcockfield.JPGAUBURN, ALABAMA – FEBRUARY 2009: Auburn University in east-central Alabama is one of the state’s largest public institutions, and its legion of students and alumni are fiercely proud of their Auburn Tiger athletic teams. Auburn baseball is one of its crown jewels and boasts six SEC championships, three SEC Tournament championships, sixteen NCAA Regionals appearances, and four College World Series appearances. Over a dozen Auburn alumni have gone on to the Major Leagues, including all-star baseball player and football player Bo Jackson. Befitting the prestige of the team, Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park is arguably the most “professional” stadium in college baseball, with a seating capacity of over 4,000 in the stands alone. more

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SENNHEISER-ENDORSED ARTIST ADELE TAKES TWO GRAMMYS BACK TO THE UK

adele_grammys2009.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – FEBRUARY 2009: UK singer/songwriter Adele has plenty to be happy about after winning Grammy Awards in the prestigious categories of Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her hit song “Chasing Pavements” on “Music’s Biggest Night,” which was broadcast by CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8th. The twenty year-old, who describes her music as “heartbroken soul,” also performed her chart-topping single on the 51st Annual Grammy Awards broadcast using a Neumann KMS 105 nickel-plated wired vocal microphone. more

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LA’S SUPER CONTROL RECORDING STUDIOS INSTALLS API 1608 CONSOLE

supercontrol.JPGNORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 2009: SuperControl Recording Studios, set up by a trio of musicians to provide engineering and production services to fellow independent artists, has become the first commercial facility in Southern California to install an API 1608 discrete analog recording console. SuperControl has been open for business since January of 2008, when the partners moved into a previously outfitted and acoustically-designed space located at the renowned Bill’s Place rehearsal studios in North Hollywood. more

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METRIC HALO SHIPS NEW PLUGINS AND PROCESSING ENHANCEMENTS WITH MOBILE I/O v 5.1

riaa.JPGHOPEWELL JUNCTION – JANUARY 2009: Metric Halo is pleased to announce the immediate release of the next version of MIO Console – the software for Mobile I/O. This release is available as a software/firmware/driver update that enhances the capabilities of all new and existing Mobile I/O hardware. The update is available free of charge to all Mobile I/O users. more

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SYMETRIX STARS IN HOLLYWOOD’S FAMOUS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

hollywood_umc.JPGHOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 2009: Built in 1920s, Hollywood United Methodist Church is a Tinseltown landmark of gothic beauty and reverent peace nestled amid the bustle of the neighborhood’s famous Hollywood & Highland district, just a block away from the Kodak Theater. Its architecture was inspired by Westminster Abbey and has provided the backdrop for Whoopi Goldberg’s “Sister Act,” in addition to hundreds of scenes in other movies. Hollywood UMC has survived all of those shoots without tarnish, and a buffeted foundation has left it undamaged despite all of Los Angeles’ earthquakes. more

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SENNHEISER’S PRO AUDIO SEMINARS TO HIT LAS VEGAS IN MARCH 2009

OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – FEBRUARY 2009: Sennheiser will kick off the 2009 Sound Academy seminar schedule with its popular RF wireless course on March 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Sennheiser’s Sound Academy is a traveling series of one-day seminars that have become requisites for professionals and students with keen interests in broadcast, theater, film and music. Focusing on both RF wireless techniques and studio recording practices, the Sound Academy sessions have visited over twenty cities throughout the U.S. thus far, with more on the way for 2009. more

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