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INVENTION OF ROSWELLITE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAPID GROWTH IN RIBBON MIC SEGMENT

naked_eye_roswellite.jpgASHLAND, MASSACHUSETTS – JULY 28, 2008: Soundwave Research Laboratories, Inc., producers of Crowley and Tripp Ribbon Microphones, today announced that it expects rapid market growth in the ribbon microphone category, primarily due to its invention and introduction of the new nanomaterial “Roswellite(tm)” that overcomes the long standing durability problems inherent in all previous ribbon microphones.

“The invention of Roswellite is a breakthrough that was made possible through a concentrated materials development program alongside a focused product and market development mission,” said Robert J. Crowley, president of the company. “What was once a niche segment, is poised to grow and compete head-to-head with condenser and dynamic microphones for virtually any sound pickup application – and now is growing at a very rapid rate of over twenty-percent annually.” more

JEWEL IS “PERFECTLY CLEAR” WITH SENNHEISER & NEUMANN

jewel_2008.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JULY 2008: Painter, poet and singer-songwriter, Jewel is back in the spotlight, promoting a new country music album, “Perfectly Clear,” and hitting the road for a lengthy U.S. tour with Brad Paisley following some TV promotion, including appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Jewel, who was famously discovered while performing solo in the coffee shops of San Diego, first adopted Neumann’s KMS 105 on her 2006 tour with matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas, and is once again using the wired vocal mic with her new five-piece band. more

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AUDIO EXCEEDS THE USUAL EXPECTATIONS AT THE RECENT AES INTERNATIONAL FORENSIC AUDIO CONFERENCE

forensic_audio.JPGDENVER, COLORADO – JULY 2008: All too often, ironically, audio conferences can feature instances of less than perfect sound in the discussion panel and presentation rooms. That truism was stood on its head at the recent AES 33rd International Conference, “Audio Forensics-Theory and Practice” held in Denver, Colorado, where attendees praised the exemplary performance of the Klein + Hummel speaker systems. Sennheiser Electronic Corporation supplied the K+H speakers for the event and also provided a number of evolution wireless microphone systems and personnel to oversee the setup. more

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METRIC HALO DELIVERS AGAIN ON PROMISE OF FUTURE PROOF: SHIPS 2d PROCESSING FOR MOBILE I/O AND INTRODUCES EXCLUSIVE “CHARACTER” PROCESSING

2d_upgrade.JPGHOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – JULY 2008: Metric Halo announced the immediate availability of the 2d Card upgrade for Mobile I/O. Powered by the brand new 2d Card, the 2d Processing architecture expands and enhances the fundamental processing, routing and mixing engine of Metric Halo’s world-renowned Mobile I/O FireWire audio interfaces. Included with every 2d Card is Metric Halo’s exclusive “Character” processing engine. Character selectively adds the euphonic low-order distortions found in classic analog devices to the inputs and mix busses of the Mobile I/O. With fifteen different flavors of Character, users can choose the perfect euphonic characteristic for the sound they are recording or mixing. more

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SOUNDFIELD MICROPHONES SURROUND VISION FEST

stefan_heger.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 2008: For six hot days in June, hundreds of avant-garde jazz enthusiasts packed the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center in Manhattan for the 13th annual Vision Festival. All of the best and brightest avant-garde jazz musicians and groups performed to the eager throng, and Stefan Heger, audio renaissance man and chief engineer at Cologne’s Supow Studio, was on hand to record it all in full surround sound. He relied on just one microphone for the surround signal, a SoundField MKV, which possesses the unique ability to capture spatial information with a proprietary signal. The spatial characteristics of the surround sound can then be altered during mixdown, in contrast to conventional microphone techniques, which permanently imprint their spatial information at the time of recording. more

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METRIC HALO ON TOUR WITH WHITE STRIPES AND RACONTEURS

white_stripes.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 2008: Philip J. Harvey from PilotLight Audio Inc. was hired by the White Stripes to mix front-of-house sound and multi-track record their tenth anniversary tour of 2007 in forty channels of high-resolution digital audio. Harvey put together a Metric Halo rig consisting of five MIO 2882+DSP interfaces passing 24-bit/96kHz audio into his MacBook Pro laptop computer. This endeavor led to the recording and mixing of two songs that were released as B-sides on the White Stripes’ “You Don’t Know What Love Is” EP. more

TRUE PERFORMANCE

ren_wreck.JPGLOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA – JUNE 2008: Controversial American artist Matthew Barney and collaborating composer Jonathan Bepler – the team that created the celebrated “Cremaster Cycle” series of art movies – have begun a new project of hugely orchestrated one-time opera/performances set around the world and inspired by Norman Mailer’s 1983 novel “Ancient Evenings.” The first performance, “REN,” took place in mid-May at an abandoned car dealership off the I-5 Interstate south of Los Angeles. Some 600 spectators witnessed the event, which involved a drum and bugle corps, the complete destruction of a Chrysler Imperial by a twenty-ton excavator, the release of several thousand crickets, and much, much more over the course of two spectacular hours. more

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CREATE SENNHEISER’S SOUND – ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT!

sound_logo.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2008: You hear them and they stick in your memory: sound logos are to the ear, what a visual symbol is to the eye. So what does an ‘audio specialist’ sound like? That’s precisely what Sennheiser wants to find out, with the help of its wide base of creative customers. Through July 17, 2008, Sennheiser is hosting a sound logo competition in which fans all over the globe can submit audio clips that encapsulate their idea of the “Sennheiser sound,” one of which will be chosen as Sennheiser’s official acoustic trademark. The chosen finalist will take home 5,000 euros, as well as an optional 30,000 euros if Sennheiser acquires unlimited rights to use the winning logo. more

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KLEIN + HUMMEL EXPANDS K8 DIGITAL AUDIO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

k8_aesi16.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2008: Klein + Hummel will expand its innovative K8 digital audio distribution system at InfoComm08. With the addition of four new components – including the K8-ESB EtherSound Bridge, K8-AO2 Analog Audio Output, K8-AESI16 AES3 Audio Input and K8-AESO16 AES3 Audio Output – the K8 system achieves even greater flexibility and compatibility for a multitude of sound reinforcement applications. more

API TO INTRODUCE THE NEW ARSENAL AUDIO LINE AT SUMMER NAMM

arsenal_r20.jpgJESSUP, MARYLAND – JUNE 2008: API (Automated Processes, Inc.) has established a brand new line of analog signal processing products – Arsenal Audio. The new line provides an outlet for the company to innovate and expand beyond the core technology on which API has built its reputation since it was established in the late 1960s. Arsenal Audio will launch at Summer NAMM in Nashville (Booth #322) with an initial offering of three new products – the R20 two-channel mic pre and the R24 two-channel four-band EQ, plus the V14 four-band VPR 500 format equalizer. more

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