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SENNHEISER EMPLOYEES BAND TOGETHER FOR CHARITY

OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2008: Even with the rising cost of gasoline, food, and other necessities, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation (SEC) employees created a smart charity program entitled “SECares,” allowing their fellow co-workers to continue supporting good causes. Sennheiser, a Germany-based manufacturer of high-quality microphone and headphone solutions, maintains U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme. This voluntary program provides an easy way for its approximately 130 employees to contribute any monetary amount, large or small, to two well-known charities throughout the year. more

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ARTISTS SING OUT CLEARLY FOR 46664, THANKS TO SENNHEISER

annie_lennox_46664.JPGLONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 2008: June 27th saw a wide range of high-profile artists such as Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis, the Sugababes and Will Smith assemble in London’s Hyde Park for a concert to mark the 90th birthday of the former president of South Africa – and global icon – Nelson Mandela. And with Sennheiser on hand to continue its tradition of supplying microphones, wireless monitoring systems and full technical support, both the artists and the huge audience were assured of enjoying every vocal nuance. more

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ALWAYS HAVE AT LEAST ONE… SYMETRIX ZONE MIX 760

bodyscapesfitness.JPGBOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JULY 2008: The feasibility of meeting clients’ needs with sophisticated, but cost-effective solutions for small-scale sound installations in health clubs, bars, restaurants, and other such establishments has passed a critical threshold with the advent of the Symetrix Zone Mix 760 fixed-architecture DSP. With four mic inputs; eight stereo line-level inputs; six outputs with up to six zone assignments; all of the most-used signal processing blocks perfected in the SymNet brand of large-scale, open-architecture DSP systems; and a price point that harmonizes beautifully with the limited budgets of small-scale clients, the Zone Mix 760 is the modern solution to problems that used to be solved with easy-to-mess-up mixers, inelegant consumer gear, or chimerical assemblages held together by prayers and duct tape. more

API ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE FIRST VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

visionary_scholarships_lg.jpgJESSUP, MARYLAND – JULY 2008: API, manufacturer of high-end analog processors and audio production consoles, is pleased to announce the three winners of their first annual Visionary Scholarship designed to foster creativity and excellence for the pro audio industry’s next generation of sound engineers. The scholarship is available to students enrolled at universities that have made the API Vision stereo/surround analog console a cornerstone of their students’ education. API awarded Myoung Nam, Andrei Duma, and Oresti Tsonopoulos each with $2,000 for a successful essay and the optional submission of recorded material. more

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ONE REPUBLIC LOADS UP WITH SENNHEISER

ryan_tedder.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 2008: With a performance of their hit single “Apologize” on American Idol, an extensive tour of North America and Europe to feed a growing worldwide mob of voracious fans, and the support of the music industry’s biggest players, Los Angeles five-piece OneRepublic are on fire. Apart from an obvious knack for writing catchy and emotionally-relevant songs, OneRepublic owe much of their success to an awe-inspiring live show that guarantees, not only that fans will return when the band comes through town for a second show but, that all of their friends and their friends’ friends will be in attendance too! more

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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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