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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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NEUMANN CELEBRATES ITS 80th ANNIVERSARY WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE TLM 67

tlm67_ea87.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTCUT – JUNE 2008: In the world of studio microphones, the numbers “47″ “67″ and “87″ have associations that inspire enthusiasm among professionals. It is no coincidence that the name of the new TLM 67 contains the number “67″. In many respects, the TLM 67 – which makes its debut at Summer NAMM – is based on the “workhorse” of the 1960s, the legendary U 67. Like the U 67, the TLM 67 incorporates the K 67 capsule. In addition, the special new circuit design closely reproduces the sound characteristics of the classic U 67, without the use of tubes. Similar Neumann circuit technology has already proved very successful in the TLM 49. more

SENNHEISER AND KLEIN + HUMMEL: A PERFECT MATCH

OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2008: It is now possible for sound to travel solely through comprehensive systems provided entirely by legendary audio pioneer Sennheiser and renowned sound reinforcement specialist Klein + Hummel. And for discerning engineers everywhere, that’s a non-negotiable need, especially for projects as varied as digital signage to performance venues. more

KLEIN + HUMMEL INTRODUCES PAS 100

pas_100.jpgOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2008: Klein + Hummel, a proud member of the Sennheiser family of high-end professional audio products, announces the launch of its PAS 100 portable, self-powered indoor/outdoor speaker that offers integration with Sennheiser’s industry-leading wireless microphone technology. Making its debut at InfoComm08, the PAS 100 is specifically designed for large room applications, and features two option slots for Sennheiser evolution wireless G2 series receivers or a built-in CD/MP3 player in addition to external inputs for a microphone and music playback. more

KLEIN + HUMMEL OFFERS CLEAN AND STRONG POWER AMPLIFICATION

kpa_series.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2008: Klein + Hummel introduces its KPA Series of audio power amplifiers at InfoComm08. Designed to drive the largest and most demanding reinforcement applications, the KPA Series covers the full range of reinforcement needs with operating at levels as high as 6,000 watts into two ohms down to models providing 1,100 watts into eight ohms. The series also features Klein + Hummel’s unique ability to daisy-chain amplifiers together using a single CAT-5 cable for both digital audio distribution and remote control monitoring of all amplifier functions, including load monitoring. more

KLEIN + HUMMEL DEBUTS NEW SERIES OF INSTALLATION LOUDSPEAKERS

is_series.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2008: Klein + Hummel, a leader in sound reinforcement technology, proudly introduces its new series of installation loudspeakers at InfoComm 2008. The K+H IS-122, IS-123 and IS-153 loudspeakers incorporate precise pattern control, superb frequency response, and feature a modular, removable back plate system, making the line a perfect match for performing arts, house of worship, and music venues. more

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