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On the Road with Blake Shelton and Sennheiser: the Pinnacle of Microphone Performance

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Nashville, TN – May 25, 2011: Summer isn’t even here yet, but it has already been a banner year for country artist Blake Shelton, whose career is on a rocket-like trajectory. Already, he has performed on David Letterman, been chosen as a coach for the NBC hit show “The Voice” and has achieved three number 1 singles in the last year. With a new album due this summer and an ongoing tour schedule, Shelton continues to work hard both on and off the stage. While on the road, Shelton’s front of house engineer and production manager, Jeff “Pig” Parsons, a veteran soundman of 30 years, demands the best possible sound for both Shelton and fans.

Parsons and his crew rely heavily on wired and wireless Sennheiser microphones for their outstanding sound quality and durability. As Shelton’s touring operation has grown, the more

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Sennheiser’s Installed Sound Academy to Visit Denver, Detroit, St. Louis and Oklahoma City

OLD LYME, CT — May 24, 2011: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will be offering its Installed Sound Academy Seminar in four major U.S. cities this summer and fall. The single day seminar, which focuses on key practices, topics and trends in the installed sound/systems integration business, will be presented in Lafayette, Colorado, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011; Detroit, Michigan, on Thursday, July 14, 2001; St. Louis, Missouri, on Wednesday, August 24, 2011; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

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Modeled after Sennheiser’s highly acclaimed RF wireless and studio recording Sound Academy seminars, the session will be led by Sennheiser veterans Kent Margraves and Eric Reese and offer valuable renewal credit toward CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) re-certification. In addition, attendees will learn or refresh their skills through classroom and demonstrative instruction on the following topics:

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New Sennheiser MKH 8060 and MKH 8070 Shotgun Microphones Take Center Court with Veteran Network Mixer Jonathan Freed

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New York–April 12, 2011: Jonathan Freed is a freelance, Emmy Award winning network mixer who has been in the audio industry almost 40 years. In his current role as a senior audio engineer for the NBA, his team is responsible for setting up and executing the live broadcast mix for major network basketball games, while ensuring that broadcast microphones both on and off the court are picking up every nuance of audio to support the camera angles for the live feed.

Throughout his entire career — including 17 years as a musician and recording studio owner — Freed has appreciated Sennheiser microphones for their clarity and accurate sonic representation. To capture sounds on the court, he has continually relied on the Sennheiser MKH 70 and MKH 416 shotgun mics as his ‘cornerstones.’ Recently, Freed was given an opportunity to try Sennheiser’s more

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New for NAB: standard-setting shotgun microphones from Sennheiser

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LAS VEGAS – April 11, 2011: At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, audio specialist Sennheiser (booth C 0255) sets a new professional standard for film, television and broadcast applications with the introduction of two new shotgun models.

The MKH 8060 is a versatile short shotgun, which features a compact size and light weight for camera mounting and boom pole applications. The MKH 8070 is a long shotgun, which is ideal for sports broadcast and nature recording applications that require high directivity. Sennheiser’s new shotguns are members of the renowned MKH series, which uses the radio-frequency principle to resist the effects of cold and moisture. Both models suppress off-axis sound without coloration, resulting in an extremely pleasing, natural sound.

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New York–April 11, 2011: FOX Sports’ broadcast of Super Bowl XLV on January 28, 2011 was the most more

Sennheiser: Active in the Effort against Trademark Piracy

Old Lyme, Conn., 7 April – Audio specialist Sennheiser has made two significant announcements concerning its ongoing effort against trademark piracy, as follows:

Sennheiser: Active in the Effort against Trademark Piracy
Sennheiser has been instrumental in the sensational success achieved by British criminal investigative authorities in the achievements against brand piracy. Numerous illegally distributed devices have been seized from the owners of an online platform in England.

The raid action was carried out by the British consumer protection and investigation authority, Trading Standards Services (TSS), Portsmouth, in February 2011. However, in order to safeguard the investigation, it has only recently been made public. During a search of the premises used by one of England’s largest online platforms, investigators from the TSS seized hundreds of forged branded equipment purporting to have been made by Sennheiser and Monster Cable – the largest number of counterfeits of this kind ever more

Lady Antebellum Finds Sweet Spot with Sennheiser’s e935 Capsule and G3 Wireless System

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Nashville, TN – March 7, 2011: The last two years have been nothing short of astonishing for Nashville-based recording artist Lady Antebellum. In 2009, the trio earned a Grammy Award for Best New Artist; this year, they picked up Best Album of the Year. While still a relatively ‘new’ artist, “Lady A” has earned an intensely loyal fan base largely because of their relentless performing and touring schedule.

FOH engineer Brett “Scoop? Blanden has been on the front line of the band’s touring operation since the beginning. He is responsible for mixing all of Lady Antebellum’s live shows, as well as handling many equipment choices including microphones, wireless audio, PA and other fundamental elements of the live rig. He uses Sennheiser 935 capsules on all of the stage vocals.

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The Compass Church Selects K-array Loudspeakers for Multi-Site Expansion, Citing Outstanding Audio Quality and Extreme Portability

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. – March 1, 2011 – The Compass Church—a 3,000-member, multi-site church located in the Chicago suburbs—selected the K-array KR200S loudspeakers to reinforce the live sound of its diverse and progressive worship services. The speakers are used in the church’s new multi-site location in the gymnasium of nearby Crone Middle School, referred to as the 111 Campus.

Working with Frankfort, Ill.-based integrator Plus One AV, The Compass Church had identified some core requirements the audio system for the 111 Campus would need to overcome. First, the system would need to be extremely easy to set up and tear down each week. Second, since the facility is a gymnasium, the system would need to be acoustically flexible and able to provide superior sound for both spoken word and live music. Marty Fornelli of Plus One AV arranged a competitive shoot-out between more

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Sennheiser Helps Thinking Schools Ethiopia Facilitate Collaborative Learning Model through Donation of Wireless Audio Equipment

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Old Lyme, Conn. – February 9, 2011: The Thinking Schools Ethiopia project, supported by the not-for-profit Thinking Foundation, is on a mission to implement the most advanced, student-centered approach to educating students throughout Ethiopia — the fourteenth most populated country in the world and one of its poorest. Through charitable equipment donations, audio specialist Sennheiser is helping further the Thinking Foundation’s efforts by bringing a high-quality sound experience to the project’s professional training sessions and video productions.

Thinking Schools Ethiopia began in August 2009 when Robert Price, an education consultant with over 20 years experience in classroom training, did a pilot learning workshop with 70 teachers from seven different schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. As a father of two adopted Ethiopian children, Price brought a great deal of empathy and firsthand experience to his role as project leader.

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K-array makes Waves at the Asian Games

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GUANGZHOU, China – December 8, 2010: Spectacular and ground-breaking, the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in China was bound to invite comparisons with the Beijing Olympics, but organizers were determined that Guangzhou would be unique and creatively different from anything that had gone before. To begin with, this was the first time an opening ceremony for an Olympiad had been held outside of an athletics stadium. From the performances to the setting, this grand welcome to China oozed innovation. This spirit of the cutting edge extended to the audio setup, with K-array speakers making an impression with their slim-line appearance combined with powerful output.

Guangzhou, a Chinese coastal city not far from Hong Kong, is proud of its maritime tradition; in recognition of the city’s seafaring heritage, ‘water’ was a main theme of the opening ceremony. The event took place more

Sennheiser Helps Xavier College Preparatory Make the Grade in its Presentation of “Fiddler on the Roof”

scaled_e1291172048.jpgPHOENIX – December 1, 2010: Nearly 10 years ago, the Xavier College Preparatory high school invested in a brand new, 1,000-seat auditorium for its frequent musical productions, assemblies, concerts and fundraisers. Since the beginning, the all-female Catholic high school has relied on Sennheiser for the auditorium’s wireless audio infrastructure.

The school originally installed 24 channels of Sennheiser’s ew 100 series wireless transmitters and more

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