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Antelope Audio Brings Back Popular OCXmas, Offering Special Discounts on its OCX Master Clock and Zodiac Digital to Analog Converter

Santa Monica, Calif., November 21, 2011 — Antelope Audio announced the return of its OCXmas special this holiday season, by offering substantial discounts on its most accessible products including the Isochrone OCX master clock and the Zodiac digital to analog converter (DAC). Beginning on Black Friday and running through December 31st, authorized Antelope Audio dealers will be offering the Isochrone OCX at $1,095 — a $300 discount from its regular street price of $1,395, and the Zodiac at $1,295 — a $400 discount from the price of $1,695.

“If you are a project studio owner or a live sound engineer who has ever wanted to improve the clocking and conversion performance, there has never been a better time to acquire an Antelope Audio product,” commented Marcel James, Director of Sales for Antelope Audio USA. “Our OCX is the clock that started it all and is used by thousands of studios around the world. Our Zodiac, meanwhile, will appeal to those looking to attain the core functions of conversion, clocking and monitoring in a single, elegant solution.”

Antelope Audio OCX
Since its introduction to the market in 2004, the Antelope Audio Isochrone OCX has redefined the standard for clocking in the professional studio. It was quickly embraced by notable engineers and mastering professionals including Michael Brauer, Emily Lazar and many others. The OCX is the perfect complement to pro audio converters in the studio or for a digital live console. By acquiring an OCX at the special discounted rates, users can upgrade the clocking capabilities of their project studio or live sound rig and achieve greater detail and clarity in their mixes.

Antelope Audio Zodiac
Antelope Audio’s Zodiac D/A converter represents a groundbreaking addition to any project studio or DAW set up. It employs proprietary 64-bit clocking technology used in Antelope Audio’s Trinity master clocks. By taking advantage of the Zodiac Holiday Special, consumers can access mastering quality converting at a fraction of the cost of other high-end products on the market today. Studio owners will appreciate not only the ease of set up and elegant design of the Zodiac, but moreover its stability and performance providing sampling rate of up to 192 kHz.

OCX Features

Oven Controlled Discrete Transistor Crystal
Atomic clock input resolves to Rubidium clock for perfect stability
Sample Rates 32-192 kHz
Factory calibrated to better than +/- 0.02PPM accuracy via Atomic Clock
Outputs multiple, divisible sample rates
8 Word Clock outputs
2 AES/EBU outputs
2 S/PDIF output

Zodiac Features:

Custom USB chip streams audio up to 192kHz
Antelope Oven Clock for supreme stability
64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC)
129dB Dynamic Range
Ultra Linear, Dual Stage Headphone Amps
PC/Mac Software Control Panel
Accurate Level Display for Main Volume

Dealers participating in OCXmas include audioMidi.com, Sweetwater.com, VintageKing in the U.S., Studio Economik in Canada and Audio Gate International in Mexico. To learn more about the Antelope OCXmas, or for complete product information, please visit one of Antelope Audio’s authorized dealers or manufacturer’s website.

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Antelope Audiophile Special Brings Holiday Cheer to the Audiophile Community with Discount on its Zodiac Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)

Santa Monica, Calif., November 21, 2011 — Pioneering audio company Antelope Audio announced its Antelope Audiophile Special — a unique holiday price drop on its world-renowned, audiophile-grade Zodiac digital to analog converter (DAC). From now until December 31st, authorized U.S.-based Antelope Audio dealers will be offering the Zodiac at $1,295 — a $400 discount from its regular street price of $1,695.

Antelope Audio’s Zodiac D/A converter represents a groundbreaking addition to any listening set up. It contains the exact clocking technology used by top mastering professionals and engineers in the music, film and television industries. With the latest holiday discount, the Zodiac represents the most affordable entry point to help music afficiaonados hear the music as it was intended by top professionals such as Bernie Grundman of Bernie Grundman Mastering and Ward Hake, vice president of music at 20th Century Fox’s TV Music division.

“With our Antelope Audiophile Special, we are helping audio consumers access the exact same conversion and clocking technology used by the most prominent industry professionals in the world at a fraction of the cost,” commented Marcel James, Director of Sales for Antelope Audio USA. “The Zodiac is an ideal solution for a home listening environment and the ‘missing link’ in helping any system achieve optimal performance.”

Unprecedented detail and clarity
The Antelope Audio Zodiac helps audiophile consumers experience a new level of detail, sound clarity and warmth. Featuring a plug and play interface that connects seamlessly to a Mac, PC or just about any other digital media source, the Zodiac delivers 192kHz resolution audio, dramatically improving the listening experience on both loudspeakers and headphones. Antelope’s proprietary clocking technology, which is shielded from other electronic components to maintain a consistent temperature, is at the core of the Antelope sound and results in astounding accuracy, dynamics and stereo placement of the audio.

The Zodiac is particularly attractive also to audio consumers who use headphones being designed for precise monitoring with a wide range of headphone impedance. Ultra linear, dual stage headphone amplifiers, which are controlled by a dedicated volume knob, deliver smooth sound at both high and low levels.

Features:

– Custom USB chip streams audio up to 192kHz
– Antelope Oven Clock for supreme stability
– 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC)
– 129dB Dynamic Range
– Ultra Linear, Dual Stage Headphone Amps
– PC/Mac Software Control Panel
– Accurate Level Display for Main Volume

Dealers participating in the Antelope Audiophile Special include audioMIDI.com, Soundsciencecat.com, Sweetwater and Vintage King. To learn more about the Antelope Audiophile special, or for complete product information, please visit one of Antelope Audio’s authorized dealers or manufacturer’s website.

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Sennheiser Delivers Flawless RF Performance During CMA Awards

Blake Shelton performs with his Sennheiser SKM 2000 transmitter, coupled with an MMD 935-1 capsule

Old Lyme, Conn. – November 15, 2011 – During the 45th annual Country Music Association Awards, audio specialist Sennheiser delivered another evening of rock solid audio and flawless RF performance courtesy of its EM 3732-II receivers, SKM 2000 and SKM 5200 transmitters and its ew 300 G3 IEM series monitoring system. The following Sennheiser users also won awards and performed live onstage using Sennheiser transmitters and capsules:

Blake Shelton: Top Male Vocalist
(Sennheiser SKM 2000 coupled with an MMD 953-1 capsule)
Miranda Lambert: Top Female Vocalist
– (Sennheiser SKM 2000 couple with an MMD 935-1 capsule)
Sugarland: Vocal Duo of the Year
(Sennheiser SKM 5200-II coupled with an MD 5235 capsule)
Lady Antebellum: Vocal Group of the Year
(Sennheiser SKM 5200-II coupled with an MD 5235 capsule)
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Sennheiser Announces InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) Accreditation for its Educational Sound Academy Programs

Old Lyme, Conn. – November 14, 2011 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that several of its Sennheiser Sound Academy programs now qualify for InfoComm
Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) renewal units (RU). Individuals that hold an
InfoComm CTS certification (including CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I) are required to earn RU credits periodically in order to keep their certification current. Sennheiser has partnered with InfoComm’s RU provider program in order to reinforce its standing commitment to the continuing education of CTS professionals in the industry.


Sennheiser RF Sound Academy

Sennheiser’s popular RF Sound Academy seminar now offers six (6) RU credits for individuals that successfully complete the course. RF Sound Academy is a comprehensive, one-day course covering many subjects pertaining to the use of wireless radio frequency microphones. Frequency coordination, antennas and distribution systems, system planning, wireless monitoring and the impact of FCC regulations on users of wireless microphones are among the topics included in this wide-ranging course, which is suitable for beginners to experienced professionals. RF Sound Academy training programs are conducted by Joe Ciaudelli (director of advanced projects and educational services, Sennheiser) and Dave Missall (national market development manager, Sennheiser).


Installed Sound Academy

Sennheiser’s Installed Sound Academy offers 7.5 RU credits for participants that successfully complete the program. Taught by Sennheiser National Market Development Managers Kent Margraves and Eric Reese, the Installed Sound Academy covers sound reinforcement, microphone theory and applications, wireless personal monitor systems, RF wireless systems and troubleshooting logic. The course is suitable for designers, consultants, project managers, worship leaders, system operators and technicians and anyone involved in the selection or purchase of audio products and systems.

Audio for Video and Film

Sennheiser’s Audio for Video and Film Sound Academy seminar, which is also led by Dave Missall, is a valuable resource for those who routinely work with video and would like to enhance their knowledge of how to integrate audio into their workflow. The Audio for Video and Film Sound Academy now offers six (6) InfoComm CTS® RU credits for participants who successfully complete the program. Among the topics covered in the seminar are microphone basics, microphone pickup patterns, boom techniques, shotgun microphones, tips and tricks to eliminate unwanted noises in recordings, and much more. The course also includes a mock scene in which participants practice mic placement and record and playback the results.

For more information on any of Sennheiser’s Sound Academy programs or to register, visit http://www.sennheiserusa.com/soundacademy.

Metalcore Band blessthefall Announces New Album “Awakening,” Headlining North American “Fearless Friends Tour” with Sennheiser at Their Back

Old Lyme, Conn. – November 10, 2011 – Since hitting the post-hardcore scene in 2007 with their debut album and earning a spot on the Warped Tour that same year, blessthefall has made measured progress in its career, reaching legions of fans while playing larger, more prominent venues around the world. Their most recent album, Awakening, was released last month and solidifies the high energy sound and intensity the band has been crafting over the course of its discography, which now includes three albums.
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Sennheiser’s evolution Series Microphones are an Integral Part of Le Poisson Rouge’s “Perfect Sound System”

New York – October 24, 2011: Now celebrating its third year in business, New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) has reinvigorated the musical landscape of Greenwich Village –- birthplace of the Beat movement and former home to musical legends such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Simon & Garfunkel and so many others. Located on Bleecker Street on the site of the former Village Gate, LPR has made a name for itself in a musical community that now includes more contemporary names like Florence & the Machine, the JACK Quartet and Lykke Li.

Since opening in the summer of 2008, LPR –- which has been recognized by restaurant guide Zagat® as having a “perfect sound system” — has hosted a remarkably eclectic listing of musical performances. Any given show may feature a classical pianist, hardcore avant-garde ensemble, or anything in between. Perhaps the only common element among the performances is that each one is captured using Sennheiser ’s evolution series microphones.

Le Poisson Rouge: Bringing out the Best
Shortly after opening, LPR recruited Richie Clarke, a 15-year sound veteran who has worked across every conceivable genre of music including jazz, rock, reggae, classical and R&B. Clarke, who came from New York’s famed Manhattan Center studios, has been a longtime user of Sennheiser equipment and brought with him a solid understanding of microphones and sound. On his first day of work, among the first things he did was check out the mic cabinet at LPR. “Sennheiser has always been extremely high on my personal list and -– along with Neumann — is the only microphone company I’d want us to be closely aligned with,” he says.

The broad range of performances at LPR presents unique technical challenges. “Some nights we need to mic a 30-piece orchestra with various classical instruments and percussion –- often ‘in the round’ in front of the P.A.,” Clarke observes. “Our collection of Sennheiser mics helps me achieve the highest possible sound pressure level with no feedback — while maintaining the sound integrity of each instrument.” Since LPR often features multiple performances in a day, Clarke and his team are often working against the clock. “It is very tightly scheduled, so when we put a mic on an instrument -– whether it is a screaming electric guitar or a gentle violin -– we need that microphone to help us get to where we need to be as fast as possible.”

Great sound across a diversity of applications
For drums and percussion, Clarke is big a fan of the Sennheiser e 900 series all around. “They sound great whether we are doing heavy hip hop shows or more sensitive jazz standards. The sound of the drum comes through so naturally, and it is all there before EQ,” Clarke says. In terms of specific placements, he prefers to use the e 901 and e 902 on the kick, inside and out. On the snare, he uses an e 905. “This gives us the punch we need –- whether it’s rock or jazz,” Clarke says. He uses e 904s on toms, an e 614 on hi-hat and e 914s as overheads.

Perhaps Clarke’s most favorite microphone of all is the Sennheiser e 906. “For the guitars, we use these exclusively — there is never a situation where they don’t work,” he says. “Our room is a very bright room, and the 906 brings out all the right elements. They give you the crunch of the sound, but without the brittleness.”

LPR routinely puts Sennheiser microphones to the test on vocals, and the e 965 has quickly earned its position as ‘most favored microphone,’ Clarke says: “We already loved the e 935 and e 945, and didn’t think it could get any better. Then we got our hands on an e 965 and I had everyone try it out independently. One by one, I started getting emails and texts from all my engineers telling me that it is the best sounding vocal mic they ever heard. They all had the same experience.”

Microphones that translate to live broadcast
As LPR becomes well established beyond the boroughs of New York City, Internet broadcasting plays an increasingly important role in helping the club attract and maintain its loyal fan base. “We started streaming shows about six months ago and hit our highest viewership numbers in the last couple of weeks,” Clarke says. “It is very important to me that if I have a great sound in the room that it also translates to our live broadcasts. So far, whatever I hear from the mix position sounds great on the radio as well, and this is in large part due to the quality we are getting out of those Sennheiser mics.”

Clarke says that the magic of Sennheiser microphones lies beyond just the great sound: “The versatility of these microphones is very important to me. Being able to switch microphones at any given moment and roll with the punches is key. Sennheiser is a lifesaver here because they perform well across so many different instruments. I can mix and match any of these mics, and they all sound good!”

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Sennheiser’s Installed Sound Academy to Visit Oklahoma City on October 25, 2011

OLD LYME, Conn.–October 20, 2011: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will offer its Installed Sound Academy Seminar in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. The one-day event focuses on key practices, topics and trends in the installed sound/systems integration business.

The eight-hour session will be led by Sennheiser veterans Kent Margraves and Eric Reese. Modeled after Sennheiser’s highly acclaimed RF wireless and studio recording sound Academy seminars, the session will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn or refresh integration skills while earning 7.5 CTS renewal units of credit toward Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) re-certification. The training session will provide classroom and demonstrative instruction on the following topics:

– Sound reinforcement
– Microphone theory and applications
– Wireless personal monitor systems
– RF wireless systems
– Troubleshooting logic

Who should attend?

– Designers and sales engineers who recommend systems to customers
– Consultants involved in designing and writing specifications
– Technicians responsible for correct system installation and implementation
– Worship leaders
– Project managers, production managers, system operators, mixers and technicians
– Anyone involved in the selection and purchase of audio products and systems, or seeking CTScredits for certification renewal

About the instructors
Kent Margraves’ 20-year industry history includes eight years at Sennheiser. His decade-long career as a professional worship audio director included completing thousands of events in sound reinforcement, live broadcast, post production, studio recording, live recording and touring applications. Eric Reese has been immersed in the systems integration industry for over 11 years. Prior to joining Sennheiser’s national market development and education team, he served as an area sales manager for Sennheiser, held project/design engineering positions with two national integrators, and served as a reliability engineer for another manufacturer.

Registration costs $149 and includes, lunch, workshop materials, complimentary giveaways and a $50 coupon toward any Sennheiser product. The session will be hosted at Crossings Community Church at 14600 N. Portland, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

For more information and to sign up, visit the Sennheiser Installed Sound Academy registration page.

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Sennheiser Shines on the Creative Arts Emmy Red Carpet

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Los Angeles—September 22, 2011: At this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards show, audio specialist Sennheiser was tapped to capture the “glamorous? sound bites from the bustling red carpet for one of the entertainment industry’s leading crew-centric magazines, Sound & Picture.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2010-2011 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 63rd Emmy Awards presentation at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Included among the presentations were Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing Achievement in a One Hour Comedy or Drama Series and Outstanding Music Composition in a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. For the evening’s events, Sound & Picture looked to the new MKH 8060 shotgun microphone, equipped with the MZD 8000 digital output module, to capture the vibrancy of the red carpet. While the digital microphone more

At Harry Potter Premier in New York City, K-array Loudspeakers Deliver Clear Audio Quality during Lincoln Center Red Carpet Event

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NEW YORK – September 13, 2011: At the premier of blockbuster movie “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2? — which took place at New York’s Lincoln Center Plaza on July 11th — K-array’s Redline series of loudspeakers were on hand to ensure that VIPs, international media and invited guests could hear things loud and clear. The event, which required intelligible audio in three distinct areas including the red carpet area, the tented VIP area and all along the Plaza and Broadway, employed the entire family of Sennheiser-distributed K-array Redline series loudspeakers, including the KR100S, KR200S and KR400S.

Lou Mannarino, veteran audio engineer, sound designer and president of NY-based L&M Sound and Light, knew that K-array was the only loudspeaker that could fit the bill given the unique challenges that the outdoor event presented: achieving outstanding audio quality at more

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Sennheiser MKH 8060 and MKH 8070 digital microphones capture the sounds and excitement of 2011 US Open of Surfing

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Huntington Beach, California, September 9, 2011 – At this year’s US Open of Surfing, a nine-day broadcast event in which the top surfers in the world compete for a $100,000 top prize, digital Sennheiser MKH microphones were on hand to capture every sonic detail of the excitement – which also included a BMX riding and skating competition.

The annual US Open of Surfing is attended by over 500,000 people and held on a beach that stretches over 300 yards. For this year’s broadcast, Hollywood-based Coffey Sound deployed Sennheiser’s latest MKH shotgun microphones: the MKH 8060 and MKH 8070, equipped with MZD 8000 digital output modules. The digital microphones not only provided improved clarity and detail of the audio, but also provided an important element of weather resistance required to take on a cruel outdoor environment fraught with wind, moisture and salty more

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