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HOSA TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES NEW DA-CAPPO DA12 CARDIOID EARSET MICROPHONE

da12ee_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA – July 2009… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, and distributor of Da-Cappo Micro Microphones throughout the Americas, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Da-Cappo DA12 Cardioid Earset Microphone. Featuring a European designed and built capsule with a cardioid polar pattern, the new Da-Cappo DA12 Cardioid makes a perfect choice for vocal performers and others where high SPL (sound pressure level) monitoring would severely restrict gain before feedback. more

SENNHEISER HEATS UP SUMMERFEST WITH SOUND TOUR LAUNCH AND ARTIST RELATIONS LOUNGE

booth_action.JPGMILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – JULY 2009: Sennheiser made its presence known to attendees and performers alike at the eleven-day Summerfest – the world’s largest music festival – with the launch of the summer-long Sennheiser Sound Tour and a backstage Sennheiser Artist Lounge. Sennheiser’s young Sound Tour ambassadors engaged with concertgoers to spread the word about the premium sound of Sennheiser headphones and headsets, while Tim Moore, Sennheiser’s artist relations manager, offered Summerfest performers a welcoming place to hang out and relax in a tour bus behind the scenes. more

Shure Names New CFO

Jim AhlbornSHURE HIRES JAMES AHLBORN AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Shure Incorporated announced today that James Ahlborn has joined Shure as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this position, he will lead the Company’s Finance Division and have full responsibility for all of its functions, including internal auditing, financial planning and analysis, treasury, payroll, financial reporting, cost accounting, customs, accounts payable and receivable, tax analysis, and credit. He will also provide strategic counsel as a member of the Executive Staff. more

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Bonnaroo 2009: Shure Answers the Tough Questions

bruce-springsteen.jpg1. Can Bruce Springsteen headline in front of a crowd of jam-band fanatics and win over their hearts and minds?

MANCHESTER, TN—The rolling countryside of rural Tennessee is a long way from New Jersey both metaphorically and as the crow flies, but that didn’t stop Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band from riveting the audience at this year’s Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival. As the Saturday night headliner at the patchouli-saturated festival, The Boss and band performed tirelessly during an epic three-hour set in front of a crowd known a lot better for its love of onstage jam-band journeys, not singing along with the chorus of “Rosalita.” more

THE STAGEMEISTER COMPETITION HAS ITS FIRST WINNER! ISAAC EYDLIN FROM CANADA WILL JOIN SIMPLE PLAN ON TOUR

stagemeister_logo.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JULY 2009: The Sennheiser StageMeister competition has its first winner. Isaac Eydlin from Mississauga in Canada will accompany Simple Plan on their live tour this summer. For the prospective sound engineer this is a dream come true. “I am overjoyed to have been chosen as the North American winner of the Sennheiser StageMeister competition,” said Eydlin. “It is a dream come true to be able to hit the road with a band as amazing as Simple Plan. I am studying live sound engineering, and now for the first time I will be part of a major tour production.” more

SENNHEISER MKH 800s RECORD STILE ANTICO – THE TIGER WOODS OF VOCAL ENSEMBLES

stile_antico.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JULY 2009: The awards and accolades earned by the work of Stile Antico would be an accomplishment for even a seasoned vocal ensemble, but their meteoric rise to fame in the classical music world makes their successes all the more impressive. Comprised of twelve young British singers, Stile Antico first attracted the attention of harmonia mundi usa’s artistic director, Robina Young, at the 2005 Early Music Network International Young Artists’ Competition. From there, the group’s debut disc on the harmonia mundi label earned a Grammy nomination, an appearance at number two in the Billboard Classical chart and a raft of superlative reviews. They have won both the Diapason d’Or and the Diapason D’Or de l’Année, the Choc du Monde de la Musique, and the Preis der Deustchen Schallplattenkritik. The group toured the world with Sting in support of his “Songs from the Labyrinth” project. In short, Stile Antico is the Tiger Woods of vocal ensembles. more

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SHURE X2u XLR-TO-USB SIGNAL ADAPTER IS NOW SHIPPING

x2u_hr.jpgShure Incorporated today announced that the X2u XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter is now shipping and is available by itself or in bundles with either the SM57 or SM58® microphones.

“Over the past several years, more and more musicians, both professional and amateur, have taken recording into their own hands at home, on the road, in their bedroom, basement, tour bus…wherever,? said Chad Wiggins, Shure’s Category Manager for Wired Microphones. “With this new product, we’re bringing the legendary heritage of Shure microphones to every level of performer and home recording artist as the proliferation of digital recording continues.? more

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DRUMMER TRACY BROUSSARD TOURS WITH BLAKE SHELTON AND A DRUM KIT LOADED WITH SENNHEISER EVOLUTION MICS

tracybroussard.JPGNASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JUNE 2009: When Tracy Broussard moved to Nashville from his native Louisiana thirteen years ago to pursue his musical dreams, he had no prospect of a steady gig. Now, with a new drum kit, a thriving website and a top five spot in the country music category in Modern Drummer Magazine’s recent poll, this Sennheiser endorser is on the road with Blake Shelton as an opening act for country music legend George Strait every night. more

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SHURE EXTENDS REBATES FOR 700 MHz WIRELESS SYSTEMS IN CANADA UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2009

Shure Incorporated today announced that the Company is extending its Canadian rebate program of up to $1,200 for the trade-in of Shure 700 MHz frequency band (698-806 MHz) wireless systems and related components and for any other manufacturers’ qualifying 700 MHz frequency band wireless systems and their related components until the end of the calendar year – December 31, 2009. more

SHURE ADDS RICK RENNER TO SALES TEAM

renner_rick.jpgShure Incorporated today announced that Rick Renner has joined the Company as a Regional Sales Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for managing sales for Shure in the Northeast U.S.

“It’s great to have Rick on our team,” said Jim Schanz, Director of U.S. Field Sales. “He brings a proven track record of successful sales experience in pro audio and extensive industry knowledge to our team, which will help us continue to grow our business in the U.S.? more

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