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Boxmasters Groove With “Cadillac of Mics”

shure-boxmaster-pic.JPGTHE BOXMASTERS STICK WITH SHURE

The Boxmasters (Billy Bob Thornton, J.D. Andrew and Mike Butler) are back with what may be the trio’s best studio offering to date, Modbilly. A two-CD set, the record got an introductory boost with the help of a touring schedule that swept through several House of Blues, South By Southwest, followed by a recent run through Canada, Connecticut, and Massachusetts with Willie Nelson and Ray Price. more

SENNHEISER TEAMS UP WITH FOX SPORTS TO FIND THE NEXT GREAT AUDIO TECH

aldous_stevens.JPGCHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – JUNE 2009: Delivering a successful sports broadcast for network television is as much art as it is science, but a confluence of forces are threatening to make it a lost art practiced only by a graying and ever-shrinking cadre of sages. Sennheiser has teamed up with FOX Sports to reverse that trend with an immensely practical, hands-on, trial-by-fire introduction to real-world sports broadcasting for promising students of telecommunications. David Missall, Sennheiser’s director of market development for the Eastern region, originated the program and selected its first student, junior Michael Stevens of Ball State University, to work with industry veteran Fred Aldous in the FOX Sports mix truck at the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race in Charlotte, North Carolina. The experience was, in equal parts, demanding, eye-opening, and inspiring. more

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SENNHEISER DOMINATES CMT MUSIC AWARDS

cmt_sugarland.JPGNASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JUNE 2009: The 2009 CMT Music Awards from Nashville were a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll this year, with guest appearances from, quirky new wavers, the B-52s and the new wave of British heavy metal pioneers, Def Leppard, among the night’s highlight performances. Sennheiser wireless microphones and personal monitor systems also made appearances throughout the night’s telecast, during which Sennheiser artists Sugarland and the Zac Brown Band took home awards for Video Duo of the Year and the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year respectively. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA UNVEILS ATCS-60 IR CONFERENCE SYSTEM

ATCS-60 IR— Company offers contractors and system integrators a flexible, portable wireless infrared system with easy setup, intuitive operation and unmatched security —

STOW, OH, June 24, 2009 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, expands its Engineered Sound® range of meeting/conference room offerings with the ATCS-60 IR (infrared) Conference System. The ATCS-60 is a fully self-contained wireless distributed audio system using infrared communications technology, designed for corporate, government and educational applications. The system offers many impressive and practical features, providing ease of setup and operation, and eliminating the need for microphone wiring and ceiling speakers. more

New 1600VP Remote Variable Pattern Mic Well Received At Infocomm

ast-1600vp-remote.jpgOrlando, FL––Introduced at InfoComm ’09, the new 1600VP continuously-variable pattern condenser hanging microphone system with remote polar control design (patent pending) and an anti-rotational positioning mount was enthusiastically received by convention attendees and the media at a special press conference.

For the first time, the 1600VP’s variable polar pattern with remote control allows the user to precisely adjust the shape of the pick-up pattern to provide the best gain before feedback from a remote location using the standard mic cable. more

SHURE SQUEEZES INTO THE SPECTRUM UNDER THE SHADOW OF MT. WILSON

monrovia-auditorium.JPGMan alone, in a hostile environment: If there’s anyone in pro audio short on existential moments these days, one of the grandest in terms of wireless systems design can be found at the Monrovia High School Auditorium, which lies right under the shadow of Mt. Wilson, a 5,715 foot peak northeast of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Mountains. more

AUDIO-TECHNICA INTRODUCES BP892 MICROSET® HEADWORN MICROPHONE

BP892— The high-SPL successor to Audio-Technica’s popular AT892, the new BP892 offers increased dynamic range with maximum audio quality, minimum visibility and a comfortable under-ear design —

— The BP892 MicroSet® is ideal for church/house of worship, educational and commercial applications, including corporate A/V presentations, broadcast and theater sound reinforcement requiring outstanding audio quality and inconspicuous design — more

SENNHEISER RF SHARES THE STAGE AT LIVING WORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH

living_word_exterior.JPGBROOKLYN PARK, MINNESOTA – MARCH 2009: In addition to a beautiful 2,900-seat auditorium, Living Word Christian Center (LWCC) in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota is blessed with the need to hold five services a week to accommodate over 10,000 members. A Wednesday service, a Saturday night service, two Sunday morning services, and a Sunday night service keep FOH engineers Dave Langholz, Bruce Reichstadt, Seth Bergstrom, and monitor engineer Scott Fahy abundantly busy. They rely on Sennheiser wireless microphones and wireless personal monitors to perform flawlessly service after service so that they can focus their attention on other matters. more

SENNHEISER SUPPORTS IDEAWERKS® WITH MICROPHONES AND HEADSETS

fischer_sabin.JPGMINNEAPOLIS, MINNEAPOLIS – JUNE 2009: Youth culture is awash in sophisticated multimedia, and yet the tools to create those media at a level of professionalism that’s competitive with that of the commercial sector are out of reach for most kids. The situation threatens to extinguish the spark of inspiration that drives active creation and sets the stage for a lifetime of passive consumption. But as of this summer, Minneapolis’ Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) is turning the tables on that dour trend. more

SHURE DEBUTS NEW KSM353 AND KSM313 RIBBON MICROPHONES

ksm353_mount_hr1.jpgProfessional sound engineers are accustomed to seeing and using legendary Shure dynamic and condenser microphones on stage, in the studio, and on television. But even some audio veterans don’t know that Shure also manufactured ribbon microphones from the 1950s through the 1980s, such as the Models 300, 315, 315S, 330, 333, and SM33. more

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