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Archive of the Microphones Category

THE “PREMIOS JUVENTUD” AWARD GOES TO SENNHEISER CHROME WIRELESS

alexis_fido.jpgMIAMI, FLORIDA – AUGUST 2009: The recent sixth-annual Univision “Premios Juventud” awards show utilized Sennheiser’s proven wireless technology to recognize the U.S. Hispanic youths’ top recording artists, movie stars, sports figures and pop culture icons. Over eighty wireless channels were used for the podium mics and most of the monitoring.

Stylized performances from long-time favorites and up-and-coming celebrities punctuated the announcements, with reggaeton sensation Alexis y Fido electrifying the stage with a pair of chrome-customized Sennheiser SKM 5200 wireless mics.

“Whereas most awards shows feature performances that include a little bit of stage scenery, things are a lot more intense at ‘Premios Juventud,’” said broadcast mixer Tom Holmes. “All of the performers are going for full vignettes to help create a mood and a story. Alexis y Fido asked us for ‘futuristic looking’ mics to go with their futuristic theme. I asked more

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TENNIS CLUB GOES WIRELESS WITH LECTROSONICS

larz_avl_hi.jpgSeattle, WA – August 2009… Be it a wedding ceremony or one of many other important moments in our lives, the ability to hear clearly is critical. Such was the challenge at an upscale tennis club in the Seattle area, whose lushly landscaped gardens make the perfect setting for exchanging vows. Home to the one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in Washington state—the tennis club sits on roughly 8 acres and offers its 3,000-plus members 19 tennis courts, several dining rooms, banquet facilities, and numerous additional amenities. With the summer season just kicking into high gear, club management wanted to ensure the best possible sound quality for its outdoor speaking events. They found their solution with a wireless microphone system from Lectrosonics. more

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Northbrook Theater’s Youth Shows Deliver Memorable Performances With AKG DMS 700 Professional Digital Wireless System

In a fixed installation that demonstrates the reliability and versatility of AKG’s wireless systems, the Northbrook Theater in Northbrook, IL, selected the AKG DMS 700 to play a role in all 12 annual productions held there. The 300-seat theater upgraded to the DMS 700 last month, selecting an array of AKG equipment that included 12 DSR 700 receivers, 10 CK 77 Microphones, and 25 DPT 700 bodypacks.

The theater will be using AKG’s digital wireless system to drive a series of performances put on by youth, for youth. Performing Arts Supervisor Kurt Ottinger needed a system that came complete with battery life indicators on all receivers, frequency scanning with error indicators and the ability to synchronize receivers with the transmitters. Additionally, with the encryption function that comes standard on every DMS 700, the system is able to offer Ottinger’s productions the necessary security for sensitive audio transmissions. And with more

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SHURE HOSTS THREE LEGENDARY PRODUCERS FOR GRAMMY “SOUNDTABLE? EVENT

keith-olsen.JPGMike Clink, Ron Nevison, and Keith Olsen Share Stories From “Behind the Glass?

NILES, IL, August 17, 2009 — It isn’t often that one has the opportunity to hear three legendary producers tell stories about their experiences, but that is precisely what happened in the new, state-of-the-art S.N. Shure Theater at Shure’s Corporate Headquarters in Niles, Illinois. The Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy invited Mike Clink, Ron Nevison, and Keith Olsen to participate in a GRAMMY “Soundtable? event entitled “Behind the Glass.?

“This was one of the most gratifying experiences I’ve had, personally and professionally, in my 20 years working at Shure,? said Mark Brunner, who moderated the discussion with the three panelists who have worked with artists ranging from The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac to Guns N’ Roses and Led Zeppelin. “Some pretty serious homework was required to more

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HOSA TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF DA-CAPPO DA12 EARSET MICROPHONE LINE

da12cevar_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA – August 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 that the Da-Cappo DA12 Earset Microphone is now available with new boom lengths designed to provide maximum comfort and precise microphone positioning for optimum results. With a short boom designed specifically for children and a long boom for those who require—or prefer—the flexibility of a long boom, these new models demonstrate Da-Cappo’s commitment to ensuring the optimum headworn microphone experience. more

AUDIO-TECHNICA CONTINUES ITS SUPPORT OF THE WORLD’S FINEST ATHLETES IN VANCOUVER 2010

STOW, OH, August 17, 2009 — Audio-Technica, a world leader in transducer technology, announces that over 3,000 of its microphones will be used at the XXI Winter Olympic Games, coming up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in February 2010. The use of Audio-Technica microphones for the broadcast of the 2010 Winter Games marks the continuation of A-T’s Olympic involvement, which has been consistent since the Summer Games in Atlanta in 1996.

Olympic Broadcast Services Vancouver (OBSV) is the Host Broadcaster for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, responsible for producing and distributing audio and video coverage of the Games. To generate an international production, OBSV will deploy all cameras, develop graphics, and capture audio at each sporting venue. OBSV will transmit this international production to all radio and television Rights Holding Broadcasters, who will adapt the signal for transmission on their networks. In this way, each nation will receive unbiased more

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AKG’s Microphone Technology Takes Vienna’s Golden Hall To New Levels

For the finest and most beautiful concert hall in the world, only the best will do, which is why Vienna’s Großer Musikvereinssaal has developed an assortment of AKG microphones to provide unmatched sound quality. The Großer Musikvereinssaal, known to many as the Golden Hall, is home to Vienna’s Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra’s famed annual New Year’s Day Concert. With a worldwide television audience tuning in every New Year’s Day since 1959, the world-renowned architectural acoustics needed more; they needed a fully stocked sound system complete with AKG C 12 VR’s, K 702’s and WMS 400 wireless system.

The Golden Hall is more than just a concert venue; it also hosts numerous lectures and public readings. Because it handles so many types of public events, there is a need for a high-quality sound system that is met with four channels of the AKG WMS 400 wireless system. A more

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SENNHEISER LEADS THE WAY FOR THE LOVE WILLOWS

the_love_willows.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: The Love Willows are on a mission to at once rediscover the joyous elements that have been lost in modern pop music and defy the conventions of the genre. A couple in every sense of the word, lead vocalist Hope Partlow and guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ryan Wilson blend retro hooks with a modern sensibility that is unabashedly upbeat. Their enthusiasm onstage is infectious, and they convey their bubbly craft through Sennheiser wired and wireless microphones and personal monitors ensuring the tight, charismatic, easy-going performances for which The Love Willows are earning a reputation.

Their debut album on Decca records, “Hey! Hey!” features many more instruments than just vocals and guitar, and the duo bring that support with them on the road using prerecorded tracks. As a result, the stage setup is fairly simple for FOH/monitoring engineer Jacob Orr. “Both more

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Shure Turns Up the Heat at Lollapalooza

dave-gahan-depeche-mode-lollapalooza-8-7-09.jpgkaren-o-y3s-lollapalooza-8-8-09.jpgTemps in the 90s, high humidity, rain, and mud… Mother Nature wouldn’t give Lollapalooza a break this year in Chicago’s Grant Park, but the party went on unabated with hometown favorite Shure Inc. taking the stage every night in the hands of a number of performers.

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THE REPLACEMENTS—With Adam “MCA? Yauch recovering from recent cancer surgery, the Beastie Boys were forced to cancel their Day 2 appearance at this year’s Lollapalooza. In their place, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs agreed to take the stage at the very last minute, sending lead singer Karen O scrambling through wardrobe for suitable stage attire to complement an equally electrifying set list including tunes like “Runaway? (from this year’s record It’s Blitz), “Y Control?, “Zero?, more

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AKG WMS 450 and WMS 40 Pro Flexx Used By Serbia Singing Extravaganza AKG WMS 450 and WMS 40 Pro Flexx Used By Serbia Singing Extravaganza Champion

With over three million judges tuning in to select the winner of the Serbian equivalent to American Idol, singer Darko Lazic turned to AKG’s industry leading vocal system to help him stand out as the Grand Star of Zvezde Granda. The final night of competition, which was held on June 20th at Belgrade Arena in front of a live audience of 18,000, was sponsored by production vendor Studio Berar and fully stocked with AKG’s rugged sound systems.

Auditions for Zvezde Granda began in September, with judges and producers visiting locations throughout all of Serbia. By June, the TV audience had narrowed the competition to seven contestants, all of who competed for the grand finale using AKG WMS 450 wireless microphones. The WMS 450 is a highly flexible wireless system that features perfect audio transmission. It provides cost effective, high-performance solutions for situations where several radio microphones will be used more

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