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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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FAT POSSUM RECORDS GOES LIVE WITH THE SLIM SENNHEISER MKH 8040

bruce_watson.JPGOXFORD, MISSISSIPPI – AUGUST 2009: Fat Possum Records formed amongst the juke joints and shade trees surrounding Oxford, Mississippi in the early 1990s, and made local blues legends RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough famous. Their fame synergistically raised the label’s profile and attracted other established and aspiring acts to its growing roster. Over the course of the ensuing decade, the older bluesmen passed on and the label shifted focus to indie rock acts like Andrew Bird, Fiery Furnaces, and The Black Keys. That evolution also involved the label’s recording space, which recently arrived at a pinnacle of poetic perfection: a gutted, 130-year old house with the grit of life still resonating in its frame. The two recording sessions so far completed there made abundant use of another recent acquisition: a pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040 cardioid studio condensers that, label manager and in-house producer, more

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SENNHEISER’S AWARD-WINNING EVOLUTION E 965 MICROPHONE GOES WIRELESSSENNHEISER’S AWARD-WINNING EVOLUTION E 965 MICROPHONE GOES WIRELESS

mmk_965_group.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: The waiting is over. The evolution e 965, Sennheiser’s multi-award-winning large-diaphragm condenser microphone, is now available as a wireless version. The MMK 965-1 microphone capsule attaches to both Sennheiser’s 2000 Series and evolution wireless G3 wireless series SKM handheld transmitters in seconds, allowing users of both series to enjoy the unique dual-diaphragm advantage of Sennheiser’s e 965 microphone. Sennheiser’s ew 500-965 G3 system, which is part of the evolution wireless G3 series, is based around the MMK 965-1 and ships with the EM 500 G3 receiver, a GA 3 rack-mount kit, and the SKM 500 G3 transmitter with the MMK 965-1 capsule.

“The e 965 is the flagship microphone in the wired evolution 900 Series,” explained Ben Escobedo, associate product manager for music industry products at Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. “Ever since this microphone was released to the more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA ENHANCES ENGINEERED SOUND® PRODUCT LINE WITH NEW CONTRACTOR PROGRAM

Contractor Program

— Company extends value of Engineered Sound® products for contractors and end users with new five-year warranty, plus new freight options and extended terms for E.S. dealers –

STOW, OH, August 3, 2009 — As part of its ongoing commitment to the contractor/system integrator market sector, Audio-Technica, known worldwide as a leading producer of precision audio transducers and related items for over 45 years, announces that it is offering Engineered Sound contractors a new program for its Engineered Sound® product line. As part of this initiative, Audio-Technica is offering new freight options and extended terms; the company has also expanded the warranty on its entire range of Engineered Sound products to five years.

The Audio-Technica Engineered Sound line is available only to the professional installed sound market via a network of specialized sound contractors and system integrators, as opposed to retail more

AUDIO-TECHNICA STEREO SHOTGUN MICROPHONES FOLLOW THE TOUR DE FRANCE THROUGH EVERY TURN AND PASS

— Camera-mounted stereo shotgun microphone picked up the nuances of the most famous bicycle race in the world

— Camera operators on the back seats of five motorcycles shadowed the 2,200-mile race start to finish, creating an exciting soundbed along the way —

Tour de France

STOW, OH, July 29, 2009 — Viewers of the 2009 Tour de France saw hundreds of racers cover over 2,200 miles between July 4th and July 26th, each vying for the finish line on Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Elysées. They also heard an amazing soundscape of determined cyclists straining to climb mountains, the rattle of bicycles bunching up in the peloton and the crowds cheering them along, thanks to Audio-Technica AT835ST M-S Stereo Shotgun Microphones, mounted to the cameras on five motorcycles that cover the miles-long pack of racers. The AT835ST microphones were provided by the Societé Française de more

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Wainhouse Research Summit Uses Revolabs High Definition Wireless Microphones

Speakers at Wainhouse Summit Wearing Revolabs MicsRevolabs, the leading provider of wireless audio products for enhancing collaboration, today announced that its Executive HD Wireless Microphone System was used as the primary microphone system at Wainhouse Research Collaboration Futures Summit held July 28th and 29th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Considered to be the industry’s premier conferencing and collaboration event, the Wainhouse Research Summit brought leading industry experts and analysts together with business managers, IT and A/V managers, service providers, and vendors to discuss the future of voice, video and unified communications. Sponsors of the event included videoconference equipment providers, Tandberg and Lifesize, as well as major AV distributors, such as AVI/SPL and York Telecom. The presenters wore the Revolabs HD Wearable Wireless Microphone on his/her lapel, tie, or suit pocket, or on a lanyard. Several times throughout the more

HOLOPHONE’S® PORTAMIC 5.1 NOMINATED FOR TEC AWARD

Offers Point and Shoot 5.1 Surround Recording Option at an Aggressive Price Point

ONTARIO, CANADA, JULY 29, 2009 — Holophone ®, the leading manufacturer of surround microphones, is pleased to announce that its ground-breaking PortaMic 5.1 camera-mountable surround microphone has been nominated for the MIX Foundation’s Technical Excellence & Creativity Award (TEC) in the Mic Technology/Studio category. more

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THE ZAC BROWN BAND RIDES TO THE TOP WITH SENNHEISER

zac_brown.JPGNASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JULY 2009: The Zac Brown Band is on a steady rise. Their latest studio album, “The Foundation,” has reached Gold-certified status and its single “Chicken Fried” has attained Platinum. The country sextet imbues their live shows with good tunes, technical chops, and a charismatic performance that is building a legion of dedicated fans. To convey their well-crafted sound, the Zac Brown Band relies on Sennheiser microphones. To free up their stage show, they rely on Sennheiser wireless instrument packs. And to stay on top of their tunes, they rely on Sennheiser wireless personal monitors. more

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Point Source Audio™, Manufacturer of Wireless Earset and Ear-Worn Microphones Appoints New VP of Marketing

Yvonne HoNovato, Calif., July 28, 2009 — Point Source Audio (PSA) is a specialty manufacturer of wireless earset and ear-worn microphones. Today, Point Source Audio announces the appointment of Yvonne Ho as Vice President of Marketing. Ho brings extensive marketing expertise and industry knowledge to this position, and will play a pivotal role in Point Source Audio’s growth forecast. more

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ULTRA SOUND STUDIOS – THE ULTIMATE IN UNCONVENTIONAL REHEARSAL STUDIOS

ultrasoundstudios.JPGNEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 2009: Ultra Sound Rehearsal Studios in New York City is, without contest, the most forward-thinking, well-appointed rehearsal space in the world. High-profile acts now make Ultra Sound a mandatory stop before heading on the road or to the recording studio. Each of its twenty-one rooms boast TEF-analyzed and corrected acoustics, the finest equipment and instruments, high-end boutique amplifiers, and audiophile sound reinforcement. Ultra Sound recently upgraded and extended its expansive line of Sennheiser and Neumann microphones for vocals, piano and acoustic instruments including guitar, violin, and mandolin. more

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