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Archive of the Microphones Category

CAD And Astatic Re-Brand As CAD Audio

Solon, OH––CAD Professional Microphones and Astatic Commercial Audio Products are re-branding as CAD Audio to expand the company’s product offerings across several markets, optimize the efficiencies of its sales and distribution channels, and streamline its marketing, PR and promotional efforts.
The company’s original roots can be traced back to the Astatic Corporation, established in 1931 in Conneaut, Ohio by two radio engineers dedicated to the development of a static-free or “Astatic? microphone. The company evolved into Astatic Commercial Audio products, which offers a wide variety of microphones for industrial, commercial and installed sound applications. Recent innovations include Astatic’s variable pattern microphones, culminating in the revolutionary 1600/1700VP remote control variable pattern mic.
In 1988, CAD Professional Microphones was formed as a division of Astatic to design and build microphones for the recording and live sound markets. Among many visionary products, CAD developed the cost-effective high performance Equitek Series more

SENNHEISER HSP 4 HEADSETS AND 2000 SERIES WIRELESS TAKE THE JONAS BROTHERS WORLD TOUR TO NEW HEIGHTS

jonas_brothers_tour09.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: The Grammy nominated and platinum-selling artists, Jonas Brothers, continue to ascend to ever-greater heights of success, with over eight million albums sold, film and TV spots aplenty, and tour after triumphant tour throughout the world charming audiences with their charisma and musicianship. For those with ears tuned to pop music, they’ve been huge for years, and now more

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Swiss Exchange in Zurich Selects AKG E 30 5PIN Gooseneck Microphones, CK 31 Microphone Capsules, And H 600 Shock Mounts

Underscoring the performance and reliability of AKG conferencing systems, the highly prestigious SWX Stock Exchange selected AKG’s GN 30 E 5PIN Gooseneck Microphones, CK 31 Capsules and H 600 shock-mounts for deployment. The installation used several different loudspeaker systems strategically positioned to optimize the acoustics in the glass-walled conference room known as the “crystal palace.?

The system was completed by Erwin Herzog of Kilchenmann and used 33 AKG GN 30 E 5PIN Gooseneck microphones, 33 AKG CK 31 microphone capsules, 33 AKG H 600 shock mounts, and a retractable column with a 360-degree loudspeaker in the center of the room.

“We chose AKG products for their high quality, high gain before feedback, and flexibility,? Herzog said. “Using AKG products, we managed to hand over the project on time in spite of a close deadline and still fulfilled all of the client’s requirements and wishes. We even kept more

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SENNHEISER BACKS LIMP BIZKIT REUNION TOUR

limp_bizkit.JPGJACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA- AUGUST 2009: Nu-metal pioneers Limp Bizkit are back on the road, having kicked off their Unicorns N’ Rainbows world tour in Latvia in May before rolling through twenty countries to complete the first European leg in Paris, France on July 5. The band, which has reunited the original lineup from its twelve-time platinum 2000 release, “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water,” is making use of Sennheiser wired and wireless microphones across the stage.

“All the mics used on tour are Sennheiser,” states front-of-house engineer Bryan Worthen, well known for his long, ongoing affiliation with the Foo Fighters and, previously, blink-182. Worthen has brought some of his Sennheiser microphone model and mounting choices from his work with the Foo Fighters to the Limp Bizkit stage. “I’m pretty particular about what works where,” he says.

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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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