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HOSA TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES THE DA-CAPPO DA12 HARDWIRED EARSET MICROPHONE

da12ge_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA – May 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 Hardwired Earset Microphone. Ideal for use where the interfacing wireless microphone system remains constant, the new DA12 Hardwired Earset Microphone offers the same performance attributes of the original DA12, but with the added convenience of never having to worry about misplacing the cable and adaptor. more

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SHURE SUPER 55 PACKS MODERN MUSCLE IN A VINTAGE BODY

Super 55NILES, IL, May 13, 2009 — Once in a great while, a product transcends its basic function and becomes an icon – a cultural artifact. Most fade away as they are eclipsed by new technology or changing tastes, but some make such an indelible mark that their appeal never wanes. The Shure model 55SH Series II Unidyne® Microphone is one such icon; it’s the professional audio industry’s answer to the ’65 Ford Mustang or a pair of Levi’s 501 blue jeans.

It’s been 70 years since the original Unidyne – the first single-element unidirectional microphone — debuted in 1939. Now, the model once advertised as ‘The Microphone That Needs No Name’ is getting an upgrade. Shure has taken the iconic 55SH body that has been in production since 1951, dropped in a new supercardioid motor, and added some vibrant blue color. The resulting hot rod has the same retro-cool look as the original when parked on a mic stand but with a contemporary upgrade in performance. more

Shure Opens and Closes Coachella 2009

coachella-09-robt-smith-the-cure-4-19-09.jpgPAST CURFEW—This year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival opened with Day 1 headliner Paul McCartney, an artist no less than a legend, and a man who defines many musical moments for his generation. At an opposite end of the bill, Robert Smith and The Cure closed the three-day festival’s run with equal flair, performing hits including “Pictures of You? and “Just Like Heaven,? songs that help define a different generation. Calling upon a Shure Beta 58 to manage his vocals, frontman Smith sang above a smoldering wash of guitars, infecting the crowd with his signature voice. more

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Shure Opens and Closes Coachella 2009

coachella-09-paul-mccartney-4-17-09.jpgEMOTIONAL MOMENTS—Marking the 11th anniversary of his late wife Linda’s passing to the day with dedications of “Long and Winding Road? and “My Love Does it Good,? Paul McCartney opened this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on an emotional and energy-charged note. Packing a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady? and a sing-along version of “Hey Jude? into a 2 ½ hour set including two encores, Sir Paul enthralled the crowd from behind his regular microphone of choice, a hardwired Shure Beta 58. more

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Dan Dugan to Show Low-Cost Automatic Mixing Controller at InfoComm

Model E-1 Automatic Mixing ControllerDan Dugan Sound Design will demonstrate the new E-1 Automatic Mixing Controller, featuring Dugan’s transparent automatic microphone mixing technology, at InfoComm booth 5871.

The E-1 Automatic Mixing Controller has replaced the Model E as Dugan’s economy model. It replaces the physical control panel of the Model D- series with a Java-driven remote control panel on the user’s computer. The E-1 provides eight channels of signal processing and patches into the input insert points of an audio mixing console. The product detects which microphones are being used and makes fast, transparent cross-fades, freeing the operator to focus on balance and sound quality instead of having to pay constant attention to the faders. more

SHURE MICROPHONES FEATURED IN ROCK BAND 2 VIDEO GAME

rock-band-3.pngFor decades, Shure microphones have been a mainstay of rock and roll stages, from the largest arenas and stadiums to the smallest bars and clubs. Now they’re also appearing onstage in the virtual world, compliments of the Harmonix and MTV Games’ best-selling, critically acclaimed music video game Rock Band 2. more

SHURE WIRELESS MICROPHONES “THRILL? MICHAEL JACKSON FANS

Thriller Live 1When the producers of the “Thriller Live? musical arrived at the Lyric Theatre in London, they found themselves faced with the difficult challenge of isolating a wireless radio frequency within the heart of London’s theatre district. After much deliberation, the company turned to Shure and the Joint Frequency Management Group (JFMG) to provide the solution. more

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SHURE EXTENDS REBATES

SHURE EXTENDS REBATES FOR 700 MHz WIRELESS SYSTEMS TO DECEMBER 31, 2009

NILES, IL, May 4, 2009 — Shure Incorporated today announced that the Company is extending its rebate program of up to $1,000 for the trade-in of Shure 700 MHz frequency band (698-806 MHz) wireless systems and for any other manufacturers’ qualifying 700 MHz frequency band wireless systems and their related components until the end of the calendar year – to December 31, 2009. more

HHB CELEBRATES 1,000th FLASHMIC SOLD IN GERMANY

radio_basix.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – APRIL 2009: With more than 10,000 units in use around the world, the HHB FlashMic digital recording microphone is already the interview recorder of choice for leading broadcasters including ABC Radio, Aljazeera, the BBC, Bloomberg, BSkyB, CNN, NHK, NBC, and RAI. Now HHB celebrates the sale of its 1,000th FlashMic in Germany where distributor INNOTON has already added national broadcasters WDR and NDR, and ORF (Austria) to the prestigious FlashMic user list. The 1,000th FlashMic in Germany was sold to Radio BasiX, a web radio project for young people in the Kraichgau region of South Western Germany, whose journalists now enjoy the same recording quality, ease-of-use, and convenient file transfer as their more experienced counterparts in the world’s major broadcasting networks. more

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JAMAICA JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL HEATS UP WITH SHURE

Robin ThickeA-list Acts Draw Huge Crowds for Three Straight Nights

NILES, IL, April 29, 2009 — Cloudy skies and occasional drizzle did little to dampen spirits at this year’s Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, as legions of music lovers descended on Rose Hall, a historic, 7,000-acre north coast plantation, to see and hear performers ranging from Lionel Richie and British sensation Estelle to the legendary O’Jays and Reggae superstar Maxi Priest. more

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