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SHURE, OSA SUPPORT CHICAGO 2016 OLYMPICS BID

If Chicago hosts the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the athletes and visitors will no doubt enjoy comfortable summer weather. No one will likely remember the years of planning and preparation that all came to a head on Sunday, April 5, 2009…a rainy, snowy, windy day in the Windy City. On that day, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Evaluation Commission began their official inspection visit to Chicago. The host city will be announced on October 2, 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark. more

SERJ TANKIAN GOES WIRELESS WITH SHURE

Serj TankianIT’S A CLEAN SWEEP ONSTAGE FOR SERJ TANKIAN AND SHURE WIRELESS

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, April 21, 2009 — System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian recently took the stage with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) to reinterpret his first solo album, Elect the Dead, a pairing that presented the arrangements quite differently from those heard on the record. more

SHURE AT THE 44th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Trace AdkinsUR/SM58 Wireless Stands as the Evening’s Favorite

NILES, IL, April 20, 2009 — Once again filling the MGM’s Grand Garden Arena, the 44th Academy of Country Music Awards drew Nashville’s hottest acts to the glittering desert oasis, where Shure wireless proved to be the choice of a number of artists performing at the annual event. more

AUDIO-TECHNICA INTRODUCES BP896 SUBMINIATURE LAVALIER

— Company unveils a subminiature omnidirectional lavalier condenser microphone engineered to deliver high quality audio with low profile design for on-camera applications —

STOW, OH, April 20, 2009 — Audio-Technica introduces its smallest lavalier offering to date, the BP896 Subminiature Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone. Intended for capture of high-quality audio with unobtrusive profile, the BP896 provides maximum intelligibility and clean, accurate reproduction for broadcasters, lecturers, church/house of worship users, actors and presenters. The BP896 capsule measures a mere 2.5 mm in diameter, making it ideal for applications requiring minimum visibility. The microphone operates on phantom power and includes a complete accessory kit. The BP896 is available in black and beige wired and wireless models. The wireless offerings include a multitude of terminations designed to work with Audio-Technica and other manufacturers’ wireless systems. more

HOLOPHONE’S H2-PRO IS NBA MVP FOR ESPN’S GAME COVERAGE

Surround Mic Used to Capture Crowd Response

ONTARIO, CANADA, APRIL 8, 2009 — As NBA teams duke it out for their spot in the playoffs, ESPN is there every step of the way to make sure no one misses a moment of the action. A new addition to one of the ESPN team’s audio systems, Holophone’s H2-PRO surround microphone, is helping to bring the excitement of being in the stands to fans at home. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA MICS CHOSEN FOR THE 12TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

— Audio-Technica continues to be the overwhelming microphone of choice at the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony —

STOW, OH, April 7, 2009 — For the 12th year in a row, a broad range of Audio-Technica microphones was selected to outfit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A-T supplied over 50 mics to capture the audio for this widely celebrated musical event, which took place at Cleveland’s Public Hall. The 24th annual induction ceremony of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was held on April 4, 2009, with inductees including guitarist Jeff Beck, R&B vocal group Little Anthony & the Imperials, heavy metal legends Metallica, hip-hop pioneers Run-D.M.C., soul/gospel singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Womack, “Queen of Rockabilly? Wanda Jackson, and instrumentalists/sidemen Bill Black, DJ Fontana and Spooner Oldham. The show was broadcast live on Fuse and www.fuse.tv. more

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Shure Acquires Crowley and Tripp

SHURE ACQUIRES CROWLEY AND TRIPP RIBBON MICROPHONES

Niles, IL, and Ashland, MA, April 6, 2009 – Shure Incorporated, the venerable manufacturer of microphone legends like the SM57 and SM58®, today announced the acquisition of Crowley and Tripp Ribbon Microphones from Soundwave Research Laboratories of Ashland, Massachusetts. Under a definitive agreement, Shure now owns all intellectual property, microphone process equipment, product designs, and other important assets related to the Crowley and Tripp line. Shure will manufacture ribbon microphones in its Wheeling, Illinois, facility using the revolutionary, patented Roswellite™ shape-memory acoustic ribbon material developed by Soundwave Research. more

The Versatile Rhythm Pack From AKG Is the Ultimate Live Or Recording Microphone Set For Any Drummer

Intelligently designed to include a dynamic range of equipment for any drummer, the Rhythm Pack features some of AKG’s finest microphones at an incredible price. The Rhythm Pack is fully-equipped with a D 112 Dynamic Bass Drum Microphone, 2 C 430 Miniature Condenser Microphones for overhead recording and 3 D 40 Dynamic Instrument Microphones for toms and snare. In a single package, drummers are equipped with everything they need to perform both in the studio as well as on stage. The durable Rhythm Pack is designed with a rugged aluminum carrying case for protection and 3 mounting brackets, 3 mic stand adaptors and 2 windscreens are also included. more

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AKG Reincarnates A Legend With The Introduction Of The C 747 V11 Microphone At Musikmesse

Bringing new life to the classic C 747 microphone, AKG has redesigned the “pencil microphone? to better cope with specific installed sound issues, AKG announced today at Musikmesse. The updated C 747 V11 brings a new form of premium microphone quality to conference applications and maintains its predecessor’s reputation as one of the most versatile microphones in the AKG product range. more

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AKG Introduces Redesigned C 3000 Condenser Microphone For both Studio and Onstage Applications

AKG announced the release of the redesigned C 3000 condenser microphone, suitable for every recording or live application. The cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing C 3000 microphone from AKG has been proven as a trusty and reliable workhorse for more that 15 years. The new C 3000 maintains the popular characteristics of the C 3000, however a new sleek and classy finish showcases AKG’s new Corporate Design. It is a great selection for both recording and live sound applications, where maximum sound quality and robustness are a must, and the competitive price makes the C 3000 a must-have. more

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