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COUNTRY SUPERSTAR BLAKE SHELTON TAKES SENNHEISER “HOME”

blake_shelton.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT: Country superstar Blake Shelton has earned the loyalty of fans with captivating live performances that center on the Oklahoma-born singer’s amazing voice. His most recent hit, a compelling rendition of Michael Bublé’s “Home,” grabbed the number one spot on the charts this past summer. This coupled with Shelton’s rigorous touring schedule of over one hundred shows this year, is introducing him to an ever-growing audience outside the country music realm. Shelton, his band, and his crew rely exclusively on Sennheiser wired and wireless technology to inspire performances and convey the authenticity of their craft to the enthralled crowds that pack arenas from coast to coast. more

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SENNHEISER MKH 8040s CAPTURE THE BRASS FOR MACY’S CHRISTMAS CD

macys_cd.JPGPHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 2008: The Wanamaker Organ, located in what is now the downtown Philadelphia Macy’s store, is the world’s largest operational pipe organ, boasting 28,541 pipes in 462 ranks. It is both visually and acoustically stunning and, beyond that, a precious piece of living history. The organ was originally built for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and later moved to Philadelphia as the crown jewel of the new Wanamaker’s Department Store. Even as Wanamaker’s changed owners and names over the ensuing decades, care was taken to maintain the tremendous instrument. At the behemoth six manual console is Grand Court Organist, Peter Richard Conte. Currently, Macy’s offers free concerts twice a day, six days a week. more

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150 YEAR-OLD CHURCH GETS SOUND UPGRADE WITH LECTROSONICS

first_presbyterian.jpgLake Forest, IL – November 2008… As part of a 3-phase facility upgrade of the church’s audio system, First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest recently completed the installation of a new wireless microphone system. Placed into service to coincide with the church’s 150th anniversary, the new equipment was installed by Sound Vision, Inc. of Elgin, IL and is comprised of components from the Lectrosonics catalog. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS TRAINING GROUP OFFERS DIGITAL SR101 COURSE

BUENA PARK, Calif.─Back by popular demand, and beginning in January 2009, Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will offer Digital Sound Reinforcement 101 (DSR101) as part of the course selection now offered throughout the year both regionally and at the Buena Park, CA headquarters. The two-day class, which was instituted about two years ago, will provide complete audio system design and networking solutions. Sponsored in part by Shure Microphones, the seminar will focus on set up techniques ranging from microphones to large scale speakers. Topics include: gain construction, attenuator settings, SPL estimation, spec analysis, using Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, NEXO and Shure products. more

SENNHEISER DOMINATES REALITY TV

dwts_2008.JPGHOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 2008: Television viewers have been getting an eyeful of Sennheiser this year as the company’s wireless microphone and personal monitor equipment has been increasingly incorporated into reality programming audio production. Now, as the new fall season gets underway, Sennheiser RF products are dominating primetime with appearances on “Dancing with the Stars,” “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” and “America’s Funniest Videos,” plus daytime talk show, “Ellen.” more

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STEVE WINWOOD ENDORSES NEUMANN/SENNHEISER

steve_winwood.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT: Steve Winwood continues to enjoy as prolific and collaborative a career as any musician could hope for. Over the past forty years, Winwood has worked with blues legends Muddy Waters, B.B. King and Bo Diddley, rock icons Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Cocker, and even pop idol Christina Aguilera, among many, many others. His solo releases, including 2008′s “Nine Lives,” have enjoyed commercial success and critical acclaim. Together, his collaborations and celebrated solo efforts have the now sixty year-old Winwood touring and recording as vigorously as ever! Winwood relies on a Neumann KMS 105 vocal microphone for both his live engagements and his studio work, and he and his band upgraded their wireless personal monitoring systems to Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G2s for their recent tour of North America with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. more

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SHURE RAISES CONCERN OVER FCC ‘WHITE SPACES’ DECISION

Company Applauds Industry Support and Commits to Work With Customers to Protect Wireless Microphone Transmissions

NILES, IL, November 4, 2008 — The Federal Communications Commission today voted to allow technology companies like Google, Microsoft, Dell, and Motorola to produce “white spaces? devices that will use the same radio frequency (RF) spectrum now being used by wireless microphone systems. Final text of the rules is not yet available, but the order is purported to greatly reduce the amount of clear spectrum available for use by professional audio and communications equipment. more

R&B SUPERSTAR JANET JACKSON SINGS WITH SENNHEISER WIRELESS ON “ROCK WITCHU” TOUR

janet_jackson.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – OCTOBER 2008: Janet Jackson’s first major tour in seven years is a theatrical extravaganza packed with pyrotechnics, intricate choreography and loud dance music. To help the R&B/pop singer shine through a mix that wouldn’t be out of place at a rock ‘n roll show, front-of-house engineer Jon Lemon and monitor engineer Blake Suib selected Sennheiser’s SKM 5200 wireless handheld transmitter outfitted with a Neumann KK 105 S capsule. more

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Radiohead on Tour with Trantec by TOA Wireless Microphones

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September 2008 — SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Fifteen years after the release of their first single, and 25 million album sales later, Radiohead continues a growth and development that ensures a stream of worldwide sell-out concerts. In fact August saw them return to Canada and the United States for the second time this year following a successful 2 month European summer tour.

Supporting the Grammy Award winning band throughout the tour is the Trantec by TOA S5.5 wireless system. This UHF system can simultaneously operate up to 24 channels in ten banks within its 35MHz window and was chosen specifically for the guitars of Thom Yorke and Ed O’Brien. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO TRAINING RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY WITH SHURE MICROPHONES

BUENA PARK, Calif.─On November 4th & 5th, Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) will be held in New York City in collaboration with Shure Microphones, offering a unique two-day comprehensive Sound Reinforcement seminar that will include:

- Wired and wireless microphone types, use and selection/applications
- Digital snakes and applications more

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