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SOLANGE FOLLOWS FAMILY TRADITIONS IN TOURING WITH SENNHEISER

solange.jpgHOUSTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 2008: Solange Knowles has hit the road for a six-week string of shows in theaters and club venues to promote her second album, “SoL-AngeL and the Hadley St. Dreams.” Opening for co-headliners Raheem DeVaughan and Chrisette Michele on the “Art of Love Tour,” Solange and her two background singers/dancers are equipped with Sennheiser RF microphones and wireless monitor systems, while her four-piece band relies almost exclusively on wired Sennheiser evolution 900 Series microphones. more

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DNF Controls Universal Switch Panel Simplifies Mic Control During Live News Production at WFTV/WRDQ

SYLMAR, Calif. — Aug. 5, 2008 — DNF Controls today announced that sister stations WFTV channel 9 and WRDQ TV 27, in Orlando, Fla., are using three Universal Switch Panels (USPs) at their shared television studios to provide clear, reliable control over microphones’ on/off function during news production. ABC affiliate WFTV and independent station WRDQ have deployed two USP-8 systems and one USP-16 from DNF Controls to complement the installation of a new automated newscast production system. more

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ELECTROGRAPH TURNS UP THE VOLUME WITH AKG ACOUSTICS PROFESSIONAL MICROPHONE AND WIRELESS SYSTEMS

July 29, 2008 – HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK – Testing one, two, three. Electrograph Systems, Inc., a leading national distributor of display technology products and services, has signed with AKG Acoustics U.S., a Harman Professional Group company and producer of some of the truest, most natural-sounding microphones and headphones in the history of audio. more

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NASHVILLE STAR CHOOSES SHURE

Kooster McAllister and Tom DavisREALITY CHECK
Nashville Star Is an All-Shure Show

NASHVILLE, TN, July 31, 2008 — Produced by Reveille Productions and broadcast live from the Acuff Theatre at the Opry Entertainment Complex, Nashville Star launched its sixth season on NBC with an extended two-hour episode airing on June 9. With 12 contestants initially vying for the reality-competition show’s grand prize (a recording contract with Warner Bros. Music), veteran audio engineers Kooster McAllister and Tom Davis celebrated an anniversary of their own, coming to the show for the sixth year running as music mixer and production mixer, respectively. more

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ARTISTS SING OUT CLEARLY FOR 46664, THANKS TO SENNHEISER

annie_lennox_46664.JPGLONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 2008: June 27th saw a wide range of high-profile artists such as Annie Lennox, Leona Lewis, the Sugababes and Will Smith assemble in London’s Hyde Park for a concert to mark the 90th birthday of the former president of South Africa – and global icon – Nelson Mandela. And with Sennheiser on hand to continue its tradition of supplying microphones, wireless monitoring systems and full technical support, both the artists and the huge audience were assured of enjoying every vocal nuance. more

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EVERYTHING IS FINE WITH JOSH TURNER

Jos TurnerEVERYTHING IS FINE WITH JOSH TURNER
One of Country Music’s Rising Stars Is On Tour With Shure PSM® and UHF-R® Wireless

NASHVILLE, TN, July 31, 2008 — Ever since signing with MCA Nashville in 2003, Josh Turner has known only one way: up. Beginning with the single “Long Black Train,” his neo-traditionalist country musings have continued to climb the charts with regularity following the release of his most recent album, Everything is Fine, a disc that has produced the multi-week #2 hit, “Firecracker,” and second single, “Another Try,” a duet with Trisha Yearwood. more

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LEADING THE SHOEGAZER’S MARCH

James ChapmanShure Steps Out with James Chapman and Maps

NORTHAMPTON, UK, July 28, 2008 — Working under the name Maps, James Chapman recorded Start Something at home on a 16-track recorder in 2006. Subsequently released on his own label, Last Space Recordings, the project met with critical acclaim leading to 2007′s We Can Create, a full-length album given note for its synth-fed spirituality and psychedelia. more

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ONE REPUBLIC LOADS UP WITH SENNHEISER

ryan_tedder.JPGLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 2008: With a performance of their hit single “Apologize” on American Idol, an extensive tour of North America and Europe to feed a growing worldwide mob of voracious fans, and the support of the music industry’s biggest players, Los Angeles five-piece OneRepublic are on fire. Apart from an obvious knack for writing catchy and emotionally-relevant songs, OneRepublic owe much of their success to an awe-inspiring live show that guarantees, not only that fans will return when the band comes through town for a second show but, that all of their friends and their friends’ friends will be in attendance too! more

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INVENTION OF ROSWELLITE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAPID GROWTH IN RIBBON MIC SEGMENT

naked_eye_roswellite.jpgASHLAND, MASSACHUSETTS – JULY 28, 2008: Soundwave Research Laboratories, Inc., producers of Crowley and Tripp Ribbon Microphones, today announced that it expects rapid market growth in the ribbon microphone category, primarily due to its invention and introduction of the new nanomaterial “Roswellite(tm)” that overcomes the long standing durability problems inherent in all previous ribbon microphones.

“The invention of Roswellite is a breakthrough that was made possible through a concentrated materials development program alongside a focused product and market development mission,” said Robert J. Crowley, president of the company. “What was once a niche segment, is poised to grow and compete head-to-head with condenser and dynamic microphones for virtually any sound pickup application – and now is growing at a very rapid rate of over twenty-percent annually.” more

FCC BEGINS FIELD TESTING OF WHITE SPACES DEVICES

Shure Set to Lend Continued Assistance in Formulation of Test Parameters and Protocol

NILES, IL, July 14, 2008—In response to an announcement made late last week by the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology that it will begin field testing of prototype White Spaces devices today, Shure Senior Director of Public and Industry Relations Mark Brunner sounded a sanguine note saying, “We look forward to continuing to offer our full assistance and expertise to the Commission as it formulates the test parameters and protocol.” more

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