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RHC Holdings RoadHog Pro Touring Cables Hit the Road With Top Artists

Production Managers and Audio Techs for Kansas, Montgomery Gentry and Brantley Gilbert Rely on RoadHog

ANAHEIM, JANUARY 22, 2015 ― Built for even the most extreme touring conditions, RoadHog Pro Touring Cables, an RHC Holdings brand, continue to be recognized by audio techs and production managers for some of the world’s top artists. The latest endorsements come from A.J. “Jukebox” Srybnik, guitar and bass tech for Brantley Gilbert; Jeff Greeniger, production manager for Montgomery Gentry and Chad Singer, production manager and FOH engineer for the legendary group Kansas. As the cable company of choice for each of these longtime industry professionals, the RoadHog cables are custom fitted to each of their staging needs.

All RoadHog cables are designed to work perfectly no matter how often they are put to use, employing the most rugged constructions without sacrificing sound quality. The custom cables employed by the artists are road ready and tour tough with flexible jackets that ensure they not only lay flat on stage, but also roll up easily without causing bends.

These qualities are especially important to the legendary American rock group Kansas, which started replacing its aging cables with RoadHog looms and XLR cables early last year. “Every time I order RoadHog cables, they have always worked perfectly,” says Singer. “We’re probably already on show number 80 with our current looms, which I ordered at the beginning of the year, and I have not had a malfunction — they have been perfect. I’m looking forward to having more opportunities to use the RoadHog line of products.”

When Srybnik, a longtime RoadHog user, signed on with country/southern rock artist Brantley Gilbert, he immediately knew he’d be switching their eclectic collection of audio cables to his trusted brand. “For me, it’s all about trust and reliability,” he says. “Of course, for everyone, the most important factor is how they sound. When I got here, they were using an array of cables, stuff from 20 years ago. We had issues with power boards going down and broken cables here and there, which sparked me to get in touch with Lucas [McCulley, marketing manager/artist relations for RHC Holdings]. We completely rewired all of their gear, so we are using RoadHog cables exclusively now. Since we made the switch, we’ve had no problems at all with our cables; everything is consistent and everyone in the band sounds perfect.”

Montgomery Gentry’s audio team made the jump to RoadHog on recommendation from other artists on their record label. “Previously, I was just using whatever I could purchase at Guitar Center,” explains Greeniger. “We would usually purchase the somewhat cheaper options and they wouldn’t last very long. The RoadHog cables hold up so much better; there have been no failures and I haven’t had any complaints from the band about the sound.”

RoadHog touring cables are uniquely designed for touring performers. Engineered “Road Ready and Tour Tough,” RoadHog cables utilize the most rugged construction for those who don’t have the time to be neat and careful with their gear, while always providing high-quality sound. For those who want even more superior sound, there is also the SilverHog, which features the same RoadHog construction with silver-plated conductors and shields. RoadHog also comprises Hog, HogCloth, HogM, HogMPro, HogMCloth and SilverHogM, and will forever remain devoted exclusively to cables.

HARMAN’s AKG Launches New Drum Set Session I Microphone Set For High Performance in the Studio and on Stage

AKG_DrumsetSession1-smallANAHEIM, California – Featuring a sensational price/performance ratio, the new HARMAN’s AKG Drum Set Session I is a high-performance microphone starter kit that contains everything to perfectly capture the sound of a complete drum set. By combining an array of its condenser and dynamic microphones, AKG is providing drummers with a versatile and compact pack of tools for recording and live performance.

Containing seven high-performance microphones from the Perception Live series, the Drum Set Session I contains one AKG P2 bass drum microphone, two P17 small-diaphragm microphones for overheads and four P4 microphones for toms and snares. The set is complete with all microphone clamps and stand adapters, and comes in a protective aluminum carrying case that is rugged and roadworthy.

To ensure peace of mind, the Perception Live microphones feature an indestructible metal casing, a rugged spring steel microphone grill, a scratch-resistant finish and gold plated XLR pins. As usual, these AKG microphones are suitable for high input and powerful sound during all applications.

The P4 microphone can handle SPL of up to 152dB and a variety of loud instruments without any distortion. The P2 takes care of the low end by providing a profound bass range for the kick drums, trombones and bass amps. Together, the dynamic duo provides the most neutral reproduction of the sound of instruments.

The P17 true condenser microphone is also able to support high SPL of up to 155dB, and delivers outstanding clarity with its lightweight diaphragm. Due to its transformerless electronics, it also provides a full dynamic range with minimal distortion.

Well-known studio and touring drummer Rick Latham, is already using the new Drum Set Session I, saying, “The Drum Set Session I is an amazing assortment of microphones that offers quality for any drummer, no matter what their skill level. The pack is always with me – in my studio, on the road or on stage.”

AKG Drum Set Session I – http://www.akg.com/pro/p/drumsetsessioni

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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Academy Award® Winning Projection Screen Manufacturer Stewart Filmscreen again chosen as an Official Provider for the Sundance Film Festival, will deliver immersive viewing experience for exclusive Sundance movie premieres

Stewart Filmscreen® SnoMatte 100 MicroPerf projection screen provides impressive image quality and immaculate acoustic transparency for the film making community

TORRANCE, CA – JANUARY 23, 2015– Stewart Filmscreen Corp., the leading international manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings for residential and commercial applications, is proud to be chosen as an Official Provider for the Sundance Film Festival, January 22-February 2, 2015, in Park City, Utah. Utilized in many of the top movie studios, theaters, venues, and post-houses around the world and with two Academy Awards® for technical screen innovation under its belt, Stewart Filmscreen has a rich history with the film community at large. StewartFilmscreen_Sundance Resort Screening Room Theatre_2015

The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Holden Payne, Technical Director, Exhibition and Production, Sundance Institute, specified the new screen. “Stewart Filmscreen dominates the projection screen industry in both technical capability and image fidelity and that’s what Sundance facilities require. We’re in the business of delivering the image and experience the filmmakers envision and Stewart Filmscreen consistently delivers. The image just looks so good, we couldn’t be happier with our decision to integrate Stewart Filmscreen into another screening room, just in time for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.”

The Sundance Mountain Resort Screening Room now features a gigantic acoustically transparent 136.5” x 308.5” Stewart SnoMatte 100 Microperf projection screen with a specially engineered lacing system that allowed Sundance technicians to retrofit the Stewart screen material to an existing frame while providing impeccable image quality and screen surface for some of the Festival’s most anticipated films. In fact, dozens of notable films will make their premiere on this Stewart Filmscreen at the Sundance Resort, including James Franco in I Am Michael, Director Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America, Ethan Hawke in Ten Thousand Saints, and many others.

“From the early days of Stewart during the Golden Age of Cinema, Stewart Filmscreen has been there, producing screens that not only produce picture quality worthy of the Silver Screen, but that help filmmakers execute innovative visual effects behind the scenes and an immersive experience for the viewing audience,” says Grant Stewart, president and CEO of Stewart Filmscreen. “We continually push the envelope to deliver unrivaled image integrity for any application, and are honored Stewart Filmscreen has once again been chosen as the projection screen of choice for the Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival.”

Stewart Filmscreen is also a patron and a Marquee Sponsor of the Egyptian Theater, and a provider to the Eccles Theatre, Prospector TheatreNew Frontier and a specialty outdoor rear-projection venue in the area, all of which are utilized for the Sundance Film Festival.

To learn more about why the filmmaking community relies on Stewart Filmscreen for the ultimate in performance and design, visit www.stewartfilmscreen.com, e-mail request@stewartfilmscreen.com, call (800) 762-4999, and follow @StewartFilm.

About Sundance Mountain Resort
Nestled at the base of 12,000-foot Mt. Timpanogos, Sundance Mountain Resort is a destination resort located on 5,000 acres of preserved wilderness. Sundance is dedicated to maintaining the balance of art, nature and community, and offers diverse mountain recreation experiences and encourages the cultivation of art and self-expression. Created by Robert Redford, Sundance is a haven for discovery and inspiration. The Sundance family of companies includes the Sundance Mountain Resort, Sundance Institute, Sundance TV and Sundance Catalog. For more information on Sundance, call 801-225-4107 or visit our website, www.sundanceresort.com.

About Sundance Institute
Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute’s signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern WildFruitvale StationSin NombreThe Invisible WarThe SquareDirty WarsSpring AwakeningA Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.

About Stewart Filmscreen
Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with additional manufacturing and satellite sales facilities in Ohio, Singapore, and Denmark, Stewart Filmscreen has been the consistent choice of discerning clientele around the world for more than 65 years. An Academy Award-winning manufacturer of projection screens and specialty optical coatings, aesthetic-conscious architects, consultants, systems designers, and property owners rely on Stewart Filmscreen for the perfect combination of superior quality, flexible design, and dedicated support, and we consistently deliver. Providing the most immersive experience in the industry, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need. Proprietary material science and innovative manufacturing methods allow Stewart to produce some of the most optically immaculate screens in the world, ultimately delivering an immersive entertainment experience that’s unrivaled in the marketplace. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. www.stewartfilmscreen.com | @StewartFilm

Stewart Filmscreen Media Contact
Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications | (425) 328-8640 | Katye@KMBComm.com | @katyemcgregor

 

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HARMAN Professional to Provide Complete Tour Sound and Lighting System for NAMM 2015 Center Grand Plaza Main Stage

HARMAN_NAMMStage-smallANAHEIM, California — For the third year in a row, the sound reinforcement system for the NAMM GoPro Stage at the Grand Plaza will feature world-class products from HARMAN Professional. HARMAN will provide a complete concert audio and lighting system featuring JBL VTX line arrays, Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers and Martin lighting.

The stage will host a wide variety of artists during Winter NAMM 2015, including headliners Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Orleans Avenue, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Stanley Randolph and No Wonder (featuring members of Stevie Wonder’s band), and Mexican violin trio the Villalobos Brothers. Performances will take place during show hours from January 22-25.

The stage will be outfitted with a complete HARMAN Professional tour sound and lighting system with 10 JBL VTX V20 line array loudspeakers per side, six S25 subwoofers per side, six S28 subs (center) plus JBL VTX F Series fill speakers and stage monitors. Additional audio equipment will include Crown Audio VRack amplifier systems, Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles and AKG wireless and wired microphones. A complete Martin lighting system will feature Martin MAC 700, MAC 301 and MAC Viper lights.

“NAMM attendees know they can look to HARMAN Professional for the very best in pro audio and lighting, and this year our Center Grand Plaza Main Stage will be better and more exciting than ever,” said Paul Bauman, Associate Director, Tour Sound, JBL Professional. “It’s a unique and informative opportunity for show-goers to experience our products where it really counts—in the real-world proving ground of live performance.”

The HARMAN Professional Center Grand Plaza Main Stage headlining concert schedule is as follows:

Thursday, January 22, 6:00 pm: opening night concert featuring Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Orleans Avenue
Friday, January 23, 6:00 pm: George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic
Saturday, January 24, 6:00 pm: Stanley Randolph and No Wonder featuring the Wonder Band
Sunday, January 25, 4:00 pm: the Villalobos Brothers

The Stage will also host a variety of live entertainment during the day. In addition to the concerts, professional sound and lighting company representatives attending NAMM may schedule a daytime technical walk-through with HARMAN Professional staff. For more information please contact Brian Pickowitz of HARMAN Professional at Brian.pickowitz@harman.com or George Georgallis of JBL Professional at George.georgallis@harman.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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HARMAN’s AKG K553PRO Studio Headphones Combine Closed-Back Performance and Open-Back Sound Quality

AKG_553PRO copyANAHEIM, California – Offering closed-back performance and open-back sound for monitoring, mixing and mastering, HARMAN’s AKG today introduced its K553 PRO closed-back studio headphones. The K553 PRO’s provides an optimal balance of noise-isolating qualities of closed-back headphones and the spacious, multi-dimensional sound of an open-back design.

The K553 PRO headphones feature 50mm drivers for a strong, yet accurate and distinguished bass response as needed for monitoring and mastering contemporary music. The extra-large soft ear pads and lightweight over-ear design ensure stress-free listening over several hours, while the 2D-axis mechanism enables full flat folding for easy storage and handling on the road.

With its low-impedance drivers, the K553 PRO is sensitive enough to also be used on laptops and mobile devices, so the soft high-quality cable is equipped with a 3.5mm (1/8”) plug. A screw-on adapter to 6.3mm (1/4”) is included.

“Regardless of environment, requirements for headphones remain constant: realistic, sophisticated sound reproduction and comfort,” said Philipp Schuster, Product Line Manager, Headphones, AKG. “The new K553 PRO offers these qualities and more, while also being extremely affordable!”

AKG K553 PRO – http://www.akg.com/pro/p/k553pro

More information on AKG’s products can be found on www.akg.com/pro

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014

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Stevie Wonder’s Team Switches to DPA Microphones

LOS ANGELES – After a recent summer tour throughout Europe, legendary musician Stevie Wonder’s audio team has something new to sing about; the addition of DPA microphones to his touring rig. On recommendation from Jazz singer Dee Alexander, Wonder’s front of house engineer tested the DPA Microphones’ d:facto™ Vocal and d:vote™ 4099P Instrument piano microphones while on the road. Now a permanent fixture for all of Wonder’s performances, the mics provide the perfect blend of tone and detail that is necessary for the musician’s wide range of styles.

As Wonder’s FOH engineer for more than 20 years, Danny Leake has had plenty of time deciphering what audio tools are best suited to the musician. Having used DPA’s original 4006 recording mics for Wonder’s percussion section for years, the decision to switch the performer himself to DPA mics was an easy one.Calling Festival - Day 2

“I still use my original DPA 4006s for the percussion section,” says Leake. “When I finally had the opportunity to try the DPA d:facto Vocal Mic, I jumped at the chance, and I’m glad I did. Along with Dwayne Jones, who handles Stevie’s in-ear monitors, and John “Bugs” Parkinson on band monitors, we all agree it has a bigger and more powerful sound, has good volume before feedback and is also really full on the low-end.”

In addition to the gain features, Leake also noted other effects. “A lot of artists tend to ‘eat’ the microphone, which can alter a mic’s sound because of proximity effect,” he explains. “This doesn’t happen with Stevie because the mic is a few inches away on a stand, but I was still able to tell that the proximity effect of the d:facto was right on point. That was a really cool thing for me in terms of keeping it on track.”

Switching to DPA’s d:facto wasn’t the only change to the performer’s mic setup as Leake also selected a stereo pair of the d:vote 4099P piano mics, which he used on Stevie’s grand piano in conjunction with MIDI. “Personally, I think the MIDI stuff is sort of dry-sounding, but it enables us to sound even with the rest of the band, while still keeping the piano up front,” he says. “The mics are there to add sparkle and realism to Stevie’s sound, because he is a really great pianist. I think the d:votes capture the dynamics of what he’s doing much better than the MIDI does. Compared to our older mics, the d:votes are more open and they sound much clearer. I think they were also able to pick up the piano better because you can position them exactly where you want. It was definitely a better experience for me.”

Leake has now written the d:facto and d:vote mics into the rider for all future shows, guaranteeing that the musician will always be amplified using DPA mics. A veteran sound engineer, Leake is also a past president of EARS – the Engineering and Recording Society of Chicago, an organization of engineers and producers who promote the Chicago Recording Industry and mentor students.

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Matrox Avio KVM Extenders and Portalis pro-xi Workstation Integrator Combine for KVM Switching and Realtime Monitoring from a Distance

Operators can better centralize, manage, monitor and control the many computer and video resources used in broadcast, security and industrial control room applications

Matrox® Graphics and Portalis® today announced that Matrox Avio™ F120 fiber-optic KVM extenders have been validated for use with the Portalis pro-xi® workstation integrator to provide high-performance monitoring, switching, extension and interaction for control room environments.

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A pro-xi workstation integrator includes KVM switch and multiviewer capabilities enabling an operator to monitor and instantly access multiple computer systems from a dual-display console with a single keyboard and mouse. Avio extends the dual-video output, keyboard and mouse of pro-xi up to 10 km (6.2 mi) with zero compression and zero latency so the pro-xi system can be placed at a distance from its operator, allowing for optimal accessibility, security and performance. Avio can also be used to connect remote workstations to the pro-xi unit. Cascading multiple pro-xi units combined with Avio extenders enables an operator to preview and control up to 32 dual-head systems from a remote location.

“Avio KVM extenders are an ideal match for the pro-xi workstation integrator,” commented Dave Tubbs, director of software development at Portalis. “By utilizing a fiber link between the transmitter and receiver, Avio can support secure, uncompressed, crystal-clear video from remote computer systems, even when they are located miles away from the pro-xi system. In addition, Avio’s ability to access the computer system from either endpoint gives us tremendous flexibility in building solutions for our customers who want to simultaneously control their facility with multiple operators from both local and remote locations.”

“The user-friendly interface, and ability to capture uncompressed video signals, makes the pro-xi appliance an ideal realtime switching solution for our Avio customers in multi-system operator environments,” said Caroline Injoyan, business development manager at Matrox Graphics Inc. “Operators can preview and take control over multiple remote systems using a single keyboard and mouse without compromising performance.”

Matrox Avio KVM extenders and Portalis pro-xi workstation integrators are now available worldwide from their respective resellers. Matrox representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the pro-xi/Avio combination at upcoming tradeshows including ISE (Amsterdam, Feb. 10–12, stand 11-F68) and DSE (Las Vegas, Mar.11–12, booth 1645). For more information contact Matrox Graphics.

About Portalis
Portalis LC, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah is the industry visionary in workstation integration technology and virtual control room solutions. For more information, visit www.portalislc.com.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics is a global manufacturer of reliable, high-quality ASICs, boards, appliances, and software. Backed by in-house design expertise and dedicated customer support, Matrox products deliver stellar capture, extension, distribution, and display. Engineering high-quality products since 1976, Matrox technology is trusted by professionals and partners worldwide. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics.

Sennheiser Announces Booth Performances at NAMM 2015, Including Freedy Johnston, Nina Storey, Raining Jane and others

Anaheim, CA, January 22, 2015: Audio specialist Sennheiser (Hall A, Booth 6577) announced that its booth stage at NAMM will once again feature an impressive roster of both established and emerging musical talent. The product demonstrations — which will feature the latest audio equipment from Sennheiser — will begin at noon today and con-tinue through Sunday afternoon, January 25th.

Scheduled performances are as follows and may be subject to change:

Thursday, January 22nd
12:00 p.m. — Chris Pierce
12:45 p.m. — Nina Storey
1:30 p.m. — Freedy Johnston
3:00 p.m. — Shane Henry and Maggie McClure
3:45 p.m. — Nina Storey
4:30 p.m. — Halocene

Friday, January 23rd
12:00 p.m. — Sista Jean & CB
12:45 p.m. — Marcus Eaton
1:30 p.m. — Dilana
2:15 p.m. — Sista Jean & CB
3:00 p.m. — Marcus Eaton
3:45 p.m. — Katie Cole
4:40 p.m. — Nu-Blu

Saturday, January 24th
12:00 p.m. — Debby Holiday
12:45 p.m. — Nu-Blu
1:30 p.m. — Raining Jane
2:15 p.m. — Debby Holiday
3:00 p.m. — Nu-Blu
3:45 p.m. — Magnolia Memoir
4:30 p.m. — Zane and Paris Carney

Sunday, January 25th
12:00 p.m. — Katie Cole
12:45 p.m. — Chantelle Barry
1:30 p.m. — Jaq Mackenzie and Matt Jordan
2:15 p.m. — Katie Cole
3:00 p.m. — Chantelle Barry
3:45 p.m. — Celia Chavez

Each year, the Sennheiser booth stage provides a high-quality, entertaining platform for emerging talent to heard by the over 80,000 people attending NAMM. For more infor-mation on artist performances, or to learn more about Sennheiser, please stop by booth 6577 or visit www.sennheiserusa.com.

The Sennheiser Group based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, was founded in 1945 and has gone on to become a leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Sales in 2013 totaled 590.4 million euros. Senn-heiser employs more than 2,500 staff worldwide and operates plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company has a worldwide network of subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hongkong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, and the USA. It also has long-established trading partners in other countries. Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin, a maker of studio microphones and monitor speakers, and Sennheiser Communications A/S, a joint venture making headsets for PCs, offices and call centers, are also part of the Sennheiser Group.

More up-to-date information about Sennheiser is available on the internet at www.sennheiser.com.

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Sennheiser launches evolution wireless D1 – easy digital wireless for ambitious bands

ew D1 VisualAnaheim, CA, January 22, 2015: At NAMM, Sennheiser has launched evolution wireless D1, a range of digital wireless microphone systems that lets bands go wireless the easy way. With systems for vocals or for instruments, a band’s life is made simpler: transmitters and receivers automatically pair and select suitable transmission frequencies, while multiple D1 systems can automatically coordinate themselves. ew D1 operates in the 2.4 GHz range, which is license-free worldwide. “D1 instantly readies you for making music – and takes the complexity out of wireless,” summarizes Martin Fischer, product manager at Sennheiser.

Ease of use is key
Bands can now just forget about frequency setting, matching transmitters and receivers, and getting the gain right – evolution wireless D1 offers true ease of use by doing all these time-consuming and sometimes error-prone chores for them. “Basically, all that is needed is to switch the system on”, said Martin Fischer. “The rest will happen automatically. In no time at all, you’re all set to start jamming – with all the levels right, and a stable wireless link.”

License-free 2.4 GHz transmission with intelligent channel management
ew D1 LogoD1 operates in the 2,400 to 2,483.5 MHz range, which is license-free worldwide so there is no need to register the system or pay for the use of bandwidth. Region-specific particularities are catered for in the respective country variants. To allow co-existence with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other 2.4 GHz systems, the D1 receiver continually scans the RF environment, and will inaudibly and seamlessly hop to another frequency if it detects any interference. “ew D1 continually checks the entire 2.4 GHz band in your surroundings to guarantee you optimum performance,” added Fischer. Two channels are always available: besides the actual audio transmission channel, the system runs a redundant back-up channel, thus providing frequency and time diversity. Transmission reliability is further increased by fast-switching antenna diversity. Summing up, Fischer said, “ew D1 uses triple diversity to protect the wireless link between radio microphone and receiver.”

Quality audio
evolution wireless D1 employs the industry-leading aptX Live® codec that ensures excellent audio quality and wide dynamics for vocals, speech and instruments over the entire audio frequency range. Overall latency is a low 3.9 milliseconds, which is ideal if wireless monitors are to be used. To ensure optimum levels, ew D1 automatically sets the correct microphone sensitivity.

ew D1 Vocal SetVia the ew D1 menu control, bands have a range of audio effects at their disposal. These include a 7-band graphic equalizer, low-cut filter, automatic gain control and de-esser. The D1 vocal systems come with dynamic evolution microphone heads but can naturally also be combined with the condenser capsules from the acclaimed series, which are available as accessories.

Channel coordination and adaptive transmission power
ew D1 systems coordinate themselves fully automatically. For multiple systems, receivers will synchronize themselves to accommodate up to 15 channels in an ideal RF environment.

ew D1 Instrument SetWhere local frequency regulations allow, for example in the USA and Canada, Sennheiser has fitted its evolution wireless D1 systems with adaptive transmission power, with up to 100 milliwatts of power ensuring an extra-reliable link and extended range. For this, the receiver continuously informs the transmitter about how much RF output power is actually needed for a stable signal. The transmitter adapts accordingly and transmits at the requested power. “This feature not only increases the range if, for example, the singer moves further away from the receiver but it also saves battery power in those instances where the transmitter is very close to the receiver,” said Martin Fischer.

Powering and control options
D1 transmitters can be powered by either standard batteries or rechargeable “accupacks” that are available as accessories. These rechargeable lithium-ion packs recharge via USB or a docking charger and offer the additional advantage that the remaining battery life is indicated on the transmitter and receiver. Where required, the ew D1 system can be controlled by Apple® or Android® devices using a dedicated app.

Available soon
Headmicevolution wireless D1 comes in complete, ready-to-use systems or can be tailor-made by combining individual components, which is especially attractive for vocal systems. Besides the vocal and instrument systems, the D1 series comprises headmic and lavalier systems. Available in your local music stores from March 2015.

www.sennheiser-d1.com

aptX Live® is a trademark owned by CSR Plc
Apple® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
Android® is a registered trademark of Google Inc.

The Sennheiser Group based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, was founded in 1945 and has gone on to become a leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Sales in 2013 totaled 590.4 million euros. Sennheiser employs more than 2,500 staff worldwide and operates plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company has a worldwide network of subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hongkong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, and the USA. It also has long-established trading partners in other countries. Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin, a maker of studio microphones and monitor speakers, and Sennheiser Communications A/S, a joint venture making headsets for PCs, offices and call centers, are also part of the Sennheiser Group.

More up-to-date information about Sennheiser is available on the internet at www.sennheiser.com.

Captions:
1: Coming to your music store soon: evolution wireless D1 digital wireless mics

2: Sennheiser’s D1 sets a new standard for easy-to-use wireless microphones

3: The evolution wireless D1 instrument system

4: The ME 3-II headset microphone offers increased comfort and an optimized capsule

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Advanced Broadcast Solutions Welcomes Andrew Cox as Senior Engineer

SEATAC, WA — Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced Andrew Cox has joined the company as senior engineer, effective Jan. 5.

A broadcast engineer for more than 20 years, Cox has held senior Andrew Coxengineering positions with a number of U.S. firms, including Digitiz, AZCAR USA, and Megahertz Broadcast Systems. He was also chief engineer of European Business News/CNBC Europe andAndrew Cox senior broadcast engineer for MAR-COM Systems, both in London. Most recently, he served as senior project engineer for New Jersey-based Diversified Systems.

“Andrew is a proven engineer with experience in traditional broadcast and IP-based projects,” said Mark Siegel, president of ABS. “He makes sure our customers have powerful, customized and affordable solutions.”

Cox is based out of the company’s SeaTac office. Contact him at (206) 870-0244 or via e-mail at andrew@advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

About ABS:
Based in SeaTac, WA, ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions) delivers customized, technologically superior solutions for broadcast, corporate, house of worship, entertainment, government, and educational facilities – from design and integration to installation and support services. Since 1982, its experienced technical staff has installed more than 700 systems for clients including GOCOM Media, Cowles California Media, Cisco Systems, Meredith, and Time Warner Communications. For more information, call 206-870-0244 or visit www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.

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