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Joseph Electronics to Carry Full Line of VITEC Products

NILES, Ill. — Jan. 21, 2015 — Joseph Electronics (JE), the premier one-stop shop for the broadcast industry and provider of fiber termination and custom fiber solutions through Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), today announced an agreement with VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced digital video solutions for the broadcast, military, medical, education, enterprise, telco, government, transportation, sports, and entertainment industries. Under the agreement, JE will serve as a VITEC solutions partner (VSP), supplying VITEC products — including VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV System — throughout North America.

“The Internet has transformed the way our customers deliver and manage video channels, not only for external viewers, but for internal audiences too. IPTV is a great alternative to traditional RF CATV systems and has been very popular with stadiums and broadcasters alike,” said Yohay Hahamy, president and CEO of Joseph Electronics. “VITEC’s modular EZ TV IPTV System is, with good reason, the most deployed H.264 enterprise IPTV delivery system in the world. Adding it to our product lineup means our customers can now implement an advanced, scalable IPTV solution on their own networks, and do it quickly.”

Recently installed as the in-house video delivery system for the Buffalo Bills’ Ralph Wilson Stadium, and with other high-profile projects at NBC and NASA, VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV System is a comprehensive, enterprise-grade IPTV solution for high-quality delivery, recording, and management of live and on-demand video-over-IP networks. EZ TV uses existing IP infrastructure to deliver live and on-demand content within and between facilities. Its elegant and reliable architecture distributes content to desktops, TVs, and mobile devices, with low-latency streaming for monitoring live events in real time. Tight integration with Microsoft Active Directory(R) helps ensure secure delivery.

“Joseph’s long experience in broadcast, entertainment, and sports provides VITEC with a depth of relationships that makes JE an ideal partner,” said Hamish Macmillan, VITEC national channel manager. “Joseph has pre-existing relationships with many of our customers, particularly those who are relatively new to VITEC’s products and solutions, so Joseph can not only facilitate functions such as procurement, but can also put its strong technical capabilities to work for our customers.”

Further information about Joseph Electronics and the company’s products and services is available at www.josephelectronics.com.

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About VITEC
VITEC is a worldwide leading provider of innovative digital video products that support end-to-end media solutions for broadcast, military, medical, education, enterprise, telco, government, transportation, sports, and entertainment customers. VITEC’s professional-grade video technologies have changed the landscape of how video is processed and delivered around the world and drive many of the major video services in key vertical markets. For more information, visit http://www.vitec.com.

About Joseph Electronics
Joseph Electronics (JE) is an authorized stocking distributor for more than 100 premier broadcast and pro A/V brands with stocking locations in both Illinois and California. Its full-service fiber division, Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS), designs and supplies innovative custom fiber solutions — such as the Caddie Series, DFT Series, and 4K Studio Caddie — for broadcasters and system integrators alike. Equipped with a state-of-the-art fiber lab staffed with fully certified professionals, JFS can fabricate, terminate, or repair any connector, assembly, panel, breakout, or interface in use today. JE has served the broadcast industry for more than 65 years and has representatives in California, New York, Georgia, and London. More information about Joseph Electronics can be found at www.josephelectronics.com.

Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Extron Room Scheduling – Book a Room the Easy Way

Extron Room SchedulingExtron Electronics is pleased to introduce Room Scheduling, which combines easy-to-use Extron Room Agent setup software and TouchLink Pro touchpanels into a full-featured room scheduling system. While competitive devices rely on additional scheduling software or external processors, Room Agent ties TouchLink Pro touchpanels directly to Microsoft Exchange, delivering a convenient stand-alone room booking solution for any size application. Users can reserve rooms from any Exchange-connected device, including their mobile devices or from the touchpanel. Since Room Agent uses Extron’s popular 5” and 7” TouchLink Pro touchpanels, multiple mounting options are available, including on-wall, in-wall, as well as secure mounting to almost any flat surface, including glass or granite. (more…)

ATC Presents the SCM45A Active 3-Way Reference Monitor at NAMM 2015

ATC_SCM45A_MonitorsLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 2015: ATC, the English loudspeaker manufacturer led by Billy Woodman and renowned for building reference monitors that are unflinchingly truthful, is introducing the ATC SCM45A at NAMM 2015.

The SCM45A is a completely new design but shares many features with the highly-successful SCM25A. It fills a gap in ATC’s product range for a mid-size three-way that can be used in near- or mid-field positions, has high output and extended low frequency for its size but without compromising the overall balance for which ATC is so well known.

Like the SCM25A, the new SCM45A is an active three-way with an unprecedented linear response across the critical mid-range, as well as across the rest of the audible range. In contrast to the SCM25A, the SCM45A a second woofer for deeper bass response and increased SPL capability, as well as ATC’s new proprietary dual-suspension tweeter for increased resolution in the top-end. In addition, the SCM45A is physically symmetrical (not mirror imaged) and sized for placement on a meter bridge. The SCM45A is thus ideal as a center speaker between other SCM45A or ATC SCM50ASLs.

“Apart from the strategic fit of the SCM45A within the ATC product line, I must add that this new reference monitor offers stunning performance,” said Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group, ATC’s U.S. distributor “Price-wise, the SCM45A sits between the smaller SCM25A and the larger SCM50ASL. It includes ATC’s new tweeter and dual woofers, which improve both top-end and low-end performance. Reports trickling in from beta users suggest that the SCM45A’s transparency and feature set will make it a perfect fit in a variety of situations, from dedicated near-fields to larger multi-channel systems. There is every reason to believe it will be as popular as the SCM25A, and maybe even more so.”

The ATC SCM45A uses ATC’s new one-inch dual-suspension “Super” tweeter, the first to be designed and built by the company and the result of six years of research and design by Billy Woodman, managing director and Richard Newman, R&D engineer. The mid-range driver is ATC’s hand-built three-inch soft dome and two 6.5-inch bass drivers that deal with the lower frequencies. All of the drive units are powered by ATC’s proprietary active amp pack, a three-channel discrete MOSFET class A/B design with 150/60/25 for the bass/mid/HF respectively.

ABOUT TRANSAUDIO GROUP
TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier U.S. importer/distributor and/or U.S. sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm.

The ATC SCM45A monitors will be in stock and ready to ship February 1, 2015.
US MAP $11,490

www.transaudiogroup.com

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The Villalobos Brothers and DPA Microphones Set To Close the 2015 NAMM Show

The trio is expected to deliver a vivacious performance using DPA’s d:facto™ and d:vote™ mics

DPA Microphones_Alberto-Luis-Ernesto VillalobosANAHEIM, JANUARY 22, 2015DPA Microphones and the Villalobos Brothers, the contemporary Mexican ensemble known for their debut album Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, have teamed up for the closing performance of the 2015 NAMM Show. Set to hit the GoPro Stage at the Grand Plaza of the Anaheim Convention Center on Sunday, January 25 at 4 p.m., the Villalobos Brothers will perform a unique blend of songs that celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music, with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, which lends perfectly to the natural reproduction of the DPA d:facto™ Vocal and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones. Attendees are invited to stop by the DPA stand (Hall A, Booth 7113) prior to the performance to see the mics up close.

DPA Microphones_dfacto_Luis VillalobosThe Villalobos Brothers, comprised of siblings Luis, Ernesto and Alberto Villalobos, are a trio of renowned vocalists and violin players. The group is supported by band members Humberto Flores on guitar, Rosa Avila on drums and Leo Sherman on bass. Having recently acquired the DPA mics for use in both the studio and during live performances, the group will be using them once again for their upcoming NAMM performance.

“We are all extremely grateful to DPA Microphones for their ongoing kindness,” says Luis Villalobos. “Our relationship with the company began when we discovered the d:vote Instrument Microphones for our violins. We quickly fell in love with the microphones’ clarity, ease of use and ability to stay put throughout our rigorous performances. Since then, DPA has become more than a mic company to us. We cannot be more excited to use DPA’s mics for our show-closing performance, which will take place in front of many of the industry’s top music professionals who visit NAMM.”

DPA Microphones_dvote_Alberto VillalobosIn addition to their NAMM Show performance, the Villalobos Brothers will continue to use DPA’s d:facto and d:vote on the road, with plans to include more of the company’s mics in future set-ups.

Born and raised in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, the Villalobos Brothers have performed at many high-profile events and locations, including Cumbre Tajin, one of the top Latin American music festivals as well as the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York – making them the first Mexican band to perform at the venue. The band’s impressive list of credits also includes the Latin Grammys®, Carnegie Hall and the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations, among others. The group has collaborated with legendary Grammy-winning musicians such as Dolly Parton, Dan Zanes, Pierre Boulez and Eddie Palmieri. The Villalobos Brothers plan to complete a symphonic project in collaboration with Grammy-winning arranger and composer Eduardo Magallanes, in addition to recording a second album early this year.

ABOUT DPA MICROPHONES:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

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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.

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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