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OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT: When HHB introduced the world’s first digital recording microphone back in 2005, the flash recorder/professional-grade Sennheiser microphone hybrid was set for success. With a total of four models now on the market, HHB’s FlashMic has reached the hands of even more dedicated users – of which there are many.

To get a hold of the many remarkable stories and interviews the FlashMic has captured, HHB is soliciting “FlashMic Case Studies” from its worldwide legion of devoted users, including BBC World News reporters and amateur podcasters alike. HHB will feature the best anecdotes in a forthcoming series of advertisements, and users whose stories are selected will win a free FlashMic.

Participants need only navigate to to submit a short summary of their interesting FlashMic application, along with up to five digital photographs. A print ad created from a typical case study is also available from the same site to help guide participants. It features journalist Sarah Kirkup of Classic FM and her coverage of the Classical BRIT Awards in London. Without an awkward tangle of cables to distract or intimidate her interviewees, Kirkup was able to gracefully interview a “who’s who list” of British classical stars with her FlashMic.

“We’re excited to hear about all the cool ways people are using their FlashMics,” said Dawn Birr, brand manager for HHB, “and our curiosity alone would have been sufficient to run this case study offer. However, by using these case studies in our advertisements, we hope to underscore the tremendous variety of uses that the FlashMic inspires and the myriad of ways in which the device has permitted users to do things that they could not have previously. Nothing could make those points more clearly than case studies from real users.”

There is no purchase necessary for participation. The case study offer is open to everyone except employees of HHB Communications Ltd. and Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. By submitting a FlashMic case study, users accept that their case study and photographs may be used in HHB advertising and promotional materials.

HHB products are distributed exclusively in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean by Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. HHB joins a list of distinguished audio brands distributed by Sennheiser, including Neumann microphones, Klein + Hummel studio systems and installed sound products and Turbosound loudspeakers.

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Jack Perry Masters Barry White at Bernie Grundman‘s

First Ever Live Audio Release of the “Maestro of Love”

Pictured at Bernie Grundman Mastering are mastering engineer Patricia Sullivan FourStar and Barry White producer Jack Perry. Photo by David Goggin.

Los Angeles, CA, November, 2007– Longtime Barry White producer and conductor Jack Perry recently mastered “An Evening with Barry White,” the first ever live audio release of the artist known as the “Maestro of Love.” Mastering engineer Patricia Sullivan FourStar, who has worked with Perry for many years, completed the mastering sessions for the music of one of America‘s modern day musical icons.

“Patricia just has a great ear and her editing skills are superb,” commented producer Perry, who also conducted the Love Unlimited Orchestra for the concert recorded live on 9/9/99 at the Arrowhead Pond in Southern California during the final concert tour of White‘s long and legendary career. “Pat is the fastest editor I have ever worked with and I have worked with a lot of engineers. Mastering is that final stage where you have one last chance to make it right and Pat always comes through with the best.”

“An Evening with Barry White includes the multiplatinum “Practice What You Preach” and his other classic hits (“It‘s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me”- “You‘re The First, The Last, My Everything”- “I Can‘t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” and others). For information about the album, visit:

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The prestigious McNally Smith College of Music has chosen a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality console as the centerpiece for each of its two newly renovated studios. Duality, the fastest selling large format console in SSL‘s history, combines the legendary sound of the SSL E, G & K Series electronics with extended Digital Audio Workstation integration.

“When our chair of Recording Technology, Bryan Forrester, decided to upgrade studios One and Two, the clear choice became the SSL Duality console,” explains André Fischer, Dean of Music Industries at McNally Smith College of Music and celebrated producer of artists such as Natalie Cole, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight and Frank Sinatra. “We needed both practical and functional equipment for the students, many of whom have extensive experience with digital audio software at school and on their home computers. The Duality consoles flawlessly bridge the gap between the all-computer experience of the students and the real-world professional environment in which they will work to create new music.”

With 560+ students and an 80+ member faculty, McNally Smith College of Music is devoted to excellence in music industry higher education and in developing music industry professionals and entrepreneurs. An accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, McNally Smith offers music degrees and programs in Recording Technology, Music Business, Performance and Composition. Studios One and Two are back to back and the Duality consoles offer two identical production environments, expanding the college‘s scheduling and teaching opportunities.

“The Duality offers all kinds of great options for us,” explains Forrester. “For example, the use of the new ‘split signal flow architecture,‘ which enables any desired combination of analogue channel processing to be used in conjunction with a DAW record path, is very powerful. SSL installed the consoles and we were up and running right away. The endless features and ease of operation are amazing.”

Duality is the analogue console for the digital age and offers the creative artist and engineer an incredible powerhouse of sonic colors and signal routing possibilities. Duality combines the unique qualities of analogue audio with ‘at a glance‘ visual feedback and DAW control at the center of the console, all in the industry standard ergonomic package top professionals rely on everyday. Each input channel offers a SuperAnalogue™ mic preamp and a Variable Harmonic Drive™ input stage designed to add analogue character to sterile workstation outputs. The harmonic drive control provides the engineer with a wide range of options from the warmth of 50‘s tubes to the ‘edge‘ of 70‘s transistors. Duality is fast becoming the darling of the education community with an installation list that‘s growing in leaps and bounds.

“I am a big fan of SSL consoles because I have had great success using them on past projects, and Duality is perfect for McNally Smith‘s unique teaching environment and we are thoroughly pleased,” comments Fischer. “SSL always provides a versatile product that is always changing with the times.”

Solid State Logic is the world‘s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit:

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A-Designs Audio EM-PEQs Score Big With John Rodd

WEST HILLS, California – November 2007 — Renowned score recording and mixing engineer John Rodd is a master of his craft, sought after by some of the biggest composers in Hollywood. In films, television and video games, Rodd’s work ranges from large-scale orchestral recordings on the finest scoring stages in the world, to hybrid scores that blend orchestral music with rock, jazz and electronic elements. Working in a variety of Los Angeles facilities, as well as his own private studio, Rodd recently added a pair of A-Designs Audio EM-PEQ modules to his set of essential hardware tools. more


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