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IndyCar Racer Alex Tagliani and the FAZZT Race Team Communicate via Sennheiser

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Toronto, Canada, June 2010 – Sennheiser Canada announces its partnership with native Canadian, IndyCar driver Alex Tagliani and the FAZZT Race Team. Tagliani has racked up numerous wins in the Champ Car Series and is currently driving in the IZOD IndyCar Series where he sits 12th in the point standings. In 2009 he was named Rookie of the Year at the Indy 500 in 2009 for finishing 11th after starting in the 33rd position. Ironically, it was another rookie who may have robbed Tagliani of a win at this year’s Indy 500 in 2010, after an unsportsmanlike block (the rookie was a lap behind) thwarted Tagliani’s run at the leaders and almost sent him into the wall. Nevertheless, Tagliani recovered from 17th to finish 10th. more

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Sound Devices Introduces Firmware Update 1.2 for 552 Production Mixer at KOBA 2010

SEOUL, KOREA — Sound Devices is introducing the 1.2 firmware update for its newest 552 Production Mixer, the company’s first mixer to incorporate a fully integrated digital audio recorder at KOBA 2010 (Koil Corporation, Booth 3137). This new firmware release is available to all 552 users through a free download on the company’s website and includes functional enhancements and important upgrades. more

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Clearwing Productions Aims Higher With L-ACOUSTICS K1

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The Clearwing Productions crew preparing to fly its new L-ACOUSTICS K1 system at Summerfest in Milwaukee

Early V-DOSC adopter joins K1/KUDO Pilot Program seeking to grow business to next level

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — Based in Milwaukee with a satellite operation in Phoenix, Clearwing Productions is celebrating its 25th anniversary this spring with a significant new investment for its customers: a full L-ACOUSTICS K1 large-format line source array loudspeaker system.

Looking back on a quarter century of premier live event production, Clearwing is also recognized for its decade-long partnership with L-ACOUSTICS, having been one of the first North American companies to adopt the V-DOSC system. It is highly fitting, then, that Clearwing has now become one of the first US companies to join L-ACOUSTICS’ K1/KUDO Pilot Program. more

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Nard Berings HAMMERs a FreshBeat

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FreshBeat Studios adds A-Designs HAMMER and REDDI as well as Pete’s Place BAC-500 and Blast Pad for commercial and TV/film score production

LOS ANGELES — Although Nard Berings’ name may not be immediately familiar to most people, his compositions have been heard by countless millions. How? Nard and his brother, Klaas, are the co-owners of Fresh Beat, a company with studios in both Los Angeles and Amsterdam that produce music for some of the most popular television shows and commercials around the globe. more

Parx Casino Goes All In With AKG’s Versatile WMS4500 Wireless Microphone System Designed By PTC Group, Inc.

In a fixed installation that underscores the dependability and unparalleled versatility of AKG’s wireless microphone systems, PTC Group, Inc. recently designed a multi-unit WMS4500 system to drive nightly live performances in Parx Casino’s bustling 360 Ultra Lounge in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Coupled with a set of AKG C5 handheld microphones for vocals, D40 mics for instruments and a number of D 112 and CK 99 L microphones inside the drum set, the wireless microphone system is being used by a wide variety of bands and DJs every night, and acts as the centrepiece to a complete Harman Professional sound system that includes JBL VerTec line arrays, Crown amplifiers, and a Soundcraft Si2 digital mixing console. more

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TELEFUNKEN Introduces New Version AK-47 MkII at Summer NAMM

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Pictured is the new AK-47 MkII microphone from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik.

Famed Mic Gets Mods and Enhanced Performance in Historic Tradition

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing at Summer NAMM 2010 the new MkII version of the R-F-T AK-47, one of the company’s most popular and affordable microphones.

Featuring a dual-sided, gold-sputtered capsule and a NOS (New Old Stock) TELEFUNKEN EF-732 vacuum tube, the new AK-47 MkII includes a transformer upgrade to the historic BV8 found in the U-47 and U-48 microphone classics of the past. more

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