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Sennheiser is a Winner at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

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Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine performs at the 2010 VMAs with her SKM 5200 with a Neumann KK 105 capsule.
(Photo Credit: © 2010 Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – October 21, 2010 – The nearly 12 million viewers of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, telecast from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. live in Los Angeles on September 12, saw Sennheiser microphones and wireless technology deliver much of the excitement at the celebrity arrival area, on the main stage, and across both the indoor and outdoor performance areas. The event showcased a mix of established artists and fresh faces, including Eminem, Rihanna, Paramore, Linkin Park, Florence + the Machine, Drake, will.i.am and Nicki Minaj, among many others. more

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129TH AES Convention Presents Trio Of Lunchtime Keynotes

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Dave Rat On Touring; Adam Levinson on “Hollywood & Games;� Ian Moore on dBs vs Blue LEDs

SAN FRANCISCO: In a continuation of a popular program inaugurated in 2007, The 129th AES Convention will offer attendees a series of three informative, timely and entertaining Lunchtime Keynote Presentations. Convention Co-Chair Valerie Tyler reports that, “Lunchtime Keynotes provide an opportunity for attendees to take a break from the hectic Exhibition Hall and concentration-intensive Workshops, Master Classes, Platinum and Educational programs and relax as acknowledged industry leaders provide the benefit of their years of experience in a quiet and informal environment. Last year’s Lunchtime Keynote’s benefited from extremely positive word of mouth, and we’re confident that this year’s program will draw appreciative audiences.� more

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Capo Released for iPhone and iPod touch

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Learn to play songs in your iTunes library from behind a drum kit, at the piano, on the road or in the practice room

WATERLOO, Ontario – SuperMegaUltraGroovy has released Capo for the iPhone and iPod touch, available now in the iTunes App Store. Capo allows musicians to choose music from their iTunes library and helps them learn how to play it by ear. more

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‘CRASHER’ SHOWS’ SOUND CAPTURED WITH LECTROSONICS WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

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Image of Palmer Taylor (far right) and associates Jimmy Bell (far left) and Rob Neely (center). Photo credit: Tobija Annis.

Sacramento, CA – October 2010… Reality TV is all the rage these days and those shows that offer insightful tips and tricks for do-it-yourself home improvement enthusiasts are extremely popular. Such is the premise for House Crashers, Bath Crashers, Yard Crashers, and Turf War—all of which are produced by The Idea Factory and aired on the DIY and HGTV Networks. The premise behind most of these shows is such that the show’s host ambushes homeowners while they’re home improvement shopping. When the host identifies the ultimate home improvement challenge, he follows the lucky homeowner home and performs a total overhaul. Capturing the host’s remarks or the subjects’ reactions isn’t something that can be rehearsed. Spontaneity is key to capturing the essence of what takes place—and to insure nothing is missed, Lectrosonics wireless microphone technology is an essential ingredient of the production process. more

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Soundcraft Consoles Mix Monitors For Maé Arena Tour

Experienced Paris-based monitor engineer Laurent Midas has been mixing Christophe Maé’s Autumn national arena tour for the first time on a Soundcraft platform, using both a Vi6 and a Vi2.

The sound man has been providing a reference mix for the best-selling French singer’s backing band, including drums and bass, two guitarists, a keyboard player and two backing vocals. A fully equipped 96-channel Vi6, provided by French rental company Potar Hurlant, is assigned to the IEM’s, with sends to the floor monitors (plus additional mixes for guest performers) from a Vi2 (supplied by Soundcraft’s French distributors, SCV Audio). more

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Crown Audio ComTech DriveCoreâ„¢ Series Amplifiers Incorporate Exclusive Harman GreenEdgeâ„¢ Environmentally-Friendly Technologies

The recently introduced Crown Audio ComTech Drive Core series amplifiers are among a new generation of products at the forefront of Harman International’s GreenEdge environmental initiative. Crown DriveCore series amplifiers are designed to be extremely energy-efficient, and use fewer resources in manufacturing. more

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Digital Consoles From Soundcraft And Studer Spark Techxplosion

As part of a week-long tour throughout Florida to meet with audio professionals and volunteers in the house of worship market, the Soundcraft Studer AKG truck will appear at the Techxplosion conference in Clearwater, Florida on October 15-16. The truck will showcase the latest world-class audio products from Soundcraft Studer and AKG. more

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