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Sennheiser Reflects on 20 Years of Unwavering Support to the Canadian Music Community

Toronto – March 9, 2011 – Since becoming incorporated in Canada in 1991 with just seven employees and a vision to become the premium audio solutions brand in Canada, Sennheiser has played an important role in the Canadian music scene through its direct interaction with musicians as well as through its ongoing sponsorship of major music events such as Canadian Music Week (CMW), the East Coast Music Awards, Osheaga, Mont Tremblant, and many others.


As Sennheiser Canada celebrates its 20th anniversary, artists within the Canadian music community continue to express their longstanding loyalty and appreciation for the premium audio brand that has been at their side from the beginning. Many of these artists — including Simple Plan and The Canadian Tenors — have gone on to achieve international success, both on the road and in the studio. Jeff Stinco of more

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CAD Isolation Headphones & Drum Mic Packs A Perfect Combination


Solon, OH––Post NAMM Show results in the field and customer feedback indicates that CAD Audio’s new Stage 4, Stage7 and Touring7 drum mic packs are an ideal fit with the new DH100 Drummer isolation headphones.
CAD Audio’s latest expansion of their popular and profit-proven drum mic packs includes exceptional performance and cost-effective solutions such as the Stage7, a 7-piece drum mic pack that includes a newly upgraded kick drum mic as well as tom and snare mics with integral drum mounting clips, and new upgraded pencil condenser mics. (Street – $199).
The new DH100s are a high output stereo isolation headphone for drummers that offer an extended bass response with superior clarity that makes it ideal for listening to program material or a click track while attenuating ambient noise by 19dB, both on stage and in the studio.
Asked about this new combined offering, Tony O’Keefe CAD VP of Sales more

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“Submarine” Calls on PenteoSurround for Immersive Soundtrack

Nigel Heath Mixes to 5.1 from Music By Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys


Pictured at Hackenbacker Audio Post in London are (L-R) PenteoSurround’s Senior European Representative Tom Allom and re-recording mixer Nigel Heath.

“Submarine,” the coming-of-age film which delighted viewers at The Toronto Film Festival premiere and at the Sundance Film Festival, has used the new PenteoSurround stereo-to-5.1 system to create an immersive Dolby Digital soundtrack. Re-recording mixer Nigel Heath, of the UK’s Hackenbacker Audio Post, created L,C, R, S audio from stereo mixes of music by Alex Turner from the band Arctic Monkeys. UK release date is March 18.

“We were really keen on having the songs sort of ‘melt’ out of the dialogue scenes rather than ‘pop out’ like a regular ‘needledrop’ cue can sometimes do,” explained Heath. “The nature of more

Harman Plays Host To Fifth AVnu Alliance AVB Plugfest For Audio Video Interoperability And Performance

Underscoring the increasing progress that the audio-video manufacturing community is making in arriving at working AVB solutions, AVnu Alliance hosted an AVB plugfest last week at Harman Professional’s Signal Processing Group in Salt Lake City. The AVnu Alliance is the industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio video by promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards over various networking link-layers. The plugfest — an invitation-only gathering of hardware manufacturers with near-market ready products —featured Harman and five other manufacturers testing interoperability and performance of AVB prototype technologies. During the plugfest, engineers from the different companies had a rare hands-on opportunity to test connectivity, interoperability and interfaces.

“The promise of AVB is universal connectivity with no performance compromises,� said Rob Urry, Harman Professional CTO, Vice President / GM Harman Professional Signal Processing Group. “But to achieve this, all participants on the AVB network more

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