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New York, NY â€“ April 18, 2011: In January, audio specialist Sennheiser announced the arrival of distributed brand K-array’s latest portable, high performance loudspeaker: the KR400S. Two months ago, owner of Lou Mannarino of NY-based L&M Sound & Light, used them for a special concert performance by The New York Philharmonic conducted by Marvin Hamlich at New York’s legendary Avery Fisher Hall more
New York–April 13, 2011: Randy Thomas’ voice is recognized by millions of television viewers each day, as the signature voice of CBS Television Distributionâ€™s Entertainment Tonight, the most-watched entertainment news magazine in the world. Since the beginning, Neumann and Sennheiser microphones have been trusted, foundational building blocks of her sound.
After getting her start as a radio DJ in Detroit in the mid-70s, her career has been built on many ‘firsts.’ In 1993, Thomas was the first woman ever to announce the Motion Picture Academyâ€™s annual Academy Awards broadcast, which she has since reprised for seven return performances.
Thomas was also the first woman to announce the Miss America Pageant, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Democratic National Convention. Other major credits include announcing 11 Tony Awards, six Emmy Award shows and Super Bowl XLIâ€™s Halftime Show, and the more
New York–April 12, 2011: Jonathan Freed is a freelance, Emmy Award winning network mixer who has been in the audio industry almost 40 years. In his current role as a senior audio engineer for the NBA, his team is responsible for setting up and executing the live broadcast mix for major network basketball games, while ensuring that broadcast microphones both on and off the court are picking up every nuance of audio to support the camera angles for the live feed.
Throughout his entire career — including 17 years as a musician and recording studio owner — Freed has appreciated Sennheiser microphones for their clarity and accurate sonic representation. To capture sounds on the court, he has continually relied on the Sennheiser MKH 70 and MKH 416 shotgun mics as his ‘cornerstones.’ Recently, Freed was given an opportunity to try Sennheiser’s more
LAS VEGAS â€“ April 11, 2011: At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, audio specialist Sennheiser (booth C 0255) sets a new professional standard for film, television and broadcast applications with the introduction of two new shotgun models.
The MKH 8060 is a versatile short shotgun, which features a compact size and light weight for camera mounting and boom pole applications. The MKH 8070 is a long shotgun, which is ideal for sports broadcast and nature recording applications that require high directivity. Sennheiserâ€™s new shotguns are members of the renowned MKH series, which uses the radio-frequency principle to resist the effects of cold and moisture. Both models suppress off-axis sound without coloration, resulting in an extremely pleasing, natural sound.
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New York–April 11, 2011: FOX Sports’ broadcast of Super Bowl XLV on January 28, 2011 was the most more
Old Lyme, Conn., 7 April â€“ Audio specialist Sennheiser has made two significant announcements concerning its ongoing effort against trademark piracy, as follows:
Sennheiser: Active in the Effort against Trademark Piracy
Sennheiser has been instrumental in the sensational success achieved by British criminal investigative authorities in the achievements against brand piracy. Numerous illegally distributed devices have been seized from the owners of an online platform in England.
The raid action was carried out by the British consumer protection and investigation authority, Trading Standards Services (TSS), Portsmouth, in February 2011. However, in order to safeguard the investigation, it has only recently been made public. During a search of the premises used by one of Englandâ€™s largest online platforms, investigators from the TSS seized hundreds of forged branded equipment purporting to have been made by Sennheiser and Monster Cable â€“ the largest number of counterfeits of this kind ever more
Toronto â€“ March 9, 2011 â€“ 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
Nashville, TN â€“ March 7, 2011: The last two years have been nothing short of astonishing for Nashville-based recording artist Lady Antebellum. In 2009, the trio earned a Grammy Award for Best New Artist; this year, they picked up Best Album of the Year. While still a relatively ‘new’ artist, “Lady A” has earned an intensely loyal fan base largely because of their relentless performing and touring schedule.
FOH engineer Brett â€œScoopâ€? Blanden has been on the front line of the band’s touring operation since the beginning. He is responsible for mixing all of Lady Antebellum’s live shows, as well as handling many equipment choices including microphones, wireless audio, PA and other fundamental elements of the live rig. He uses Sennheiser 935 capsules on all of the stage vocals.
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NAPERVILLE, Ill. â€“ March 1, 2011 â€“ The Compass Churchâ€”a 3,000-member, multi-site church located in the Chicago suburbsâ€”selected the K-array KR200S loudspeakers to reinforce the live sound of its diverse and progressive worship services. The speakers are used in the churchâ€™s new multi-site location in the gymnasium of nearby Crone Middle School, referred to as the 111 Campus.
Working with Frankfort, Ill.-based integrator Plus One AV, The Compass Church had identified some core requirements the audio system for the 111 Campus would need to overcome. First, the system would need to be extremely easy to set up and tear down each week. Second, since the facility is a gymnasium, the system would need to be acoustically flexible and able to provide superior sound for both spoken word and live music. Marty Fornelli of Plus One AV arranged a competitive shoot-out between more
Los Angeles – February 28, 2011 â€“ â€œMusicâ€™s Biggest Nightâ€? was a triumph for users of Sennheiser microphones and personal monitors, who went into the 53rd annual Grammy Awards presentation at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011 with a combined total of nearly sixty nominations. Sennheiser endorsee Lady Antebellum was the big winner, with the trio of country-pop musicians picking up five awards on a night that also featured vocal performances by over one dozen Sennheiser users and saw a variety of Sennheiser and Neumann microphones, including four new MK 4 large-diaphragm condensers, put to use capturing backline, orchestra and audience.
Lady Antebellum, moving through several stage positions, used three SKM 2000 handheld transmitters, outfitted with MMD 935-1 capsules, as they performed a medley that included â€œNeed You Now,â€? the song that helped them win two more
VERONA, Italy â€“ February 7, 2011: The Verona Opera Festival is not only renowned for its sublime operatic performances, but for its historic venue–the 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre, built in 30 AD. Since the inception of the Verona Opera in 1913, performances at the Festival at the Arena di Verona have been without live sound reinforcement. K-array, along with the production company, Musical Box Rent, was asked to provide the first sound system to ever be utilized in the legendary arena. The change was prompted by a need for better overall sound quality throughout the venue, including its back rows and terraces.
This year marks a milestone in the history of open-air opera, where technology has finally met up with the artistic needs of the genre. To increase intelligibility and perception of detail without detracting from the raw nature of operatic performance, more
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