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Toronto, June 20, 2012 —Mississauga, Ontario based SmithsonMartin Inc. has announced the appointment of Josh Davis to the position of Canadian Sales Manager. In his new role, Davis will be responsible for all Canadian sales activities for SmithsonMartin, reporting directly to CEO Alan Smithson.
A graduate of Fanshaw Colleges Music Industry & Audio Program and aspiring Electronic Dance Music producer, Davis has quickly become an expert with leading software tools such as Ableton, ProTools and other DAW platforms. “Josh has an uncanny ability to learn software rapidly, but more importantly, can impart that knowledge to our customers,” commented SmithsonMartin CEO, Alan Smithson.
Among his first responsibilities was attending the Music Industry Association of Canada / Professional Audio & Lighting (MIAC/PAL), recently held in his native Mississauga, Ontario.
“Josh is a musician first and sales person second,” Smithson continued. “His easy-going nature was one of they key reasons we hired him. He tries to help our customers rather than simply sell them. This makes our customers feel like part of the Emulator family,” continued Smithson.
SmithsonMartin is the market leader in touch interface control systems for Video, Lighting, DJ and Recording Studio software.
Old Lyme, CT – June 15, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser [InfoComm 2012 booth C9736] announced that Andrew Kornstein has been appointed to the position of House of Worship Market Development Manager, effective immediately. In his new position, Kornstein will be responsible for identifying and driving opportunity for Sennheiser in the U.S.-based HOW (House of Worship) market. He will report directly to Dawn Birr, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Integrated Systems, Sennheiser.
Kornstein, who brings eight years of HOW A/V experience to his new role at Sennheiser, has applied his expertise at a broad range of worship environments, including mega-churches. As Worship Market Development Manager, he will be tasked with raising awareness of Sennheiser’s product line within the HOW market as well as engaging churches and worship facilities to help them find Sennheiser products to improve their overall ministry and worship experience.
“Andrew comes to us with several years of HOW audio and business experience. We are pleased to have him join the Sennheiser team,” Birr commented. “I believe our HOW end-user customers will find Andrew to be both very capable and personable. Additionally, he brings incredible enthusiasm to his role, which I believe our customers will find inspiring.”
Kornstein, who will be based out of Kansas City, MO, has been using Sennheiser products in HOW environments for many years and is very familiar with the entire product line. “I believe in Sennheiser products,” stated Kornstein. “They have always been my preferred product of choice in both microphone and wireless applications, and I have firsthand experience of their quality and performance in many different worship scenarios.
“I am very interested in not only raising awareness of Sennheiser in the entire church market, but also in helping communicate how Sennheiser solutions can improve the overall worship experience,” he continued.
Andrew Kornstein, House of Worship Market Development Manager, Sennheiser
Las Vegas – June 14, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser [InfoComm 2012 booth C9736] announces several new product lines from its distributed brand K-array. Manufactured and designed in Italy, K-array loudspeaker solutions are quickly becoming top choices of integrators and contractors for their space-saving designs and remarkable sound and performance. K-array’s newest additions to its portfolio of professional, high-quality loudspeakers include the Python and KMT Series for professional and install applications, the KB1R portable speaker solution, and new Redline and Kobra Series models.
New additions to K-array’s Redline Series of portable, self-powered speaker systems
The new Redline Series models — KR102, KR202 and KR402 – feature exciting updates to both the mid-hi line-array elements and powered subwoofers. The system now offers variable beam functionality and improved hardware and accessories. Each system features two channels of class D amplification housed in the subwoofer. The rear panel provides input for a balanced line signal, balanced microphone signal with phantom power and digital signals in AES/EBU protocol. An integrated touch screen provides intuitive managing and editing of powerful DSP controlling. Each system includes the following:
KR102 ($7,999.95) – Includes a pair of KMT12 (12”) subs each with 2 channels of 1,000 W matched to a KK 102 with (16) 2” neodymium speaker elements.
KR202 ($11,499.95) – Includes a pair of KMT18 (18”) subs each with 2 channels of 1,000 W matched to two KK102 mid-high arrays. A coupling assembly allows the speakers to be mounted side-by-side for narrow to wide coverage. (Shipping fall 2012)
KR402 ($15,499.95)- Includes a pair of KMT21 (21”) subs each with 2 channels of 2,000 W matched to two KP102 mid-high arrays. A coupling assembly allows the speakers to be mounted side-by-side for narrow to wide coverage.
KK52 and KK102 added to K-array’s Kobra Series of compact, powerful, passive speakers
The new K-array Kobra Series now offer variable beam functionality with 2-inch drivers housed in an elegant and sturdy stainless steel chassis. The 50-cm. KK52 ($1,249.95) and 100-cm. KK102 ($2,229.95) are compatible with a variety of rigging accessories for vertical and horizontal line-array configurations to satisfy many different venue requirements during temporary and permanent installations. Integrating one of the Redline series powered subwoofers (KMT12, KMT18, KMT21), or KA series amplifiers, with specific presets for the KK52 or KK102, ensures excellent coverage of the entire musical frequency range. Both systems are available in black or white.
Introducing the K-array Python Series: powerful and ultra-compact passive speaker solutions
The all new K-array Python Series features 3-inch drivers with variable beam functionality housed in an elegant and sturdy stainless steel chassis. The 50-cm. KP52 ($1,499.95) and 100-cm. KP102 ($2,599.95) provide excellent vocal intelligibility and response down to 150 Hz. Both are compatible with K-array KA series installed amplifiers and KMT series subwoofers. They are available in black or white and are ideal for theaters, clubs, houses of worship and more.
Announcing the K-array KMT multi-task subwoofer series
The new KMT multi-task subwoofer series features class D amplifiers, with a dedicated amplifying channel that supports varying speaker configurations, including single mid-high modules (K-array Kobra and Python series), multiple line arrays, or the passive version of an additional bass module. The rear panel provides input for a balanced line signal, a balanced microphone signal with phantom power, digital signals in AES/EBU protocol and on an XLR for ease of cabling. An integrated touch screen provides intuitive managing and editing of powerful DSP controlling. The line comprises the following:
KMT12 ($2,399.95)- Redline series “multi-task” powered 12” subwoofer with integrated DSP, touch panel and powered output (also to be available as a passive version in fall 2012, $1,299.95)
KMT18($2,699.95) – Redline series “multi-task” powered 18” subwoofer with integrated DSP, touch panel and powered output (also to be available as a passive version, $1,599.95, both expected to ship fall 2012)
KMT21($4,199.95) – Redline series “multi-task” powered 21” subwoofer with integrated DSP, touch panel and powered output (also to be available as a passive version in fall 2012, $2,449.95)
During InfoComm, K-array will also preview its upcoming additions to the KMT subwoofer series. It will also show the KB1R powered speaker, ideal as an extension to the KB1 portable speaker system. These new products are expected to ship this fall. K-array will be demoing these and other products during exhibit hours at InfoComm in Audio Demo Room N119 (Sennheiser).
Santa Monica, CA, June 11, 2012 – As a music scoring mixer, recordist and producer since the early 1980s, Alan Meyerson has been well-placed to observe the transition from analog to digital audio production and post-production in the motion picture industry. With the proliferation of digital audio equipment in the studio over the years, Meyerson has turned to Antelope Audio to maintain sample-accurate synchronization among all devices, most recently installing an Isochrone Trinity universal high-definition master clock.
Meyerson has been clocking with one model of Antelope Audio device or another since the company was first established, back in 2005, he says. “I’m very familiar with what clocking does to the audio; that was one of the reasons I switched to Antelope initially. In the system I had, as soon as I put the original Antelope in, it made a tremendous difference. The imaging became much more solid. It was an instantaneous improvement.”
Meyerson, who is based at renowned film and video game score composer Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions studio complex in Santa Monica, CA, has more than 100 film score mixing credits to his name, including the Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers trilogies and the highly anticipated The Dark Knight Rises, which opens this summer. “Hans has two mix rooms and I have one mix room,” says Meyerson, who regularly works with Zimmer, as well as with the independent composers Steve Jablonsky and Henry Jackman.
With the busy summer season coming up fast, Meyerson’s work schedule is currently pretty busy. “Right now I’m working on G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and I just finished Battleship, so I’ve been in action mode. In between the two I squeezed in Oliver Stone’s new movie, Savages,” he reports.
In his mix room at Remote Control, Meyerson’s core system comprises four digital audio components: “I have two Pro Tools rigs, a Cubase rig and a Euphonix System 5 console.” But a recent change in his workflow dictated the need for an upgrade to the Trinity master clock. “I reached the point where I needed to run multiple sample rates,” he explains.
“I decided to take my orchestral recordings up to 96 kHz,” Meyerson elaborates. “My synth masters from the composers I work with arrive with me at 44.1. When I deliver my stems for the dub I have to deliver at 48k. So I’m running three sample rates at the same time, pretty much all the time. The System 5 makes it easier, but I didn’t have a master clock that was handling it. Trinity was able to do that for me very effectively, so I switched.”
The effect that accurate, stable clocking has on a digital audio system can be difficult to grasp without experiencing it first-hand. But Meyerson, an Antelope Audio user for many years, can certainly vouch for just how critical a good master clock can be in any digital audio setup: “When people ask me about converters and sample rates and all that stuff, I tell them, honestly, the thing that I find that makes the biggest difference is the clocking. I can run at 44.1 with a basic converter and if I have everything clocked absolutely perfectly it’s going to sound better than a poorly clocked 96k super-high-end, super-expensive converter. And I’ve proven that time and time again.”
About Antelope Audio
Antelope Audio is the brainchild of Igor Levin who has more than 20-years’ experience and a number of innovations in digital audio and synchronization technology. The company is widely acknowledged as the leading manufacturer of audio master clocks. In 2009 Antelope Audio launched its product line of high-resolution USB D/A converters, being among the pioneers designing a 384 kHz DAC. Antelope’s DACs employ their renowned 64-bit clocking and jitter management technologies and custom-designed circuits, achieving unprecedented precision and sound clarity.
Las Vegas – June 6, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will host a demo room during InfoComm 2012 featuring brand new product offerings from its premium distributed brand, Italian loudspeaker manufacturer K-array. The demo room, which is open to all InfoComm attendees, will include the full line of K-array products including the concert speakers, portable speaker systems and installed sound speakers. In addition to the new portable Redline series models, new speaker solutions for install will be showcased.
In between the K-array sessions, Sennheiser will conduct personalized demos of its Audio Distribution Network (ADN), Tourguide EK1039 and wireless microphone systems.
Participants who register in advance will receive a free K-array ecodock, a compact, wireless, battery-free loudspeaker designed for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S which offers an added 10 dB to calls and music. Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Sennheiser booth to preview new Sennheiser and K-array products, and experience an innovative, all-new concept product from Sennheiser.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 through Friday, June 15, 2012
between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
(Register for your preferred time slot at www.sennheiserusa.com/infocommdemo)
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Audio Demo Room N119 (Sennheiser)
Las Vegas, NV 89109
• Who should attend:
- Live sound professionals
- System integrators
- Anyone with a need for sophisticated speaker technology
For more information and to register, please visit www.sennheiserusa.com/infocommdemo
The incredibly thin and lightweight K-array loudspeakers are manufactured in
Italy and distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Sennheiser. Despite their small size, K-array speakers deliver impressive power and sound quality for small, me-dium and large-scale applications, including touring, special events, installed sound and broadcast. For more information, please visit www.k-array.com.
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The recently upgraded TRUE Systems P-SOLO
OLD LYME, Conn. – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that its distributed brand, TRUE Systems, has relaunched the highly successful P-SOLO precision mic and instru-ment preamplifier with significant improvements to the original design and manufacturer specifications. The upgrade, which also applies to the newer P-SOLO Ribbon, is in-tended to produce noticeable improvements in sonic clarity, long-term reliability and unit-to-unit consistency of the P-SOLO.
The P-SOLO, which is a compact, single-channel preamplifier based on the design and sound of the acclaimed Precision 8 and P2analog preamps, is the perfect solution for home/project studios and delivers uncompromising quality at an affordable price. Up-dates to the P-SOLO include gold-contact switches, a surface-mount technology (SMT) design, 0.1% precision resistors, and changes to the nomenclature of the front panel, which were implemented as a result of direct feedback from users.
“When we launched the P-SOLO six years ago, our goal was to put a truly high-end, sin-gle channel preamplifier in the hands of the serious musician or recording engineer,” commented Tim Spencer, president of TRUE Systems. “In launching the updated P-SOLO, we have taken a proven, best-in-class product and made it even better, improving both the sound and usability. The P-SOLO is now more relevant than ever for anyone who craves professional quality in a small and flexible package.”
The P-SOLO is a truly diverse preamplifier suitable not only for home and project studios, but also for live and on-location applications. Designed to provide stunning sonic detail with a neutral, musical character, the P-SOLO provides superior results with any type of microphone: condenser, dynamic or ribbon.
TRUE Systems P-SOLO at a glance
• Natural, musical, highly detailed soundfield
• Complete compatibility with condenser, dynamic and ribbon mics
• A totally balanced, dual servo, high dynamic range, transformerless design
• Internal linear AC power supply for excellent transient response
• Instrument input/DI: high-impedance discrete FET
• High-pass filter and 48V phantom power
• Dual analog outputs
• Four-level metering
• Oversize volume control with selectable low gain position
• Compact, portable, solid desktop case
The upgraded version of the P-SOLO is available now. Pricing remains $599.95.
The recently upgraded TRUE Systems P-SOLO
About TRUE Systems
TRUE Systems is an internationally acclaimed brand of premium professional recording and sound reinforcement products designed and manufactured by Sunrise Engineering and Design Inc. (Tucson, Ariz.). TRUE Systems products are used in every segment of professional audio production including recording and broadcast studios, concert halls, remote recording and live sound, etc. The primary goal of the TRUE Systems brand is to provide a state-of-the-art solution for every application, at an affordable price point, with-out compromise to the sonic integrity or feature set of the products. TRUE Systems prod-ucts are distributed in the U.S. via Sennheiser Electronic Corporation in Old Lyme, Conn.
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the com-pany with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Sci-entific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Old Lyme, Conn., May 30, 2012: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has partnered with channel management solutions developer Channel IQ to implement an innovative badging program for its network of authorized e-commerce dealers beginning this month. The program provides assurance to consumers that they are purchasing genuine Sennheiser products from an authorized dealer.
The authentication system, developed by Channel IQ with cooperation from Sennheiser, provides ‘instant dealer verification badges’ on authorized e-commerce sites, thereby adding an extra layer of protection for consumers during the online purchasing process. The badging system also enables Sennheiser to more effectively implement pricing controls, while mitigating the potential for grey market and counterfeit activity.
“By partnering with Channel IQ on this authentication program, we are able to tighten our distribution network while providing assurance to our loyal customers that they are purchasing genuine Sennheiser products,” commented Bill Whearty, vice president of sales and marketing for Sennheiser’s U.S. Retail division. “This is a tool that will help protect our premium brand image, while providing consistency in pricing among our valued dealer network.”
Sennheiser is an early adopter of the new Channel IQ program, which is beneficial to both consumers and dealers. The dealer verification badges — which provide third party indemnification to the consumer at the SKU level — each contain a unique serial number that changes any time a page is refreshed and cannot be copied.
“Channel IQ has a longstanding relationship with Sennheiser on minimum advertised pricing (MAP) violations and monitoring, and they were the first to step forward and implement this progressive program,” commented Jeff Messer, general manager, brand protection services, Channel IQ. “Consumers want to know that they are purchasing products through a secure and trusted partner. This program not only provides that confidence, but also adds legitimacy and authenticity to a dealer’s online shopping cart. It is a win-win for the consumer, the dealer and Sennheiser.”
Sennheiser is a world leading manufacturer of high performance and best-selling headphones and microphones, considered indispensable among music lovers, audiophiles, recording studios, sound professionals, custom installers and home theater enthusiasts. Sennheiser products feature superb sound reproduction quality, making them the first choice for many high-profile recording artists.
OLD LYME, Conn. – May 29 2012: The U.S. subsidiary of headphone and microphone manufacturer Sennheiser named Guitar Center, Inc. its 2011 dealer of the year for excellent sales, customer support and comprehension of Sennheiser’s diverse line of microphones, wireless systems and headphones.
“We are pleased to announce that Guitar Center has once again captured the Dealer of the Year award for our Music Retail division,” said Bill Whearty, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation’s vice president of sales and marketing, retail division. “Guitar Center continues to excel in sales of Sennheiser headphones and microphones and has once again achieved impressive year over year sales growth.”
“We are pleased to once again be recognized as Sennheiser’s MI Dealer of the Year,” commented Bill Wrightson, vice president of technology merchandise for Guitar Center. “Sennheiser continues to represent a very important part of our product offering to consumers and we continue to receive excellent feedback — particularly on Sennheiser microphones and headphones. We are pleased to be associated with the Sennheiser brand, which is world renowned for its quality and support.”
L-R:Craig Malcor. High Tech Accessory Buyer/Category Manager, Guitar Center; Robby Scharf, Key Accounts Manager, Sennheiser; and Bill Wrightson, VP, High Tech Merchandising, Guitar Center.
Old Lyme, CT – May 24, 2012— For six years, BGR (Boy Genius Report) has been a primary destination for consumers to get a first glimpse at breaking news and cutting-edge consumer products in the tech space. For BGR, one of the most prominent tech and mobile sites in the world, quality is key. Now, as it is making new forays into video, BGR has turned to Sennheiser for the best possible audio.
BGR, which was originally founded under the precept of providing viewers with not only the latest tech and product news but also leading commentary and insights from industry influencers and tastemakers, is focused on quality rather than quantity when creating content for its viewers.
Therefore, as it launches The BGR Show, a weekly video report that looks at the different ways technology has permeated our daily lives through the lens of manufacturers, celebrities, personalities and executives, BGR has armed its production team with a fleet of DSLR cameras coupled with Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 wireless microphone systems. The BGR Show debuts on BGR.com on May 31st.
“Most devices that are connected to the Internet these days — whether they are laptops, monitors or headphones, wired or wireless — are capable of delivering a high quality experience to people,” commented Jonathan Geller, President and Editor-In-Chief of BGR.com. “In terms of production quality, we wanted to partner with Sennheiser to make sure that everything we did with audio was to the highest standard.”
“Regardless of where we are capturing the content, Sennheiser’s microphones and wireless equipment play a fundamental role in this process,” he continued. Sennheiser’s wireless expertise regularly contributes to the success of events such as The Super Bowl, The Grammy Awards® and many other major broadcast productions.
The BGR Show is being launched in partnership with Pharrell Williams and Google and will cover the latest tech and lifestyle products, while featuring prominent celebrities, executives, and other influencers. Ken “Duro” Ifill, a Grammy winning mixer & producer who has worked alongside chart topping artists such as Jay-Z, The Beastie Boys, Usher, Mariah Carey and many others will be co-executive producing the show alongside Geller.
Video content will be capturing using Canon’s DSLR family, which provides both image quality and editing flexibility and the audio will be captured with Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 wireless microphone and transmitter sets, which provide not only outstanding audio quality but also ruggedness and reliability in the field.
For more information on The BGR Show, please visit http://www.bgr.com/2012/05/21/presenting-the-bgr-show/.
Asheville, NC, May 23, 2012— Today Google, Inc. honored the late Robert A. Moog, inventor of the Moog Synthesizer and founder of Moog Music Inc. with a “Moog Google Doodle” in honor of his 78th birthday. For 24 hours beginning early the morning of May 23rd, visitors to the Google site are greeted by a fully interactive, playable Google logo resembling a vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer — an instrument that has made an indelible mark on modern music through a broad range of artists such as Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, U2, Sugarland, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West and Trent Reznor.
As the world’s leading manufacturer of analog synthesizers, Moog Music continues to build on Dr. Moog’s legacy by designing and manufacturing groundbreaking instruments such as Animoog, the world’s first professional synthesizer for the iPad and the Minitaur, a miniaturized version of the famous Taurus Bass Pedals.
“We are extremely excited about Google’s honor and recognition of Bob Moog,” commented Michael Adams, CEO, Moog Music Inc. “Bob’s life has affected so many people and continues to do so. We are truly grateful to be a part of carrying on his legacy through the instruments we create in his name. Thank you, Google for recognizing Bob, and his legacy.”
The Moog Google Doodle, built with a combination of highly advanced programming tools, enables Google visitors to produce nearly limitless sounds with the click of a mouse or the stroke of a key. Visitors are even able to capture and share their sonic creations using a simulated analog 4-track tape recorder patched in to the synth.
“With his passion for high-tech tool-making in the service of creativity, Bob Moog is
something of a patron saint of the nerdy arts and a hero to many of us here at
Google,” commented Joey Hurst, software engineer, Google. “Our interactive, playable logo was inspired by the instruments withwhich Moog brought musical performance into the electronic age.”
Dr. Moog’s instruments were hand crafted with the same spirit of innovation that drives Moog Music to this day, and the company continues to preserve and advance his legacy through its own initiatives and through the Bob Moog Foundation.
In honor of Dr. Bob’s birthday and in appreciation of Google’s Doodle, Moog Music will donate 50% of its website clothing and merchandise sales to the Bob Moog Foundation for purchases made on May 23rd. Additionally, Moog’s website contains videos and historical information about Dr. Bob, as well as a promotion on his last synth design: the Little Phatty. Check these out on the web and at authorized musical instrument retailers around the world.
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