Archive of the Microphones, Mic Processors Category

American Idol Winds Down to its Final Five Contestants, with Sennheiser Microphones Sounding Off as Clear Favorite

scaled_e1273082133.jpgOLD LYME, Conn. – May 5, 2010 – While the voting results of 24 million viewers are anything but predictable, there has been at least one constant throughout the entire ninth season of “American Idol:� the outstanding sonic performances of Sennheiser microphones. The audio specialist’s microphones are used ubiquitously by the show’s contestants, backing musicians, high profile guests and judges.

For the third year in a row, American Idol has used the winning combination of Sennheiser’s MD 5235 capsule along with the eye-catching, chrome-plated SKM 5200 handheld wireless microphone system. It has evolved into an icon among viewers, while delivering predictably outstanding sonic quality each night. more

Sennheiser Sound Academy Announces Spring/Summer Seminars, Covering RF wireless, Installed Sound and Recording Technology

OLD LYME, Conn. – April 26, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it is kicking off another robust season of its Sennheiser Sound Academy training series. Since its inception in 2006, The Sennheiser Sound Academy has become established as one of the premier traveling seminars related to professional audio. The seminars cover three fundamental technology areas related to sound reproduction: RF wireless technologies, recording technology and installed sound.

The focused curriculum of the Sennheiser Sound Academy has proven to be of interest to sound professionals in a broad range of fields, including broadcast, theater, film, music related industries and many others. Each seminar is led by Sennheiser experts, all of whom are accomplished in a wide range of sound applications. The Sennheiser Sound Academy is typically held in a variety of locations including universities, recording studios, theatres, houses of worship and many other places. more

A look behind the scenes: the HMD 26 broadcast headset in a field trial

Randy FlickOld Lyme, CT, 13 April 2010 – Sennheiser is a leading player in the broadcasting sector; for more than 50 years, the audio specialist has been developing professional broadcast technology in close cooperation with end users. For Sennheiser’s new HMD 26 broadcast headset, the company took advice and considered feedback from several experts in the field of broadcasting.

One of them is Randy Flick, senior audio for HBO Boxing and a top A1 in the sports industry. During the last month, Randy put the HMD 26 through its paces during a live HBO Boxing event at Mohegan Sun Casino in CT and also at an HBO PPV event at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The aim was to measure the performance of the HMD 26 in a demanding, live broadcast environment. more

Sennheiser Initiates 20% Price Decrease on Renowned MKH 416 Broadcast Microphone

MKH 416OLD LYME, Conn. – April 12, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that effective April 12th, the first day of the National Association of Broadcasters convention, it has initiated a 20% price decrease on its MKH 416 shotgun microphones. The price decrease brings the powerful sound, robust construction and ultra-reliable performance within reach of a wider audience of broadcast consumers.

The MKH 416 shotgun interference tube microphone is one of Sennheiser’s most successful shotgun mics. Its excellent directivity and compact design, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection make it an excellent choice for film, radio and television, and especially outdoor broadcast applications. more

New versions and an accessory kit for Sennheiser’s smallest clip-on microphone

MKE 1 WhiteOld Lyme, Conn. – April 12, 2010 – Audio specialist Sennheiser is introducing new color and connector options for the MKE 1, the company’s smallest clip-on microphone. In addition to the traditional black and beige models, the MKE 1 is now available in white and brown. Sennheiser also announces a new accessory set for the MKE 1, which includes everything required for securely attaching the tiny microphone in a variety of applications.

“We added a white version of the MKE 1 microphone to the portfolio especially for our broadcast customers,� says Robb Blumenreder, channel manager for professional systems at Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. “The brown version is ideal for theater applications.� more

Professional receivers and transmitters now with a wider switching bandwidth

EM 3732-IIOld Lyme, CT, April 12, 2010: Audio specialist Sennheiser is launching new versions of its professional wireless products at NAB 2010. The EM 3732-II twin receiver and the SK 5212-II bodypack transmitter feature a switching bandwidth of up to 184 MHz and have a special mode for more interference-free transmission frequencies. This means that sound engineers can adapt to worldwide transmission conditions more easily and avoid interference from other transmitter with the same excellent channel separation and strong signal immunity that they are accustomed to from professional Sennheiser systems.

Reliable reception with wider switching bandwidth
The doubled switching bandwidth enhances the flexibility and versatility of the EM 3732-II receiver and its sister models, the EM 3731-II and EM 3732-COM-II. “The receivers are fitted with very high-quality linear amplifiers and auto-tuning filters,� explained Robb Blumenreder, channel manager of professional systems at Sennheiser’s U.S. headquarters. “This greatly reduces the amount of intermodulation products, ensuring reliable reception even in difficult RF environments.� more

Audio-Technica Microphones Selected for WKSU’s Folk Alley Mobile Studio

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— Popular Internet radio stream equips its new mobile studio with Audio-Technica mics for live music capture, in-studio performances and voiceovers —

2010 NAB, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a world leader for microphone solutions for over 45 years, was recently selected as microphone of choice employed by the new mobile studio for the Folk Alley live streaming web radio program from Kent, Ohio-based WKSU-FM. Audio-Technica microphones are used for announcement/voiceover applications, live music broadcast and in-studio guests/performances in the mobile broadcast vehicle, which has been up and running since August 1, 2009, and was part of the team for the National Public Radio (NPR) stream from the 50th Anniversary Newport Folk Festival later that month.

WKSU and Folk Alley Executive Director Al Bartholet stated, “When we first developed our plans for Folk Alley’s mobile recording studio, we put Audio-Technica microphones on the top of our wish list. Music and radio are industries that revolve around audio, and having the ability to use mics of Audio-Technica’s outstanding quality makes it easier for us to do our job well.� more

Audio-Technica U.S. Offers 5-Year Warranty on Selected Broadcast & Production Products

— Warranty is effective for all applicable products purchased from an authorized Audio-Technica U.S. dealer on or after January 1, 2010 —

NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a world leader in transducer technology, announces a new five-year warranty for selected A-T Broadcast & Production Products. This warranty includes some of Audio-Technica’s most popular offerings for the broadcast and production market sectors — numerous shotgun, stereo, handheld and gooseneck mics in the product range are all eligible. The announcement was made by Greg Pinto, Audio-Technica U.S. Vice President of Marketing, and underscores A-T’s ongoing commitment to its broadcast solutions and unparalleled dedication to its end users. “These are extremely durable, high-performance microphones,� said Pinto. He continued: “Their durability has been proven by the use of thousands of Broadcast & Production microphones spanning two decades in summer and winter game climates as well as by our own rigorous environmental testing procedures. We are confident that these microphones will live up to the promise of our extended warranty.�

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Audio-Technica Displays Expanded 40 Series

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— Groundbreaking new ribbon microphones, stereo condenser and multi-pattern condenser bolster A-T’s award-winning 40 Series —

NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, displays its four latest 40 Series microphone offerings: the AT4080 and AT4081 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphones, the AT4050ST Stereo Condenser Microphone and the AT4047MP Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone. These four products have also recently been certified by the Music Engineering and Technology Alliance (METAlliance).

The AT4080 and AT4081 are Audio-Technica’s first-ever ribbon microphones. A-T’s R&D team in Japan engineered and manufactured the AT4080 and AT4081 from the ground up, utilizing a hand-built, proprietary design with rugged construction. With these groundbreaking microphones, A-T achieves the coveted ribbon microphone sound while solving the problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon mics. With 18 patents pending, the mics’ innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone technology, combining remarkable durability and high SPL capability with smooth, rich audio quality. The AT4080’s footprint is that of a side-address condenser, and the AT4081 resembles a pencil condenser. more

Audio-Technica Introduces Its BP4001 and BP4002 Interview Microphones

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— The BP4001 Cardioid Dynamic and BP4002 Omnidirectional Dynamic Interview Mics feature exceptional sound quality and extended handle, perfect for on-location interviews and sports broadcasting —

NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, introduces its BP4001 Cardioid Dynamic Interview Microphone and BP4002 Omnidirectional Dynamic Interview Microphone. These professional mics, each featuring extended-length handles, are ideal for all aspects of broadcast and remote newsgathering: on-location interviews, ENG, EFP, sports applications and much more. more

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