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…

NETIA Provides France Telecom/Orange With Comprehensive Content Management System

NETIA Software Solution to Simplify and Automate Multiplatform Content Delivery Workflow for Leading Telecommunications Brand

CLARET, France — May 3, 2010 — NETIA today announced that it has provided Orange, the key brand of leading telecommunications operator France Telecom, with a content management system (CMS) designed to support Telco operators’ end-to-end media management and distribution needs. Built on NETIA’s versatile Manreoâ„¢ media asset management (MAM) system, the CMS will enable Orange to store, manage, and distribute content to any service provider or multimedia platform. more…

Sennheiser’s Systems Integration Division Names Southern California Sound Image “Dealer of the Year�

e1272855677.jpgOLD LYME, Conn. – May 3, 2010: The U.S. subsidiary of headphone and  microphone manufacturer Sennheiser names Southern California Sound Image its 2009 dealer of the year for excellent sales, customer support and comprehension of Sennheiser’s diverse line of installed sound systems and components.

To express its thanks, Sennheiser made a generous donation to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development fund in the name of Southern California Sound Image. The donation supports the emergency relief and recovery efforts for those affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti. more…

Audiofile Engineering Posts Backline Calc 2.0 for iPhone OS

Professional musical calculator for iPhone and iPod touch adds new features

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Minneapolis, MN (April 30, 2010) – Audiofile Engineering, a leading audio software developer for Mac, has released Backline Calc 2.0, an update to their professional music calculator app for Apple iPhone and iPod touch. Backline Calc is an indispensible tool for musicians, music students and teachers, DJs, audio and video engineers and broadcast technicians, featuring more than 20 calculators and converters to cover virtually any musical situation, conveniently written for Apple’s iPhone OS.

“Playing, teaching, practicing or writing music, mixing live sound and producing music all involve calculations and conversions of musical and technical data,â€? says Matthew Foust of Audiofile Engineering. “Backline Calc lets you calculate musical, acoustic, video and even electrical data quickly and easily, so you can get on with the music and not the math.â€? more…

Waves Audio Appoints Clyne Media to Lead International Public Relations Initiatives

— Clyne Media’s role increases in scope as Waves expands its global marketing efforts —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, April 29, 2010 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, announces the appointment of Nashville- and New York-based firm Clyne Media, Inc. to handle its international public relations efforts, effective immediately. The two organizations already have a close working relationship, as for several years, Clyne Media has handled Waves’ PR in the United States. The announcement was made by Mick Olesh, Waves Executive VP, Sales & Marketing, and further underscores Waves’ commitment to its marketplace.

“We are thrilled to have Clyne Media take on our international PR,â€? stated Olesh. “As they have shown us through the years, Robbie and his team have a great reputation throughout the industry, with the right expertise and level of experience to get the job done. They continue to be an enormous asset for our company and loyal end user base, and expanding their duties beyond the United States market is a natural step forward for Waves, as we look to continue increasing our market share and brand awareness.â€? more…

Waves Audio Announces Discounted Students Pricing on Selected Bundles

— Waves continues to support aspiring engineers, producers and musicians with a 50% discount for some of the most popular and essential Waves plug-ins —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, April 28, 2010 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, announces new discounted student pricing for selected plug-in bundles, as part of their ongoing support of aspiring audio engineers, producers and musicians, and their commitment to providing the highest quality tools. The discount pricing for qualified students is 50% off MSRP. Eligible bundles include: Musicians 1; Musicians 2; Native Power Pack; Renaissance Maxx Native; Silver; Gold Native; and four Waves Signature Series collections: The Tony Maserati Artist Signature Collection, The Eddie Kramer Artist Signature Collection, The Chris Lord-Alge Artist Signature Collection and The Jack Joseph Puig Artist Signature Collection.

To qualify for student pricing, the student and dealer are asked to provide the following:

1. A valid student ID from a recognized educational institution [a list of U.S. schools can be found here] or a Waves-certified institution [list found here]. If in doubt, users should consult orders@waves.com before completing the purchase.

2. Additional official identification (e.g. driver’s license or passport)

3. Completed Waves student discount application form, which can be downloaded at http://www.waves.com/Objects/pdf/general/student-discount-application.pdf.

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Ultrasone Expands Roster of Artist Endorsers with Buck Dharma & Morris Hayes

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Wildomar, Calif. – (April 27, 2010) – Ultrasone Inc., distributor for German headphone manufacturer Ultrasone AG, is proud to announce that its headphone have been chosen by two more music industry icons. Morris Hayes, keyboardist for Prince, Maceo Parker and others has chosen Ultrasone’s HFI-680 and Blue Oyster Cult’s legendary guitarist Buck Dharma has selected Ultrasone’s PRO-750.

Morris Hayes commented of his HFI-680’s safe listening characteristics, “Since I’ve been using Ultrasone headphones, I’ve been able to extend my sessions without experiencing any listening fatigue.â€? Buck Dharma remarked on the sound quality of his PRO 750s, “My Ultrasone headphones are excellent for creating, composing, editing and mixing. Listening though my PRO-750s is the closest thing I’ve found to replicating how music sounds in free air.â€? more…

ASK Video Announces Cubase 5 Level 3 Tutorial

ASK Video Announces Cubase 5 Level 3 Tutorial

Offers pre-order discount of 20%

Ontario, Canada (April 27, 2010) – ASK Video Interactive Media, a leading creator of software tutorials on DVD, announces the Cubase 5 Level 3 DVD tutorial. This third installment in a four-part series will ship May 10, 2010 and is available to pre-order at a 20% discount through May 9.

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In Cubase 5 Level 3, ASK Video CEO and Cubase guru Steve Kostrey builds upon the topics covered in Levels 1 and 2 with advanced features of Steinberg’s legendary Cubase Music Creation and Production software. Topics include offline processing, recording vocal comps in lanes, surround sound, transposing audio, pitch correction, time warp, advanced audio functions and more. 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…

Suria FM Notices The Difference That Jünger Audio Makes

As part of its commitment to give listeners the best quality audio possible, Malaysian radio station Suria FM has installed a Jünger Audio D07 two-channel digital transmission processor at its main transmission site. The unit was supplied and installed by Jünger Audio’s Malaysian distributor, Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup.

The Kuala Lumpur-based broadcaster is operated by Rimamakmur SDN BHD, a company owned by Star Publications. It broadcasts in Malay and offers listeners a wide selection of contemporary music on a 24 hours a day basis.

Technical Supervisor Shahariman Abdul Shah says: “We needed to improve the quality of our audio output from our transmitter site, which is equipped with an Eddystone Transmitter. The Jünger Audio D07 unit had proved to be the ideal solution. Since its installation our broadcasts sound much better and we are very happy with the results we are achieving.â€? more…

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