Old Lyme, Conn. – November 30, 2011 –
Pentatonix, seen here singing into Sennheiser SKM 5200 wireless transmitters with MD 5235 capsules, took top honors in season 3’s The Sing Off.
On Monday night, NBC presented the “Live Finale: Top 3 Finalists” of its hit show The Sing Off
featuring not only the final three group contestants, but over 100 Sennheiser
microphones on stage. The Pentatonix were elected champions of season 3, and music mixer Randy Faustino was on hand to ensure the audio quality was outstanding until the very end.
Faustino, a multiple Emmy award-winning music mixer and CEO/President of Creative Sound Solutions, has been responsible for mixing not only The Sing Off, but other top national prime time programs including The Voice, American Idol and others. Whether he is faced with a live broadcast or an in-studio production, Faustino depends on Sennheiser transmitters and capsules to achieve a great sound. For “Live Finale: Top 3 Finalists” he used over 100 Sennheiser SKM 5200-II transmitters, each coupled with Sennheiser MD 5235 capsules. more…
EastWest brings back BUY ONE GET ONE FREE promotion plus special prices on Hollywood Brass and Strings
Hollywood, CA (November 28, 2011) – EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual instruments, introduces two special offers for the 2011 Holiday season. The first is the wildly popular BUY ONE GET ONE FREE promotion. This promotion allows customers who purchase any of 19 qualifying product by December 31, 2011 to choose a second product of equal or lesser value, free of charge. The second is the HOLLYWOOD SERIES HOLIDAY SPECIAL. This promotion allows customers purchase EASTWEST’s flagship Hollywood Series products; Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass, for up to 30% off the retail price. more…
HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 2011: Thanks to Metric Halo, this pre-holiday shopping season offers something more than loss-leader cuts on boring stuff. The “You’ve Been Really Good This Year And You Just Gotta Have It Sale” shaves 25% off the price of the TEC Award-winning LIO-8 (was $3,995 now $2,995), the flagship ULN-8 (was $5,995 now $4,495), the +DSP license for the LIO-8 or 2d Expanded interfaces (was $699 now $524), a 1-4 Mic Pre upgrade for the LIO-8 (was $700 now $525), and a 5-8 Mic Pre upgrade for the LIO-8 (was $625 now $469). But you must hurry because the savings on the LIO-8 and ULN-8 end after one hundred interfaces are sold. And the savings on the +DSP and Mic Pre Upgrades end on December 5th.
“It’s that time of year again,” said Metric Halo field operative Allen Rowand. “We’re certain you’ve been very good, so before you start shopping for those on your list, grab a little something for yourself… but act fast, because these savings won’t last!” more…
Innovative music learning app adds audio effects
WATERLOO, Ontario (November 22, 2011) – SuperMegaUltraGroovy today announced the immediate availability of Capo 1.2 for iOS, which adds audio effects that help users learn their favorite music by ear.
Capo 1.2′s mono re-mixing effect allows music students to isolate the left or right channel in their learning materials. For instance, a student learning to play the saxophone might have practice songs that contain a saxophone panned to the left, with the rest of the band panned to the right of the song. The student can now choose to slow down and learn the saxophone part on its own, or play along with the band. more…
Santa Monica, Calif., November 21, 2011 — Pioneering audio company Antelope Audio announced its Antelope Audiophile Special — a unique holiday price drop on its world-renowned, audiophile-grade Zodiac digital to analog converter (DAC). From now until December 31st, authorized U.S.-based Antelope Audio dealers will be offering the Zodiac at $1,295 — a $400 discount from its regular street price of $1,695.
Antelope Audio’s Zodiac D/A converter represents a groundbreaking addition to any listening set up. It contains the exact clocking technology used by top mastering professionals and engineers in the music, film and television industries. With the latest holiday discount, the Zodiac represents the most affordable entry point to help music afficiaonados hear the music as it was intended by top professionals such as Bernie Grundman of Bernie Grundman Mastering and Ward Hake, vice president of music at 20th Century Fox’s TV Music division. more…
— Longtime Genelec user McDonald opens The Growler Bites and Brews, which again features Genelec Active Monitors as its sound system —
NATICK, MA, November 17, 2011 — Danny McDonald, owner and co-owner of numerous bars, pubs and restaurants in Lower Manhattan, has opened a new establishment, The Growler Bites and Brews, that features a sound system comprising Genelec 8030A Bi-Amplified Monitors. McDonald has relied on the Genelec brand since installing his first system in 2000, and he is currently planning another large installation of the monitor speakers at New York’s historic Pier A.
The Growler Bites and Brews bar and restaurant is located in the Financial District on Stone Street, which is often referred to as Lower Manhattan’s restaurant row and is the location of several of McDonald’s other establishments. The new eatery is named after the traditional half-gallon jugs used to transport beer and sports a decidedly doggy theme, even offering a corral for its four-legged patrons while their owners chow down on organic hotdogs, microbrews and other fare. The Genelec speakers for this newest install were purchased from Guitar Center. more…
— Missouri-based pro AV manufacturer looks to increase awareness by teaming with Nashville/New York-based Clyne Media, Inc. —
PACIFIC, MO, November 16, 2011 — Lowell Manufacturing Company, a Pacific, Missouri-based manufacturer of professional AV Products, announces the appointment of Nashville- and New York-based Clyne Media, Inc. to handle its marketing and public relations initiatives. The announcement was made by John J. Lowell, Lowell Manufacturing President, and marks the launch of a new dedicated marketing program further expanding Lowell’s profile in the industry.
Lowell engineers and produces a wide range of rack, power and audio products that provide exceptional performance in professional systems integration. more…
Newest TouchMonitor Offering is an Affordable Solution for Pro-Level Loudness, True-Peak and PPM Metering for Analog and Digital Stereo and 5.1 Signals
TOKYO, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 — RTW, a leading vendor of visual audio meters for professional broadcast, production, post-production and quality control, is pleased to showcase at InterBee 2011 (Toyo Corporation Stand 4.219) the TM3 TouchMonitor, the latest addition to the company’s successful TouchMonitor range. more…
Iron Mountain’s Entertainment Services Will Provide Expertise on Issues Related to Preserving Music and Protecting Musical Intellectual Property for the Recording Industry
SANTA MONICA, CA, November 15, 2011 — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® has entered into a partnership with Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) Entertainment Services, it was recently announced. As an official P&E Wing partner, Iron Mountain will provide title sponsorship of regional Recording Academy Chapter professional development events and will serve as a sustaining member of the P&E Wing Manufacturer’s Council, a diverse array of audio-related companies that function as a creative think-tank to address industry issues, including technical best practices, new technology development, preservation of recording assets and creative rights. more…
Old Lyme, Conn. – November 15, 2011 –
Blake Shelton performs with his Sennheiser SKM 2000 transmitter, coupled with an MMD 935-1 capsule
During the 45th annual Country Music Association Awards, audio specialist Sennheiser
delivered another evening of rock solid audio and flawless RF performance courtesy of its EM 3732-II receivers, SKM 2000 and SKM 5200 transmitters and its ew 300 G3 IEM series monitoring system. The following Sennheiser users also won awards and performed live onstage using Sennheiser transmitters and capsules:
– Blake Shelton: Top Male Vocalist
(Sennheiser SKM 2000 coupled with an MMD 953-1 capsule)
– Miranda Lambert: Top Female Vocalist
– (Sennheiser SKM 2000 couple with an MMD 935-1 capsule)
– Sugarland: Vocal Duo of the Year
(Sennheiser SKM 5200-II coupled with an MD 5235 capsule)
– Lady Antebellum: Vocal Group of the Year
(Sennheiser SKM 5200-II coupled with an MD 5235 capsule)
Among the notable performance highlights was a rendition of “Georgia On My Mind” by the Zac Brown Band and music legend Gregg Allman, during which Brown used a Sennheiser SKM 2000 coupled with a MMD 935-1 mic capsule. more…