Audio-Technica is proud to be the microphone manufacturer of choice for the WKSU Akron News Bureau’s newly completed Main Street Studio. WKSU news bureaus located in Cleveland, Canton, and Akron, Ohio, along with the station’s main news operations housed at the WKSU Broadcast Center on the main campus of Kent State University, provide in-depth regional news coverage to complement NPR-delivered news reports. With the Main Street Studio positioned in the shadow of the Federal Building in downtown Akron and around the corner from the county courthouse and government offices, the opportunity for creating news reports of local, national, and international interest is significant.
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In a recent You Tube clip, Audio-Technica’s Gary Boss (Marketing Director) performs an “unboxing” of A-T’s System 10 wireless, going through the package component-by-component while explaining the setup and the technologies incorporated in the system’s design.
With over 364 million views as of December 2012, Belgian – Australian multi-instrumental musician and singer-songwriter Wally de Backer, known by his stage name Gotye, has likely become somebody that you know with his hit song featuring Kimbra “Somebody That You Used to Know”. In May 2012, Gotye announced a world tour and as they wound the globe, Earthworks microphones came along along for the ride.
Gotye’s FOH engineer Lachlan Carrick was familiar with Earthworks in a studio setting, yet discovered the live sound microphones while touring with Gotye and Kimbra in early 2012. “I’d used Earthworks mics a couple of times in the studio for various things, and was always impressed with the way they came up,” explains Carrick. “Then more recently I was introduced to the new series by a fellow Australian engineer, Angus Davidson, who was mixing Kimbra at the time. The Earthworks mics sounded like they provided excellent transient response, with a natural, full tone. Although the Kimbra sound was very different to what I was going for with Gotye, I could see how the mics could work well for us.”
IXY is the new release from RØDE, a great recording microphone for iPhone® or iPad®. With up to 24-bit/96k* recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion, your iXY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate.
At the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of ½” cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree ‘near-coincident’ alignment. This results in true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in high detail.
Designed to combat the most common pitfalls of recording, Nessie automatically adapts to whatever you’re recording, applying professional studio processing combined with a built-in pop filter and internal shockmount, to produce expertly finished sound, without the need for additional mixing or editing. Just as the latest point-and-shoot cameras will reduce redeye and automatically adjust focus and exposure for improved photos, Nessie professionally enhances audio so that you get polished music demos, podcasts, interviews, YouTube broadcasts and more, instantly!
When Dr. Karl Berg became part of the world’s most extensive parrot research project as a doctorate student at Cornell University, he faced the challenge of recording 1,000 hours of the bird’s communication at a wild parrot research center in Venezuela. In a climate that averages a stifling 95 degrees with 99 percent humidity, Berg’s focus was to discover important interactions and behavioral traits among parrots in their normal habitats. To properly analyze communication habits, he needed to obtain digital recordings from inside the parrots’ nests. Berg turned to the Shure SM57 and SM11 microphones, confident the mics’ rugged design and quality would withstand Venezuela’s tropical climate conditions.
JJ Audio Mics, the custom made USA manufacturer, has announced the release of Jasper 67 Mic, their new recreation of the famous U67.
Jasper 67 Mic features the AMI T67 transformer which incorporates the winding of the U67 transformer. The tube is NOS EF 86 which offers low noise and microphonics, a clear and also rich sound. Jasper 67 also features high quality capacitors (Electrolytic, film and PIO), resistors (Takman and Mills) and Belden Silver Teflon wiring.
Earthworks introduces the newest model in the FlexMic Series, the FMR600 FlexMic, designed for permanent installation in podium applications. With a 23.62 inch total length, the EarthWorks FMR600 Microphone is ideal for most podium and house of worship applications.
König & Meyer once again sets a benchmark in the area of microphone stands. The newly developed one-hand microphone stand »Elegance« offers both unique design and functionality. The stand’s height can be adjusted quickly, easily and silently using a one-hand clutch. A completely new mechanical construction inside the stand has made this possible. The unusual triangular form and modern design of the one-hand clutch create an elegant image. The handle of the one-hand clutch is form-fit to the most common microphone clamps, which is also a novelty.
With its motto “Light Your Fire!”, the biggest live music event in the world will be broadcast from Azerbaijan. The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest will captivate over 100 million viewers on 26th May. The 57th edition of the contest will also be an anniversary for Sennheiser. It will be the 25th Song Contest to use the audio specialist’s wireless microphones and monitoring systems. Sennheiser technicians are on hand in Baku to assist the production team with their preparations.
The organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest, with host broadcaster Ictimai TV at the helm, have placed their trust in experience. So Brainpool TV GmbH, which worked with the German host broadcaster NDR to produce last year’s outstanding Song Contest, will be producing and directing this year’s event too. Similarly, as in Dusseldorf, Markus Müller of MM Communications will be supplying the wireless equipment. He will work with a team of six to look after the microphone and monitoring requirements in Baku, supporting Florian Kessler, the Head of Sound. Dr. Heinrich Esser, President of the Professional Systems Division at Sennheiser, said: “We are proud that the organisers of the ESC have placed their trust in our microphone technology once again this year, and we are glad to be working with Brainpool and Markus Müller.”