Atlanta’s Unique Squared Pro Audio and creative director “AJ” Amond Jackson gave birth to Unique Squared Mobile Studio – a full-service recording studio in the back of a tour bus. And being a bus, it is on the road all time to music festivals and conventions across the country, giving established as well as up-and-coming artists the chance to lay down tracks with top-of-the-line audio gear, including the Shure KSM42 Vocal Microphone.
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Celine Dion and her Audio Crew choosed Neumann and Sennheiser for Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas Concerts
Celine Dion’s recent comeback to The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas has once again been a resounding success, marked by soldout concerts and great reviews. Her previous headliner show at Caesar’s ran from 2003 – 2007 and was attended by over 3 million fans. This time around, Celine – who performs with 31 musicians including a full orchestra and backup band – personally selected the Neumann KK 104 S cardioid capsule coupled with a Sennheiser SKM 5200 II handheld transmitter to deliver her voice to auditorium. In addition to her vocals, a full array of Sennheiser and Neumann microphones are used capture the complex performance, which is produced by AEG/Live Concerts West and directed by Ken Ehrlich, renowned for his work on the Grammy Awards.
Shure Incorporated announced some significant fall rebates on four of its products: SM57, SM58, PGX Wireless system and PGX Digital Wireless system. If you buy one of these between October 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011, you are eligible to receive up to $30 cash back. The rebate is open to customers who purchase from Shure Authorized Distributors in the United States and Canada.
Shure’s line of SM Microphones provides high quality audio and rugged dependability, regardless of the environment. The SM57 and SM58 offer clean sound and extreme versatility. The SM57 is most often used as an instrument microphone, ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording; while the SM58 is considered the industry standard for live vocal performances.
The PGX Wireless and PGX Digital Wireless systems combine superior wireless technology with rugged reliability, providing performers and sound engineers at any skill level with the sound quality they need, without the hassle.
So, you can get a $100 rebate on Korg R3 Synthesizer Vocoder, a $100 rebate on the Korg PS60 Performance Synthesizer, a $20 rebate on the Korg Monotron Analogue Ribbon Synthesizer, a $20 rebate on the Korg Pitchblack Chromatic Pedal Tuner, a free Monotron with the purchase of a Kaoss Pad Quad, Kaossilator Pro, or KP3 Kaoss Pad, a $200 back when you purchase a Korg M50.
Shure announces its eighth annual Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition. The entry registration is open until October 21st for university and college students. Shure’s Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition gives to contestants the possibility to record a musical composition as the professional musicians and engineers do, using the same high quality Shure gear or equipment. Shure announces that a random drawing on October 24th will narrow down the entry registrants to 10 competing schools. Each contestant that will step up in the “final” will receive a microphone kit from Shure that will be used to complete the recording project entry. The microphones used in all of this will be KSM313, two KSM32, two KSM44A, one KSM42, two KSM141, four SM57, two SM27, one Beta 52A, one Beta 57A, one Beta 91A, three Beta 98AMP, two Beta 181/S each with an additional Omni capsule, one SM7B, one VP88, and one A27M.
Josephson Engineering releases for US market C716 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. The microphone is already available in Europe since its debut at Musik Messe Frankfurt. Series Seven microphones from Josephson Engineering provide unprecedented flexibility in studio pickups with a variety of directional patterns.
The C716 is a cardioid-only microphone intended for vocals and a range of studio instrument applications where warmth, precision and freedom from coloration are important. The capsule uses dual symmetrical 5-micron gold metallized polyester diaphragms. It is the single cardioid version of the capsule used in the limited production 20th anniversary C720 microphone. The electronics use true balanced discrete class A topology with transformerless output for direct coupling to any modern microphone preamp. The internal optically-isolated power supply generates capsule polarization voltage from phantom power without the use of switchers or oscillators, for lowest noise.
Roland today announces R-26 Portable Recorder, the mobile provider of six simultaneous channels of pro-quality audio recording to SD/SDHC media. With two types of built-in stereo mics, XLR/TRS combo inputs, USB audio interface functionality, and much more, Roland R-26 Portable Recorder is perfect for solo and ensemble music recording, environmental sound capture, broadcasting and audio/video production.
TC-Helicon releases VoiceLive Rack – The World’s Most Complete Vocal Effects Package and Mic Channel
TC-Helicon VoiceLive Rack is based on the upgraded and reworked effects engine that powers latest released TC-Helicon units like VoiceLive Touch and VoiceLive 2, which basically means that all types of effects for vocals are covered: µMod (detune, chorus, flange), Echo & Delay, Reverb, Harmony, HardTune & Correction, Doubling, Transducer (distortion & megaphone), Rhythmic (stutter, tremolo, etc.) and Tone (Adaptive EQ, compression, de-esser, etc.). Setting up a smooth producer-like vocal sound is as fast as it’s easy including digtal recall of a complete Mic Channel with gain and phantom settings. Of course, it’s the wide palette of included effects that offers tons of creative possibilities for the open-minded vocalist – a one-way ticket to ‘The Land of Opportunities’ for adventurous singers everywhere.
Two of the city’s largest festivals, Osheaga and Heavy MTL, have propelled Montréal to the forefront of the world’s leading festival cities. Attendance has skyrocketed with both events now attracting worldwide superstar performances. This year the headliners were Elvis Costello, Eminem, KISS, Janelle Monae, Death From Above, Cypress Hill, Sam Roberts Band, Timber Timbre, Mstrkrft, and literally scores of others appearing on multiple stages on multiple days. To meet the demands of the artists and their engineers, Sennheiser expanded its longstanding commitment to both festivals with a cornucopia of A-list microphones – both wired and wireless – together with wireless personal monitors and wireless instrument packs. Beyond that, Sennheiser supplied technical expertise and over 250 wireless headphones for a unique Kid Koala performance at Osheaga. Called Space Cadet, Sennheiser RS 116 headphones were used as the sole means of conveying the soundtrack of a projected graphic novel to the audience members.
Sennheiser MKH 8060 and MKH 8070 shotgun microphones take center court with veteran network mixer Jonathan Freed
Jonathan Freed is a freelance, Emmy-award winning network mixer who has been in the audio industry for almost 40 years. In his current role as a senior audio engineer for the NBA, his team is responsible for setting up and executing the live broadcast mix for major network basketball games, while ensuring that broadcast microphones both on and off the court are picking up every nuance of audio to support the camera angles for the live feed.
Throughout his entire career – including 17 years as a musician and recording studio owner – Freed has appreciated Sennheiser microphones for their clarity and accurate sonic representation. To capture sounds on the court, he has continually relied on the Sennheiser MKH 70 and MKH 416 shotgun mics as his ‘cornerstones’. Recently, Freed was given an opportunity to try Sennheiser’s newest entries into the realm of broadcast microphones: the MKH 8060 and MKH 8070.