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Jam, mix, record: Sennheiser has the most interactive stand ever at prolight+sound
Sennheiser is inviting visitors to prolight+sound 2014 to become immersed in sound, participate in hands-on sessions and even perform live at its stand. To showcase its latest solutions, the audio specialist is giving artists the opportunity to experience its technology through their own music and performances: Sennheiser’s evolution stage is welcoming performers who would like to share their talent with a larger public, while the Sennheiser Sound Room is the place to go for singer/songwriters who want to record some of their material with the help of a professional musician and engineer. The Sound Room also provides an opportunity to become one of the first users of the brand-new MK 8 recording microphone. For those interested in turntablism, a dedicated DJ Corner will offer sessions with a pro DJ – and Sennheiser’s new range of DJ and mixing headphones.
Sennheiser Open Stage
Bring your talent! The evolution stage welcomes bands to play for the public. Instruments available on site include a set of different vocal mics, an electric and an acoustic guitar, electric bass, saxophone, percussion kit (cajon, congas and bongos) and a ‘world’ kit (cajon with pedal, snare and hihat). To qualify for a performance, simply come to the Sennheiser stand in Hall 8, No. A 70 and play your tunes to us in the Sound Room. There will be four band slots per day, more on the Saturday. The reward for every performing band (besides frantic applause): they will take an MK 4 recording mic with them.
Sennheiser Sound Room
The Sennheiser Sound Room is back again, offering singer/songwriters and small bands the perfect opportunity to record some of their material with the help of a musician/engineer, with the finished track(s) provided to take home on a USB stick, compliments of Sennheiser. A guitar, cajon and a saxophone are available, as are several MK 4 and MK 8 recording microphones.
In daily sessions, a professional turntablist will show aspiring DJs how to scratch and beat juggle. Participants will listen via Sennheiser’s new range of DJ headphones – the HD8 DJ, HD7 DJ and HD6 MIX – and will be invited to try some tricks of the trade themselves.
Launch of the MK 8 studio mic
The world’s largest pro audio/MI show is also the ideal place to introduce the MK 8 double-diaphragm condenser microphone. The long-awaited sister model to the MK 4, this professional recording microphone features five switchable polar patterns (omni-directional, wide cardioid, cardioid, super-cardioid, figure-of-eight) to adapt to any recording situation. It has one-inch diaphragms precisely spattered with 24-carat gold, and an elastically mounted capsule to attenuate structure-borne noise. The MK 8 features a three-position switchable low-cut/roll-off filter to eliminate low-frequency noise or reduce the proximity effect, respectively. The sturdy mic is also fitted with a three-position pad switch to handle excessively loud audio sources and adapt the signal to subsequent recording equipment. The MK 8 will be available from late summer.
What else will be on show?
Sennheiser will showcase its wireless microphone and monitoring systems, from the best-selling evolution wireless series – including the 1.8 GHz models – to the benchmark Digital 9000 system. The LSP 500 PRO will be the PA system of choice for the Sennheiser evolution stage. Another focus will be on audio for video, showing Sennheiser equipment – both wired and wireless – for optimum camera sound. Recording enthusiasts can not only try the MK 4 and MK 8 large-diaphragm condenser microphones but also check Sennheiser’s extensive range of monitoring headphones.
Visit Sennheiser at the prolight+sound in Hall 8, Stand A 70.