Designed for kicks: The e 602-II bass drum microphone
With the e 602-II, Sennheiser’s Mic of the Month for December (happyevolution.com), drummers simply get more out of their kick drum: bass sounds with more punch, more precise attack and more transparent high frequencies. “There was this trend to ask for a more ‘modern’ sound from the kick drum; that is to say more resolution, greater openness and a fuller range of sound,” remembers Sebastian Schmitz, Sennheiser portfolio manager.
Authentic and direct – the Sennheiser e 906 guitar amp microphone
Just a quick glance at online discussions and user ratings for the e 906 mic reveals a certain level of devotion. But just what makes this guitar microphone so popular? Sennheiser portfolio manager Sebastian Schmitz explained: “The e 906 incorporates decades of experience with guitar microphones. And we’ve developed quite a few decent models throughout our company history!” One of these “decent” guitar microphones is the MD 409: Often referred to as ‘the best guitar microphone that there is’, the MD 409 still enjoys legendary status among sound engineers and was the inspiration for the development of the e 906. Sennheiser looked to this classic mic’s ability to capture warm, dreamy guitars and pithy metal riffs equally well as the starting point for creating the newer model. Similarly the e 906 sought to offer ease of handling that matched the MD 409, which was nicknamed the “guitar briquette”, and could be simply hung on its cable in front of the amp – a blessing for quick set-ups and use on small stages.
SENNHEISER AND NEUMANN AT AES
When the AES opens its doors in New York on 17 October, there will not only be AES’s 70th anniversary to celebrate but also Neumann.Berlin’s 90th company anniversary, which is amply reflected on the joint stand with Sennheiser (Booth No. 724). Both companies will bring their top audio products to the convention.
A NEW LEVEL IN WIRELESS MICROPHONE MANAGEMENT
With the release of version 2.0.0 of Sennheiser Control Cockpit, this acclaimed software has been further developed into a flexible IT-driven tool that ensures optimized workflows and convenience for professionals managing wireless microphones. In addition to microphones from Sennheiser’s SpeechLine Digital Wireless series, this latest version now supports the new evolution wireless G4 microphone systems and is downwards compatible with G3. Furthermore, 2.0.0 offers password protection, enhanced battery management options including notification profiles, and a thorough refresh of the user interface to enhance usability. The software is now available for free download from the Sennheiser website.
Sennheiser launches “AMBEO AR One” in-ears for magic leap one glasses
Sennheiser has today unveiled the AMBEO AR One in-ear headphones – the first spatial listening accessory to receive official certification by Magic Leap, the leader in spatial computing. Also launched is the accompanying AMBEO Augmented Audio Lab app. Providing users with full control over their sound world, AMBEO AR One empowers developers and creators to craft powerful spatial computing experiences in which real sounds seamlessly blend with virtual audio.