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Shaping the Future of Audio

Shaping the Future of Audio

Germany – Making the future of audio technology tangible – that is audio specialist Sennheiser’s aim at prolight+sound. At the joint stand together with Neumann.Berlin in Hall 4.1, D11, a Sound Experience Room will invite visitors to enjoy the world’s best headphones – the Sennheiser HE 1 – and the AMBEO 3D Audio immersive sound experience through a reference set-up with Neumann loudspeakers. The stand also provides the opportunity to try out the Venue Modelling software, which takes 3D audio into the DJ world, and catch a glimpse of Sennheiser’s upcoming virtual reality microphone.

The centrepiece of the Sennheiser and Neumann.Berlin stand is the Sound Experience Room, which offers listening sessions with the Sennheiser HE 1 headphones, Sennheiser AMBEO 3D audio, and stereo and surround-sound demonstrations with Neumann loudspeakers. As part of the AMBEO demonstrations, tonmeister Gregor Zielinsky will not only play original 9.1 recordings but also upmix stereo material generated using his own special algorithm to show the full potential of the reproduction format. His reference set-up consists of Neumann KH 310 at all front positions, KH 120 for the four rear speakers and a KH 870 as a subwoofer.

Musicians can expect to find a wide-ranging portfolio of wired and wireless microphones from the evolution to the 2000 series on show, while DJs will encounter not only professional headphones like the HD 25, but also demo versions of the Venue Modelling software. This VST plug-in from the “AMBEO 3D audio” programme from Sennheiser features the room characteristics of various clubs – such as Mighty in San Francisco, the Rex Club in Paris or Berghain in Berlin – thus enabling DJs, even at the planning phase, to experience their sets as if they were in the clubs themselves. The sound can be tailored to the room atmosphere, and a growing venue database ensures that the set can be ideally prepared every time. The VST plug-in will be available from December 2016.

Whether it is for a home studio or a major recording studio, visitors will be able to experience the entire bandwidth of recording solutions – from the classic Neumann U 87 studio microphone to a Sennheiser product innovation for home studios. There will be a special focus on Neumann products for home studios. The monitoring loudspeakers from the studio specialist can be tested in the Sound Experience Room.

At prolight+sound, Sennheiser will be co-operating with the DJ Convention, a special show covering an area of around 900 square metres between Halls 5.1 and 6.1 that presents everything that is sure to make professional and amateur DJs’ hearts beat faster. In addition to the HD 25 series, Sennheiser will also present a demo version of its Venue Modelling software there.

22nd March 2016

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