Sennheiser and Neumann will be showcasing their comprehensive suite of high-quality microphones and monitors for both professional and home studios at the 143rd AES Convention at the Javitz Center in New York City. Highlights on display from Neumann include the U 87 Rhodium Edition microphone and the KH 80 DSP monitor loudspeaker in a new white version. For Sennheiser, the focus will be on its AMBEO 3D audio recording technologies, presenting the AMBEO VR microphone for producing 3D VR/AR audio and the MKH 800 TWIN recording microphone for loudspeaker-reproduced 3D audio. The audio specialist will also host and participate in a series of demonstrations and panels on immersive audio.
Neumann U 87 Rhodium Edition
The U 87 Rhodium Edition was created to honor the 50th anniversary of the classic microphone’s release. Limited to only 500 units worldwide, this premium microphone is plated with rhodium, a material rarer than gold. Each of the crafted microphones is individually numbered with a certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Wolfgang Fraissinet, President, Neumann.Berlin.
Classic studio tools
The joint Sennheiser and Neumann booth will also showcase the full line of microphones and monitors for professional studios and home recording use. Neumann microphones on display will include the U 87 ai, U 47 FET, TLM 67, TLM 102, TLM 103, TLM 107, M 147 Tube, M 149 Tube, KM 184 A, and the KU 100 dummy head. Sennheiser microphones on display will include the AMBEO VR Mic, MK 4 digital, MK 8, ClipMic digital, MKE 2 digital, and the MKH 800 TWIN. The MKH 800 TWIN features a dual-capsule design, which allows its pick-up pattern to be remotely controlled at the mixing desk or via a dedicated MKH 800 TWIN plug-in for DAWs, seamlessly allowing any intermediate characteristic. The free plug-in also allows management of multiple TWIN microphones for 3D audio recording.
Also featured is the Neumann line of precision studio monitors, which includes the brand new KH 80 DSP in white. Other Neumann monitors on display include the KH 810, KH 310, and KH 120.
AMBEO demonstrations in 1E04
Sennheiser will host demonstrations of its AMBEO 3D immersive audio technology in demo room 1E04 for the duration of the convention. The sessions will include a walk-through of AMBEO 3D audio for loudspeaker playback and the AMBEO VR microphone. Special guests such as producer and surround sound expert Tom Ammermann and sound designer and psychoacoustician Lasse Nipkow will join attendees to relate their experiences with the technology.
Convention sessions on 3D audio
In addition to hosting demonstrations and listening sessions in its own demo room, Sennheiser staff will participate in several presentations and panels regarding the state of 3D audio technology during the convention.