Landlocked by Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey, the Republic of Armenia remains largely uncharted and unelplored, with conflict-prone border regions discouraging the attention of adventurers and tourists alike.

In August 2019, however, a team of mountaineers from Europe, Australia and Canada spent two months exploring new routes for climbers and documenting the experience with assistance from Sennheiser.

The UninvitedPart of Grace Gibson Productions’ response to the the coronavirus pandemic is to offer radio stations free broadcast rights to its collection of classic half-hour radio serials for three months.

All episodes have been digitised and processed to remove clicks, pops and surface noise, making them compelling listening for younger listeners as well as for people who remember them from the first time around.

Whiskey Licker Up SaloonBinion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel has been a downtown Las Vegas institution since Texas gambler Benny Binion bought the 1935-vintage Eldorado Club in 1951 and re-opened it as the Horseshoe Club.

Executive offices occupied the second floor of the oldest part of the building until 2019, when a renovation carried out by current owner TLC Casino Enterprises saw old office space converted into the stylish Whiskey Licker Up Saloon...

Mobile Sessions StudioMusic manager Christine Hufenbecher came up with the Mobile Sessions Studio concept that she and mix/recording engineer Kenny Moran realised in early 2018. The vision emerged from observing the daily creative writing process.

‘We were thinking about ways to give artists, producers and songwriters inspiration by bringing them outside of their usual environment,’ she says. ‘What better way to achieve that than with a studio that can literally take you wherever you want to go?’

West End production of Hamilton (Pic: Matthew Murphy)Having been a pioneer of audio in theatre since 1973, Autograph Sound is not only an enduring Sennheiser user but has also played a role in product development. 

‘Our first purchase of Sennheiser radio systems was for Martin Levan’s design of Aspects Of Love in 1989, with 21 channels of SK 2012 transmitters with EM 1036 receivers – a groundbreaking set-up for the time and a forerunner of the large multichannel systems in common use today,’ recalls Autograph’s Duncan Bell.

THFC home changing roomBehind the scenes, they called it Project Leapfrog. Its aim was to eclipse the capabilities of comparable sports stadia in terms of both facilities and technology.

It is Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, home to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, and the UK’s largest Premier League football ground. Among many other accolades, it was also the platform for the full development cycle of a new line array. It is the Crème de la Prem.

George KramperaWhen L-Acoustics introduced the audio world to line array loudspeaker technology, it brought a quantum leap forward in sound quality and fundamentally changed prevailing attitudes to the deployment of loudspeakers – particularly in live sound.

Now, more than 25 years on, another company aspires to repeat the revolution with a re-imagination of the point-source technology that the line array largely displaced. Cue KV2…

Martin Luther UniversityA public, research-orientated university in the cities of Halle and Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has deployed Sennheiser wireless systems in its lecture halls.

Installed over a period of two years, the university has 53 wireless channels from the Sennheiser SpeechLine Digital Wireless series operating in the DECT range spread around different locations.

Plasa Theatre panelThe recent Plasa Show in London provided the platform for mic manufacturer Shure and theatre professionals’ association Curtain Call to assemble an industry panel to discuss the future of audio for theatre, and its role in theatre performance.

Hosted by John Schwab, the panel comprised actress Siubhan Harrison, sound designer Richard Brooker, engineer Zoe Milton, Autograph MD Scott Arnold, Wicked Deputy Head of Sound Janee Roninson, and Shure UK’s Stuart Moots.

Mike Curb CollegeWith courses covering music business, songwriting, audio engineering, motion pictures and media studies, the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business is the largest college on the expansive campus of Nashville’s Belmont University, and counts an average of 400 student majors each year from its audio engineering programme.

Key to its operation is the use of Focusrite’s RedNet and a Dante A/V network.

Fête des Vignerons Staged around every 20 years, the spectacular ‘once-in-a-generation’ Fête des Vignerons event takes over the Swiss town of Vevey for a month at the end of July and beginning of August.

Featuring nearly 6,400 performers, musicians and singers supported by 612 loudspeakers, upwards of 300 channels of wireless microphones, 11 networked Yamaha digital mixing systems for the 2019 event.

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