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Sensaphonics 3DAAAt the Summer NAMM Show, Sensaphonics, the technology leader in custom personal monitoring, announced the latest high profile adopters of its unique 3D Active Ambient™ IEM System. The patent-pending 3D is the only in-ear monitoring system incorporating binaural ambient microphones within custom-fit, soft-gel silicone earphones. Recent purchasers run the gamut of musical styles from hip-hop and rock to country and folk.

On the NAMM Show floor, vocalist-bassist Fred Turner of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and singer-songwriter Adrian Belew each ordered a 3D Active Ambient system. Other recent purchasers include rap/hip-hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z, singer-songwriters Ray LaMontagne and Colbie Caillat, and actor-musician Jeff Bridges. More notable vocalists now monitoring with the Sensaphonics 3D include all four singers in Under The Streetlamp, a touring rock’n’roll/doo-wop group; and four performers at The Red Piano, the famed dueling piano bar in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The 3D Active Ambient IEM System is especially beneficial for instrumentalists like the performers at The Red Piano, since its embedded microphone system allows instruments and amplifiers to be heard acoustically while wearing earphones. Drumming legend Jim Keltner uses his 3D both on stage and in the studio, while another recent purchaser, guitarist Justin Young, uses his in Colbie Caillat’s touring band.

Because the 3D’s ambient microphones are located at the ear, ambient stage sound is heard from the performer’s point of view, retaining true three-dimensional localization. The ambient stage sound is sent to a compact bodypack mixer, where the artist can add as much or as little ambient sound to the mix as desired. In Full Ambient mode, the artist hears the ambience at natural volume (unity gain), which allows audience interaction and conversations between songs with the 3D earphones in place.

“We’ve seen a definite trend toward the 3D for the 2011 touring season,” reports Sensaphonics president Dr. Michael Santucci. “Obviously, we’re thrilled to see more artists of this caliber making the move to active ambient in-ears. When you add in other 3D customers like Steven Tyler, Dave Matthews and Leon Russell, it’s clear that the word is getting around.”

For full information on the 3D Active Ambient IEM System, visit www.sensaphonics.com.


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