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Sound-Link ProAudio 
Summer 2013

Sound-Link - UK Distributor for Microtech Gefell, ME-Geithain, AETA Audio and Håkan.

In this edition:
SoundPRO 2013
Pinewood Studios - Tuesday September 24th
After the success of SoundPro 2012, we will, again, be at
Pinewood Studios for SoundPro 2013 in September. 
The event will take place in the Ballroom, Bar and Pool Room at Pinewood Film Studios on
Tuesday 24th September, where up to 150 sound professionals from
Film, TV, Music Recording, Theatre and Live Sound are expected.

This was a lively day last year and this year includes: a "hog roast", featured talk by Eddie Veale and
a fabulous musical comedy act as well as the Exhibition. 
We are looking forward to being there again this year.

For more details and to book tickets go HERE (the entrance fee pays for the food).
Tuesday 24th September, 2013
Doors, expo area opens at 14:00
Food is served from 18:00 and the featured talk starts at 20:00
The Grand Ballroom
Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Road
Iver Heath
We look forward to seeing you there.
NEW Gefell Line-Array microphone - KEM 975
The successor of the famous KEM 970 line array microphone was, again, developed in collaboration with the Institute of Radio Technology in Munich.  The system "Satellite" consists of the KEM 975 together with the optional delta capsule.

The KEM 975 works, like its predecessor, according to the line array principle.  The new features are the low-noise circuit design, the power supply and, especially, the optional attachable delta capsule.  This capsule provides an increase in the directivity at low frequencies and thus an almost frequency independent polar-pattern.  All signal processing is analogue, so annoying latency delays are avoided. The better source separation at low frequencies offers great advantages especially in choral and orchestral recordings.  For applications in videoconferences and on lecterns (which are predominantly speech orientated and do not have low frequency energy), the KEM 975 can be used without the delta-capsule to keep a clean profile.  Here, the revised design has advantages, especially during handling and installation – for example, the 5-pin XLR, that replaces the Tuchel on the original unit, reduces the overall length of the microphone.  The stylish power supply can be run as a desktop unit or mounted in a 19" rack (the power supply is half rack width and can also be mounted in a half width housing).  Specifications such as intrinsic noise or maximum sound pressure level have been improved using a new circuit design.  The system was launched at the ProLight+Sound exhibition in Frankfurt in April.  This new microphone replaces the earlier KEM 970 and is available now.

Under the following link you can listen to recordings of the IRT test for effects of the delta capsule (text only in German, unfortunately):
A Brief History of Microtech Gefell
Back in 1999 Hugh Robjohns wrote a very interesting history of Microtech Gefell that was originally published in Sound On Sound as part of his review of the the UM 900 (this review is HERE if you wish to read it).
This "Brief History" was well researched and contains a few things that I was unaware of until I read it recently.
Hugh has graciously allowed Sound-Link to republish this text and the 2-page PDF is on the website here:-

Gefell M 221 Review
Sound On Sound magazine have reviewed the Gefell M 221 in the June issue of the magazine. 
The reviewer liked the microphone very much - so much, that he finished the review by saying: "I may just have become completely infatuated with the M211"
The PDF of the complete review can be downloaded HERE.

All recent reviews available on PDF are in the Downloads section of the website HERE.

Håkan Pop Killer
Håkan recently introduced a new version of the P110 "PopKiller" to the range.  The new version has an integrated gooseneck complete with a clamp for attaching to a microphone stand.
The special foam of the P110 has been carefully researched so that it does not introduce any colouration while effectively eliminating annoying plosives.  The foam is also "hydrophobic" in that it will not absorb moisture from the breath (which could also affect the sound).
The full range of P110 varients (including the new gooseneck version) can be seen HERE.
The new PDF version of the information leaflet can be downloaded here.
Although we expected these some weeks ago, production was delayed slightly.  However, as this newsletter goes to press, the first batch of the new Pop Killers is winging its way to Sound-Link and should be available ex-stock in a few days time.
Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter - if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us direct.

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