Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Holophone H2-PRO poised to help Yahoo! Music capture in surround

For its upcoming series of live streaming concerts on the Internet, Yahoo! Music has selected the Holophone H2-PRO Surround-Sound Microphone. The series of concerts will be performed in front of a live audience and will feature artists including Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5, Velvet Revolver and Kelly Clarkson.

The H2-PRO is permanently installed above the middle of the soundstage on the Fox Studio lot where the bimonthly shows will be performed. The mic is pointing at the middle of the room and is used for audience reaction, which enhances the feel of a live concert for online viewers. In preparation for Yahoo! Music’s move to broadband transmission, the concert series is being recorded entirely in 7.1 surround sound.

“Recording the concert series in HD, we wanted to ensure that our audio quality lived up to the experience. The H2-PRO creates a pristine 7.1 base for each production,” said Ian Dittbrenner, Yahoo! director of studio and content operations. “I used to have different mics set up all over the stage for additional capture and audience reaction, but I recently stopped doing it because the H2-PRO captures all I need.”

The Holophone H2-PRO Surround-Sound Microphone is compatible with all standard analog and digital I/O devices that accept up to eight channels and provide phantom power, including many hard disc recorders, multichannel preamplifiers, standard multichannel I/Os and all mixing consoles.

For more information, visit www.holophone.com.

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