Large audio industry crowd descends upon Esquire Magazineâ€™s new Signature Space in New York City for launch of new live microphone series
New York City – Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, launched Encore, their new series of live microphones, with an event at Esquire Magazineâ€™s new Signature Space at the Soho Mews in New York City on October 9, 2009. A large crowd of audio industry press and dealers were treated to live performances by Irish rock band Bell X1 and singer-songwriter Zee Avi using the new Encore 100 and 200 microphones.
The release of the Encore series microphones marks Blueâ€™s entry into the live sound market, bringing their 15-years of making high-quality studio microphones to the stage. With a rugged build, individual style, and quality components to help vocalists
and musicians sound and look their best on stage. The Encore 100 is a studio-grade dynamic microphone featuring Blueâ€™s custom-tuned Aria dynamic capsule while the Encore 200 adds Blueâ€™s Active Dynamic circuitry, providing the best of both a dynamic and a phantom-powered microphone. The Encore 300 is the flagship of the series and uses a hand-selected Aria condenser capsule with a matched pre-amp and phantom power circuit and custom tuned enclosure,
Befitting the new Encore seriesâ€™ elegant design and modern technology was their debut at one of New York Cityâ€™s hottest real estate properties, Esquire Soho, a sprawling, 9,200-square-foot, glass-walled penthouse at Soho Mews. Designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects LLC as â€œthe ultimate bachelor padâ€?, the space features 11 rooms, 9 bathrooms, two fireplaces, and a 3,000 squre foot wrap-around terrace with awe-inspiring views of the uptown Manhattan skyline. Guests at the launch eventexperienced numerous technological and lifestyle innovations and a fully functioning Diesel Only the Brave fragrance home recording studio designed by Denise Kuriger and outfitted by Blue Microphones.
â€œBlueâ€™s philosophy is built around modern, high-end performance with a unique and elegant style,â€? said Tyler Barth, Director of Marketing for Blue Microphones. â€œBuilt upon these same ideals, Esquire Soho was the perfect venue for us to launch the new Encore series microphones.â€?
Guests of the launch event were among the first to experience the superior sound of the Encore series microphones. Irish rock band Bell X1, fresh off of opening for mega-group U2 performed from their vast catalog of hits as heard on popular TV shows The O.C and Greyâ€™s Anatomy and were followed by Zee Avi, an up and coming singer-songwriter who recently had a song featured on TVs Private Practice.
For information on the Encore series microphones, visit www.bluemic.com.