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Continuing its longstanding commitment to the Canadian market, the audio specialist opens new facility on Montréal Island Montréal, September 11, 2018 – Sennheiser has opened new offices on the Island of Montréal, a state-of-the-art facility that will house operations, warehousing and marketing functions for the entire Canadian region. The move builds on the audio specialist’s longstanding engagement within the Canadian audio and entertainment markets and reflects the importance of the nation’s rich culture and thriving arts scene. The new location will allow Sennheiser’s employees to enjoy new ways of collaborative working and to address the needs of its Canadian customers…

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In the 1990s, the advent of the MP3 file and of online peer-to-peer file sharing programs ushered in major transformations to the music industry. However, the seeds of this revolution were sown over 50 years prior. Beyond the passage of analogue media such as vinyl and cassette to digital media like CD, the development of digital audio files brought about a dematerialization of music, a phenomenon which can currently be observed in the decline of physical sales. Nowadays music is primarily consumed on portable music players and via streaming services, and is available in a number of different file formats…

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KabukiGlasses www.kabukiglasses.com Japan’s innovative KabukiGlasses are designed to be the ultimate alternative to opera glasses or theatre binoculars. They are hands-free, supported on the nose and stabilized by earpieces and have an auto-focusing technology and a 4x magnification, allowing a good view of the stage without constant refocusing. Initially I had trouble finding the right fit, but after a bit of trial and error, I did obtain a clear view of the stage. I was also able to wear the device for an extended period without fatigue. At about $400 CAD, they are pricy but have a sleek design and…

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Global leader in the music services market for cable companies, the Stingray Digital Group has seen tremendous growth in recent years. Just in 2017, the company acquired six music channels, including Classica, which was purchased at the beginning of the year by the German production company Unitel. It is by focusing on a business model that favors acquisitions that the company has carved the lion’s share in a music market that is still suffering the effects of the digital revolution. The beginnings Founded in Montreal in 2007, the company first launched into the karaoke market with the acquisition of Soundchoice.…

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Twenty years ago, making a musical ­recording was a very complicated and very expensive part of the music business. Nowadays, thanks to technological advances, good recording quality is ­available everywhere, allowing almost any musician with a computer to record ­CD-quality sound. Microphones from $130 to $280 To simplify things we may divide microphones into two kinds: condenser microphones, which are mainly used to record vocals and live acoustic instruments with rich sounds, and ­dynamic mics, which are a bit more polyvalent and can be used to record percussion, guitars, voice, and so on. A good option for condenser microphones is…

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The advent of streaming platforms has radically changed the way people listen to music. Today music accompanies the daily life of millions of individuals, very often heard via portable devices. While this hyper-accessibility seems to be characteristic of a new relationship to art and culture, some aficionados continue to maintain and promote a more exalted conception of musical listening. This is particularly the case of Peter Qvortup, visionary and owner of the company Audio Note UK, for whom the vast majority of current audio devices offer only a partial — or even failing — experience of the pleasures of musical…

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