Past meetings of the Society
June 2002

June 2002 Meeting
Date: Sunday, June 9
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Room 120
National Transportation Systems Center
55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA   
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Subject: Microphone history and development, production & Application

Featured Guest: Karl Winkler

Karl Winkler, Sennheiser's Director of Marketing Communications, will be our June guest. His job includes coordinating all communications and advertising for the company brands: Sennheiser (microphones, wireless systems and headphones), Neumann (microphones), Innovason (digital consoles), and True Systems (mic preamplifiers). Karl graduated in 1988 with a degree in musical performance (viola) and later earned a certificate in audio engineering with a focus on electronics. Before joining Sennheiser, Karl worked as an audio engineer with the US Air Force Band in Washington, DC. His talk will cover the historical background of microphone development, microphone engineering, manufacturing, applications, and techniques. His Power Point presentation will include photographs, audio clips and discussions. Karl will bring examples of different microphone types to illustrate design and to demonstrate how they can be used best. Karl has encountered the problems of all dedicated recording engineers including the tedious task of selecting the right microphone, and because he is also a musician, he has seen both sides of the recording booth.

Sennheiser was incorporated in 1945 and today distributes a wide range of products worldwide. Sennheiser is a privately held company based in Germany, and in 1991, purchased Neumann. Their Sennheiser HD-600 Headphone and its predecessor were awarded "Stereophile's Product of the Year".


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