Los Angeles, CA (July 19, 2007) – Yahoo! Music has selected the Holophone H2-PRO Surround Sound Microphone for use on its concert series entitled, Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music. The concerts, performed in front of a live audience, and featuring artists such as Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5, Velvet Revolver and most recently, Kelly Clarkson, required a surround microphone to capture the true feel of the live shows and the caliber of the artists’ performance.
The H2-PRO is permanently installed above the middle of the soundstage on the Fox Studio lot where the bi-monthly Live Sets are performed. The H2-PRO is pointed directly stage reference to 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,” states Ian Dittbrenner, director of studio and content operations for Yahoo! “The H2-PRO creates a pristine 7.1 base for each production. Every person who has mixed with the H2-PRO has made comments like ‘What is this microphone? Wow, it’s amazing!’ 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 and doing anything else was a waste of time.”