Anaheim, CA (January 7, 2015)—Sennheiser will provide wireless headphones at the NAMM Show’s H.O.T. (Hands On Training) Zone this year as Brian Hardgroove hosts Silent Jam there, January 23-25.
The sessions, which are an hour long and being co-produced by Sennheiser and Impulse Groove Foundation, will feature Steve Morse of Dixie Dregs fame (Friday, 1:00 p.m.) and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, known for his work with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers (Saturday, 12:00 p.m.). Sunday's session at 12:00 p.m. will feature special guests to be announced. Each session will be broadcast through Sennheiser wireless headphones to 140 attendees and consist of in-depth artist interviews, followed up by an impromptu jam session featuring Hardgroove on bass, Mike Boyko on drums and Robert Muller on keys.
Longtime IEM engineer Mark Frink will be mixing each of the lunch-time sessions, which will occur in the NAMM H.O.T. Zone's Tec Lab (Room 202 B). Sennheiser RS 120 headphones will be provided for the audience, with the band using Sennheiser EK 2000 IEM wireless monitors and Ultimate Ears custom molds. "I've used Sennheiser IEMs on all my tours and find them very musical," Frink said. "We used the RS 120 headphones for the recent inaugural AES Live Sound Expo in Los Angeles."
Interview content and post-session Q&A will be captured with Sennheiser e 835 wired and wireless dynamic microphones, while all instrumentation is fed into a Yamaha digital console via Radial JDIs. "Sennheiser, Yamaha and Radial and Ultimate Ears have been very supportive of all my recent trade show events," Frink added.