(l-r) Kevin Alexander, Michael Polten
Old Lyme, CT (January 15, 2013)-Vocal processing company TC-Helicon and audio specialist Sennheiser announced a new partnership this week, combining the companies’ specialties to produce new vocal effects microphones. The two companies have been working on a joint research project since 2011, and plan to launch a joint product at NAMM in January 2013.
"The initial spark for our co-operation was at NAMM 2011, when TC-Helicon premiered a microphone with controls for vocal effects and Sennheiser demonstrated 'Concept Tahoe', a beatboxing microphone developed in its research lab in the USA," said Kevin Alexander, CEO of TC-Helicon. "We had never met, we had never talked, and happened to be showing the same benefit: mic control."
"We sat down together right at the show in a very open and friendly atmosphere and talked about what we were working on in our respective companies. We immediately saw each other as partners," said Michael Polten, director customer relationship management at Sennheiser. "TC-Helicon's mission is to give singers full control and Sennheiser's aim is to provide excellent microphones-so our brands were a perfect fit."
TC-Helicon and Sennheiser started a joint research project, exploring how to interface their products to provide one-stop solutions for singers and musicians products. Alexander says, "We are very excited about this upcoming product bundle. Taking the most innovative microphone brand and the most popular vocal processing brand can only be a good thing for singers."