The Audio Engineering Society (AES) honoured Neumann with a 90th anniversary ‘Service To Industry’ award on Friday, October 17, 2018 at the 145th AES pro audio convention in New York.
The award was presented to Neumann’s president Wolfgang Fraissinet to celebrate the company’s development and advancement of microphone technology.
The ceremony was held at the Jacob Javits Centre, where Graham Kirk, AES international sales director and, Al Schmitt, the multi-Grammy award winning engineer/mixer, presented the award on behalf of the AES.
“It is a great honour to be recognised by such a stalwart organisation such as the AES, and by Al Schmitt, who is a celebrity in his own right and also a great friend,” commented Fraissinet. “I am proud of Neumann’s accomplishments over the last 90 years, and humbly accept this award on behalf of all my colleagues, past and present. We are committed to excellence in everything we do and already looking forward to our 100 in ten years!”
Neumann displayed many of its products during the exhibition, including U 87 Rhodium Set and the U 67 microphone. More recent products included the Neumann.Control app for iPad, which opens up the full potential of the KH 80 DSP studio monitor, and Neumann.Control, which utilises standard IP networking and allows users to define loudspeaker systems from mono to 3D audio set-ups.