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Published: Thu December 13, 2007  News Feed

With the FlashMic Digital Recording Microphone now established as the recorder of choice for thousands of broadcast, print and web journalists, manufacturer HHB Communications is profiling the many and varied ways in which the FlashMic is used around the world in a series of case studies to be featured in advertising and marketing materials.

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Classic FM journalist Sarah Kirkup (above, right) interviews opera star Natasha Marsh with the HHB FlashMic at the Classical BRIT Awards in London

The first profile features Classic FM journalist Sarah Kirkup reporting from the prestigious Classical BRIT Awards in London. While gathering interviews with classical music stars including Natasha Marsh, Nicola Benedetti and Plácido Domingo, Sarah observed that, "With no fiddly cables, the FlashMic was so easy to use. Everyone on the red carpet seemed happy to stop and speak into the FlashMic and I'm not sure that that would have been the case with other handheld recorders. The sound quality of the FlashMic is so good that I only had to listen to each interview once when transcribing for print, and locating and downloading the interviews for broadcast could not have been more straightforward."

The fully illustrated Classic FM FlashMic case history is appearing now in a series of HHB print advertisements, and can also be viewed at www.flashmic.info. Meanwhile, other FlashMic users are invited to submit their user stories and pictures via the FlashMic website. Anyone submitting material that is used in subsequent case studies will receive a FlashMic free of charge.

Speaking on behalf of HHB, Managing Director Ian Jones says, "It's interesting to see how the FlashMic is being used in so many different applications, from fledgling community radio projects in Africa, through Podcasting and print journalism to the gathering of important breaking news by major broadcasters. We look forward to profiling a wide variety of FlashMic case studies in the months to come and urge users to send us their pictures and stories as soon as possible via the FlashMic website at www.flashmic.info "

In other FlashMic news, HHB has announced the winners of its popular IBC prize draw. Proud owners of a new FlashMic Digital Recording Microphone are Blerim Kroma from Kosovo¹s public service broadcaster RTK, Torben Jensen from the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and Harald Lessnig from Austrian broadcaster ORF.


Founded in 1976, HHB Communications is Europe's leading supplier of professional audio equipment to the broadcast sector, post production facilities, recording studios, film and TV sound recordists, and industrial and education establishments. HHB has also established an international reputation as a manufacturer of innovative professional audio technology and recording media, distributed by partner companies in more than 40 countries and relied upon daily by audio professionals around the world. Through its specialist division Scrub, based in London¹s Soho, HHB serves the equipment needs of the film and TV post-production community while another specialist division, Source, operates as the exclusive UK distributor for many of the world¹s leading manufacturers of audio recording products, supplying the UK market via a network of specialist retailers.

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