TC-Helicon & Sennheiser Announce Joint Venture
TC-Helicon and Sennheiser have announced a partnership in the field of vocal effects microphones. Bundling their expertise in tools for vocalists and microphone technology, the two brands have been working on joint research projects since 2011, and will launch a product at NAMM in January 2013 that feature both of their respective technologies in vocal processing and microphones.
“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 their 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.”