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Life Ball 2013 supported by AKG

Posted by Philipp on 1st Oct 2013

Bill Clinton did it. Katy Perry did it. And Gerry Keszler, Ivana Trump, Eva Longoria and many more did, too: fought against HIV and AIDS. Life Ball and AKG have been working to bring people together in order to understand how important it is to stand up and educate others about this disease.

Since 2007 AKG has supported the annual Life Ball in Vienna, Austria, as an official partner and sponsor. AKG helped love flow at this very special event by providing our expertise, service and  established equipment like the IVM4500, WMS4500 and the DMS700 wireless systems. These AKG wireless systems have some important characteristics in common: they are the first choice for live productions worldwide, with maximum reliability, superior audio quality, and easy set up. Whether it's about the spoken word, one of Katy Perry's greatest hits or as simple as a brief dialog from a sound technician to a presenter on stage via an in-ear wireless system--AKG didn't just provide excellent equipment, in fact AKG allowed human beings to be heard.

"Achieving the best sound at one of the most opulent parties in the world is a real challenge," says Walter Rührig, Artist & Key Customers Relations, AKG Acoustics. "It was a challenge because of various requirements, but with AKG's wireless systems everything turned out great!" The IVM4500 wireless in-ear monitoring system, featuring binaural room simulations and a very unique natural listening experience, made it especially easy for presenters on stage, as did the WMS4500 wireless microphone system, with up to 70 simultaneous channels, auto setup, HiQnet network remote control and a pilot tone transmission for huge installations and events like the Life Ball. In addition, AKG's revolutionary DMS700 digital wireless microphone system delivered excellent audio quality at this event. With state-of-the-art protection for sensitive audio information (512-bit encryption) and an ultra wide frequency range, amongst others, this supreme AKG product made sure to eliminate any distortion or significant noise levels.

Oh, and by the way, one of AKG's superstars, the AKG D7 dynamic vocal microphone - well known for its dual-density varimotion diaphragm, highest feedback suppression, integrated hum compensation coil, and many more features--made sure all the other superstars could let the love flow with their opinions, thoughts, and wishes at this very special and emotional Life Ball.

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