Neumann presented with 90th Anniversary ‘Service to Industry’ Award at AES New York

Award was presented to Neumann president Wolfgang Fraissinet during a special ceremony on Thursday, October 16
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AES international sales director Graham Kirk (left) and multi-Grammy Award winning engineer/mixer Al Schmitt (right) present the award to Neumann president Wolfgang Fraissinet (centre)

AES international sales director Graham Kirk (left) and multi-Grammy Award winning engineer/mixer Al Schmitt (right) present the award to Neumann president Wolfgang Fraissinet (centre)

During the AES 145th Pro Audio Convention recently held in New York City, Neumann.Berlin was presented with a 90th Anniversary ‘Service to Industry’ award by the AES — which simultaneously celebrated its own 70th anniversary.

The award was presented to Neumann president Wolfgang Fraissinet during a special ceremony on Thursday, October 16 in celebration of the company’s legacy of engineering prowess in the development of microphones for studio and live performance, and for Neumann’s advancement of microphone technology.

The award ceremony took place on the first day of the exhibition at the PSE Recording Stage inside the Jacob Javitz Center complex, where Graham Kirk, AES international sales director and multi-Grammy Award winning engineer/mixer Al Schmitt, 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,” said Wolfgang 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 100th in ten years!”

Neumann presented a number of its technologies at the exhibition, including the limited-edition U 87 Rhodium Set and a re-issue of its U 67 microphone, while more recent products on display included the Neumann.Control app for iPad, which opens up the full potential of the KH 80 DSP studio monitor.

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