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Irvine's Ultimate Ears joins forces with Capitol Studios

The two have teamed up to create a new product for professional recording producers and engineers.

BY Blake BakkilaPublished: September 01, 2010 02:19 PM

Irvine-based Logitech's Ultimate Ears unit has partnered with Capitol Studios to create a new product for professional recording producers and engineers.

The In-Ear Reference Monitors were designed for use in recording studios, as well as live venues and rehearsal spaces for mixing and mastering. The product offers up to 32 decibels of noise isolation, delivering only the natural audio track without surrounding studio or room noise.

“With the release of the Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors, we have taken our extensive knowledge of custom in-ear monitor sound reproduction for touring artists and applied it to meet the demands of recording engineers and producers,” said Philippe Depallens, vice president and general manager of the Ultimate Ears product unit.

Another benefit? The product's small in-ear size allows for easy mobile use while traveling, working in multiple studios or even at home.

"For years, I've been looking for a way to take the balanced space I am accustomed to at Capitol with me when I'm away recording in a live setting, or in an unfamiliar studio," said Capitol Studios Engineer Steve Genewick. "Ultimate Ears has now made that possible."

Among the other features: three individually tuned speakers in each monitor, which allow the product to reproduce frequencies with a more authentic sound; a tightly braided cable that reduces friction and tangling; a low-distortion, low-profile cable that reduces cross-talk; and a dual-sound channel configuration.

While designed for the professional music industry, the products also are available for recreational use. The In-Ear Reference Monitors retail for $999.

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