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January 20, 2007 – Bristol, PA; Old Lyme, CT; Huntsville, AL - Legendary guitar player, innovator and performer, Les Paul, has selected Future Sonics Ear Monitors® brand custom personal monitors, Sennheiser microphones/wireless and Hear Technologies® systems for his live concert performances after consulting with Future Sonics for the best sounding and complete solutions for his performances. After evaluating each product and brand of this type, and in addressing the specific needs for each show, Future Sonics president, Marty Garcia, was on-site to create the full production package.

The system includes:

  • Future Sonics Ear Monitors® brand personal monitors (professional earphones)
  • Hear Technologies Mix Back T and Hear Back® systems
  • Sennheiser Evolution® Wireless Personal Monitor system
  • Sennheiser MKH microphones
  • Neumann KMS105 Microphone

Les Paul was contacted four years ago to discuss the concept of personal monitoring and "we got deep into the technology during many phone conversations, meetings at his home and at his performances" reports Garcia. Continuing, "We began to evaluate many of the current earphone products and introduced Les to the Future Sonics custom miniature single dynamic transducer that easily outperformed any of the armature-based products - even those with multiple driver configurations." Garcia continues to consult with Paul and his staff to provide the most appropriate monitoring solutions and to offer the best audio quality possible.

"The sound is better than anything I've heard before -they sound like my favorite studio monitors."
- Les Paul

Les PaulAbout Les Paul
Born on June 9, 1915 in Waukesha Wisconsin, artist, producer, engineer and composer, Les Paul has numerous hit records that traverse several generations. He continues to be one of America's most unique, innovative and influential people of both the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition to his inductions into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The National Inventors Hall of Fame, and The Songwriters Hall of Fame, he is a seven-time Grammy® Award winner - receiving two of them in 2006 for his release, "American Made World Played".

While Les Paul's original studio techniques and devices (including multi-track recording, sound on sound, overdubbing and reverb effects) paved the way for the very first electric music that are the foundation for all recording and live performances today, the most recognizable breakthrough is his creation of the first solid-body electric guitar. The "Les Paul" name is synonymous with the best instruments in the world and, quite literally, the timeless signature product that guitar players of all genres aspire to possess. The Les Paul brand of Gibson Guitars is one of the best selling and most widely used guitars worldwide.

Mr. Paul continues to play on Monday nights at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City where legendary musicians Steve Miller, Tony Bennett, Jeff Beck, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Brian May and many others have come to perform with, and pay homage to, the man known as "The Father of the Electric Guitar." For more information about Gibson Les Paul guitars, visit www.lespaul.com. The music of Les Paul is available from The iTunes Music Store or your favorite music reseller. You can visit the Iridium Jazz Club online at http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/les.shtml.

Future SonicsAbout Future Sonics
Future Sonics is the award-winning original innovator of professional custom and universal fit earphones for personal monitoring for major tours, venues, artists, engineers, broadcasting and houses of worship worldwide. Their dedication to the finest audio quality, reliability and personal service continue to serve the industry's professionals with their Ear Monitors® brand, Atrio SeriesT, SofterWearT professional products, OEM product development and production consulting as they have since 1985. Future Sonics personal monitors are recognized by The H.E.A.R. Foundation as products offering their full range of sound and performance at - even the lowest volumes. Future Sonics products are available through their web site at www.earmonitors.com, from their authorized global network dealers or your local audiologists and hearing specialists.

About Sennheiser
Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is the acknowledged world leader in microphone technology, RF-wireless and infrared sound transmission, headphone transducer technology, and most recently, in the development of active noise-cancellation. Sennheiser Electronic Corporation is the U.S. wholly-owned subsidiary, with headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Hear TechnologiesAbout Hear Technologies
Hear Technologies is the Pro Audio product division of Quantum Technologies Inc., a world leader in custom audio/video systems. Hear Technologies designs, manufactures, and distributes unique, solution-based, affordable pro audio equipment of the highest quality to fill the personal and professional needs of domestic and international customers. We supply world-class products rich in features that are simple to use and offer unparalleled value - all with an allegiance to superlative customer service. Products include Hear Back, Talk Back, Mix Back, ADAT® Extreme Extenders, HearBuds, HearBuds with Headsets and a variety of cables.

For information, dealership or press/media inquiries, contact:

Daniel East, Director of Worldwide Marketing & Artist Relations
Future Sonics
416 Green Lane, Suite 2, Bristol, PA 19007 USA
Toll Free: (877) FSI-EARS
Outside the USA: (215) 826-8826
FAX: (215) 826-8814

Jeff Alexander, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Professional Products
jalexander@sennheiserusa.com, (860) 434-9190
Antoinette Flosi, Publicity
tflosi@aadvert.com, (847) 998-0600
Sennheiser USA
1 Enterprise Drive
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Scott Haas, Vice President of Sales
Hear Technologies
991 Discovery Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806 USA
Tel: (256) 922-1200
Fax: (256) 922-1221

Please note: Ear Monitors®, the "Ear Monitors" brand, Future Sonics Ears™ brand, Atrio™, The Atrio Series™, ComfortFit™, EarFills™, SofterWear™, all associated logos, images and likenesses are trademarks of Future Sonics Incorporated. Hear Technologies®, Mix Back™, Hear Back®, HearBuds™, the “Jack” logo, and "Control Your Mix!" are trademarks of Hear Technologies. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.