Immersive audio, mics and wireless tech; all on show from Sennheiser at IBC this year

Sennheiser, Neumann, Dear Reality and Merging Technologies will demonstrate immersive production workflows and products for audio capture, monitoring and processing at IBC.

The Sennheiser Group brands will exhibit on stand D50 in Hall 8 at the exhibition that takes over the RAI in Amsterdam, September 15 to 18, 2023.

Sennheiser will split its stand into four zones: the immersive presentation zone, active and passive product islands, a Neumann area and a separate Wireless Multichannel Audio Systems (WMAS) zone.


The immersive zone

In the immersive presentation zone, which is powered by a 5.1.4 Neumann monitor set-up with nine KH 150 monitor loudspeakers and two KH 750 DSP subwoofers, guests will be able to get hands-on with the Dolby Atmos/immersive broadcast workflows facilitated by Merging Technologies, the latest member to join the Sennheiser Group. The company shows their Anubis, Hapi, Pyramix and Ovation solutions integrated in typical broadcast workflows. In addition to their new Dolby Atmos certified monitoring package, Merging Technologies will show a new interpretation solution.

In the same space, visitors can experience Dear Reality’s dearVR Spatial Connect for Wwise. The software is previewed at IBC for the first time – and enables game designers to develop the audio directly in the VR or AR gaming environment, instead of having to switch between systems. The in-game mixing workflow will provide in-headset control of Wwise audio middleware sessions.

Other presentations in this area include Ambeo 2-channel spatial audio for live production, using an Anubis to create an enhanced immersive stereo feed from an immersive audio production source, and information sessions on WMAS, Sennheiser’s broadband wireless technology.


Audio in focus: product islands

Product islands across the stand highlight various aspects of the audio production workflow, such as location-independent monitoring of multichannel formats, which is facilitated through Dear Reality’s dearVR PRO spatialiser and dearVR Monitor with any set of good monitoring headphones.

Sennheiser wireless audio solutions centre around the Evolution Wireless Digital family and its Smart Asist app and WSM software. A special focus is on the new EW-DP series for broadcasters (ENG), videographers and filmmakers, and the series’ plug-on transmitter with recording functionality that will be available at the end of October. For ENG work, Sennheiser’s 1.9 GHz solution AVX will be on display, too, while EW-DX and Digital 6000 wireless microphone systems cater to live audio productions and broadcast studio applications.

Sennheiser will show the new MZF 8000 II broadcast filter, part of its MKH 8000 RF condenser microphone series, and preview another addition to the series.

Also on show, and part of the creators’ offer, will be the Sennheiser Mobile Kits (e.g. the MKE 400 mini shotgun microphone) which are suited for content creation with DSLRs and mobile phones, while the Profile USB microphone provides an entry into podcasting. Professional broadcast headsets for cameramen and commentators, as well as monitoring headphones for the studio and ENG work, will also be on stand.


The Neumann.Berlin area

On active display are the company’s new MT 48 audio interface and a variety of its classical studio microphones, including the BCM 104 and BCM 705 broadcast microphones, the M 49 V, the TLM 102, the revered U 87 Ai and the KU 100 binaural head. Visitors can also try out the Neumann NDH 20 and NDH 30 with music from their own smartphones – including the brand-new black version of the NDH 30 that will start shipping from September.

For live audio applications, Neumann’s KM small-diaphragm mics and the MCM Miniature Clip Mic System are on display, including dedicated mounting accessories for close-miking instruments.



In a separate, closed-to-the-public experience space just across the aisle (8C47), VIP customers will get demonstrations and first-hand information on WMAS, a broadband wireless technology developed by Sennheiser. At the main stand, presentations of the technology will be given on the Friday afternoon and Saturday of the show.


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