09.05.2011 - Wedemark
Sennheiser brings back the mix tape - Retro app with cult appeal for music lovers on Facebook
Who doesn’t remember the lovingly created mix tapes of the 80s? With a cassette recorder and recordable cassettes, every music fan could compile and give away his very own best-of album. Even in the age of MP3s, such a musical gift is something special – with the “Sennheiser MixTape”, Sennheiser now offers you the chance to relive the past and record your very own cassette. You can “record” on the official Facebook page www.facebook.com/sennheiser, and on all of the audio specialist’s regional pages.
|Music for friends: From 9 May, the cool “Sennheiser MixTape” app will be online on audio specialist Sennheiser’s Facebook pages||Music can hardly be exchanged more personally or creatively than with a mix you have compiled yourself. In the 80s, the cassette recorder was part of the basic equipment in every teenager’s room and cassettes could be bought anywhere. Music fans used them to diligently record their very own soundtrack in loving detail. The finished cassette was equally popular for setting the mood at parties and giving as a token of friendship and love. |
“For many people, the mix tape is more than just a memento of their youth; it is virtually an art form of its own – you could use it to express certain attitudes towards life and share these with
The right mix for the digital era
With its new Facebook app, Sennheiser pays homage to the classic mix tape, while at the same time bringing it into the digital age. From 9 May, a virtual cassette recorder will be waiting to record five songs for good friends on the Sennheiser Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Sennheiser, as well as on the official regional Sennheiser pages. Once you click the “Like” button on the page, you have complete access to all app functions. Just name the Sennheiser MixTape, enter sender and recipient, and then select your five favourite songs from the extensive catalogue.
Once you have created your own special playlist, you can listen to the Sennheiser MixTape and post it on your own wall or that of friends. A small cassette player, with the tape inserted and labelled, then appears on the wall ready to listen to; each song can be played for 30 seconds. And if the musical greeting sounds really catchy, the complete tracks can be bought at iTunes.
The recipient can, by the way, say thank you straightaway with his own Sennheiser MixTape. A corresponding button takes him directly to the Sennheiser app.
The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark (Hanover, Germany) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of around €390 million in 2009. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).
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