Stitcher partners with Sennheiser to produce state-of-the-art podcast studios
NEW YORK CITY — Podcast industry leader Stitcher has partnered with Sennheiser, one of the world’s top manufacturers of audio equipment, to outfit its two new podcast recording studios in Los Angeles and New York City with the brand’s leading audio technology products including microphones, headphones and wireless systems. As such, Sennheiser will also be the official headphones of Stitcher.
The new studios allow Stitcher to continue to expand its roster of original podcast content while integrating the latest technology in audio recording and playback. Stitcher and its advertising arm Midroll represent over 200 of the world’s largest podcasts, and the company produces 40 shows including Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night,” “Freakonomics,” “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and more.
Stitcher’s newly designed space in New York includes three studios, two edit rooms, two ISO booths capable of accommodating a variety of show formats, from 6–8 participant discussions to one-on-one interviews and solo program recording sessions. The studios are also designed for live music and video recording, built with floating floors for soundproofing across individual studios.
In addition to the new space design, Stitcher’s new studios are furnished with the latest audio technology from Sennheiser, including its HD 280 Pro professional monitoring headphones and a selection of its evolution series microphones and wireless systems.
“Making great podcasts starts with having the best equipment available to our hosts and engineers,” said Chris Bannon, Stitcher’s chief content officer. “I’m delighted that we can offer them Sennheiser’s latest and best audio tech, and I know our millions of Stitcher and Earwolf fans will love what they hear.”
“Podcasts are now a primary medium for content consumption and this is a trend that will continue to grow,” commented Greg Beebe, director of professional audio at Sennheiser. “In this form of media, as in many others, the value and enjoyment depends on the quality of the audio — both during content creation and media consumption. At Sennheiser we want to deliver the best possible audio experience to customers therefore we are thrilled to be partnering with one of the leaders in content production in this space.”
Stitcher the best place to listen to, produce and monetize podcasts. The Stitcher app, available for iOS and Android devices, is one of the world’s most popular podcast listening platforms, with a growing network of original content and a premium subscription service. Stitcher is the parent company of Midroll Media, the leading podcast advertising network representing over 200 of the world’s largest podcasts, and top-ranked comedy podcast network Earwolf. With offices in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco, Stitcher was founded in 2007 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).
Shaping the future of audio and creating unique sound experiences for customers — this aim unites Sennheiser employees and partners worldwide. Founded in 1945, Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. With 21 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company is active in more than 50 countries and operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland, Romania and the USA. Since 2013, Sennheiser has been managed by Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, the third generation of the family to run the company. In 2017, the Sennheiser Group generated turnover totaling €667.7 million.
Kari Wethington, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513–977–3763, Kari.firstname.lastname@example.org