Chicago, IL – (July 11, 2012) — Microphone manufacturer VOCOMOTION has announced it will be a major sponsor of the 3rd annual American Beatbox Championships in New York City on August 11th & 12th, 2012. The event features two nights of beatboxing jams, showcases, open mic, surprise guests, and a Grand Final event of the beatbox championship competition. One of the prizes given to the champion by VOCOMOTION will be a Thumper TH100 throat microphone. Marty Gasper of New York vocal-band Blue Jupiter will also perform a live Thumper TH100 demonstration during the event.
"I'm honored to be in a position to help the team at the American Beatbox Championships bring beatboxing to a much larger audience," says Freddie Feldman, President of VOCOMOTION, maker of unique microphones for beatboxers. "I'm excited to see the competition and present this year's champion with one of our newest Thumper TH100 throat microphones. The most cutting-edge beatboxer in the country should have the most cutting-edge gear."
The event will include the following shows:
* Saturday August 11th, 2012 (7pm - 11pm) - Opening Night at Littlefield (622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn) map * Sunday August 12, 2012 (7pm - 11pm) - Grand Final event at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village) map
After years in development, VOCOMOTION is releasing its long-awaited Thumper TH100 throat microphone. It is the latest update in the Thumper line of microphones, designed specifically for beatboxers since 1999. The Thumper TH100 features digital signal processing (DSP) technology that processes the microphone audio with the highest fidelity and can even be adapted and re-programmed to the user's specific needs. Thumper throat mics have been seen on TV on shows like America's Got Talent (NBC), The Sing-Off (NBC), and The Sing-Off China (Shenzhen).
Since 1999, VOCOMOTION has been making microphones designed specifically for beatboxers. The Thumper throat microphone, the flagship of the BeatboxMics line, is in use by beatboxers and vocal percussionists throughout the world. VOCOMOTION's latest offerings, the unorthodox The Pounder in-ear microphone and The Puncher handheld microphones are next in line to help beatboxers pump-up their sound and push the limits of what the human voice can do. VOCOMOTION also runs an award-winning a cappella recording studio outside of Chicago, IL, designed by the world-renowned architect John Storyk. The studio has produced over 80 albums for a cappella groups from all over the US and 9 countries. http://vocomotion.com
About the American Beatbox Championships
Now in it's 3rd year, the weekend-long American Beatbox Championships has garnered a reputation as a gem amongst New York City's summer musical landscape. Co-headlined by America's Got Talent top finalist Butterscotch, who captured the hearts of American audiences by mixing her soulful voice with stunning beatbox, piano, and guitar. Butterscotch became the first female to win a World Beatbox Championships. The Grand Final event also features special guest judge Rahzel of the Roots, Steven Foxx, and Pete List. It is hosted by Viper Records' Hasan Salaam alongside Colin Dean's Roots and Grooves with DJ Chela. http://americanbeatboxchampionships.com
American Beatbox Championships