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InSound

Microphones in Action
we have a proven digital technology
that can be placed in literally any form
factor."
Out on the live sound circuit, Shure
worked with Southby Productions to
s the industry continues down
Most recently, wireless microphone supply Icelandic singer, songwriter and
the digital path, it also retains developer Q5X and Shure have music producer, Bjork, on her concert
a healthy respect for the clarity announced a collaboration to combine tour and first theatrical production,
and warmth provided by 'classic' their expertise to provide "superior Cornucopia.
microphone models still very much sound quality and security that today's
The Cornucopia production
in use today. Additionally, to help sports broadcasts require". Together, was designed by Bjork
end-users adapt to the working Q5X and Shure have developed around a soundscape
conditions created by the Covid-19 specialised Axient Digital-Enabled Q5X and opened with a
pandemic, manufacturers are offering Wireless Transmitters that deliver the 50-piece choir, all using
tailored blogging and streaming latest wireless digital technology "with Shure TH53 TwinPlex headsets
packages together plus relevant online unparalleled RF stability, encryption, allowing them to be hands-free
educational offerings covering all and spectral efficiency".
for choreography and movement.
aspects of microphone techniques and
"With the combination of Q5X and Sound Engineer John Gale comments:
technology.
Shure, this is really the best of both "The role of the choir grew quite
Shure Incorporated is celebrating its worlds," said Jens Rothenburger, significantly as the show evolved.
95th year in audio technology. Product director of pro audio marketing at They ended up being in more songs
innovations throughout the company's Shure. "The new Axient Digital-Enabled than originally planned as they were
95-year history include Unidyne I Q5X Wireless Transmitters provide the same choir that Bjork sang with
Model 55, the first unidirectional sound engineers and the sports as a child and she never sat still, Bjork
microphone with a single moving industry with a complete solution in loves new technology and is happy to
coil dynamic element; the SM58 a superior, already-established form embrace it."
microphone, an industry standard factor."
While most theatres are dark,
worldwide for live vocal performance;
"Q5X prides itself on developing some are taking the opportunity to
and Vagabond 88, the first handheld transmitters to solve difficult wireless upgrade their technical facilities.
wireless microphone.
audio problems for our customers," The National Theatre of Iceland
Christine Schyvinck, Shure president says Paul Johnson, CEO of Q5X. "Now, in Reykjavik has made the leap to
and CEO, states, "Our founder,
digital with Sennheiser, opting
S.N. Shure, was dedicated
for the Digital 6000 wireless
to creating products of
microphone system - including
exceptional sound quality,
the ultra-compact SK 6212 minidurability,
and
technical
bodypack transmitter.
innovation.
His
vision,
Kristinn
Gauti
Einarsson,
combined with the passion,
Head of Sound at the theatre
expertise, and creativity of
comments, "We sometimes have
our Associates, has led us
three different shows per day, so
through 95 years of success.
ease of use has been crucial for
We are very appreciative to all
us. Precision is also important
of our customers and channel
because it is not a one-time show
Company founder S.N. Shure was dedicated to creating
partners for their support over 'products of exceptional sound quality, durability,
at a festival."
and technical innovation'
the years."
"The small SK 6212 transmitters
are a very convenient option for
Shure TH53 TwinPlex headsets
theatres,"
comments
Einarsson.
allowed free movement on stage
"You can hide them easily and the
at the Bjork concert
©Santiago Felipe
actors sometimes forget that they are
wearing them. We no longer have to
worry about batteries because the SK
6212s last the whole day."
Einarsson adds, "Our Sennheiser
EM 1046 from the nineties still works
perfectly even though it is nearly
as old as me. Our experience of the
Digital 6000 has confirmed that
Sennheiser is just as reliable today."
The Digital 6000 also played a key
role in one of the UK's most viewed
news broadcasts broadcast of the year.
Earlier this year, British war veteran

Contributing Editor Jim Evans reports
from the business end of the
audio chain...

A

For Captain Sir Tom's
birthday broadcast,
a separate vehicle just for
the audio was used, receiving
feeds from the Sennheiser radio mics

and walking hero, Captain Sir Tom
Moore, raised more than £32m for NHS
charities by walking 100 laps of his
garden before his 100th birthday.
Speaking to the BBC Breakfast
team, his voice was heard loud and
clear through a Digital 6000 wireless
microphone system.
Broadcast Sound Engineer, Paul
Cutler, who has been working with
clients such as the BBC, ITV, ITN and
Sky for over 23 years, was in charge of
audio on the day.
"I have worked with BBC Breakfast
on several other interesting large
scale outside broadcasts and special
features," says Cutler. "This particular
project gained momentum very quickly
and it also grew technically.

Kristinn Gauti Einarsson with
the Digital 6000 rack at the
National Theatre of Iceland


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