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Holy Father visits city of brotherly love with Artist Elite

An Audio-Technica AE6100 handheld mic was chosen to capture Pope Francis's audio in Philadelphia

On Saturday 26 September, Pope Francis visited the Festival of Families in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chosen to capture the infallible Bishop of Rome’s audio was an Audio-Technica AE6100 Artist Elite hypercardioid dynamic handheld microphone, custom-painted white by Audio-Technica especially for the occasion (pictured).

The last time the successor to St Peter, holder of the keys to Heaven, appeared in PSNEurope was on a visit to Naples in May, during which His Holiness celebrated mass in Piazza del Plebiscito, the city’s main square, with a reported congregation of 60,000. Sound reinforcement for the sovereign of the Vatican City State’s sermon was provided by Dee Jay Service and featured an all-Outline rig (see Outline spreads the word in Naples).

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