Sony has partnered with Big Earth Productions to provide production equipment for Joss Stone’s ongoing Total World Tour.
In the most comprehensive world tour ever attempted by a musician, the British soul singer will be performing in every single country on Earth, with a two-man production team using Sony equipment to capture her journey.
Having started on 28 March, Stone will be collaborating with local musicians to play a combination of indigenous music and her own songs, joined by “high-profile artists and friends”.
In addition to shooting a feature-length documentary of the tour, Big Earth will be producing short videos charting the progress through each country. The audio element of each recording will be captured using a suite of Sony audio products, including lightweight UWP-D wireless microphone kits with digital audio processing and ECM shotgun microphones. The PCM-D100 portable high-resolution audio recorder will also be used to capture a separate track of the highest possible quality, which Sony says will “provid[e] audio with a close likeness to organic sound”.
Russ Malkin, director at Big Earth Productions, comments: “The importance of capturing high-quality sound for the videos [is] … crucial to artists for bringing their materials to life. For Joss in particular, it¹s essential that the emotion of her music comes through in the footage as much as it does live, helping her to reach more people around the world.”
James Leach, European marketing manager for professional audio at Sony Europe, adds: “We’re committed to helping artists communicate the feeling behind their music as powerfully as possible to audiences, so we were delighted that Big Earth opted to use Sony equipment for this unique project.
“The high quality of the audio and video that will be captured will help Joss’s fans to feel as if they are there with her, whether they¹re following her progress around the world online or enjoying the gigs captured in her documentary.”