A package of Sennheiser wireless equipment was specified for American singer Lana Del Rey’s Paradise tour across Europe, and her summer festival performances. Monitor engineer Matthew Kanaris specified the Sennheiser items for the tour, which includes two SKM 5200-MKII handheld microphones with Neumann KK105 capsules for Lana’s main and spare vocal, 12 sets of G3 in-ear monitors and four G3 wireless belt packs for the tour’s string section. “Lana’s vocal is the most important part of the show, so we wanted to use a microphone that was perfect for her and was sensitive to the different dynamics in her voice,” said Kanaris. “We have always had great results when we used the wired version of the Neumann mic, so we decided to use the 5000 series wireless mic and 105 capsule for the tour. This gives her the freedom to move around, but still keeps the intimate, close and warm sound which really compliments her music. “Using Wireless Systems Manager I’m able to integrate all of the Sennheiser equipment together and tune the radio frequencies easily and quickly, wherever we are. I can also use it to scan all the other RF that is going on,” he added. Kanaris is also very impressed with Sennheiser UK’s customer support. “It’s excellent; Mark Saunders is always very quickly on to anything we need and gets back to me if I ever have a question or need advice. In short, Sennheiser equipment is great. It always works, it sounds great and the support is superb.” Photo credit: Nicole Nodland www.sennheiser.co.uk
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