Sennheiser keeps Labrinth tour running smoothly

Relying on Sennheiser microphones and IEMS, singer-songwriter Labrinth, a four-piece band and a host of special guests recently finished an eight-date tour of the UK.
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A hosts of special guests and a four-piece band accompanied singer-songwriter Labrinth during his recent eight-date tour of the UK, which relied on Sennheiser microphones and IEMs. In total, the tour used eight sets of Sennheiser ew 300 G3 IEMs, an AC3200 IEM combiner, two ew 572 G3 guitar systems and a pair of ew 500-935 handheld microphone systems. Monitor engineer Ross McGroggan had been using Sennheiser equipment for a number of years and was more than happy to continue. “The reliability and sound quality of Sennheiser equipment are second to none,” said monitor engineer Ross McGroggan. “I’ve never had a single problem with their in-ear systems and the 935 is an excellent microphone. It’s really the best suited to our application - very durable and you can get a lot out of it before feedback.” Special guests on the tour included Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32, Emeli Sandé and X Factor contestant James Arthur. Accomodating them, said McGroggan “was no problem. I had a guest mix set up which catered for them all - I’d just put a wireless pack on them and give them a 935. We weren’t able to soundcheck with some of them, but with the 935 you know exactly what to expect. We also used our mics for the support acts and never had a problem. It all went very smoothly.” 

Photo: Jelani Pomell www.sennheiser.co.uk

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