Shure goes Wireless with Axient

Shure Distribution UK (SDUK) supplied 12 channels of Axient and 18 channels of PSM1000 in-ear monitoring to live events company Britannia Row for use at Live Nation’s recent Wireless Festival
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Shure Distribution UK (SDUK) supplied 12 channels of Axient and 18 channels of PSM1000 in-ear monitoring to live events company Britannia Row for use at Live Nation’s recent Wireless Festival. This year’s lineup featured acts including Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Nas, will.i.am, Calvin Harris, Tinie Tempah and A Tribe Called Quest at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. "All UK summer festivals are busy, but Wireless is one of the busiest, with over 190 acts taking to the stages over three days this year," explained SDUK's Tuomo Tolonen. "Different acts are on different stages simultaneously all weekend; it's the very definition of a crowded RF environment, and this against the background of generalised spectrum scarcity thanks to the recent Digital Switchover." Axient was used on the main stage all weekend with a selection of Shure capsules, including KSM9 and Beta heads, while the PSM1000s in-ear monitoring systems supplied by SDUK became the in-house in-ear monitoring systems on the festival's Pepsi Max stage. Justin Timberlake also used 12 channels of PSM1000, as part of the personal equipment carried by his engineers. “This was Wireless Festival’s first year at the 2012 Olympic site, and after having heavy audio restrictions for many years in Hyde Park, all involved on the new site, from the engineers to the paying public, were treated to a truly great sounding outdoor event,” said Brit Row’s Lez Dwight. “Tuomo really helped us out with the Axient and PSMs; we had planned to use them on the Pepsi Max stage, but so many of the American artists on the main stage requested Shure mics, we switched the Axient handhelds to the main stage.” www.shuredistribution.co.uk

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