Every year the NFL Super Bowl creates a level of excitement uncommon for most sporting events and this year’s event was no exception. The broadcast provided viewers with a dazzling Lady Gaga half-time show and the stunning and record-breaking, come from behind 34 – 28 win by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Digital 6000, the latest member of Sennheiser’s professional wireless microphone range, is shipping now. Building on features of the Digital 9000 series, Digital 6000 delivers impeccable RF wireless and audio performance. The system fulfils the business need for a flexible two-channel wireless solution that allows the use of existing accessories and infrastructures. Designed for demanding live productions, Digital 6000 also addresses the challenges of the shrinking UHF spectrum: Sennheiser’s engineer have eliminated intermodulation, with its restrictions on channel allocations, which will allow more mics to operate in less spectrum space.
Any Super Bowl TV audio production is a big undertaking. After all, it comprises three distinct parts: the game itself, with sound effects from the field and the crowd as well as commentary; the presentation for the entire broadcast, including the pre-game; and the musical and staging extravaganza that is the Half-Time Show. Super Bowl LI was no exception. More than 100 microphones of varying types captured the drama of the New England Patriot’s comeback, while Lady Gaga’s tightly drilled performance featured mic changes to match her change of costume.
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At the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, Sennheiser debuted two wireless microphone ranges aimed at musicians starting out in the business who want to do away with cables and wires.
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