Sennheiser and Delta Sound recently collaborated for Drake's debut concert in the Middle East by providing the hip-hop star with the latest Digital 9000 wireless system - used for all hand held microphones at the show.
In addition to providing a memorable audio experience for the over 16,000 fans who attended the concert at the Dubai International Stadium, the Digital 9000 managed to impress both the house engineer, Demetrius Moore, and the show's monitor engineer, Sean Sturge.
Al Woods, director of engineering for Delta Sound, said: “As an extensive rental stockist of Sennheiser's RF and cabled products, its really important for us to be able to offer a service that includes the high end systems. When Drake specified the Digital 9000 system for the Stadium show in Dubai, Sennheiser stepped up to the plate.”
The all-digital wireless system has been developed to transmit completely uncompressed audio, artifact-free and with superb dynamics. Designed for broadcasting professionals, musical theatres and high-profile live audio events, the Digital 9000 is designed for the highest channel counts and operation in dense frequency environments. Infrared (IR) synchronisation between receivers and transmitters greatly aids setting up of the system.
Woods added: “It's not always easy with such high SPL band levels both onstage monitoring and out front PA levels. For Drake, the sonic quality of the vocals were absolutely full range. With PA, one normally puts up with the inputs that are available, not knowing the weak link, mix engineer, PA set up and the signal path . On this occasion it was easy to realise how transparent it can be with a full range, digital vocal reproduction. A testament to the capsule rejection and the true reproduction of the 9000 series.”