> Another of the night’s big winners was Sennheiser user Lady Gaga, who stole the limelight on the red carpet as well as onstage, where she emerged from an egg to showcase her new song, “Born This Way,” with the aid of a custom chrome SKM 5200 transmitter topped with an MD 5235 capsule.more
Originally announced as 16 dates - later extended to 27- the Gary Barlow: In Concert tour sold out in minutes raising much needed funds for The Prince's Trust and The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. Backed by a nine-piece band plus guest appearances, Sennheiser SKM 5200 MkII wireless handheld microphones with MD 5235 heads were used for all vocals, plus EW 572 G3 instrument radio systems for the musicians. “We used the same microphone combination with Gary on the last Take That tour, where we had great results with it,” says front of house engineer Gary Bradshaw. “It’s a very nice hi-fi sounding capsule, it’s extremely robust and it works in all conditions. It also has great rejection, which was really important on a tour like this; we’re mainly playing theatres with a few arena shows and the audience can be really loud, so this was a great choice for all situations.” Monitor engineer Steve Lutley agrees, saying, “The 5235 capsule is amazing for not picking up background noise. Audio quality is very important to Gary - he spends much of his working life in the studio, he knows exactly how everything is supposed to sound and he’s very critical of the sound, which is a good thing. He really cares, as does musical director Mike Stevens.”more
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