Milford, NH – Earthworks FlexMic™ podium microphones were recently used in a Beatification Ceremony conducted by Pope Francis in Seoul, Korea on August 16. The ceremony was held at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, with nearly one million people in attendance and 20 percent of South Korea’s population tuning in to watch the historic event on television.
Sung Jun Park, Director of Engineering for Art Mix, selected six FMR500/HC 19 inch Earthworks podium microphones for the ceremony.
Park commented on some of the benefits that the Earthworks FlexMics provide. “The sensitivity and dynamic range are good. Additionally, their gain before feedback is definitely superior to the other microphones.”
Park also noted the response of the ceremony’s organizers to the sound quality the FMR500/HCs delivered. “The Vatican was satisfied, since the FMR500/HCs have a high quality sound.”
In addition to the overall sound quality, the FMR500/HCs also provided aesthetic benefits for an event being broadcast on television. “The microphone’s head is small. So, it did not hide the Pope’s face.”
For this particular ceremony, Park utilized J-Series and Q Series loudspeakers from d&b audiotechnik, a DIGICO SD-8 console and six Earthworks FMR500/HC podium microphones.