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Gaither Vocal Band and Concert Tour Manage Audio with Shure
Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015
Two Time GRAMMY® Award Winning Band Selects Shure KSM9 Handheld Vocal Microphones and ULX-D® Wireless for Concert Tour

February 2, 2015

NILES, Ill., Feb. 2, 2015—Popular southern gospel group, the Gaither Vocal Band—honored with two GRAMMY® Awards and 17 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards—has been performing for more than a quarter century and today relies on state-of-the-art Shure digital wireless and vocal microphones for flawless performances. With changes in FCC wireless audio regulations and growing channel congestion, the band’s Lead Audio Engineer Eddy Houk, fromMajestic Productions, started a search for a reliable wireless system that would support advanced frequency management.

With a touring show and numerous wireless audio channels to manage, Houk required dependable, audio clarity and ease of use. The Gaither Concert Tour, featuring more than ten artists, turned to Shure ULX-D® Digital Wireless. The advanced Shure technology offered Houk efficient RF performance and network control. Houk and his team now have the luxury of doing frequency planning the day before shows and can better manage frequency selections.

“Since transitioning to Shure ULX-D Wireless, our RF dropouts have been essentially nonexistent now. We have more confidence in the technology and have noticed an overall improved sound clarity,” commented Houk.

Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless intelligent hardware offers uncompromising 24-bit audio clarity for professional sound reinforcement. The system’s ability to complete automatic scans and select the cleanest frequencies available helps Houk determine the best audio delivery configurations at each tour stop. Furthermore, for the intricate tour set-up, 20 channels of ULX-D Digital Wireless supports up to 17 active transmitters in one 6 MHz TV channel.

The artists performing on the Gaither Concert Tour are also equipped with Shure KSM9 Handheld Vocal Microphones. All vocals are delivered through the premium condenser vocal microphone, which is designed for the most demanding professional live applications. With switchable supercardioid and cardioid polar pattern options, the artists have full control to select the setting they prefer.

Houk added, “The KSM9s perform great in the tour venues, and the artists love them for live performances.”

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