Shure Supplies Wireless Monitoring System for Teenage Cancer Trust Concert
Shure was selected to supply the wireless monitoring systems for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) 10th anniversary event in March. The TCT’s annual music event is recognized as one of the most impressive live music series in the United Kingdom. This year, the event took place at the historic Royal Albert Hall in London and featured a star-studded line-up of artists including The Who, Them Crooked Vultures, Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, JLS, The Specials, Suede.
The PA system was provided by Entec Sound and Light, which has served the TCT annual live show since the first event in 2001. Entec Sound and Light selected Shure to provide the event’s wireless systems. The wireless systems from Shure included the Company’s newly launched HYPERLINK PSM 900.
“We’d already heard demonstrations of Shure’s PSM 900, and it was immediately obvious from the sound quality that we had to showcase them at the Teenage Cancer Trust shows,” says Liam Halpin, Entec’s Audio Technical Manager and Crew Chief for TCT. “TCT gives us an opportunity to put new products to the test in fairly intense situations. Everybody that used the units at the TCT gigs was blown away, many commenting that the new CueMode feature is something that they had been waiting for someone to implement.”
The CueMode feature of the PSM 900 allows the sound engineer to monitor different stage mixes with the touch of a button. Precision front-end RF filtering significantly reduces dropouts from RF interference, and the enhanced digital stereo encoder provides excellent stereo separation and audio clarity.
“I had the pleasure of using Shure’s new PSM 900 at TCT this year and was amazed at just how good they sounded,” says Magic, Entec’s on-site monitor engineer for TCT 2010. “The setup of PSM900 was very easy using the scan function built-in to the packs. It immediately found clean spectrum and once I synced the info via infra-red back into the transmitters, I was ready to go in no time. And CueMode is a revelation. I can monitor exactly what each artist is hearing on their frequency, not what my separate PFL pack is transmitting.
The Who wrapped up the 10-day event with a spectacular performance of Quadrophenia.