Delta puts Digital 9000 to use for Bruno Mars
UAE: Delta Sound has put to use Sennheiser’s new Digital 9000 wireless system at the recent Bruno Mars and Paloma Faith concert at Dubai’s Media City Amphitheatre. The system is the first to offer uncompressed wireless digital audio transmission.
For the Done Events organised concert, Delta Sound used an eight channel Sennheiser EM 9046 receiver with a pair of SKM 9000 handhelds using the new MD 9235 dynamic capsules. Added to this were four SK 9000 bodypack transmitters with DAD6003 adaptors. The mic package for the show also included units from Shure and DPA, as well as further Sennheiser equipment.
The Digital 9000 wasn’t the only recent investment from Delta to be put to use for the show. Front of house control for Paloma Faith saw the rental company’s DiGiCo SD5 console with a single SD rack called into action. The rental house also used Midas Pro2, DiGiCo SD7 and Avid Profile surfaces for various aspects of the production.
The use of headline equipment was completed with the manufacturer’s L-Acoustics K1 as the main PA. Twelve of the cabinets were flown per side with six K1 Subs flown behind the main PA. A combination of V-Dosc, dV-Dosc, SB28 and Kara speakers completed the line up.
‘This was one of the most enjoyable concerts we have been involved in. It also outlines the fact that our decision to continue to invest in top end equipment and engineers is justified,’ said Delta Sound managing director Andy Jackson. ‘We have made a significant investment in PA, RF systems and control this year, all of which was used during the concerts.’
‘It is always satisfying being chosen to be part of such events and we at Delta Sound take pride in delivering the best audio solutions for not only the promoter and touring production but most important of all for all those that attend the concerts,’ added Robert Eatock, Delta’s project and sound engineer. ‘Personally the most rewarding part of the job is being surrounded by 15-20 000 people all having a good time.’