Stars use Shure’s Axient at Java Jazz
INDONESIA: Shure’s Axient wireless management network system and an assortment of vocal mics were recently put to use by a range of artists at the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival. The Axient system was used in the main concert hall by the headline acts, which included UK soul singer Joss Stone and British R&B artist Craig David.
Shure applications engineer Owen Leung worked alongside Jakarta-based audio contractor Sumber Ria (responsible for all audio equipment) to ensure the sound quality remained high throughout the three-day festival.
Joss Stone made use of an Axient system and a SM58 vocal mic, whilst Craig David used an Axient system and a Beta 58A. Meanwhile, British singer-songwriter Lisa Stansfield used Axient and a KSM9 mic, whilst Polish vocalist and record producer Basia, Stanley Clarke and George Duke of Clarke/Duke 4, and Indonesian artist Oddie Agam all used an Axient system and a KSM9 mic for their performances.
‘Overall, the artists’ sound engineers were thrilled using Axient,’ said Eko Sulistiyo, sound engineer in charge of the main performance hall in the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo). ‘The sound quality was phenomenal, and the Axient Spectrum Manager is the ultimate RF management tool. It constantly monitors frequencies in use and ranks backup frequencies. With Axient, finding the best available frequencies is easy.’
Shure occupied a large booth in the exhibitor’s hall that saw many artists such as Mara Sophie and local groups Sounday, Night Over Soul, Oddie Agam, Acoustica and Simply Fresh perform. In order to give new artists a chance to play in the booth, Shure held an audition day.
‘We conducted this contest in partnership with Goshen Electronics with the support of the SSR Jakarta audio engineering school as we wanted to involve more talented, young local jazz musicians in this great festival,’ commented Alison Cheuk, senior manager of marketing communications at Shure Asia Limited.
The guest artists performed using Shure’s BLX wireless system, marking its Asian debut. Also making its first appearance in Asia was the GLX-D digital wireless system, which was exhibited in the Shure booth.
‘Last year was our first year participating in Java Jazz, and after witnessing the incredible atmosphere, top-notch talent and passionate support from the jazz community in Indonesia and abroad, we knew that Shure would continue to participate,’ Ms Cheuk added. ‘This year Shure was present with a large booth, exciting artist performances, new products and onsite technical support. We are delighted to be part of yet another successful Java Jazz Festival and we look forward to a long relationship of fruitful collaboration.’