Chicane’s sound engineer, Tim Peeling, has been using MIPRO’s ACT digital wireless radio system. Peeling discovered the system through UK hire company Concert Sound and Fuzion rep Paul Mason, and first employed it for shows in the UK and Romania earlier this year.
Chicane vocalist Tash Andrews’ “very breathy” vocals constituted a particular test for the system.
“She was on ears and was very happy very quickly,” noted Peeling. “Also tonally: is she comfortable with what’s coming back in? She was, which was good as it can often be a bit of a struggle with the artist. What works for a FOH engineer doesn’t necessarily always work for an artist at the same time in the same way. There seems to be very low handling noise and the feedback rejection was excellent.”
Peeling went on to praise the system’s design and battery life, and highlighted the receiver’s option of either analogue or digital output.
Josie Barker from MIPRO distributor Fuzion told II: “MIPRO’s ACT-82 digital system has been well received by users across the industry, with several systems already implemented and more out on demo. With the forthcoming frequency spectrum change users are becoming more astute when purchasing; the ACT-82 has been specifically designed to accommodate these changes, making it an increasingly popular choice.”