Singer Barbara Straathof is enjoying unexpected success after her exposure in season 3 of the TV show “The Voice Of Holland.” After rising demand for her appearances following participation on the show, one of her first professional decisions was to choose a microphone system for her rapidly building live schedule.
“For my live work, I decided to do a test with three different microphones,” says Straathof. “I promised my engineer that I would come and check out this system he loved but I told him that I had my mind set on a different brand. Still, I went along with his request and tested the mic system he recommended which was the Lectrosonics HH Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitter.
“I couldn’t believe the difference,” she continues. “It was crazy, every note I sang, a clear copy of that note came back to me. Pure, clear, warm and so vivid. Again, I could not believe that the Lectrosonics HH was so different from the other systems. So, I ordered a new mic with receiver, and the guys from Heuff built me a super cool flight-case for the receiver and the in-ear transmitter. I couldn’t be happier.”̋
Straathof’s system was specified by Bram van der Mooren of Dutch audio specialists Heuff and consists of a Lectrosonics R400A UHF Digital Diversity rack-mount receiver with a HH/E01 Digital Hybrid Wireless handheld transmitter and HHC cardioid condenser capsule.
Straathof was a television production manager working behind the scenes when she was discovered by colleagues, who entered her for the iconic show. Almost 20 months later, her first album is done, having been recorded with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, one of the best rhythm sections in Holland and arranged by producer/arranger Chris Elliott, known for his work with Adele’s albums “19” and “21.”