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P!NK Performs With Sennheiser Digital 6000 Series At Super Bowl 52

Performance of The Star-Spangled Banner captured with SKM 6000 handheld transmitter coupled with an MD 9235 capsule.

By PSW Staff February 7, 2018

P!NK with the Sennheiser Digital 6000 wireless system for her rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

Despite record-setting freezing temperatures, professional football fans had a lot to cheer about during Super Bowl 52 as incumbent champions the New England Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles for the coveted national title — which drew over 100 million viewers and 67,612 live audience members.

P!NK set the tone for the evening with a rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ sung through her Sennheiser Digital 6000 wireless microphone system.

On a night brimming with excitement and anticipation for the two teams and fans around the world, P!NK exuded both confidence and class, sweeping listeners through a performance of the U.S. national anthem — with every emotional nuance of the 19 semitone song captured in detail.

“For an artist whose vocal performance is so well renowned, it is important for us to have the ultimate equipment specification both on tour and during the Super Bowl,” says Jon Lewis, monitor engineer for P!NK. “We have a very strong relationship with Sennheiser, and the Digital 6000 enables us to attain the best digital audio quality as well as dependable RF.”

The P!NK team has been using the Digital 6000 system over the last several months while touring, and appearing on television programs and award shows such as Saturday Night Live, the Grammy Awards, the Video Music Awards and others.

During her performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl, P!NK sang through a Sennheiser SKM 6000 handheld transmitter, coupled with an MD 9235 capsule. “We have always been really happy with her voice on the MD 5235 capsule, so when we moved over to the Digital 6000 series, it was a very natural progression,” Lewis explains.

Front of house engineer Dave Bracey has a special affinity for the new Sennheiser Digital 6000 system and its role during an artist performance: “The reason I love that microphone is because it is able to capture the complete character and nuances of a singer’s voice. In fact, it is capable of reproducing the exact character of whatever you are miking up — including the best live singing voices in the world.”

For Lewis, the Sennheiser Digital 6000 series succeeds on a number of fronts — most importantly on the stage: ”I first used the Digital 6000 on a recommendation from Dave [Bracey], who had used it with Adele. Since then, I’ve just been blown away with the distance range and quality. It has proven to work equally well on both in-ears and through wedges, and the microphone itself can handle being in environments with super-high noise levels like the Super Bowl.”

Byron Gaither, Artists Relations manager, Professional Audio at Sennheiser says: “We are honored that our microphones and wireless systems are continually used by singers who are at the top of their game. With the Digital 6000 Series wireless system, we have opened yet another chapter of innovation, audio quality and reliability.”



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