Broadcast live for the first time in history from Seville, Spain, the 24th Latin GRAMMYs were served by a host of Shure platforms, including Axient Digital wireless systems and PSM 1000 in-ear personal monitoring systems joined by Wireless Workbench and WAVETOOL software.
Specifically, sound company Fluge provided 60 channels of Axient Digital wireless and 32 channels of PSM 1000 personal monitoring in support of the event’s live performances. “Shure PSM 1000 continues to be a consistently reliable piece of a complex live show puzzle, which demands both high-quality audio and rock-solid RF,” says Michael Bové, monitor mixer for Latin GRAMMYs 2023.
Diogo Nunes Pereira, RF coordinator for the event, was able to monitor multiple cases where Wireless Workbench operated various systems simultaneously. Meanwhile, Axient Digital AD600 Spectrum Manager handled duties such as monitoring battery life, RF and audio levels.
“Timeline and spectrum recordings are life insurance and are always running in my shows. Not only are Shure RF systems’ performance top notch, but the software that goes with it is unrivaled,” notes Nunes Pereira.
WAVETOOL played a key role both during the rehearsals and the show. Each member of the RF team had their own WAVETOOL client to monitor different channels at the same time: Nunes Pereira: “One artist could be on-stage while two others were getting miked up and prepped simultaneously.”
The evening began with a performance of Rosalia singing a special version of the popular “Se Nos Rompió el Amor,” with her voice captured by a Shure KSM9HS capsule joined by a group of palmeros and guitars who were supported by 13 Shure AD1 bodypack transmitters.
Alex Guessard, (FOH) music mixer for the Latin GRAMMYs says, “Within the rich and lively panorama of Latin GRAMMYs performances, Shure Axient Digital seamlessly blends precision and passion. My focus was particularly captivated by the KSM9HS’s ability to perfectly capture the essence of Rosalia’s dynamically powerful opening number.”
Other artists who relied on Shure included Ozuna with a nickel KSM11 wireless cardioid capsule during his performance with David Guetta. Further, Alejandro Sanz, with a KSM8 Dualdyne cardioid dynamic capsule, sang“Corazón Partío,” and Feid used a custom green AD2 handheld wireless transmitter with a KSM9HS capsule.
The SM58 vocal microphone was also present, capturing Juanes and his chorus, Hi Flow, Carin Leon, and Pablo Alborán. Sebastián Yatra added a gold ADX2 handheld transmitter to this capsule.
Shure was present to support the technical team, joined by Luis López, audio specialist from Earpro&EES (Shure’s Spanish distributor). “It was an honor to work with the incredibly talented sound engineers and artists during the Latin GRAMMYs 2023. By providing the most advanced software and technical gear, they can ensure unforgettable experiences. They used our equipment to its fullest potential, creating magical moments onstage without any audio issues that could shadow them,” says Javier Ocampo, senior manager, market development, at Shure.