Broadcast services specialist Gearhouse Broadcast has provided the radio microphones, in-ear monitors (IEMs) and on-site technical support for the eighth successive series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.
Working closely with the show’s sound director Robert Edwards, Gearhouse delivered full simultaneous audio coverage within the studio and on the outside set to enable the production team to track contestants, judges and presenters throughout.
The Sennheiser audio workflow included the new Digital 9000 system, which uses uncompressed digital audio transmission for error-free sound and enabled Edwards and his team to encrypt the transmitters. There were also 10 SKM 5200 wireless microphones, 24 SK 5212 handheld transmitters for the contestants, 16 EM 3732 dual receiver systems and four SR 2000 IEM monitoring systems.
“Audio plays such a big part in Britain’s Got Talent, so it’s vital that I work with professionals that I know can not only deliver what I need, but also fit into a tight-knit and well drilled team of trusted suppliers,” commented Edwards. “I know that I can rely on Gearhouse to supply the best equipment for the job and be on-hand with support, if and when I need it.”
The system Gearhouse provided for Britain’s Got Talent also accommodates ITV2’s companion show, Britain’s Got More Talent, in which a further 11 SK5212s were used, along with seven SKM 5200s and one SR 2000 IEM transmitter and EK2000 wireless receiver.
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