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The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in Singapore has overhauled its microphone system to adopt the Shure Axient™ Wireless Management Network.  

The arts center decided to update to the latest technology from Shure to ensure the best sound quality for the 3,000 performances that it hosts every year.

172 channels of Axient and 32 channels of PSM®1000 Personal Stereo Monitors (IEM) have been installed into the theaters, including the Concert Hall, the Recital Studio, Theatre Studio, The Concourse, and the Outdoor Theatre. 60 channels of Axient in portable racks and 32 channels of Axient with UR3 plug-on transmitters have been added to all the spaces in the venue to expand fixed systems or work independently.  

“With a history of audio innovation spanning over 90 years, Shure has been committed to providing quality products and excellent services to our customers in Pro Audio Segment,” said Mark Humrichouser, the Vice President of Shure Asia/Pacific and Americas Business Units. “We are proud to see that Axient and other Shure products have been trusted by another world-class performing arts center like The Esplanade.”

Because the Axient system can automatically detect interferences, it also changes to clear and compatible frequencies to avoid interference without user involvement. The Shure Wireless Workbench (WWB) software also offers full monitoring of the frequency network, which sound engineers can use to make remote adjustments during performances and monitor the frequency, audio gain, RF output power, battery life and other information for every channel of all the wireless systems installed.

“The main aim of the overhaul project was to replace our existing wireless microphone systems so that Esplanade complies with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s pending ‘Frequency Allocation and Assignment’ regulations. We required a flexible, deployable system capable of exceptional audio quality and the high demands of our operations, and we found that Shure Axient met these requirements. We feel that Axient has been designed with the end-user in mind and has several useful and ergonomic features that cater to our needs,” commented Ed Ferguson, Technical Manager of Sound at The Esplanade Co Ltd.


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