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Shure Performs Perfectly With MGG Productions at Afrikaans is Groot Music Production

22 April 2015

One of the most popular Afrikaans music productions, Afrikaans is Groot, experienced perfect audio from Shure wireless microphones and in-ear monitor systems at its annual music production held recently.

The high quality show attracted the cream of the South African music industry with artists like Juanita Du Plessis, Riana Nel, Bobby van Jaarsveld, EDEN, Dewald Wasserfall, Arno Jordaan and others.

Organised by Coleske Artists, the Johannesburg leg of the music production was held at the Moreletapark Auditorium in Pretoria. With a seating capacity of more than 7000 people, Moreleta saw nine sold-out shows.  The Cape Town leg saw all three of its performances at the Grand West Arena at Grand West Casino sold out.

MGG Productions were the sole technical suppliers for audio and lighting, with their Project Manager Denzil Smith and his expert team putting in many hours of hard work toward this popular event. An assortment of Shure microphones were used during the show for sound reproduction. Local Shure importers and distributors Wild & Marr were also on-hand to provide additional technical support during pre-production.

With constantly changing sets, a large number of wireless microphones and in-ear monitors were required. The MGG production team were faced with the challenge of ensuring faultless audio from everyone’s wireless microphones and in-ear monitors.

RF Engineer and Stage and Microphone Tech Jaco Beukes from MGG said: “Shure again provided a perfect performance due to its solid RF reliability. We made great use of Shure’s Wireless Workbench (their RF Management software) which ensured that the RF was always stable.”

Many artists provided their own custom earphones, and all but two of the in-ear monitoring systems used were Shure; with 20 channels of PSM 900, six channels of the earlier generation PSM 700 and six channels of PSM 1000. With its unique diversity bodypack receiver, the PSM 1000 monitoring system provided an extra measure of RF protection with exceptional audio quality.

Shure wireless microphones featured were 42 channels of UR4-D, as well as six channels of Axient for the key artists. With its superb sound quality and remote control of all transmitter functions, Axient has the unique ability to detect and avoid interference. RF Management was through Shure’s Wireless Workbench.

“There is always great excitement surrounding the technical aspects of the show and then such an enjoyable moment when you see the whole production come together,” said Andrew Sorrill, Sales and Marketing Manager at Shure’s local distributor Wild & Marr.


“Shure is the trusted microphone for the majority of international artists and performances and it’s always good to see so much Shure equipment getting the job done,” added Denzil Smith from MGG.


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