Helene Fischer (center) opened the 2014 ECHO awards ceremony
Berlin, Germany (May 23, 2014)—The 23rd ECHO Awards Ceremony, held March 27 in Berlin, honored some of the most successful national and international stars from the past year.

Presented by Deutsche Phono-Akademie (German Association of Recording Companies), the event is broadcast live by German broadcaster ARD from the Messe Berlin exhibition center. Artists including Kylie Minogue and Shakira and host Helene Fischer used microphones from the Sennheiser product portfolio throughout the evening.

For her performance, Kylie Minogue used a Sennheiser SKM 5200 handheld transmitter, while Shakira’s management had requested two SKM 5200s with Neumann KK 105 capsules. Wired Sennheiser microphones were used both by artists, such as the five e935s used by Peter Maffay and his band, but also on the host’s podium, where two ME 36s on goosenecks captured voices.

Presenter and singer Helene Fischer used various customized SKM 2000 handheld transmitters, a model with platinum finish as well as a white and a black model decorated with Swarovski Elements. German rappers “Die Fantastischen Vier” also used 2000 Series handheld transmitters with special MD 9235 capsules.

A total of 200 wireless frequencies were used for the awards ceremony. The frequency bands of the Sennheiser equipment were divided into two segments, which were each assigned to an ASA 3000 antenna splitter. The wireless monitoring at the ECHO Awards was carried out entirely using products from the 2000 Series.