London, U.K. (July 24, 2007)–London-based outside-broadcast specialists Wired For Sound used HHB FlashMic digital recording microphones to record interviews with artists appearing at the Live Earth concert at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 7.
Providing remote facilities for the U.S. rights-holder, Premiere Radio Networks, the Wired For Sound team issued FlashMics to four roving reporters who returned to the operations room throughout the day, where recordings were downloaded via USB, edited, and then transferred via ISDN or FTP to Premiere Radio Networks’ studios in New York. Content was then syndicated to several hundred radio stations across the U.S.
“The FlashMics made everything easy,” enthused Wired For Sound’s Johnnie Dymock. “We set them all to AGC (automatic gain control) and locked everything down so all the interviewers had to do was push record. They were weighed down with wireless talkback systems and walkie-talkies, so they really appreciated the compactness and simplicity of the FlashMics.”
When it came to transferring files, Dymock was equally impressed with the FlashMic’s performance. “With no removable media to worry about, all we had to do was plug into the FlashMic’s USB interface. All in all, the FlashMics did such a great job that we’ll be adding them to our hire stock straight away.”
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