Idols SA Turns to Shure

The “Idol” singing competition franchise is popular around the world, and South Africa’s edition, Idols SA, held its season finale on November 23, when competitor Vincent Bones won the season.
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Vincent Bones of Idols SA, with his Shure wireless mic.
Brakpan, South Africa (November 25, 2014)—The Idol singing competition franchise is popular around the world, and South Africa’s edition, Idols SA, held its season finale on November 23, when competitor Vincent Bones won the season.

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An assortment of wired and wireless Shure microphones were used exclusively during the show Microphones ranging from the standard SM58 vocal microphone, to the SM87 and Shure 55SH, which were used during the season.

Shure wireless systems featured included 24 channels of ULX-D, as well as 20 channels of PSM 900 personal monitors for all the artists. Monitors for all music performances were mixed by a team from Audio Logic and RF Management was through Shure’s Wireless Workbench.

Marius Marais, owner of Audio Logic and Senior FOH Engineer for Idols SA, remarked, “Shure has some iconic models and their microphones are instantly recognizable throughout the professional audio industry; RF is stable – it is the trusted and chosen microphone for the majority of international artists and performances.”

Andrew Sorrill, Sales & Marketing Manager at Wild & Marr–the local importers and distributors for Shure in Southern Africa added, “We are extremely happy with the contribution Shure has made toward the success of the show and are proud of the fact that Shure has been involved with Idols SA from the beginning.”

As part of his prize package, Vincent Bones received a Shure ULXD 4DE Digital Dual wireless system, two Shure ULXD2/Beta58 Digital handheld transmitters, a Shure PSM9 In-Ear Monitoring system and Shure SE425 earphones all wired and racked in a Road Ready case.

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