Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2013)-Bruno Mars, Sting, Zac Brown, Miranda Lambert, Alicia Keys and Ed Sheeran all used Sennheiser technology at the 55th annual Grammy Awards ceremony on February 10.
Sennheiser endorsee The Zac Brown Band and Adele, also a Sennheiser user, captured awards during the evening: Zac Brown for Best Country Album (Uncaged) and Adele for Best Pop Solo Performance ('Set Fire to the Rain').
Mars sang through a Sennheiser SKM 2000 transmitter, coupled with an MMD 945-1 super-cardioid capsule. Sting, meanwhile, delivered through a Sennheiser SKM 5200-II transmitter with a Neumann KK 105 S super-cardioid capsule.
"Putting Bruno on the SKM 2000 transmitter and MMD 945-1 capsule combination was a choice between me and front of house," explains James Berry, monitor engineer for Bruno Mars. "We did a shootout with a ton of mics and this was definitely the best choice for Bruno. This combination really made his vocal sound fantastic both for his own IEMs and for front of house."
Berry says he is running roughly 30 channels of Sennheiser wireless, for microphones as well as IEMs: "The 2000 series IEMs are rock solid and they sound great. I've been using them for many years now and it's my go-to."