Nashville, TN (May 17, 2017)—Florida Georgia Line’s “Dig Your Roots” tour has been a hot ticket for months, having already played 57 cities across the U.S. and Canada to over 800,000 fans, and additional dates lined up through October. Throughout the trek, the duo, along with opening acts Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane, are belting through Audio-Technica Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF wireless systems with AEW-T6100a hypercardioid dynamic handheld transmitters.
“We are using A-T’s 5000 series, and the 6100 capsule on both Tyler and BK,” said Jared Blumenberg, FOH engineer for Florida Georgia Line. “I have enjoyed using the A-T system with 6100 capsules for our guys. They cut through in the mix very nicely without sounding harsh or too low-end heavy. They have helped me get the vocals out in front of the mix much easier.”
Erik Rogers, Dustin Lynch’s FOH engineer and production manager, concurred, adding, “We have tried every microphone from every manufacturer available on Dustin’s voice. The A-T microphone is, by far, the most accurate, natural sounding. It has warmth and definition with little or no EQ. In addition to the 6100, we also carried the 4100 capsule [AEW-T4100a cardioid dynamic microphone capsule] for the 5000 series wireless. The capsule was chosen daily depending on the venue, proximity to the PA, and proximity to the backline. We also carried A-T’s T1000a instrument packs [AEW-T1000a UHF UniPak Transmitter] for Dustin’s guitars.”
Zach Pierce, production manager and FOH for Chris Lane, is likewise a fan: “After a substantial ‘shootout’ with other combinations of brands/capsules, we chose the A-T 5000 wireless unit with the T6100 microphone capsule because it reproduced an incredibly accurate vocal right out of the gate…we haven’t had one dip in RF strength to date! It’s been a work horse for us and we rely on its consistency day in and day out.”