Los Angeles, CA (January 22, 2021)—The celebrity guest panelists — Paula Abdul, Ashley Tisdale, Brian Austin Greene and Ken Jeong — are sporting Shure’s TwinPlex TH53 subminiature headset microphones on the new Fox TV series The Masked Dancer, which premiered in December, 2020.
The Masked Dancer, a spinoff of the network’s hit series The Masked Singer, features famous contestants hidden inside TV-friendly, full-body costumes while performing dances in a variety of styles. After each dance, the celebrity guest panelists use clues to try and determine each performer’s identity.
Shure’s TwinPlex headsets, which have been in use since the first season of The Masked Singer in 2019, allow the series’ often-demonstrative panelists to move around freely while still maintaining exceptional and consistent audio quality—a use case for which TwinPlex was specifically designed. In addition to Jeong, panelists on The Masked Singer include Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy Walberg and Nicole Scherzinger.
Sean Prickett, Drop Ship Audio A1 audio mixer and audio supervisor for both Fox shows, reportedly does not typically use headset mics for production, but no one wanted the panelists confined to their seats and lavaliers were not practical in the studio’s noisy environment. Prickett accepted Shure’s offer for the then-unreleased headsets in 2019 and has since kept TwinPlex onboard for all four seasons of The Masked Singer as well as the 2021 debut season of The Masked Dancer.
“Things I love about TwinPlex – the consistency of the element, if placement moves on our active talent,” said Prickett. “It also has natural sound across the board with very little EQ needed.”
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