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Carlos Elizalde Relies On AKG WMS4500 Wireless Mic System for Live Shows

Carlos Elizalde

Photo: Roni

When performing with Ruckatán, the Latin, reggae and world music band he founded, percussionist/singer/songwriter Carlos Elizalde combines singing and high-energy percussion playing with nonstop dancing and energy. Elizalde relies on Harman’s AKG WMS4500 wireless microphone system with a D7 reference dynamic vocal microphone, plus the AKG IVM4500 in-ear monitor set and a D7 microphone for percussion.

“I need a wireless mic that can follow my every move,” Elizalde says. “I constantly dance, jump all over the stage and perform hand percussion—all at the same time. I’ve found the AKG WMS4500 and D7 to be totally reliable and I do more than 80 shows a year.”

Elizalde says he first heard the WMS4500 and D7 in the recording studio, where he was impressed by their warm, yet detailed, sound. “The D7 is so reliable and easy to operate, since I can just plug it in and start the show,” he says.

Find more information on Harman’s AKG WMS4500 wireless microphone system.

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