Nashville Star, the USA Network’s grassroots talent search to find the next country music superstar, hit the road for a North American 30-city tour this summer, armed with a full load of Sennheiser Evolution wired and wireless microphones for winner Brad Cotter, runners up George Canyon, Matt Lindahl and Lance Miller, and a backing band consisting of five of the original six members of the show’s backing band.
For the artist’s lead vocals, FOH engineer Wayne Pauley chose the Sennheiser Evolution MMD935 head on an EM500-G2 Series wireless transmitter with wired E935 for background vocalists including bassist, Randy Threet, keyboard player, Lee Turner and fiddle/mandolin/acoustic guitarist, Jenny Anne Mannon.
For miking Carla Marino’s drum kit, Pauley chose the large diaphragm Sennheiser E602 for kick and the E614 super cardioid back electret condenser for high-hats, ride and cymbals. “For toms I went with a Sennheiser E604 for it’s rich tone,” says Pauley. “And on snares its the E903’s flat response and nice smooth high-end that meets my expectations.” Guitars were miked with Sennheiser E609s, and the accordion was miked with an E608.
For more information on the Evolution series, visit www.sennheiserusa.com.