Page Daniel with his Lectrosonics equipment.
Little Rock, AR â€“ April 2011â€¦ For Page Daniel Wireless Sound, the ability to deliver wireless microphone systems of all sizes is key to their theatrical clientsâ€™ success. Be it a relatively small setup of half a dozen transmitters and receivers to augment an existing setup or a full scale wireless deployment upwards of forty pieces, the equipmentâ€™s sound quality, reliability, and ease of use are the key ingredients that constitute success. For Page Daniel, owner/operator of Page Daniel Wireless Sound, those three ingredients translate to wireless technology from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics.
â€œWe rent to theatre companies across the nation,â€? states Page. â€œOver the years, weâ€™ve provided wireless systems for the Arkansas Repertory Theatreâ€™s productions including Les MisÃ©rables and Tommy. Weâ€™ve also provided equipment to New Yorkâ€™s Neptune Theater for The Extraordinary Ordinary as well as Cypress Collegeâ€™s (Cypress, CA) production of The Full Monty. In each case, the equipmentâ€™s ability to deliver first-class sound quality and the ease of configuring RF frequenciesâ€”combined with rock solid reliabilityâ€”is really what separates Lectrosonics from the competition.â€?
Page Daniel Wireless Sound has a lot of Lectrosonics equipment. â€œI use the Lectrosonics SM Series transmitters extensively,â€? Page reports. â€œIâ€™m also very fond of the LMa and the MM400 models. As for receivers, Iâ€™ve been very impressed with the modular design of the Venue mainframes that enable me to load as many as six VRS or VRT receiver modules into a single rack space. The Lectrosonicsâ€™ ALP-500 shark fin antennas, the LecNet2 software, and the RM remote are also in demand from my clients.â€?
Page emphatically states that Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid WirelessÂ® technology is one of the key features that really make a difference in the quality of the audio signal. â€œThe sound quality of the Lectrosonics equipment is, first and foremost, what really makes the equipment stand out,â€? he says. â€œSince thereâ€™s no companding, the wireless mics have a â€˜cabledâ€™ quality that you just donâ€™t find with other wireless systems.â€?
â€œReliability and the compact form factor of the transmitters are additional factors that are critically important to my business,â€? he continued. â€œYou simply canâ€™t have theatrical productions where the wireless mics failâ€”itâ€™s highly disruptive and completely destroys the show for the audienceâ€?. The Lectrosonics equipment is extremely rugged. Iâ€™ve actually encountered situations where my MM400 water-resistant transmitter was completely submerged and yet it kept on working as though nothing had happened. Similarly, performers often get really hot and perspiration can be another problematic issue for some equipment, but not with Lectrosonics.â€?
The Lectrosonics SM Series Super-Miniature transmitters are among Pageâ€™s favorites. â€œThese transmitters are really small and can easily be hidden among the wardrobe,â€? he said, â€œand with the RM remote, I can adjust audio input gain, as well as sleep mode on/off to conserve battery powerâ€”all without having to disrupt the costume. When you consider that itâ€™s not the least bit uncommon for the talent to get into costume well in advance of the showâ€™s start, the ability to conserve battery power becomes an important consideration. Iâ€™m honestly not certain who appreciates the RM remoteâ€™s capabilities moreâ€”the sound technicians or the wardrobe people!â€?
Lectrosonicsâ€™ LecNet2 software is yet another tool in his companyâ€™s equipment arsenal that makes his work all that much easier. â€œLecNet2 software is a major part of my business operations,â€? Page says. â€œWith this software and an Internet connection, I can monitor a show remotely and, if necessary, make changes to the configurationâ€”no matter where I happen to be. Thatâ€™s incredibly useful. Best of all, Lectrosonicsâ€™ website has a wealth of support materials to help people use the software. Since many of my clients are quite technically savvy, they have easy access to support materials and, as such, they frequently donâ€™t require my assistance.â€?
As he focused his attention on preparing some equipment for one of his many clients, Page offered this parting thought, â€œItâ€™s not uncommon for my clients to already own some wireless microphone equipment, so my rentals frequently augment their existing systems. But once the client hears the Lectrosonics gear, it always goes on the lead talentâ€”if it isnâ€™t already. My clients regularly tell me they can hear the difference and it always brings them back for future business. When you consider the sound quality, the dropout-free reliability, the ease of getting everything setup and ready to go, and the ability to access the transmitterâ€™s key functions remotely, you simply canâ€™t beat Lectrosonics. For me, that all translates to the best possible ROI (return on investment).â€?
To learn more about Page Daniel Wireless Sound, visit the company online at www.pagedaniel.com.
Well respected within the film, broadcast, and theatre technical communities since 1971, Lectrosonics wireless microphone systems and audio processing products are used daily in mission-critical applications by audio engineers familiar with the company's dedication to quality, customer service, and innovation. Lectrosonics is a US manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Visit the company online at www.lectrosonics.com.