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Sennheiser - Live Sound A-Team For Ed Sheeran & Emeli Sande

Published: Tue June 11, 2013  News Feed

Sennheiser - Live Sound A-Team For Ed Sheeran & Emeli Sande



A huge range range of artists rely on Sennheiser mics in the studio and on stage. From everyones favourite compact Tom mic the E604 at your local rock gig all the way up to huge arena tours relying on the Series 2000 wireless system. Here we take a look at exactly how some of the worlds biggest acts are delivering superb sound, night after night in ever changing conditions.

Emeli Sande

We've already covered the gear Emeli used in the studio on 'Our Version Of Events' with producer Naughty Boy.

Emeli Sande SennheiserHaving shot to success so rapidly there's been a little bit of adjustment to Emeli's live sound setup by her FOH engineer Darren Connor.

Emeli Sande's Microphone On IEM Duties
Neumann KMS105
Neumann KMS 105

Starting out on the KMS104, they switched to the 105 as the venues got bigger and needed better off axis rejection. The Hyper-cardioid response of the 105 was ideal.
Sennheiser G3 IEM System
Sennheiser EW300-IEM G3 Wireless In Ear Monitoring System

Speaking to monitor engineer Laura Davis, "“Emeli had been using the G3 system for a while when I started working with her. We then bought a further eight systems to use for the band when we started the UK/European tour in 2012”

Ed Sheeran

You can check out our in depth guide to Ed's studio gear here.

Ed Sheeran Front Of House Engineer Chris MarshHe's been around a little while longer than Emeli Sande and great live sound is every bit as much a priority for Ed Sheeran. Being very active on stage presented his FOH engineer with a few challenges that Sennheiser have helped him overcome.

Ed Sheeran's Vocal Mic DI For Ed's Guitar
Sennheiser E865
Sennheiser E865

When Ed met FOH Engineer Chris Marsh he was using a 945 capsule with a 2000 Series wireless system. However felt there were issues when Ed moved off axis and ran around on stage. It was felt the 865 was a better fit. The wired E865 will get that same world class vocal sound for a smaller scale gig.
Avalon U5 DI
Avalon U5

The Avalon U5 delivers amazing sound for one of the most important parts of Ed's sound, his guitar. Pure Class A tone that can change the way you hear DI bass and acoustic guitar.

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith LiveAnother British talent making waves abroad, Paloma has a more extensive stage setup than Ed or Emeli. So there's a broader range of challenges to be faced by monitor engineer Saul Skoutarides. He's also a big fan of the 2000 Series and G3 for IEMs but with the increase in fidelity in In-Ears artists are also demanding a greater range of instruments in the their monitor mix. So Saul uses Sennheiser for much of his backline, delivering studio quality sound on stage.

Drums & Guitar Back Vocals
Sennheiser e906
Sennheiser e906

With only one radio mic Saul uses a lot of classic wired Sennheiser mics. The e906 is designed for guitar with three switchable tonal characters. On drums it's the big brother of the 604 we mentioned before, the e904 is similarly compact but delivers even more punch and depth.
Sennheiser e935
Sennheiser e935

Keeping things wired on BVs the 935 delivers greater cut and clarity in the mix.

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