Hamburg band Revolverheld conquered the German charts with songs like “Freunde bleiben” (Stay Friends) and “Mit Dir Chilln” (Chill With You); and in November they received the award for Best German Act at the MTV Europe Awards in Glasgow. During their successful Immer in Bewegung (Always in Motion) tour, the pop-rock group have been using wireless microphones from Sennheiser’s 2000 Series to help bring the earthy rock sound that characterises their atmospheric shows to life.
A microphone with tailor-made wood styling
The microphone specially made for singer Johannes Strate (the one-off was also designed in collaboration with the artist) proved a real eye-catcher. The grip of the SKM 2000 hand-held transmitter was covered in foil (thanks to the hard work of Sennheiser’s Thomas Holz) that not only catered for an attractive wood grain effect – the finely textured surface also feels good to the touch. The customised cover has already proven its worth after facing the rigours of touring, as monitor technician Jens Nonnewitz, who has worked with the band since 2009, can confirm: “Obviously, the microphone is going to see a lot of use during the tour, but up to now you can barely make out a scratch.”
The wireless microphone’s technical capabilities also impressed the technician time and again: “We’ve tried a lot of different things in the past, but we’ve always gone back to the SKM 2000 with the MMD 945 – no other capsule has been able to reproduced Johannes’ voice so faithfully.” In other words, this is a microphone that lets your hear the singer’s voice the way it was meant to be heard.
Reliability also played a crucial role for Nonnewitz: “When you’re out on tour, Sennheiser components can be relied on to run smoothly and dependably.”
Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones, and wireless systems. The group has more than 2,100 employees worldwide and its own manufacturing facilities in Germany, Ireland, and the United States. Sennheiser is a regular exhibitor at Prolight + Sound.