SINGAPORE: Mipro’s in-ear monitor system was recently put to use for The Toy Factory Productions’ Glass Anatomy – The Musical at the Singapore Esplanade Theatre. Audio Image Engineering provided the Mipro IEMs, digital rack-mountable stationary transmitter, wireless digital portable receivers and antenna amplifiers for the musical, which is adapted from the Taiwanese film Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing?, and stars Taiwanese pop singer, Della Ding Dang.
‘For this musical, we use about 60 UHF frequencies,’ said Bob Wong, who often recommends Mipro professional wireless products for musicals. ‘Four MI-808R IEMs were used by the string musicians who had to walk from the audience area to the stage about 30m apart. The lead singers used seven IEMs, and one MTS-100T and 11 sets of MTG-100R were used for the ensemble of backup singers. The Mipro IEMs and MTG-100 systems work very well and are problem free, delivering clear, crisp sound with no dropout or transmission loss.’
In total, Audio Image Engineering provided 12 MI-808T stereo transmitters, 12 MI-808R stereo bodypack receivers with E-8P ear canal design earphones, one MTS-100T digital rackmountable stationary transmitter, 11 MTG-100R digital portable receivers and four sets of AD-90a UHF wideband antenna amplifiers to enhance reception quality.
As the RF coverage for the IEMs extended to some musicians seated in the audience area approximately 12m away from the 25m-deep stage, Mr Wong was apprehensive about the possibility of intermodulation RF problems. However he was able to report that there were no interference problems or signal dropouts throughout the musical for all 13 performances.