Gorillaz’ Humanz World Tour turns to Shure’s digital microphone system

Gorillaz’ Humanz World Tour turned to Axient Digital’s high-tier digital wireless. Entec Sound & Light were one of the first to tour Axient Digital on such a rigorous live schedule and application. Jonny Clark, Head of Sound at Entec comments: “Any equipment we invest in needs to be right for the tour but also future-proof for ongoing deployments. Not only have we found that in Axient Digital but we’ve developed a relationship with Shure that’s second to none.”


RF Tech Ben Shapiro played a key role in the implementation of Axient for the tour, adding: “Having first heard it being demonstrated in the US, I was impressed by just how reliable the system was. Once you have done your scan, your plot and loaded it in, I didn’t have to swap frequencies around. The AD1 Bodypack Transmitter and AD 2 Handheld Microphone are truly phenomenal units, and they sync incredibly quickly.”


Axient Digital
Axient Digital


“My set-up time has been dramatically reduced whilst using Shure’s Axient Digital Series, saving me time to focus on more resource intensive aspects of the tour”. With a fairly complex and rotating cast and in addition to Damon himself, a band that features in its ranks two drummers and six backing vocalists, there’s the ever-changing and dynamic menu of guest stars to contend with. “The audio metering facility is extremely impressive and making decisions ‘on the fly’ (albeit calculated, of course), now a reality.”



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