P!NK performed a rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ using her Sennheiser Digital 6000 wireless microphone system at the Super Bowl 52 last weekend in Minneapolis.
The event, which saw the New England Patriots face off against the Philadelphia Eagles, drew over 100 million viewers and 67,612 live audience members.
During her performance of the US national anthem, P!NK sang through a Sennheiser SKM 6000 handheld transmitter coupled with an MD 9235 capsule. “We have always been really happy with her voice on the MD 5235 capsule, so when we moved over to the Digital 6000 series, it was a very natural progression,” said Jon Lewis, monitor engineer for P!NK.
”I first used the Digital 6000 on a recommendation from Dave [Bracey], who had used it with Adele. Since then, I’ve just been blown away with the distance range and quality. It has proven to work equally well on both in-ears and through wedges, and the microphone itself can handle being in environments with super-high noise levels like the Super Bowl.”
Front-of-House engineer Dave Bracey added: “The reason I love that microphone is because it is able to capture the complete character and nuances of a singer’s voice. In fact, it is capable of reproducing the exact character of whatever you are miking up — including the best live singing voices in the world.”
The P!NK team has been using the Digital 6000 system over the last several months while touring, and appearing on high-profile television programs and award shows such as Saturday Night Live, the Grammy Awards, the Video Music Awards and others.
As the most-watched annual sporting event in the United States, this year’s Super Bowl did not disappoint in delivering a spectacular outcome, with the Philadelphia Eagles snatching up their first ever Super Bowl title.