Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan rocks on with Shure
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
shureksm11Ian Gillan has adopted the new Shure KSM11 Wireless vocal microphone capsule
Europe - Deep Purple is delighting its long-time and new fans alike as they embark on their latest European tour. For their triumphant return to European stages, Ian Gillan, the band’s lead singer, has adopted the new Shure KSM11 Wireless vocal microphone capsule.
From Finland to Spain, Deep Purple will be playing across the European continent in a tour that will last several months. The acoustic conditions on stage are particularly special and delicate, as the band works entirely with conventional monitoring.
Tobi Hoff, the band’s front-of-house (FOH) engineer, tested the Shure KSM11 during Deep Purple’s rehearsals in May. After hearing the KSM11, Tobi decided to work with the new microphone capsule combined with Axient Digital AD2 handheld transmitters throughout the whole European tour.
“We just finished the first months of the tour, and we have only used the KSM11. Ian Gillan’s voice is transmitted crystal clear and transparent. Crosstalk from the other instruments to the vocal mic is lower with this new microphone capsule. This is important as it keeps the FOH mix tidy and constant. Overall, the KSM11 sounds a touch more “rock-n-roll.”

Latest Issue. . .

Tweets from our Friends