Golden Entertainment Group Elevates Events with Line 6 Digital Wireless
CALABASAS, Calif. - Mar. 15, 2012 - Based in Chappell Hill, Texas, Golden Entertainment Group has found the perfect, reliable wireless solution for its clients: XD-V Digital Wireless Systems from Line 6. Owner Peron Einkauf began using XD-V systems at the 2011 South By Southwest Music (SXSW) Conference in Austin, and they have been a mainstay in his events ever since.
“We provided production for six South By Southwest venues last year,” Einkauf reports. “Normally, we don’t bring any wireless to that event. There’s a venue every 30 feet, bands changing every 30 minutes, and it’s just such a mass of conflict, it’s not worth the trouble. But this time, we tried the Line 6 digital wireless and got great results!”
In fact, Einkauf used eight XD-V70 vocal mic systems in three venues, all in close proximity, throughout the show. “Four days in a row, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., we ran all 8 mics at the same time,” he recalls. “And, they were flawless, no failures or dropouts, ever. And, the microphone’s feedback rejection was exceptional, better than the standard vocal mic we normally use. I have to say, I was impressed.”
Einkauf was so impressed with the XD-V performance that he has continued to deploy them throughout the year. “We do about 30 major events each year, major fairs and festivals throughout the state of Texas,” he says. “We see a lot of touring country acts and older rock acts, and we always bring the Line 6 wireless. Basically, we offer it to anyone who doesn’t have their own wireless, and every artist who has used it, loved it!”
Line 6 digital wireless operates in the license-free 2.4 GHz band, and XD-V70 system offers a choice of 12 simultaneous channels (14 on the new XD-V75 version), all of which are always available due to Digital Channel Lock technology. “The system lets you search for a clear channel, but frankly, we haven’t needed to,” notes Einkauf. “We set up our systems on channels one through eight in Austin last year, and haven’t had to touch the frequencies since.”
Einkauf also appreciates the sound quality of Line 6 digital wireless. Its 4th generation digital transmission platform does not use any companding, creating dynamic range far wider than any analog wireless system. The system also includes on-board microphone modeling technology, allowing the system to take on the characteristics of a wide range of popular mics.
“You can model several different popular vocal mics on the Line 6,” states Einkauf. “We typically use the ’58 model at events like SXSW. Compared to a standard wired 58, I would say the Line 6 modeling is slightly better. The sound quality is crystal clear, and feedback rejection was better.”
Peron Einkauf is so impressed, he’s also using the Line 6 XD-V70 for his corporate events. “It’s a great system and an incredible value. It’s good for business,” he concludes.
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About Line 6, Inc.
Line 6 products have been at the cutting edge of digital audio development for musicians and audio professionals since the company pioneered the digital modeling guitar amplifier in 1996. Before the Line 6 brand was formed in the mid-‘90s, co-founders Marcus Ryle and Michel Doidic were principal developers for the Alesis® ADAT®, the digital multi-track recorder that revolutionized the recording industry. Today, Line 6 produces a wide variety of hardware and software products including POD® multi-effect processors, POD Farm® software plug-ins, Spider® guitar amps, a range of professional instrument and microphone digital wireless systems, digital live sound mixers, and speakers, as well as the Mobile In™ premium digital guitar interface and Mobile Keys™ keyboards for Apple iOS devices. For more information, visit line6.com.
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