Edd Sedgwick, Anne-Marie’s Tour & Production Manager, has become a passionate advocate of the Digital 6000 series. He has actively collaborated with Peter Craig, the UK Relations Manager, and the entire Sennheiser crew to bring several artists on board with their Digital 6000 wireless microphone system, which Anne-Marie has also been using for several years.
“The D6000 boasts a modern and premium appearance while also demonstrating remarkable robustness, even amidst unexpected mishaps, such as an accidental mic drop, this resilient workhorse ensures the show must, and will, go on without missing a beat,” commented Sedgwick.
“The interchangeability of capsules is a great selling point for someone who does shows ranging from stadiums and festivals to large indoor corporate events, knowing we can always get the best and cleanest sound for Anne-Marie’s vocal,” added Monitor Engineer, Joe Standen. “For us, having the option of analogue and AES outputs is a great advantage, too, we can also process each output separately and have full control of her vocal. We personally don’t use the Dante option but it’s great to know it’s there if we ever needed it.”
The Digital 6000 series delivers a range even in challenging RF scenarios. Anne-Marie chose the Sennheiser Digital 6000 series as it aesthetically works for her, too, especially in the custom white. “Anne-Marie loves using the D6000 series, she owns her own system. It’s her choice of transmitter and we’ve never had a problem with it. She’s been using D6000 for as long as I can remember,” explained Sedgwick.
FOH Engineer, Chris Whybrow added: “Where the vocal sound has to be precise, transparent and rock-solid with no compromises, the 6000 series provides the confidence that it will be delivered to the channel crystal-clear for FOH, monitors and broadcast. Anne-Marie’s vocal is the most important thing to put across so trusting we have the tools to do that is a great reassurance, and we can choose a capsule that captures her vocal exactly as it needs to.”
“We love the Sennheiser 6000 series on Anne-Marie. It’s a very sleek and attractive design, whilst being robust, especially now it’s white – nicknamed the stormtrooper,” added Standen. “The unit gives our artist confidence that she can venture off into the crowd or a large B-stage and we never have to worry about dropouts due to its resistance to interference and efficient use of bandwidth and LR mode.”
“I was looking after several artists at this year’s Summertime Ball, including Jax Jones and Sigala, as well as Anne-Marie,” Sedgwick continued. “All of them were using the D6000 series. Sennheiser has always been a brand that I’ve turned to. We know that they will deliver what we need at the shows, especially the larger-scale stadium events. The flexibility really is key with performers like Anne-Marie.”
In addition to his role as Tour & Production Manager with Anne-Marie, Sedgwick also operates his own business, The Fly Pack Company. The company specialises in providing customised fly pack solutions featuring Sennheiser IEMs and Digital 6000, along with evolution wireless G4 microphone systems.
Anne-Marie’s loyalty to Sennheiser is one that is shared by many of the biggest popstars on the current circuit. “With unmatched sound quality at its core, the D6000 series gives artists the confidence they need to perform in any size of venue, to any size of audience, ensuring that the vocal delivery is always crystal clear,” Sedgwick concluded.