Joss Stone takes on the world with Sony

Sony has just announced a partnership with English soul singer/songwriter Joss Stone and Big Earth Productions to provide production equipment for the singer’s record-breaking Total World Tour, which will see the artist attempt to play a show in every single country on Earth.

The two man production team from Big Earth Productions will be shooting a full-length documentary of the tour, as well as other short videos, using audio and visual kit from Sony.

The all-important audio element of each recording will be captured using a full suite of Sony audio products, including lightweight UWP-D wireless microphone kits, which use digital audio processing, and ECM shotgun microphones which will be used with the cameras. The PCM-D100 portable High Resolution Audio recorder will also be used to capture a separate track of the highest possible quality, providing audio with a close likeness to organic sound.

The importance of capturing high quality sound for the videos obviously cannot be overstated, as it’s crucial to artists for bringing their materials to life," commented Russ Malkin, director at Big Eart Productions and director of photography for the tour.

"For Joss in particular, it’s essential that the emotion of her music comes through in the footage as much as it does live, helping her to reach more people around the world.”

James Leach, European marketing manager for professional audio, Sony Europe, comments “We’re committed to helping artists communicate the feeling behind their music as powerfully as possible to audiences, so we were delighted that Big Earth opted to use Sony equipment for this unique project. The high quality of the audio and video that will be captured will help Joss’s fans to feel as if they are there with her, whether they’re following her progress around the world online or enjoying the gigs captured in her documentary.”