Movers and shakers: Electric Youth tour with Moving D system

Dance/singing group Electric Youth from the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) in Franklin, Massachusetts, recently took an 18-channel dB Technologies Moving D wireless microphone system with them on their tour of Europe.

dB Technologies’ Moving D System features a 400 MHz RF frequency range (470 to 870 MHz) with no band switching, which allowed Derek Pisano, the Franklin School’s sound designer, to carry the same Moving D system on the entire tour which included performances in England, France, Switzerland and Italy.

The tour featured fourteen singer dancers using wireless headsets with Countryman mics and dB Technologies’ Moving D-B bodypack transmitters. The tour also carries a pair of hand-held wireless mics with dB Technologies’ Moving D-H Hand-held Transmitters.

Director Mercer explained: “When the show became fully choreographed, we needed headset mics. But we also do classic rock and some great songs from the ‘60s where mics on stands are visually more appropriate. We want that sound and feel from the older rock ballads so, for those tunes, we switch to the hand-held mics.”

Colin Studybaker, dB Technologies’ USA sales manager, added: "We’re delighted that the dB Technologies Moving D Wireless System has served the Franklin School so well. And we want our US customers to consider Moving D too. The system’s unmatched RF bandwidth means a simple software update allows it to operate in almost any country. And, it’s fully digital with flat response from 40Hz to 16 kHz so you can carry Moving D on a world tour with no performance compromises."