Shure Twinplex at IBC 2019

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Shure is debuting TwinPlex, the Company’s new line of premium subminiature (5 mm) omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphones, at IBC2019 in Amsterdam along with Axient Digital and several other innovative audio products.

Designed to stand up to the toughest conditions, TwinPlex provides natural audio at both high and low frequency when professional vocal performance is a must. The new patent pending capsule technology offers best-in-class sound in an easy-to-conceal package, ideal for quick costume changes or discreetly placed under wardrobe with no impact on sound quality. Developed with input from leading audio professionals, TwinPlex supports the diverse needs of theater, broadcast, film and television, and corporate presentations to produce high-quality audio production with superior dependability.

TwinPlex consists of four lavaliers (TL45, TL46, TL47, TL48) and an ultra-light, fully-adjustable headset microphone (TH53) in multiple colors with extensive accessories and options. The unique dual-diaphragm omnidirectional design yields extraordinary off-axis consistency and industry-leading low self-noise creating lifelike vocal clarity and warmth. Superhydrophobic coating and interchangeable sweat-resistant frequency caps keep perspiration and moisture from upstaging the audio, while the medical-grade cable technology flexes to fit the costume design and demanding schedules that often come with associated uses.

“We’ve put these mics on a number of different people, and they simply sound outstanding. The noise floor is really low, and there’s an appreciated lack of handling noise—clothing noise from the cable is actually nonexistent,” commented Peter Schneider, owner at Gotham Sound.

To simulate years of intense use, the ultra-thin, TwinPlex cable was flexed, stretched, and pulled to the absolute limit in internal tests. Available in 1.1 mm and 1.6 mm options, the paintable cables are immune to kinks and memory effects, resulting in never-before-seen flex performance due to an innovative spiral construction with redundant shielding.

"Knowing that I have a product in my hands that's not gonna fail for me on a live show, it makes me have a lot of confidence when I'm working. This microphone is a game changer," remarked Michael Abbott, broadcast production mixer.

Also on display at the Shure booth is Axient Digital with the ADX1M micro bodypack. Axient Digital has been the wireless solution for some of the biggest spotlights, including major award shows, halftime performances, music festivals, broadcast, and Broadway Theater. It’s the system audio professionals count on when sound is critical. With tough spectrum environments, Axient Digital provides next gen digital radio with encryption for true digital diversity. Featuring Quadversity and High Density modes, true sound provides impressively low latency, flat frequency response, and multiple digital audio output options.

Axient Digital provides audio engineers with more command and control. From wide tuning receivers and transmitters, to Wireless Workbench and ShowLink control, to networked charging and more, it improves every part of the production’s workflow. When Axient Digital is paired with the ADX1M bodypack, it provides superior sound and flexibility with performers.

In addition to these products, Shure is also showcasing the following innovations:

  • VPH: VPH is an innovative, long microphone handle engineered for on-camera interviews and live reporting. The VPH features a Shure RPW interchangeable cartridge interface and convenient XLR connectivity to broadcast mixers and recorders.
  • MV88+ Video Kit: This new portable audio and video recording kit – launched earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show – has already won several awards and reviewer accolades for its quality and flexibility. The kit includes a Manfrotto PIXI tripod, phone clamp, and mount, as well as iOS and USB-C cables for next-level compatibility and connectivity. Adding this to a phone instantly upgrades content creation to a more professional level.
  • QLX-D: Mid-size venues demand more wireless capability and Shure’s QLX-D Digital Wireless is more than ready for the challenge. The robust RF performance provides an all-around higher class of audio, while protecting the signal at every level. It’s an affordable upgrade and a smart investment in sound.
  • ULX-D: Large conference and convention installations come with unique wireless challenges. A campus-wide solution, ULX-D Digital Wireless is secure, scalable, and durable. From managing diverse sound sources to protecting RF from smartphones and other stray signals, the intelligent system solves wireless problems of all sizes.
  • PSM 900 and PSM 1000: Audio quality and RF performance continue to be the most important factors when choosing a premium wireless IEM solution. The goal of Shure’s new hybrid analog/digital architecture was to make strides toward bringing pristine audio to the stage, while also improving the RF performance to keep up with the ever-growing demands of live entertainment and broadcast. By updating the technology behind Shure’s PSM receivers, it allows customers to upgrade the already impressive performance of PSM 900 and PSM 1000.
  • Wireless Workbench 6: This Shure solution allows remote monitoring and management of every piece of gear connected to the system without interrupting the production. Frequency calculation and analysis for supported devices allows audio engineers to coordinate the entire show from one application. The Timeline feature even allows tracking of RF data for later review. Advanced Zone Management makes calculating and organizing frequencies for large or distributed environments more manageable.
  • BRH: Shure offers a robust line of broadcast headsets that deliver natural, highly-intelligible vocal reproduction. Models feature supra-aural design, lightweight construction, an adjustable, comfortable headband, and various positioning ranges.
  • VP88: This single-point, stereo condenser microphone is designed for use in professional studio recording, field production, electronic news gathering (ENG), and studio broadcasting applications. It combines two condenser cartridges in a single housing to create a stereo audio image of the sound source. It is unique in its ability to capture the realism of a live event and yet withstand rigorous field production environments.

These products will be on display at the Shure booth (B35) in Hall 8.