ROBIN DANAR SELECTS LINE 6 XD-V DIGITAL WIRELESS MICROPHONES FOR “PUSH PLAY”
—Line 6 digital wireless mic system with modeling chosen for Los Angeles Rock Opera production —
CALABASAS, Calif.—Feb 15, 2012—Line 6, Inc. (line6.com), the industry leader in digital modeling technology for musicians and audio professionals, is proud to report that artist/producer Robin Danar chose the company’s XD-V digital wireless system for the production “Push Play,” at the Los Angeles Rock Opera Company (LAROC).
Danar – who has produced, engineered, or mixed for artists such as Cat Power, Los Lobos, and Macy Gray; and released his own album Altered States, featuring collaborations with Pete Yorn, Lisa Loeb, and Julian Coryell, among others – was tasked as sound designer for one of the pieces in “Push Play,” a show that presented songs from a range of LAROC projects in development. He needed handheld wireless mics for some of the singers, and chose the XD-V70. “I compared it with several wired microphones that I had at the venue,” remarked Danar, “and loved it sonically.”
Part of why he liked the sound so much was the XD-V system’s compander-free signal path. Companding is a process found in analog FM wireless systems that combines signal compression and expansion in order to reduce noise and meet bandwidth requirements for transmission. The problem is that it often introduces audio artifacts and compromised dynamic range. The XD-V70 keeps its signal path pristine using 4th generation Line 6 digital wireless technology, and the result is a clear signal, full-frequency response, and a wide dynamic range. “I was getting great wireless range with no interference whatsoever,” Danar said.
Line 6 applied its digital-modeling expertise to the XD-V, by including selectable models of six different classic and popular live sound mics. You also have the option to dial in Line 6’s own proprietary “Super Model,” the L6-DC7. “I was quite impressed with the microphone modeling,” Danar reported.
He was also enthused by how easy it was to get the XD-V up and running. “The system was a quick-and-easy setup, perfectly suited for this situation,” he observed. “The rack was small and the loop-through antenna distribution was great. We were in a high RF traffic location but while the analog headset systems involved doing some periodic channel selection, the Line 6 system was clean as soon as I turned it on, remaining that way for the entire run with cell phones, TV and WiFi running everywhere.”
“LAROC is the perfect venue to display the unique benefits of XD-V70 and Line 6 digital wireless technology,” said Simon Jones, Line 6 VP of New Market Development. “All the features – from the signal reliability to the mic modeling – helped make Robin’s show a success.”
Learn more about the XD-V, and other Line 6 digital wireless products at line6.com
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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.