A-ha tours with Wisycom microphone set

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A-ha is a well-known poprock band whose rise to fame and stardom happened during the mid-1980s with songs as “Take On Me” and “Hunting High And Low”. The band broke up between 2011 and 2014 but re-united since the Rock in Rio festival in 2015. For their “Cast in Steel” tour they are using a Wisycom MRK960 receiver and MTH400 transmitters, supplied by FACE after extensive testing during production rehearsals in London.

A-ha is a Norwegian band founded by Morten Harket (vocals), Magne Furuholmen (keyboards) and Pal Waaktaar-Savoy (guitars). A-ha achieved their biggest success with their debut album “Hunting High and Low”. On September 4, 2015 they released their tenth studio album “Cast in Steel”. They started a world tour in support of the album in the beginning of March and are touring in Europe from the end of March until the beginning of May. For this tour they have decided to use a Wisycom wireless microphone set including a MRK960 receiver and MTH400 transmitters (fitted with Schoeps microphone capsules) for Morten’s lead vocals.

The MRK960 is a modular wireless microphone receiver system. The system presents exceptional selectivity and inter-modulation immunity for best operating performance of the wireless-microphone system. The MRK960 is easy & quick to use, thanks to automatic setup functions and remote configuration utilities, which is very useful for A-ha. Thanks to the latest Wisycom technology the unit has extreme RF sensitivity and immunity against interferences caused by unwanted signals. The extremely wide tuning frequency range allows the band to select suitable working frequencies all around the world.

In addition to the MRK960 receiver the band is using two MTH400 handheld transmitters; one main, the other serving as backup. These transmitters are especially designed for professional wireless microphone applications. The transmitters are very easy and quick to use as well because of the OLED display, 1 joggle selector and 2 buttons for straight setup of gain and channel. The MTH400 is especially designed for robustness against noise and self-interference thanks to a special intermodulation cancellation circuit. The big audio dynamic range of the transmitter and mic capsule is capable of handling and clearly reproducing the extensive range of Morten Harket’s voice. A-ha tested various microphone sets and only this Wisycom set makes his voice sounds perfect, according to the band’s technical crew.

Check out the Wisycom wireless microphone set used by Morten Harket of A-ha at BBC Radio 2 in Concert: