RF Venue makes drop-outs disappear for Belle Perez

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Belle Perez and her band encountered problems with drop-outs while using classical antennas for their in-ear monitors. Chris Vertruyen AV Technician at PFL and FOH Engineer for Belle Perez chose for RF Venue’s CP Beam Helical antennas.

PFL is a rental, sales and production company for all things audio visual. Chris Vertruyen, AV Technician at PFL, provided RF Venue CP Beam Helical antennas for Belle Perez. Belle Perez is a Belgian-Spanish singer known from her Spanish Latin songs. Que Viva La Vida is one of her best known songs, which was used in the Benelux version of the movie Madagascar.

While working with classical antennas, Belle Perez experienced drop-outs at their in-ear monitors. Glenn Willems, Account Manager Audio at FACE advised a circular polarised antenna because it’s a perfect solution for those drop-out problems. The CP Beam is a foldable antenna which makes it the best solution as it will be very compact to transport.

RF Venue’s CP Beam antenna is a high performance, directional UHF antenna in a lightweight, portable package. Unlike other bulky helicals that require flight cases, the CP Beam is quickly deployed and stowed - fitting in a 2RU rack drawer and weighing just 2.5 lbs. 9 dB of gain makes it an ideal choice for long range applications.

A flawless in-ear signal is necessary for every singer around. It’s essential to get a clear and uninterrupted signal to stand on stage with full confidence. Chris Vertruyen explains: “With sometimes 4 shows in one weekend I’m always making a frequency planning with the necessary back-up frequencies. At some locations it still is a challenge to get a clear signal to the in-ears.”

“We were looking for a smart and fast solution and the CP Beam exactly fits our needs. It’s a foldable and lightweight antenna with 9 dB gain which makes it perfect for long distances. Sending out a signal from FOH isn’t a problem anymore and drop-outs stay out.”