Afrikaans is Groot Music Production, MGG Productions, Johannesburg, South Africa

Shure contributes to a  smooth operation for the South African music production “Afrikaans is  Groot” by providing the necessary wireless system.

For the popular music production “Afrikaans is Groot”, Shure supplied  the in-ear monitoring products, management software and wireless  microphone system for a smooth operation.

One of the most popular Afrikaans music productions, “Afrikaans is  Groot”, experienced perfect audio from Shure wireless microphones and  in-ear monitor systems at its annual music production.

The high quality show attracted the cream of the South African music  industry with artists like Juanita Du Plessis, Riana Nel, Bobby van  Jaarsveld, EDEN, Dewald Wasserfall, Arno Jordaan and others.    

Denzil Smith, Project Manager, MGG Productions 

Shure is the trusted and chosen microphone for the majority of  international artists and performances and it’s always good to see so  much Shure equipment getting the job done.

Organized by Coleske Artists, the Johannesburg leg of the music  production was held at the Moreletapark Auditorium in Pretoria. With a  seating capacity of more than 7000 people, Moreleta saw nine sold-out  shows.

Constantly changing sets required a large number of wireless  microphones and in-ear monitoring systems. The MGG production team was  faced with the challenge of ensuring faultless audio from everyone’s  wireless microphones and in-ear monitors.

MGG Productions were the sole technical suppliers for audio and  lighting, with their Project Manager Denzil Smith and his expert team  putting in many hours of hard work toward this popular event. Local  Shure distributor Wild & Marr was also on-hand to provide additional  technical support during pre-production.

An assortment of wired and wireless  Shure microphones were used during the show for sound reproduction. Many  artists provided their own custom earphones, and all but two of the  in-ear monitoring systems used were Shure; with 20 channels of PSM 900,  six channels of the earlier generation PSM 700 and six channels of PSM  1000. With its unique diversity bodypack receiver, the PSM 1000  monitoring system provided an extra measure of RF protection with  exceptional audio quality. Shure wireless microphones featured were 42  channels of UR4-D, as well as 6 channels of AXIENT for the key artists.

With its superb sound quality and remote control of all transmitter  functions, AXIENT has the unique ability to detect and avoid  interference. RF Management was through Shure’s Wireless Workbench.

RF Engineer and Stage and Microphone Tech Jaco Beukes from MGG says:  “Shure again provided a perfect performance due to its solid RF  reliability. We made great use of Shure’s Wireless Workbench (their RF  Management software) which ensured that the RF was always stable.”

“There is always great excitement surrounding the technical aspects  of the show and then such an enjoyable moment when you see the whole  production come together,” agrees Andrew Sorrill, Sales and Marketing  manager at Shure’s local distributor Wild & Marr.

Gear List

Model Number Quantity Description
Axient Wireless management network offers a spectrum management suite to integrate spectrum analysis, channel allocation, and device management.
PSM 1000 An unprecedented combination of audio and RF performance for the most demanding professional monitoring applications.
WWB6 Wireless Workbench offers total control of networked Shure Systems to provide a rich interface to manage every facet of a performance.