Soundtronics Selects Shure Wireless for Mayweather-Pacquiao Prize Fight

Soundtronics Selects Shure Wireless for Mayweather-Pacquiao Prize Fight

Customer Profile

Soundtronics Wireless rents and sells wireless equipment for high profile entertainment events. The company was tasked with handling the technical aspects of the May 2015 Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao boxing match, which was broadcasted live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas via pay-per-view.

Challenge

For a major live televised event, the audio equipment must perform without failure. Soundtronics had to ensure there were no wireless microphone or IEM issues during the broadcasted fight.

Solution

Soundtronics selected Axient®, PSM® 1000 and ULX-D® systems.

Advantages

The Soundtronics team could confidently tell producers that the Shure wireless gear would not fail during the high-profile event—and they were right.

 

The stakes were high for more than just the boxers during the May 2, 2015 fight between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Televised live, the pay-per-view event was a rare collaboration between Showtime and HBO, and both networks expected technical perfection. Handling the selection, deployment, and coordination of wireless microphones, IEMs, and intercoms for the event was the team from Soundtronics, led by Mark Barbuti.

Barbuti knew immediately he would be using Shure Axient® for all key channels. Soundtronics handled both the system design and deployment, along with the frequency coordination for about 200 wireless channels—140 of their own, and the rest from ENG crews and other press. For key performers,

Barbuti had two 8-packs of Axient receivers. One rack was dedicated to handhelds for the four main reporters, and the other was used for miking the referee and trainers, plus an emcee and spares. The floor reporters for the fight were issued Axient AXT200 handhelds with KSM9 mic elements. Two more Axient handhelds, with custom chrome finish, were assigned to ring announcers Michael Buffer (HBO) and Jimmy Lennon Jr. (Showtime). Fight referee Kenny Bayless and the trainers in the fighters’ corners were miked liveusing Axient AXT100 bodypacks, pre-programmed by Barbuti, with backup frequencies in case of interference. Performers for the national anthems of the U.S. (Jamie Foxx) and the Philippines (Gail Banawis with The Word Chorale) all used PSM® 1000 Personal Stereo Monitors.

For the taping of All Access, Showtime’s behind-the-scenes documentary series that required miking of family and team members, Soundtronics turned to ULX-D®s, relying on four ULX-D® quad receivers in one compact rack.

All Shure gear performed flawlessly.

Gear List

Model Number Quantity Description
AXT100 8 El transmisor inalámbrico bodypack ofrece un rendimiento RF muy lineal para obtener un mayor número de canales y una calidad de audio excepcional.
AXT200/SM58 8 El transmisor de mano con diversidad frecuencial incluye una cápsula SM58 y ofrece un rendimiento RF muy lineal para obtener un mayor número de canales y una calidad de audio excepcional.
AXT400 8 El receptor de dos canales garantiza un funcionamiento fiable, incluso en entornos de RF saturados y la cada vez menor disponibilidad de espacios en blanco.
AXT600 1 Gestor de espectro Axient que ofrece barrido de espectro UHF de banda ancha, análisis de espectro y coordinación de las frecuencias compatibles, todo ello en un equipo de 1 unidad de rack.
AXT610 1 Axient ShowLink Access Point enables real-time control of transmitters and the ability to make remote adjustments to all transmitter settings.
AXT900 2 Axient rackmount charging station provides a battery-charging and storage solution with networked visibility of all battery status parameters.
AXT910 10 La batería recargable para transmisores Bodypack AXT910 es una opción de alta eficiencia y respetuosa con el medio ambiente para la carga de los transmisores Bodypack Axient.
AXT920 10 La batería recargable para transmisores de mano es una opción de alta eficiencia y respetuosa con el medio ambiente para la carga de los transmisores de mano Axient.
P10R 12 El receptor inalámbrico de diversidad ofrece unas características premium para utilizarlo con el sistema de monitorización personal in ear PSM 1000.
P10T 5 El transmisor inalámbrico se utiliza junto con el receptor de bodypack P10R como parte del sistema inalámbrico de monitorización personal PSM 1000.
ULXD4Q 4 Receptor inalámbrico digital cuádruple diseñado para aplicaciones de refuerzo sonoro profesional.
ULXD1 16 Transmisor digital bodypack, compatible con los sistemas inalámbricos digitales ULX-D, que ofrece un rendimiento RF excepcional sin comprometer la calidad del audio.
503BG 24 Micrófono de habla cercana que ofrece una excelente fidelidad de voz para aplicaciones en estación fija con altos niveles de ruido de fondo.