Evolution Wireless Digital is available now with a choice of handheld, instrument, lavalier, headmic, combo and base sets.
Sennheiser has introduced its new series – Evolution Wireless Digital. The series introduces an app-based workflow designed to retain all the professionality, multi-channel capability and reliability associated with UHF and 1G8 microphones.
Speaking about the new launch, Oliver Schmitz, Product Manager for Evolution Wireless Digital, said: “We talked with dozens of bands prior to the development of Evolution Wireless Digital. Many band members are in fact multitasking, driving the gig bus, setting the wireless up, performing on stage, doing the accounting, the marketing, you name it. They do not want to become experts at RF, they do not want to scan a venue for open frequencies, they do not want to battle with settings. They just want something that works right away, so all they have to do is switch on and go. Whether you are a singer/songwriter doing your first gigs and want to use your own microphone system, or a band tech who has mics, IEMs and a mixer in one convenient rack and uses a mixing app – Evolution Wireless Digital will perfectly fit into your preferred usage scenario, no matter whether you are planning an in-person or a streamed live gig.”
Benny Franke, responsible for the software, added: “This is why we came up with an app that does all the planning for you and guides you through the set-up. An app, where all the expertise is under the hood, and where you don’t have to be a mechanic to drive the car. There were many details that we sweated over so that you can keep your cool before, during and after the show.”
Aiming to simplify the use and adoption of wireless mics for musicians and emerging engineers, Evolution Wireless Digital (EW-D) offers various features that are controlled by the accompanying Smart Assist App, which guides users through system set-up. Using the app, users can create wireless connections, name channels to stay organised, and have access to all system settings. Bluetooth Low Energy allows for remote access to the system, and the app also includes tutorial videos as necessary.
Evolution Wireless Digital transmitters have an input dynamic range of 134 dB, five times more than the usual 120 dB. The receiver has been set to a gain value covering most applications, according to Sennheiser, but can be changed if desired.
In terms of managing RF and conflicting signals, the Smart Assist App will scan the environment to find open frequencies. Adapting tech from Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 and Digital 9000 series, the wireless microphone systems reportedly do not generate any significant intermodulation products. This not only makes for more room in a given frequency window, but the app can also simply set the wireless links at 600 kHz intervals without any frequency calculation.
EW-D has a latency of 1.9 milliseconds and a transmitter battery life of up to 12 hours with the BA 70 rechargeable battery pack. It additionally offers a bandwidth of 56 MHz with up to 90 channels per band.
EW-D handheld transmitters couple with any Sennheiser or Neumann wireless capsule. This includes the Neumann KK 205 and KK 204, the new Sennheiser MM 435 and MM 445 as well as the Digital 9000 capsules – a first at this price level.