We just got through some very tough shows from an RF standpoint, and I could not have achieved such great results without the Invisible Waves X RF Command Center.
Last night we were at Marcus Amphitheatre with the Neil Diamond tour during Summerfest. As you can imagine there were at least 200 wireless devices in use at the same time really close to our stage.
I knew in advance finding 20 free channels of usable frequencies would be difficult. In the morning I set up the computer and scanned to see what was available. I set it up to run the RF coordination to find some open space while I began my load-in. When I came back to the computer, the RF Coordinator had found several options for me to get my frequency selection started.
I was shocked to see the RF Congestion meter at 46%. The heatmap looked like a global warming graph in a USA Today newspaper article! Needless to say I knew I had my work cut out for me.
The real problem is that we must find “clean air” in a very short time. Using the RF Command Center I am able to quickly establish a good starting point and feel confident about setting a safe RF environment.
I use the Invisible Waves program in conjunction with the Professional Wireless Intermod program by flipping from one scene to the next and adjusting frequencies to stay within recommended space to get the best results. With all that was going on around us, I found enough “clean air” for my 20 frequencies and had a flawless show.
The artist has commented that this is “the best it’s ever been.” Very few people in our business understand the pressure of handing off an in-ear belt pack and microphone to the artist that is not absolutely perfect.
The Invisible Waves RF Command Center has proved to be an indispensable tool for me to get consistently great results in this crazy RF world. I don’t know how I got along without it, navigating blindly in the past. I now feel confident at the beginning of a show.
Thanks again for all the help to all at Kaltman Creations for the support in getting us started with what I now call the “Not so Invisible Waves,” because now, thanks to you, I can see them!
Greg “Chico” Lopez, Bernie Becker & Stan Miller
Neil Diamond Tour 2012
Greg “Chico” Lopez and Bernie Becker working on the tour[/caption]