She leads 90,000 fans in traditional singing of Abide With Me through AKG DMS 700 digital wireless system

Chinese X Factor winner Mary-Jess Leaverland had a double date at Wembley Stadium on FA Cup Final day … and AKG mics supported her on both occasions.

Photo above: Mary-Jess sings the traditional Abide With Me to an estimated TV audience of 300 million using AKG DMS 700 wireless at FA Cup final 2012. (Click for hi-res version).

First she performed at a private function to an audience of VIPs and celebrities in the Bobby Moore Room, including Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, prior to the match — belting out some of her own material via an AKG WMS 4500 analogue wireless mic.

Then she took to the pitch for the traditional singing of Abide With Me prior to kick off, using an AKG DMS 700 digital wireless system equipped with an AKG D5 vocal capsule.

Confirmed Mary-Jess’ tour manager Cliff Whitehead, who supplied both the mics and the AKG IVM 4500 in-ear monitoring system, “She loved using the new digital system.

“In fact everybody I spoke to backstage commented on how clear she sounded in comparison to other artistes performing on the day. The DMS 700 blew other wireless systems being used out of the water … not only in the Stadium but in the TV transmission.”

This is because the AKG DMS700 features 100% digital audio transmission with no compander, delivering unprecedented audio clarity. Other features include market-leading 512-bit secure encryption and full Channel 38 compliancy with UK presets. This month AKG’s acclaimed D7 capsule will be available for DMS700, further enhancing the sonic quality of the system.

With Mary-Jess performing out on the pitch, the sound was mixed from a control area a few rows up in the stand, which included a 4U rack unit contained the DMS transmitters, receivers and antenna distribution.

Mary-Jess is no stranger to reaching large audiences. While it is estimated that a TV audience of 300 million people saw her singing Abide With Me, in one Chinese province alone she performed to an aggregated audience of around 70 million people following her X Factor success.

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