You may or may not be aware that the wireless audio system has had a major shakeup in the UK - the frequencies available for wireless mics and guitar systems (channel 38 + 69) has been sold off by the Government - plans made without considering the implications for live enterntainment. As a result there's been a bit of a scramble to find a fequency to put all the live vocals, theatre and presentation gear. It has meant that we've all got to retire our old, perfectly working equipment for the new models which tune in to the new legal (channel 70) frequency. After 2012 you can be prosecuted for using gear tuned to older channels.
Fortunately Line 6 have had the forsight to sidestep this issue and introduce their own range of digital wireless systems - see our Relay G90 review, and use the Wifi 2.4gHz frequency for their new range of Relay for guitar and XD-V (guitar) systems. They have also launched a new Ustream channel to broadcast a few live events - the next one focusses on their new wireless range.
On Thursday June 23rd you can hook up with Guy Coker, whose innovative digital wireless design inspired the Line 6 family of Relay® and XD-V wireless systems.
We sat down with Rob to discuss the creative process and what lead him to using a modular