DPA Microphones Make Life Easier For Sound Engineer Dirk Schulz

Date: 16/05/2017

DPA Microphones Make Life Easier For Sound Engineer Dirk Schulz
Live sound engineer, sound designer and producer Dirk Schulz is encouraging all the singers he works with to switch to DPA d:facto¢ Vocal Microphones because he is so impressed by their rich, natural sound.
 
Right now I am in love with the d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone for lead vocals, he says. What I really like is the smooth but precise studio quality sound the d:facto¢ delivers on a big PA system. I find it much easier to place the vocals into the mix and it also makes my vocal effect chain sound much more detailed. I can even imagine using the d:facto¢ in a studio recording situation where a vocalist might feel more comfortable singing into a handheld microphone. I am sure that it would deliver equally great results.
 
Based in Heidelberg in South West Germany, Dirk Schulz is currently handling Front of House for Swedish band Mando Diao, who are undertaking a series of European showcase gigs to promote their new album Good Times.
 
Mando Diaos lead singer Bjrn Dixg¥rd switched to the d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone last summer after we conducted a blind A/B test with another microphone to see which he preferred. He loved the microphone and was amazed by how natural and rich his voice sounded through his In Ear monitors.
 
Dirk Schulz is also working with singer Michael Patrick Kelly and has moved him over to a d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone, too.  In both cases the microphones were supplied by DPAs German distributor Mega Audio.
 
It works equally well for Michael, even though he has a very different voice with much higher range, Schulz says. In my opinion this microphone is a game changer because it delivers a very smooth response at all frequencies, including off-axis. This means there is virtually no distortion - and any spill that the microphone does pick up is not overbearing, so it fits in well with the overall mix. Quite frankly, it is unlike anything I have ever heard before when it comes to a live vocal microphone.
 
Alongside the d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone, Schulz is also a big fan of d:vote¢ 4099 Instrument Microphone, which he often uses to amplify musical instruments on stage.
 
I have used these microphones many times in the past and have always found them to be the most convincing sonic solution for classical string instruments in a live sound environment, he says. The d:vote¢ 4099 Instrument Microphones sound very natural and precise to my ears. When Mando Diao was recording an MTV Unplugged session, we used d:vote¢ 4099s on strings and acoustic guitar because we needed a microphone that wouldnt pick up too much spill from the drums. The fact that these microphones can be positioned very close to the sound source makes them ideal on stage and of course I trust them to deliver DPAs exceptional sound quality.
 
Both d:vote¢ 4099 Instrument Microphones and a d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone were recently used by Schulz to ensure perfect audio at Berlins Tempordrom where actor and director Matthias Schweighfer was delivering his first ever concert as a solo musician. Best known for his roles in films such as Raus aus der Haut, Das Wilde Leben and the critically acclaimed Valkyrie, which also starred Tom Cruise and Kenneth Branagh, Schweighfer was performing in Berlin to promote his first album Lachen Weinen Tanzen. 
 
The string section of about 20 musicians from the Babelsberger Film Orchestra were all amplified using DPA d:vote¢ 4099 Instrument Microphones, Schulz says. It was a really successful concert and thanks to DPA the strings sounded the way they should.
 
www.dpamicrophones.com


Tags: DPA Microphones | Dirk Schulz | d:facto Vocal Microphone; d:vote Instrument Microphone | Mando Diao | Michael Patrick Kelly | Matthias Schweighfer
Submitted by Sue Sillitoe (White Noise Public Relations Ltd)
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • DPA Microphones at NAB 2015

    DPA Microphones at NAB 2015

  • DPA Microphones at NAB 2014

    DPA Microphones at NAB 2014

  • DPA Microphones and Bubblebee Industries at BVE 2014

    DPA Microphones and Bubblebee Industries at BVE 2014

  • DPA Microphones at IBC 2013

    DPA Microphones at IBC 2013

  • DPA Microphones at NAB 2013

    DPA Microphones at NAB 2013

  • DPA Microphones at NAB 2012

    DPA Microphones at NAB 2012


Related Shows
  • Show 19 - June 19th 2013

    Show 19 - June 19th 2013


Related Articles
  • How to choose the right broadcast microphone

    How to choose the right broadcast microphone


News
Globecast promotes Sylvain Merle to Chief Operating Officer Posted: 14/12/2017

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, announces the promotion of Sylvain Merle to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. He will replace Philippe Fort, who previously held that role for 16 years before announcing his retirement earlier this year.

Tags: playout | managed playout | satellite | metadata | media management | cloud | VOD
Submitted by Jump PR
More from this author
Swiss Regional Broadcaster La Tele Installs New Aveco ASTRA Studios and Incite MAM Editing Solution Posted: 14/12/2017

Aveco®, the worldwide broadcast automation specialist, through Geneva-based systems integrator IMC Technologies has installed two ASTRA studio automation systems in the cities of Lausanne and Fribourg for La Tele, the regional Switzerland broadcaster.

Tags: Aveco | automation | MAM | NRCS
Submitted by Silverknight Consulting
More from this author
TSL Products Announces New MPA1 Mix SDI Audio Monitor Posted: 13/12/2017
TSL Products, a leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, today announced the release of the new MPA1 Mix SDI audio monitor. Part of the MPA (Monitor Plus Audio) range, the MPA1 Mix SDI provides users with an intuitive yet flexible audio monitoring tool that enables quick and easy creation of audio monitor mixes comprised of embedded SDI audio, AES and analogue audio sources.
Tags: TSL | TSL PRODUCTS
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
US MILITARY LAUNCH NEW MPEG-4 HD SET-TOP BOXES WITH INVIEW MIDDLEWARE Posted: 13/12/2017

Inview Technology, the broadcast/OTT software and service specialist, and DigitalGlue, a systems integrator, equipment provider and software developer for the production and distribution of digital video, have today announced the launch of DigitalGlue's new MPEG-4 HD set-top boxes used by the American Forces Network (AFN).

Tags: DigitalGlue | Inview Technology | MPEG-4 HD Set-Top Box
Submitted by Desert Moon Communications
More from this author
Japans Yomiuri TV Selects TVU One with HEVC for Live Video-Over-IP Remote News Coverage Posted: 13/12/2017

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, is announcing that its Tokyo-based reseller Star Communications has procured multiple TVU One with HEVC mobile IP newsgathering transmitters for its client, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. Based in Osaka, Yomiuri Telecasting serves the Kansai region of Japan and was the first station to be affiliated with Nippon Television Network.

Tags: TVU Networks | live video | IP video | video over IP | TVU One | new gathering | news production
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
Full Production for Blend Abu Dhabi Posted: 13/12/2017

Award winning event technical production specialist Maestras UEA based operation delivered rigging, staging, sound, lighting and video / AV for Blend Abu Dhabi, a special event to relaunch the YAS Marina Formula One circuit meeting space.

Tags: Maestra | Dubai | Blend | Abu Dhabi | production | lighting | video | sound | LED
Submitted by Louise Stickland
More from this author
Grand Lille TV Migrates to HD and Launches New Channel With Harmonic Posted: 13/12/2017
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that Grand Lille TV, a French regional TV news channel that is part of the Secom Group, has successfully transitioned to HD and launched an additional channel using the market-leading Spectrum¢ media server platform from Harmonic. With powerful channel-in-box (CiaB) capabilities, Harmonic's solution speeds up video distribution and enables new channels to be launched faster at a lower total cost of ownership than the broadcaster's previous playout system.
Tags: Grand Lille TV | Migrates to HD | Launches New Channel | Harmonic
Submitted by 202 Communications
More from this author
Utah Scientific President Tom Harmon to Retire Posted: 13/12/2017
Utah Scientific today announced that Tom Harmon, president of Utah Scientific, has announced his retirement after 15 highly successful years at the helm of the company. Dave Burland, current chief operating officer and executive vice president of finance, will assume the role of president, and Harmon will remain active with Utah Scientific as chairman of the board. The changeover will be effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Tags: Utah Scientific | Tom Harmon to Retire | Dave Burland
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
INSIGHT TV Kicks Off Christmas and New Year with F2 Freestylers Marathon and Tackling Europe Launch Posted: 13/12/2017

INSIGHT TV, one of the worlds largest UHD HDR broadcasters and producer of native UHD content covering action sports, entertainment and lifestyle, has announced that its new F2 Freestylers show will launch in HD and 4K UHD on 2nd January 2018, at 9pm CET. Tackling Europe follows global social media influencers Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch as they take on the ultimate European road trip. The show will be a huge hit for fans of F2, who have around 6.5 million YouTube subscribers and 4.6 million Instagram followers.

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle
Submitted by Jump PR Ltd
More from this author
Tedial Expands Role of LATAM Regional Sales Director to Include Middle East Posted: 13/12/2017

Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, has announced that its Regional Sales Director, LATAM, Jose Luis Monteros role will also now include the Middle East region. Montero, who has been with Tedial since April 2017, has vast experience over 25 years covering territories including Spain, Portugal and Latin America for companies such as Quantel (now SAM) and SGO.

Tags: MAM | Storage | archive | content management | media management | cloud | partial file restore | disaster recovery | workflow | CABSAT2018 | CABSAT 2018 | CABSAT 2018
Submitted by Jump PR Ltd
More from this author
Cinegy Air Cloud Pack now available on Microsoft Azure Posted: 13/12/2017

Cinegy today announced that it is making its Cinegy Air Cloud Pack available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

The Cinegy Air Cloud Pack includes Cinegy Air PRO Bundle with Cinegy Multiviewer. Cinegy Air PRO consists of a control panel and playout engine. The control panel is a state-of-the-art interface for control of one or more playout channels connected via TCP/IP. The Cinegy Air PRO playout engine executes the playlist provided to it and renders video and audio to air.

Tags: Cinegy | Cloud | Microsoft Azure | IP
Submitted by Manor Marketing
More from this author
National TeleConsultants Appoints Michael Hicken CFO Posted: 13/12/2017

National TeleConsultants (NTC), a leading media technology consulting, design and software and systems integration company, announced today that Michael Hicken has been named the companys Chief Financial Officer.

Tags: systems integration | National Teleconsultants | NTC | company hires
Submitted by ignite strategic communications
More from this author
Quantum Unveils Scale-out NAS for Most-Demanding IP-Based Media Workflows Posted: 12/12/2017
 Quantum Corp. today announced a new Xcellis® Scale-out NAS solution that delivers the highest levels of storage performance and scalability in a cost-effective, Ethernet-based appliance. Powered by Quantum's StorNext® shared storage and data management platform, the multiprotocol, multiclient Xcellis Scale-out NAS system unites robust media and metadata management with industry-leading performance three times better than that of competing NAS systems and unmatched scalability to support content creators' most demanding collaborative workflows and ease their transition to an IP-based infrastructure.
Tags: Quantum | Scale-out NAS | IP-Based | Media Workflow | storage performance | scalability
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
SMPTE Launches Virtual Course on SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks Posted: 12/12/2017
SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that in March 2018, the Society will offer "Understanding SMPTE ST 2110: Live Production of Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks," an educational program focused on SMPTE ST 2110. Led by SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason, this SMPTE Virtual Classroom course will provide attendees with the knowledge they need to help their companies make the most of SMPTE ST 2110, a critical enabler of fully internet protocol (IP)-based operations.
Tags: SMPTE | Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers | SMPTE ST 2110 | Professional Media | Virtual Course
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
Wohler Supplies CSS Group with iAM-AUDIO for Hybrid Monitoring Solutions Within CCTV Posted: 12/12/2017
When CCTV, China's major public broadcaster, launched an initiative to update its OB trucks to 4K, it turned to CSS Group to supply the most suitable equipment for the station's upgrade. For audio monitoring, CSS Group relied on its 15-year-relationship with Wohler Technologies, a leading manufacturer of video, audio and data monitoring solutions, to provide its high-quality audio signal monitoring and metering solutions. Wohler's iAM-AUDIO, which monitors a mix of analog, digital and IP signals easily and transparently, was implemented into the truck to monitor CCTV's various audio signals in the field.
Tags: Wohler | Wohler Technologies
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>