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A Headphone Wearing Theatre Audience Experiences Truly Immersive Live Audio Thanks To DPA and rsquo;s New 4560 Binaural Headset Microphone Posted: 09/12/2019
A Headphone Wearing Theatre Audience Experiences Truly Immersive Live Audio Thanks To DPA and rsquo;s New 4560 Binaural Headset Microphone

Nanna-Karina Schleimann has become one of the first sound designers to make use of DPA’s new Binaural Headset Microphone, which gives sound technicians, vloggers, film makes and YouTubers an accurate and reliable tool to capture authentic immersive audio in real time.

Delivering the superior sound quality for which DPA products are internationally renowned, this new headset allows film, theatre and online content creators to capture exactly what each ear is hearing so that those consuming the content on headphones can experience full immersive sound. Earlier this year, while the 4560 Binaural Headset Microphone was still in development, Schleimann was given the opportunity to beta test it during her graduation performance from the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen.

Three Binaural Headset Microphones were used to amplify the voices, actions and movements of the actors performing on stage in Good For Nothing, her graduation performance production. Each member of the audience was given a pair of headphones so they could hear the sound from each actor via a wireless system.

“The binaural microphones allowed the audience to hear exactly what the actors were hearing, as if they were standing on the stage and being whispered to,” Schleimann says.

 

Tags: DPA Microphones | 4560 Binaural Headset Microphone | Theatre Production | Immersive Sound
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DPA New 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone Simplifies Immersive Sound Capture Posted: 02/12/2019
DPA and rsquo;s New 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone Simplifies Immersive Sound Capture

YouTubers, sound designers, podcasters, vloggers and other content creators, including filmmakers who want to capture authentic immersive audio for their projects, can now do so with ease thanks to the launch of the new 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone from Danish manufacturer, DPA Microphones.

The new binaural headset delivers the superior sound quality for which DPA products are internationally renowned. The professional quality of the microphones allows them to capture, in real time, exactly what each ear is hearing so that those listening on headphones can experience the full immersive sound. These qualities are also appealing to other applications such as sound system documentation, soundscape analysis, sound quality assessment, and sound for theatrical productions or gaming, among others. Jazz and classical musicians have also seen the potential in this mic: recording the sound from the performers’ perspective instead of the audience’s is a completely new way of sharing the artists’ sound experience with fans. The result, an ultimate surround experience.

 

Tags: DPA Microphones | Binaural Headset Microphone | 4560 | CORE | DPA | immersive sound | surround sound
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A Choir Performance in Kuala Lumpur Achieved Crystal Clear Sound Thanks to DPA Microphones Posted: 12/11/2019
A Choir Performance in Kuala Lumpur Achieved Crystal Clear Sound Thanks to DPA Microphones

DPA Microphones’ recently launched 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphone was used to great effect in Kuala Lumpur when a choir of 12 men and women gathered in Independence Square to mark the 50th anniversary of the Department of Enforcement, Kuala Lumpur City Hall. The event, entitled Hari Penguatkuasa DBKL, featured a parade in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Enforcement Day. It culminated in a live performance by the DBKL City Hall Choir who performed in front of an audience of approximately 2,000 people.

 

Mr Ajun Mubari, head of Malaysian audio rental company Mubari, says DPA’s 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphones were chosen to amplify the choir because their integrated shock mount and wind screen made them ideally suited to outdoor use. “The 4097 microphone is awesome and very easy to work with,” he says. “We used one pair to cover the choir group and positioned them on either side of the choir who were standing in a semi-circle. The concert generated very high sound pressure levels – in excess of 90dB – but, thanks to the 4097’s high isolation, the sound coming from the stage monitors (which were placed in front of the choir and behind the microphones) did not affect the available gain during the performance. This was a huge advantage as it meant we could capture the true sound of the choir without picking up any other sound.”

 

Tags: DPA Microphones | 4097 CORE | Supercardioid Choir Microphone
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A Choir Performance In Kuala Lumpur Achieved Crystal Clear Sound Thanks To DPA Microphones Posted: 12/11/2019
A Choir Performance In Kuala Lumpur Achieved Crystal Clear Sound Thanks To DPA Microphones

DPA Microphones’ recently launched 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphone was used to great effect in Kuala Lumpur when a choir of 12 men and women gathered in Independence Square to mark the 50th anniversary of the Department of Enforcement, Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

The event, entitled Hari Penguatkuasa DBKL, featured a parade in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Enforcement Day. It culminated in a live performance by the DBKL City Hall Choir who performed in front of an audience of approximately 2,000 people.

Mr Ajun Mubari, head of Malaysian audio rental company Mubari, says DPA’s 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphones were chosen to amplify the choir because their integrated shock mount and wind screen made them ideally suited to outdoor use.

“The 4097 microphone is awesome and very easy to work with,” he says. “We used one pair to cover the choir group and positioned them on either side of the choir who were standing in a semi-circle. The concert generated very high sound pressure levels – in excess of 90dB – but thanks to the 4097’s high isolation, the sound coming from the stage monitors (which were placed in front of the choir and behind the microphones) did not affect the available gain during the performance. This was a huge advantage as it meant we could capture the true sound of the choir without picking up any other sound.”

Tags: DPA Microphones | 4097 Choir Microphone | Enforcement Day Concert | Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia
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The Authentic Sound of a Fazioli Grand Piano is Captured by DPA Posted: 07/11/2019
The Authentic Sound of a Fazioli Grand Piano is Captured by DPA

When musician and sound designer Paolo Principi was asked to record the authentic sound of a Fazioli Grand Piano for a new silent system and virtual instrument multi-sample, there was only one microphone brand that he felt could do the task justice – and that was DPA.

 

“I wanted to capture the rich and complex sounds of this piano in the most natural way,” Principi explains. “For this, it was important that I used the best solution for each element of the audio path. I chose DPA for the microphones, Vovox for the cables and Apogee for the converter because each of these brands is renowned for delivering high-quality audio without coloring the sound in any way.”

 

Principi, whose company, PSound, specializes in sampling and creating virtual instruments, says he was delighted when Fazioli asked him to record its flagship piano – the F278 Gran Coda. To accomplish this task, Principi chose two matched pairs of DPA 4006 Omnidirectional Microphones (including one pair with nose cones for a perfect response across the whole audio frequency range) and a pair of 4015 Wide Cardioid Microphones. These were supplied by DPA’s Italian distributor, M Casale Bauer, and used to record ‘binaural,’ ‘close’ and ‘side’ sounds respectively.

 

“I was really delighted by the naturalness, precision and detail that all the DPA microphones delivered,” adds Principi. “I was also very surprised by the linearity of their frequency response, especially for the off-axis sounds – thanks to the incredible nose cones.”

 

Principi recorded the piano note-by-note (all 88 keys) and across numerous dynamic levels (12 main levels, plus noises and different articulation levels), so that he could accurately capture its entire range of sounds. He also used a special machine to play each key with the same dynamic level and spent a great deal of time working out the best microphone position for each of the three sounds (binaural, close, side) that he was recording. He then listened to the audio in his own studio until he was sure he was obtaining the real sound of the instrument.

Tags: DPA Microphones | Microphone | Audio
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The Authentic Sound Of A Fazioli Grand Piano Is Captured By DPA Microphones Posted: 07/11/2019
The Authentic Sound Of A Fazioli Grand Piano Is Captured By DPA Microphones

When musician and sound designer Paolo Principi was asked to record the authentic sound of a Fazioli Grand Piano for a new Silent System and Virtual Instrument multisample, there was only one microphone brand that he felt could do the task justice – and that was DPA.

“I wanted to capture the rich and complex sounds of this piano in the most natural way,” he explains. “For this it was important that I used the best solution for each element of the audio path. I chose DPA for the microphones, Vovox for the cables and Apogee for the converter because each of these brands is renowned for delivering very high quality audio without colouring the sound in any way.”

Principi, whose company PSound specialises in sampling and creating virtual instruments, says he was delighted when Fazioli asked him to record its flagship piano – the F278 Gran Coda. To accomplish this task he chose two matched pairs of DPA 4006 Omnidirectional Microphones (including one pair with nose cones for a perfect omnidirectional response across the whole audio frequency range) and a pair of 4015 Wide Cardioid Microphones. These were supplied by DPA’s Italian distributor M Casale Bauer and used to record ‘binaural’, ‘close’ and ‘side’ sounds respectively.

“I was really delighted by the naturalness, precision and detail that all the DPA microphones delivered. I was also very surprised by the linearity of their frequency response, especially for the off axis sounds (thanks to the incredible nose cones).”

Principi recorded the piano note by note (all 88 keys) and across numerous dynamic levels (12 main levels, plus noises and different articulation levels), so that he could accurately realise its entire range of sounds. He also used a special machine to play each key with the same dynamic level and spent a great deal of time working out the best microphone position for each of the three sounds (binaural, close, side) that he was recording. He then listened to the audio in his own studio until he was sure he was obtaining the real sound of the instrument.

Tags: DPA Microphones | Fazioli Pianos | Paolo Principi
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DPA 6066 Subminiature Headset Mic Nominated for Prestigious TEC Award Posted: 05/11/2019
DPA and rsquo;s 6066 Subminiature Headset Mic Nominated for Prestigious TEC Award

DPA Microphones6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone is a nominee for the 35th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the Microphones – Sound Reinforcement Category. Products that are nominated for a TEC Award have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. With a capsule measuring in at just three millimeters in diameter, the 6066 microphones may be small, but they are powerful in terms of performance – making this solution an ideal candidate for a TEC Award.

 

Featuring CORE by DPA technology, the mic reduces distortion, increases dynamic range and features a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz along with a noise floor of only 24dB(A). The 6066 also benefits from a completely redesigned, lightweight, one-size-fits-all headset that attaches over the ears for maximum comfort and includes a spring mechanism that grips below the head/ears for added security. It even received a Red Dot design award for its innovative and user-friendly design.

 

“We put a great deal of time and energy into designing a headset microphone that is elegant and implements all of the features we wanted in a small package,” says René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “The 6000 series capsule is the smallest we have ever designed. It required working on the edge of what is physically possible in order to get the renowned sound of the five-millimeter capsule of the 4066 into the new three-millimeter capsule of the 6066. The goal behind this microphone was to develop a solution that would be nearly invisible, to both live and broadcast audiences, while providing crystal-clear sound. The 6066 is discreet and visually appealing, and does not compromise on sound quality.”

 

Since its launch, the 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone has received rave reviews. Its secure, lightweight, unobtrusive and comfortable design, coupled with DPA’s renowned natural and pristine sound-quality, has led to significant sales around the world and across various market sectors, including broadcast, theatre and live sound.

 

Tags: DPA Microphones | TEC Awards 2019 | NAMM 2019
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First Baptist Dallas Implements DPA Subminis For TV Broadcasts and Worldwide Streaming Posted: 31/10/2019
First Baptist Dallas Implements DPA Subminis For TV Broadcasts and Worldwide Streaming

Through broadcast and online digital channels, First Baptist Dallas’ reach expands beyond its in-house attendance. With a following that spans tens of thousands of worshippers, the megachurch takes its audio and video capabilities very seriously, looking to Lead Audio Engineer Brad Roberts to choose just the right gear. Most recently, Roberts became one of the first U.S. users of DPA Microphones’ new 6066 CORE Subminiature Headset Microphone, relying on its capabilities to provide a discreet, high-quality sound for the church’s lead pastor, Dr. Robert Jeffress.

 

“I chose to upgrade the lead pastor’s microphone to DPA’s 6066 because of its impressively small capsule and redesigned headset—for such an unobtrusive solution, the sound quality is impeccable,” explains Roberts. “The 6066 is completely hidden from close-up HD camera shots and its non-reflective boom further improves the aesthetic, as it does not catch undesirable stage light.”

 

The church’s arsenal of DPA microphones also includes numerous 4061 Omnidirectional Microphones for acoustic pianos and violins in the band, a 4098 Supercardioid Gooseneck Microphone at the podium, the 4018VL Vocal Microphone when a handheld mic is needed and a wide array of 4066 Omnidirectional Headset Microphones in all 12 of its worship venues. Roberts relies on the headset mics most often during speaking/teaching presentations, baptisms and drama productions, including the church’s annual Christmas concert. Together, these solutions provide Roberts with the audio quality he desires for these large services, where all eyes—and ears—are tuned in closely.

Tags: DPA Microphones | Broadcast | Audio
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Londons Royal Academy of Arts Chooses DPA Microphones For Its Stunning New Lecture Theatre Posted: 22/10/2019
Londons Royal Academy of Arts Chooses DPA Microphones For Its Stunning New Lecture Theatre
From its unique double-height dimensions to the extensive use of reflective marble surfaces used during its construction, the Royal Academy of Art’s new Benjamin West Lecture Theatre in London presents some unusual acoustic challenges.
 
Ensuring high quality sound is obviously a prerequisite for such a prestigious building and it was therefore imperative that the right microphones were chosen – ones that could cope with the unusual acoustics and with the wide variety of uses that the Lecture Theatre covers.
 
“DPA microphones have proved to be the ideal solution because they allow any technician or engineer to jump in and achieve quality sound.” says Benji Fox, AV Events Manager at the RA. “We are using a selection of the company’s products in a number of different ways, including acoustic mics for lectures, belt packs and lapel mics for panel discussions and the new 6066 CORE Subminiature Headset Microphones for smaller panel discussions, filming and live streaming.”
 
Opened in 2018 as part of the RA’s Burlington Gardens’ landmark redevelopment to mark its 250th anniversary, the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre signals a new stage to the RA’s heritage of rigorous and lively debate. Hosting events such as the Festival of Ideas, this space has become a haven for celebrated thinkers from across the arts to come and share their ideas and opinions. As well as being double-height, the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre also showcases bespoke seating and modern design.
 
The Lecture Theatre’s DPA inventory now includes two 4018 supercardioid microphones, which are positioned on custom lecterns at the front of the room.
 
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LSS Productions Invests In DPA Smallest Headset Microphones For Sondheim Award Winning Musical Sunday in the Park with George Posted: 03/10/2019
LSS Productions Invests In DPA and rsquo;s Smallest Headset Microphones For Sondheim and rsquo;s Award Winning Musical Sunday in the Park with George
The discreet design of DPA’s CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, combined with the fact that it is very quick and easy to fit, helped secure an order for 18 units from Australian sound design, equipment hire and production services company LSS Productions.
Tags: DPA Microphones | d:screet Microphone | 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone; Sunday in the Park with George | LSS Productions | Sondheim
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DPA Microphones Appoints Distributors In Serbia and Croatia Posted: 11/09/2019
DPA Microphones Appoints Distributors In Serbia and Croatia

As part of its commitment to its professional customer base, DPA Microphones has appointed two new distributors in Serbia and Croatia.

AVL Projekt and LAV Projekt are now responsible for the company’s entire range of high quality microphones, which includes products aimed at the recording and pro audio markets, live sound, installation and broadcast.

Tags: DPA Microphones | Distributors | Croatia | Serbia | AV Projekt | LAV Projekt
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Audio Veteran Relies on DPA for Live Sound and Recording Applications Posted: 28/08/2019
Audio Veteran Relies on DPA for Live Sound and Recording Applications

As the co-founder of Diablo Digital, which provides turnkey live recording systems and services for concert, touring, festival, installation and broadcast applications, Brad Madix has accumulated an impressive resume. He has worked alongside artists such as U2, Shania Twain, Shakira, Van Halen, Rush, Alanis Morissette, Jessica Simpson, Linkin Park, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and many more. Despite the wide variety of musical genres that Madix has operated within, one thing has been a constant—his use of DPA Microphones for both recording and live sound applications.

Tags: DPA Microphones | Broadcast | Audio | Live sound | recording
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Golden Melody Awards Look And Sound Great With DPA Microphones Posted: 14/08/2019
Taiwan and rsquo;s Golden Melody Awards Look And Sound Great With DPA Microphones
When you are giving an acceptance speech at a major awards ceremony, there are two things you want to be sure of – that everyone can see you and that everyone can hear what you have to say.
Tags: DPA Microphones | d:sign 4098 Supercardioid | Golden Melody Awards | Taiwan
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Friendly Neighborhood Superhero Gets Perfect Mic Solution for Spider-Man: Homecoming Posted: 12/08/2019
Friendly Neighborhood Superhero Gets Perfect Mic Solution for Spider-Man: Homecoming
Award-winning and Emmy-nominated (OZARK Season 2), veteran Sound Mixer Felipe “Flip” Borrero, CAS, has experienced many audio challenges in his 40-plus-year career working on countless movies and television shows. But, there’s always a first for everything. The sound mixer was recently tasked with finding the right mic solution for the title character in the blockbuster film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, that would not only provide an ideal audio solution but would also conceal perfectly within the character’s costume and not be obstructed. Flip and his team found what they were looking for with DPA Microphones’ d:screet™ 4161 Slim and Heavy Duty Omnidirectional Microphones.
Tags: DPA | Microphones | Spider-Man
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Daniel Weltlinger Upgrades With CORE by DPA Amplifier Technology Posted: 06/08/2019
Daniel Weltlinger Upgrades With CORE by DPA Amplifier Technology
Australian violinist, composer and producer Daniel Weltlinger has long been a fan of DPA’s d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones, but when one of the two he owns was recently damaged during a live show he decided it was time to upgrade.
Tags: DPA Microphones | Daniel Weltlinger | d:vote CORE Instrument Microphone | Violinist | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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