Italian Superstar Fiorella Mannoia Sound Even Sweeter With DPA

Date: 28/09/2015
Italian Superstar Fiorella Mannoia Sound Even Sweeter With DPA
Fiorella Mannoia, one of Italy's most famous female singer and songwriter, has switched to DPA's d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone for all her live performances after being introduced to the award-winning microphone by sound engineer Marco Dal Lago.
 
Dal Lago, who has worked with Fiorella for more than eight years, is hugely respected in the Italian music industry and has worked with numerous famous singers and bands including stmam, Litfiba, Negrita, 883, Jovanotti, Francesco Renga, Gianna Nannini, Lucio Dalla and Elisa. As his reputation rests on his ability to deliver a great live sound, he wasn't prepared to recommend DPA's d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone until he had thoroughly tested it.
 
"I was aware of DPA's reputation for creating high quality microphones because I've been using their products for years," he explains. "But the d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone was new to me and before I gave it to Fiorella I wanted to be sure it was right for both the venues we were playing and for her voice."
 
To confirm this, he borrowed a demo unit from DPA's Italian distributor M. Casale Bauer and ran some tests with stage engineer Stevan Martinovic. 
 
"We positioned the d:facto¢ in the place where Fiorella would normally stand and put another (dynamic cardioid) microphone next to it. We set both mics with similar gain and volume and asked the band to play without vocals so that we could hear the results. Even though the d:facto¢ is a condenser microphone, the sound it picked up from the stage was less than half that gathered by the other microphone. I have to say that really impressed me - I never thought it would deliver such a great result."
 
Dal Lago was also impressed by the clarity the d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone delivered over a wide dynamic range.
 
"Fiorella has a wonderfully warm voice that is rich in the low frequency range," he explains. "The d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone delivers a very 'analogue' sound, with hardly any proximity effect, which is perfect for capturing the full intensity of her voice. What's more, its clean bass response and ability to deal with low frequencies ensures that her lyrics are delivered with real clarity and intelligibility. This is very important as Fiorella's lyrics are a fundamental part of her songs."
 
Fiorella first tried the d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone during a series of concerts at the Auditorium della Musica in Rome, which were held in memory of the superstar singer and composer Lucio Dalla who died in 2012. 
 
"She was very comfortable with it and really liked the way it enhanced every detail of her voice," Dal Lago says. "It allowed her to sing with great expression and her voice sounded really natural because there was no colouration all you got was the sound of a fantastic voice. She liked it so much that she now wont use anything else in fact she is even using it for studio work because it delivers such a great sound."
 
Dal Lago and Fiorella have two d:facto¢ Vocal Microphone capsules in their permanent collection - one with a d:facto¢ adapter for Sennheiser wireless systems and the other with a d:facto adapter for Shure. They have used them in many different venues and spaces around the world, from theatres to open air festivals, and continue to be impressed by the results. 
 
"What I really like about the d:facto¢ is how little EQ I need to add when I mix," Dal Lago adds. "It's a tiny amount in comparison to other microphones, and that makes my job so much easier to do. I'm also a big fan of other DPA microphones, in particular the d:vote¢ 4099 Instrument Microphones, which I have been using for many years on all kinds of instruments, especially strings and drums. They have a wonderfully neutral sound and are very robust and reliable. I like the way you can easily attach them to just about any instrument without having to worry about them slipping or doing the instrument any harm."
 
Marco Dal Lago and Fiorella Mannoia are currently finishing an extensive tour that began in November 2014 and culminates in the Arena di Verona in September 2015. Although she has been creating music for more than 40 years, Fiorella still undertakes between 60 and 80 performances a year and her concerts are always sold out. 
 

www.dpamicrophones.com



Tags: DPA Microphones | d:facto Vocal Microphone | Fiorella Mannoia
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
Nilesat expands its broadcast playout facility with 40 PlayBox Neo Channel in a Box servers Posted: 18/02/2019
Nilesat expands its broadcast playout facility with 40 PlayBox Neo Channel in a Box servers
PlayBox Neo announces the completion of a large broadcast playout system for Nilesat at its headquarters in Cairo. One of the largest telecommunication networks in the Middle East, Nilesat provides a wide range of satellite-based facilities including transmission of over 700 television channels, 600 of which are free-to-air.
Tags: PlayBox Neo | Channel in a Box | Cloud2TV | channel in a box | CIAB | broadcast asset management | integrated media asset management | broadcast systems infrastructure | IT-based broadcast systems | disaster recovery centres | disaster recovery systems | digital med | CABSAT 2019 | CABSAT 2019
Submitted by Stylus Media Consultants
More from this author
Atomos Shinobi the new super bright, super light 1920x1080 HDMI monitor that packs a punch Posted: 18/02/2019
Atomos Shinobi and ndash; the new super bright,  super light 5 and rdquo; 1920x1080 HDMI monitor  that packs a punch for just $399US

Go everywhere and see everything exactly how you want it with the Atomos Shinobi - a high brightness 1000nit 5-inch HDMI monitor that’s perfect for vloggers, creatives and photographers. When you’re shooting video on mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, the Shinobi gives you the perfect view and is packed with the latest features, but is small and light enough to take anywhere – weighing in at a mere 200g (7 oz). Shinobi shares the same HDR 1920x1080 display and color processing found in the multi-award-winning Atomos Ninja V monitor/recorder. With a professional 1000nit brightness screen it can be seen clearly even in daylight. It has an impressive pixel density of 427 PPI (pixels per inch) and is factory calibrated for color accuracy. Shipping today, the Shinobi costs just $399US / €399 plus local taxes.

Tags: Atomos | Shinobi | super bright | light weight | 5\" HDMI monitor
Submitted by Atomos
More from this author
Insight TV Launches on T-Mobile Thuis (Home) Service Posted: 18/02/2019
Insight TV Launches on T-Mobile Thuis (Home) Service

Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has signed a distribution deal with major telecoms operator, T-Mobile B.V. Subscribers across the Netherlands will have access to Insight TV’s thrilling and authentic HD content via T-Mobile’s popular Thuis (Home) service.

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle | T-Mobile
Submitted by Jump PR Ltd
More from this author
Masstech to show broadcasters in the Middle East how to harness the power and flexibility of the hybrid cloud at CABSAT 2019 Posted: 18/02/2019
Masstech to show broadcasters in the Middle East how to harness the power and flexibility of the hybrid cloud at CABSAT 2019

Masstech, the future-led technology company that provides the media and entertainment (M&E) industry with optimised content storage management solutions, today announced that at CABSAT 2019, the company will demonstrate to broadcasters in the Middle East its full range of highly-optimised cloud and hybrid cloud storage and asset lifecycle solutions.

Tags: masstech | flashnet | CABSAT | CABSAT 2019 | CABSAT 2019
Submitted by Bubble Communications
More from this author
Densitron Demonstrates Leadership in Advanced Displays, Control and Broadcast Interface Solutions Posted: 18/02/2019
Densitron Demonstrates Leadership in Advanced Displays, Control and Broadcast Interface Solutions
Introducing its innovative optical products and solutions to the global broadcast market, Densitron, (booth N4515) a creator of display technology and a global leader in visual control and embedded computing solutions, will be demonstrating its strategic commitment to the broadcast industry. Its stand will highlight a rich selection of new displays with exceptionally high resolution, contrast and brightness, featuring some of the most advanced touchscreen technology available.
Tags: Densitron | Display Technology | UReady USB | IPS Display | Touchscreen | PCT Touch Technology | NABShow | NAB 2019 | IPE | IDS | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
Submitted by Page Melia PR
More from this author
Second Spectrum and L.A. Clippers Select AWS as Official Cloud and Machine Learning Provider of Clippers CourtVision Posted: 15/02/2019
Second Spectrum and L.A. Clippers Select AWS as Official Cloud and Machine Learning Provider  of Clippers CourtVision

Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that AWS is now the primary cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence provider of Clippers CourtVision, the live, augmented game-watching platform created by the Los Angeles (L.A.) Clippers and Second Spectrum, the official video tracking technology provider for the NBA. The Clippers and Second Spectrum will use AWS machine learning and data analytics services to advance game analyses and drive new experiences for Clippers CourtVision, which launched to great acclaim at the start of the 2018-19 basketball season and has been billed by experts as the future of sports viewing. In addition, Clippers CourtVision will test Amazon SageMaker to build, train, and deploy machine learning-driven stats which will appear on live broadcasts and on-demand NBA game videos.

Tags: Amazon | Amazon Web Services | AWS | NBA | National Basketball Association | L.A. Clippers | Los Angeles Clippers | Second Spectrum
Submitted by Raz Public Relations
More from this author
CBC Radio-Canada Taps Grass Valley Open Standards IP Playout for New Montreal Broadcast Center Posted: 15/02/2019
CBC Radio-Canada Taps Grass Valley Open Standards IP Playout for New Montreal Broadcast Center

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC/Radio- Canada, has chosen the iTX integrated playout platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for its new Maison de Radio-Canada broadcast center in Montreal, due to open in 2020. Handling over 100 TV, radio and web channels, and supporting SMPTE ST 2110, iTX will enable the broadcaster’s production teams to seamlessly manage multiple formats – such as 4K UHD – and mix IP live inputs using back-to-back IP sources and file-based clips.

Tags: Grass Valley | CBC | Grass Valley a Belden Brand | iTX
Submitted by Platform Communications
More from this author
Arc Publishing signs broadcaster Graham Media Group Posted: 14/02/2019
Arc Publishing signs broadcaster Graham Media Group
The Washington Post’s Arc Publishing today announces it has signed broadcaster Graham Media Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, giving its stations access to Arc’s industry-leading video content management system. This is Arc’s second U.S. broadcast client in as many months, following the launch of Raycom Media in December.

“Arc’s video CMS equips broadcasters with the technology they need to distribute their video in real-time across a variety of digital platforms, ensuring they reach the broadest possible audience,” said Scot Gillespie, CTO at The Washington Post. “We are pleased Graham Media has entrusted Arc to power such an important part of their digital strategy. It is a testament to the technology’s multi-site capabilities and exemplifies how Arc seamlessly integrates with a brand’s existing tech stack.”

Tags: The Washington Post | Arc Publishing | Graham Media | Graham Media Group | AWS | AWS Elemental | Amazon Web Services
Submitted by Raz Public Relations
More from this author
x-dream-distribution and Squared Paper announce partnership Posted: 14/02/2019
x-dream-distribution and Squared Paper announce partnership
BVE 2018, 26 – 28 February, Stand G24 – x-dream-distribution GmbH, a German-based and internationally operated company selling software products to the broadcast industry today announce a new partnership with UK-based Squared Paper Ltd., which develops and integrates micro-service Enterprise ESB tool kits for the media and broadcast sector.
Tags: microservices | broadcast | system integration | Squared Paper | x-deam-distribution | partnership | BVE 2019 | BVE 2019
Submitted by x-dream-distribution GmbH
More from this author
Magewell Expands Pro Convert NDI Encoder Roster with Fourth Powerful Model Posted: 14/02/2019
Magewell Expands Pro Convert NDI Encoder Roster with Fourth Powerful Model

Magewell has unveiled the new Pro Convert SDI Plus standalone NDI® encoder, the fourth entry in its rapidly-expanding Pro Convert family of devices for bringing traditional video signals into IP-based production networks using NewTek's popular NDI technology. The new model converts SDI-connected HD or 2K input sources into NDI streams with extremely low latency and is available immediately, as are all three previously-announced Pro Convert models.

Tags: NDI | converter | live | magewell | newtek | hardware | software | convert | conversion | IP | network | encoder | broadcast | professional AV | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | UltraHD | SDI | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
Submitted by Write Turn Communications
More from this author
DIgiBox at BVE 2019 Posted: 14/02/2019
DIgiBox at BVE 2019

DigiBox, one of the premier UK distributors of market-leading technologies for the broadcast, video, and pro-AV industries will showcase the latest products and solutions from DigiBox partners Avid (DigiBox is a Tier 3 distributor), AJA, BirdDog, Gefen, LMP, Loupedeck+, SNS, Theatrixx, Wowza and others on Stand F30 at BVE 2019.

Tags: boxer | BVE | Avid | BirdDog | Gefen | LMP | Loupedeck+ | SNS | Theatrix | Wowsa | BVE 2019 | BVE 2019
Submitted by Manor Marketing
More from this author
Friend MTS to highlight its ultra-robust, third generation watermarking at the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit Posted: 14/02/2019
Friend MTS to highlight its ultra-robust, third generation watermarking at the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, will highlight its ultra-robust, third-generation ASiD watermarking and global monitoring service at the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit 2019 (Mexico City, Mexico, February 20-21).

Tags: Piracy | anti-piracy | Mexico | cotent security | security
Submitted by Friend MTS
More from this author
VITEC Welcomes Bryan Reksten as New VP of Marketing Posted: 13/02/2019
VITEC Welcomes Bryan Reksten as New VP of Marketing
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that Bryan Reksten has joined the company as vice president of marketing. With over 20 years of marketing experience in the technology industry, Reksten will oversee and broaden VITEC's market presence.
Tags: VITEC | Bryan Reksten | New VP of Marketing | Mark D\'Addio
Submitted by InGear PR
More from this author
IHSE USA Products at CABSAT 2019 Posted: 13/02/2019
IHSE USA Products at CABSAT 2019
IHSE brings TRUE KVM workstation management solutions to CABSAT 2019 with the latest HDMI 2.0 extenders for 4K video and USB keyboard and mouse extension over fiber or Cat-X connections. Based on the highly efficient Fraunhofer IIS Lici® codec, these new extenders enable picture-perfect transmission of video sources with resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at 60 hertz and full color depth (10bit, 4:4:4). Offered in several module types, Draco vario Ultra includes features such as looping outputs and redundant ports for maximum efficiency whether used as point-to-point connections or integrated into IHSE’s high-performance KVM switch systems.
Tags: IHSE USA | CABSAT 2019 | Draco vario Ultra HDMI 2.0 Extender | Draco vario SDI Extender | Draco vario Remote IP CPU | CABSAT 2019 | CABSAT 2019
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
Cerberus on what is hot at BVE Posted: 13/02/2019
Cerberus on what and rsquo;s hot at BVE

Cerberus has today announced that it will be showcasing the real benefits that IP has to offer the broadcast industry on stand F46 at BVE, the UK’s leading broadcast, production and media tech event, on the 26-28 February.

Tags: Cerberus Tech | IP | BVE | Network 1 | distribution | LiveLink | hosted platforms | BVE 2019 | BVE 2019
Submitted by Manor Marketing
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>