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Emeli Sandé FOH Gerard Albo and DPA Microphones

Emeli Sandé and FOH Engineer Gerard Albo find DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphone the ideal complement for her voice. The Award-winning singer/songwriter has recently completed an Arena tour in which DPA Microphones featured extensively, not just for her voice and the band, but for recording sound for her live DVD.

Albo, who trained as a sound engineer in France and London, has been mixing FOH since 1996. He has worked across all genres and with some incredible artists including Amy Winehouse, A-HA, Anastacia, Patti Smith, Tom Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae, Basement Jaxx and Belle & Sebastian. He was recommended to Emelie Sande by Steve Martin, her production manager and founder of Tourhouse Productions.

Along with the DPA d:facto on Emeli’s voice during live gigs, Gerard Albo used d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones on percussion, brass, Hammond organ with Leslie speakers and underneath the snare drum. The multiple brass instruments, in particular, benefitted from all using 4099 mics on wireless transmitters, making for a much more dynamic performance and quick instrument changes.

Read the full interview with Gerard Albo here →

Photography ~ Caleb Hill

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