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DPA Mic University – Miking Drums at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Sound Network and DPA Microphones brought the DPA Mic Uni to Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club for the first time - a workshop on miking drums.

DPA Microphone University has for a long time been a tome of microphone knowledge for professionals and students alike; everything from the science behind directionality, the different kinds of microphones and how to best use them in real life situations is neatly and succinctly laid out. The famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho served as the perfect venue for the first live workshop.

Bo Brinck, Nils Vinding and Rune Slot from DPA Microphones made a trip from Copenhagen to present the workshop, bringing with them a host of mics used readily to record and reinforce drums.

Along with a history of drums as an instrument, delivered expertly by Nils, the presentation covered the difference between condenser and dynamic microphones, how the size of the diaphragm affects the attack and sensitivity, as well as the all-important issue of placement. Mics used included the d:vote™ 4099D and the d:dicate™ 2011C mics.

Thanks to everyone who attended, you all made this event a fun and informative one! We are already in talks planning the next one.


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