DPA Drum Mic Workshop at Puzzle Factory Sound Studio
We held a DPA drum mic'ing workshop at Puzzle Factory Sound Studio in North London on the 06/09/2018 showcasing how to tune your drum mix before the console - using just the microphones.
For part of their new album, experimental instrumental world music group iyatraQuartet recorded live in the cavernous space of The Union Chapel in London. The significant ambience in the chapel made for a natural reverb that their recording engineer chose to use in the mix, capturing it with stereo ambient and surround mic arrays.
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.
DPA Microphone Workshop at Scala, December 2017
On 1st of December we held a live microphone workshop with DPA Microphones in conjunction with Capital Sound at Scala in Kings Cross, London. This excellent venue provided a great location and setup to experience the full effect of using DPA Microphones through a great PA to get a very good starting point for a mix with no signal processing beyond hi-pass filters.
Kasabian and Ben Findlay at The Wiltern, Los Angeles
Long time Sound Engineer Ben Findlay is currently handling FOH duties for Kasabian, who are in the middle of a major tour that will see them returning to the UK in November and December 2017 for a series of Arena gigs.
Katie Melua at Cadogan Hall with Bryony October FOH
Katie Melua is touring with FOH Bryony October behind the faders, using a large selection of DPA microphones to capture her sensational sound.
Loved for the beautiful subtle nuances in her voice, Katie uses the d:facto™ vocal mic to bring the detail and clarity to the audience. DPA Microphones also pick up the drums, guitar amp and, in shows where they appear, the backup singers and choirs.
Recording Double Bass with Andrea Di Biase
DPA d:vice™ and Smaart Prove a Pretty Pair for Sound Measurement
FOH Engineer Jamie Orchard-Lisle has been quite taken with the new DPA d:vice™ Audio Interface for iOS, Mac and PC. He's using it in the live touring arena, though not exactly as you might imagine. Check out how the d:vice has helped create a powerful mobile mic measurement system and what he says about about his setup:
How Into the Woods uses DPA MMP-G and d:dicate™ mics
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke had a bit of a puzzle to solve miking an upright piano to be in the center of the stage for the theatre production, "Into the Woods".
James Blake at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
James Blake is one of the UK's most innovative vocal artists, now garnering a strong following both in America and Europe to boot. Integrating electronic music and sampling with soul-inflected vocals has become something of a trademark for James Blake.
Codemasters Recording Cars (and Tanks) for Games
Codemasters is one of the UK's most successful game creators, having launched titles such as GRID and DiRT, racing games that have taken the international game markets by storm.
Sound on Sound Presents 2016
A couple of pics from Sound on Sound Presents 2016. The leading UK pro audio publisher hosted a panel including producer Jake Gosling, mix engineer David Wrench and mastering engineer Mandy Parnell, who took to the stage to trade insights into their craft and the ideas about the professional recording industry.