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Amplifying Heavy Metal And Classical Strings with DPA Microphones

The clarity and versatility of DPA’s microphone range made them the ideal choice for Front of House sound engineer James Dunkley when he was tasked with amplifying an unusual live concert – one that combined a heavy metal band with a classically trained chamber ensemble. The Norwegian band Satyricon had just completed two weeks of […]

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Anne-Marie, for whom Front of House engineer Ben Dexter

Ed Sheeran Tour Specs CORE by DPA Microphones for Anne Marie

Salisbury-based Major Tom are supporting long-term client Ed Sheeran with a full production package including DPA’s new CORE 4099 mics on his current ‘Divide Tour’, an extraordinary global trek for the singer-songwriter that started in early 2017 and is scheduled to finish some 20 months later in November 2018. The European dates featured opening artist […]

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Snow Patrol on DPA Microphones

Snow Patrol Tour With DPA Microphones for Distortion Free Sound

Monitor Engineer Jamie Hickey is using DPA microphones on drums and vocals for all the band’s live concerts and TV promos. ‘Awesome’, ‘clean’ and ‘transparent’ are just some of the superlatives monitor engineer Jamie Hickey uses when describing the effect DPA microphones is having on Snow Patrol’s live drum sound. Hickey, who began working with […]

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Emeli Sandé and DPA d:facto™ Vocal Mic

Emeli Sandé Finds DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphone

Emeli Sandé and FOH Engineer Gerard Albo find DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphone the ideal complement for her stunning 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. BRIT Award winning artist and […]

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Katie Melua DPA Microphones

Katie Melua’s Stunning Sound Perfectly Captured By DPA Mics

FOH engineer Bryony October used a selection of DPA microphones to amplify vocals and percussion on Melua’s recent European tour. Katie Melua is renowned for her exquisite vocals and when audiences go to see her live they want to hear every nuance of her amazing singing voice. With this in mind, Front of House engineer […]

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FOH Engineer Pete Johnson

DPA d:facto™ Linear Helps Glass Animals Achieve a Solid Vocal Sound

Front of House engineer Pete Johnson is loving DPA’s d:facto Linear Vocal Microphone, which he is using on the current Glass Animals tour. “It’s absolutely great,” he says. “At points in the set Dave Bayley (Glass Animals’ vocalist) often sings quite softly while at the same time we want the show to be big, punchy […]

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Sony URX-P03D DPA 4060 Wireless Mic Bundle

Sony Wireless and DPA Microphone Bundles

Looking to upgrade your wireless system? Get your hands on these great DPA Microphones and Sony Wireless system bundles to step your sound quality up a notch. These come with all the DPA wireless adapters and clips thrown in for free, or savings on the d:facto™ Vocal mic in various configurations with Sony wireless systems. […]

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DPA d:facto™ Linear vs Vocal Comparison - Shake the Chains

DPA d:facto™ Vocal and Linear Vocal Comparison – Shake the Chains

What is the difference between the DPA d:facto™ Vocal (4018V) and Linear Vocal (4018VL) capsules? They can both take up to 160dB of SPL before distorting. They both have super-cardioid polar patterns, and excellent off-axis attenuation. The answer lies in the frequency response. Looking at the frequency charts below from 20Hz to 20kHz, you can […]

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DPA d:facto™ 25th Anniversary

DPA Microphones Celebrates its 25th Anniversary – Limited Edition Mic Kits

DPA Microphones is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2017. From its beginnings in the world of measurement microphones, through its development into a worldwide leader in professional microphone technology, DPA has always kept its extremely high quality and consistency tolerances at the forefront of its product design and manufacturing processes. “Innovation remains the key to […]

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Rob Resnick of Timeflies and his DPA d:facto Vocal Mic

DPA Delivers Dynamic Pop Vocals For Timeflies European Tour

When accomplished music producers who are also artists take to the live stage, sound quality is always going to be top of the agenda. With this in mind, London-based sound engineer Mark Portlock had absolutely no hesitation in recommending the award-winning DPA d:facto™ Vocal Microphone when he was asked to handle Front of House duties […]

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