The company will share its experience of microphone placement with PL+S visitors, enabling them to get the best from all instruments, including the human voice
Musicians and sound engineers searching for the ultimate in sound quality are sure to find their perfect microphone on the DPA Microphones booth (8:B70) at Frankfurt Prolight + Sound 2015. DPA cares passionately about sound quality and the company's extensive product range reflects this philosophy. Every DPA microphone is designed and produced to capture sound honestly, neutrally and consistently. Artists who choose DPA know they can relax and concentrate on their performance, safe in the knowledge that their microphone is giving them the best possible input from sound source to recording or amplification system. At Frankfurt Prolight + Sound 2015, DPA's booth will be the place to go to if you want to learn the best placement of a microphone on your instrument, and how to get the best sound from your instrument or voice. The booth will feature workshops with live performances up to five times a day, hosted by DPA product specialists who will demonstrate vocal and instrument microphone placement on saxophone, acoustic guitar and upright bass. There will also be a listening area where visitors can compare sound samples from DPA microphones with those from other brands. "At DPA, we know what it takes to make great sound and we are not satisfied with anything but the best," says DPA's CEO Christian Poulsen. "Getting closer to our customers and sharing knowledge is very important for two reasons: it helps us improve our microphones and it helps our customers make their sound even better. This is the focus of our presence at Prolight + Sound 2015 – we want visitors to learn from us and find out for themselves why DPA microphones are the best on the market and the best for their needs." On the booth, DPA will be showing a wide range of products including established models such as the d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphone and the hugely popular d:facto™ Vocal Microphone – now the vocal mic of choice for artists such as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Kate Bush and Ellie Goulding. A relaunch of the d:facto™ range including a new d:facto™ microphone will be presented at the booth. DPA will also be showing a range of bodyworn microphones that are perfect for artists who want freedom of movement on stage. These include DPA's d:screet™ Miniature Microphones and the d:fine™ 66 and 88 Headset Microphones that combine the flexible mechanics of the d:fine™ ear mount with the capsules from the legendary 4066 omni and 4088 cardioid headsets. On show for the first time will be the new d:fine™ In-Ear Broadcast Headset Microphone, which sets a new standard for the broadcast industry. Targeted at television hosts and guests who use In-Ear monitors to communicate with their producers backstage, this versatile addition to the award-winning d:fine™ range combines the exceptional sound quality of a DPA microphone with a state of the art In-Ear monitoring solution. The unit incorporates two cables - microphone and in-ear – that run parallel to give a neat and tidy look. Available in several in-ear combinations and colour options, the unit comes with ear-pads in two different sizes and an adjustable headset mount, making it versatile and very easy to use. It is also possible to choose between left and right ear orientation, thus giving the broadcast host a 'camera blind' side. For more information about DPA, please come to PL&S Hall 8, Booth B70.