08/30/17

DPA MICROPHONES CAPTURES THE BEAT FOR DENTIST/DRUMMER ROB HAGANI

For the past three decades, Rob Hagani has built a reputation as a well-respected and successful dentist in Connecticut. When Hagani isn’t filling cavities, however, he is often found behind a drum set, keeping the beat with his band onstage or for special engagements.
Hagani started playing the drums when he was 10 years old, and today, 47 years later, continues to play and practice almost every day. Whether playing live or recording in the studio, Hagani has come to rely on DPA microphones for his amplification needs.  

“I went with DPA microphones because they are very transparent,” explains Hagani.  “From my perspective, what you hear is what you get and when I first heard the DPA mics, I was blown away by the clarity and transparency of what DPA had to offer. There was no coloration to the sound as far as I could tell. It was from a PA system and I was right in front, but when I stepped back a little bit the sound was still excellent. I went to DPA and found out about the history of the company and was impressed by how many people use their gear and all the different kinds of mics they manufacture. I was very drawn to the company because of its reputation and the incredible clarity of the mics. DPA will continue to be my go-to mics.” 
In all, Hagani has put together an impressive collection of DPA mics, including one d:dicate™ 4015A Wide Cardioid Microphone for his overhead, six d:vote™ 4099D Instrument Microphones for Drum and two d:dicate™ 4011 Cardioid Microphone for kickdrum and high hat. 

Hagani first discovered DPA Microphones while attending The 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. “I was waiting for the Omar Hakim performance at the Pearl Drums booth and I met Gabriel Antonini, national sales support/business development manager from DPA,” says Hagani. “Gabriel was setting up for the performance and we started talking. I watched the performance and I was very impressed by the sound from the DPA mics. Afterward, I made my way to the DPA booth and talked to Gabriel at greater length. He gave me the model numbers of the DPA mics that were used and put me in touch with a representative at Parsons Audio, where I ended up purchasing all the DPA mics for my drum kit.”

Hagani has been in bands for most of his life with an emphasis on the soft rock and rock genres. He has been influenced by artists such as Sting, Dave Matthews, Toto and Ed Sheeran. 

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