“Amplifying a symphony orchestra with 70-plus musicians on stage in a windy environment is not an easy task,” says Assunto. “We had to give care and consideration for the microphone placement with the addition of windscreens, and also avoid interaction between all the microphones. We needed microphones that were very directional and had great frequency response in close proximity. We also required microphones that were capable of handling a live performance that was also being recorded for television. With all of these challenges coming into play, we knew we could count on DPA for exceptional audio quality.”
In order to get the sound he was looking for from the cellos, violins, violas and percussion section, Assunto clipped d:vote™ Instrument Microphones
directly onto each instrument. For the ambient sound of the string sections, Assunto relied on d:screet™ 4098 Supercardioid Microphones
and for overhead of the percussion section and full orchestra, he used d:dicate™ 2011A Cardioid Microphones
. DPA d:facto™ Vocal Microphones
were used for all of the vocalists on stage.