Multi-talented audio engineer and producer teaches upcoming audio professionals benefits of our d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphone
Jeremiah Slovarp, a five-time Emmy-Award winner, began his career in the early 2000s as a location sound engineer on various films and commercials. Today, the active engineer and producer brings that knowledge with him to the classroom at Montana State University, his alma mater, where he teaches students at the School of Music tips and tricks for life in the audio industry. Among Slovarp’s go-to instructional tools is our d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphone
“We teach classical musicians to play classical instruments in private lessons, in a one-on-one, teacher-to-student model,” he explains. “That’s very uncommon for most state schools, but we want our students to be able to go out and get a job. That’s where I come in—I teach music technology classes, which provide students the opportunity to learn recording and sound engineering skills while also studying for their music careers.”
Slovarp purchased a pair of the d:vote™ Instrument mics
, along with the d:vote™ 4099 Classic Touring Kit
, after watching a live demo of the microphone and witnessing how well it amplified the natural sound of an instrument. It wasn’t long before he also purchased our d:facto™ Vocal Microphone
. Since then, he regularly uses the mics for his various projects, including his teaching stints, and also rents them out. Students in his classroom are able to work with a wide variety of microphones, with the d:vote™ Instrument mics among the higher-end options.
“The d:vote™ 4099 is such an easy tool to use, so it’s always in demand on campus,” adds Slovarp. “Also DPA’s d:vote™ 4099 Classic Touring Kit and its various mounts are great. It’s very easy for me to show the students a really effective way to mount microphones on a classical instrument. Musicians, students included, tend to be very protective of their instruments. They are concerned with how they’re going to sound and where the mic will sit. The instrument mounts that DPA has developed and the possibilities those mounts have opened up for capturing sound in tight spaces, is incredible.”