d:dicate™ 4011A Cardioid and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones deliver pristine sound for orchestra’s musical accompaniments
When Hollywood’s biggest stars came together to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements at the 88th annual OSCARS® at the Dolby Theater, Orchestra Setup Coordinator Dan Vicari once again relied on DPA Microphones.
For this year’s show, Vicari depended on DPA’s d:dicate™ 4011A Cardioid Microphones
and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones
to amplify the large orchestra’s sound from its location under the stage and for the studio pre-records. In all, Vicari used two d:dicate™ 4011As and seventeen d:vote™ 4099 microphones for the production.
“DPA Microphones has been our go-to manufacturer of choice for the OSCARS for quite some time now and once again delivered a wonderful, pristine sound during the show,” says Vicari. “I haven’t found a better sounding clip-on microphone for instruments than the d:vote™ 4099, especially for string instruments of any kind. The string players had no problems attaching the mics on their own for both the soundcheck and the show. The d:vote™ 4099s and d:dicate™ 4011A mics I set up inside the piano worked perfectly. I was able to attach the mics with magnetic mounts and close the lid for isolation. The d:dicate™ 4011As I set up for the drum overheads gave Tommy Vicari, orchestra mixer, a great overall drum sound, including smooth cymbals.”