The acclaimed British band is now a firm fan of the microphones and the exceptional audio quality they deliver.
British pop/rock band Level 42 has recently introduced a selection of DPA microphones into its live sound arsenal, including DPA d:facto™ Vocal Microphones
, d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones
for brass and toms, and a d:dicate™ 4011 Cardioid Recording Microphone
for the ride cymbal.
One of the mainstays of the British music scene for over three decades, the band is currently undergoing an audio transition that has seen them switch to DPA microphones and introduce in-ear monitors so they can do away with a 'whole stage full of wedges'. According to Mark ‘Joey’ Jowitt, who has been Level 42's sound engineer since 1999, seeing the last of the wedges was a wonderful feeling.
“Thank technology that those days have gone,” he says. “It’s taken a while, but it’s all ears now. Musicians switching to in-ears find it quite disconcerting at first - as you move around the stage nothing changes in level, and that takes some getting used to. But the benefits are immense. In my experience bands become tighter, their pitching improves and obviously FOH engineers love it.”