“This particular gig had many challenging components, including dual drum kits, over eight guitar rigs, a kids’ choir plus a complete audio input interface with redundant stereo program feeds to AXS TV for Sammy's show,” says Rideout. “From the beginning, the level of support I received from the DPA team has been incredible. DPA delivered the mics and the company was there for me every step of the way. DPA completely covered my input list. Sound Image Nashville was a big help in dealing with time constraints on the day of show by letting me come into the shop and pre-program the console.”
In total, Rideout used six d:vote™
4099 Instrument Microphones, nine d:dicate™
2011C Cardioid Microphones and six d:facto™
4018V Supercardioid Microphones for Vocal. The d:vote™ 4099s were used on all toms for drummers Matt Sorum and Kenny Aronoff’s kits. The d:dicate™ 2011Cs were used on all cymbals and choir (rides, high hats and overheads) and the d:facto™ 4018V mics and capsules were used on all wired vocals, the main wireless vocal mic and the MC’s wireless mic.