“We are using d:dicate™ 2011C
mics on kick drum, snare drum, hi-hats, drumkit overhead and on the bass amp,” Jakobsen says. “The d:vote™
Instrument Microphones are being used under the snare drum, on toms and for some percussion.”
Jakobsen began using DPA microphones on acoustic instruments some years ago, but only recently tried them on drums when he was touring with the Danish band Mew.
“I was impressed by the way these microphones, particularly the tiny d:vote capsules, handled loud sound sources,” he says. “The mics we are using on drums for the Trentemøller tour give a true and natural reproduction of the source - very transparent high end, fat low end and they have a clear and flat midrange, which allows me to tweak the tone and transients of the drums to our liking. They also easily handle the high levels and give good separation of the drums.”
His views are shared by Lars Peter Jensen who is mixing in-ear monitors for the band.
“We can have a natural and clean sound in the monitor in-ear mixes, and tweak the channels to shape to our desired sound in the PA mix,” he explains.
On tour with Trentemøller are vocalist and guitarist Marie Fisker, guitarist Jeppe Brix, bass guitarist Jakob Falgren and drummer Jakob Hoyer. Trentemøller handles keyboard duties and sings on one track.