When Yang returned to his own scoring and recording work in his studio, he began testing DPA’s d:vote™
CORE 4099 mic. “I had tried several non-DPA setups in the past, ranging from in-bridge pickups to other clip-on mics and I remember always feeling very closed in – like the sound was in-your-face, with not a lot of dynamic range. With the DPA CORE 4099, the first thing I noticed was the accuracy of the sound. No mic I had previously tried really captured the sounds of my 200-year-old British violin this naturally.”
Currently, Yang is scoring a short feature film, titled Speak Easy, B, where he plays his violin in several moments throughout the film, backed by full orchestral sections. For the first time ever, he was able to leave the violin completely EQ-less.
“Instead of immediately reaching for my EQs and reverbs, I took the time to appreciate the clean, dry signal that sounded just like how my violin sounds to me when it’s not mic’d up. I no longer felt the urge to ‘get away from the mic’ when playing at loud volumes and I was extremely impressed with the clarity during low volumes as well. I truly felt like I was able to play more freely and just focus on my playing, as opposed to having to keep half of my mind on monitoring the audio. With DPA, you don’t need to spend extra time working backwards in post, editing the recording to sound like what you wanted it to sound like in the first place.”