DPA’s d:dicate™ 4006 Omnidirectional Mic Delivers Flat and Honest Sound Reproduction for Legendary Audio Producer/Engineer Tom Lazarus.
Every four years, legendary Audio Producer/Engineer Tom Lazarus heads to Fort Worth, TX to begin working on one of his favorite projects, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. With much of the classical music world focused on the prestigious event, Lazarus turns to DPA Microphones' d:dicate™ 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone
to showcase the competitors’ amazing piano playing talents.
Lazarus has been a longtime DPA user and considers the d:dicate™ 4006 to be his microphone of choice for piano. “The d:dicate™ 4006 has the clarity needed for an event that features multiple pianos like this one,” says Lazarus. “The 30 contestants from all over the world that make it to Texas have a choice of one of three Steinways to perform on. The d:dicate™ 4006 grabs the character of the various pianos exceptionally well. It is a flat and honest microphone that suits this situation perfectly.”
For the three-week competition, Lazarus hung three d:dicate™ 4006’s in a Decca Tree configuration for the piano and two d:dicate™ 4006’s in the house for surround. Lazarus also used one DPA d:mension™ 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone
down-stage center. As the competition progressed from the solo piano rounds, to piano with string quartet, then piano with orchestra, Lazarus hung up to 30 DPAs (4006, 4015, 2006, 4098, 4060) in multiple configurations.