Kenta Yonesaka, Co-Chief Engineer at Germano Studios, has been using the DPA mics since they arrived. “The d:screet™ 4061 miniature mic
has already become my secret weapon. It's an incredible sounding mic with high sensitivity and a smooth high end boost, but what makes it special is its extreme miniaturization and myriad of accessories that lets you place this mic in unthinkable places. My d:screet™ 4061 mics ended up deep inside the soundboard of the piano almost touching the piano wires. With some abusive compression, I was able to get a raunchy tone that worked great for a particular rock track. Combine that sound with room mics and you can get a detailed, controlled picture of the piano with a lot of meat. The d:screet™ 4061 will save your day when you need to mic up a hard-to-reach percussion piece or when your avant-garde singer wants to record the inside of a cassette deck, but you will also find that it's a mic that has flavor of its own and will become one of those mics that you keep grabbing for every session.”
In the time since Germano studios opened on June 8, 2008, world-class recording artists, including Keith Richards, Adele, Eric Clapton, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Chris Martin, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Dream Theater, Mark Ronson, John Legend, Meghan Trainor, James Bay, Kygo, Pentatonix, Zayn Malik, Bon Jovi and OneRepublic, have all recorded there.
“It's almost like cheating using these microphones,” adds Yonesaka. “The rejection pattern is so smooth; you cannot mess up with the placement. Whatever you want to bring out with an EQ, it's rich and present. These DPA mics bring back the fun in seeking for unheard tones.”