FOH Engineer Relies on d:vote™ 4099 Instrument and d:dicate™ Recording Microphones for drum kits during Inductee Performances.
DPA Microphones was front and center at the 2015 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 10, when blockbuster artists such as Montgomery Gentry and members of the Backstreet Boys performed. Tony Cottrill, the event’s FOH engineer and Director of Live Sound for the Blackbird Academy in Nashville, called on his supply of supercardioid d:vote™ 4099D Drum Mics
and cardioid d:dicate™ 2011C Recording Microphones
for the drum kit used by the event’s inductee performances.
This full DPA array for the drums was carefully crafted by Cottrill. “Rather than using a hodge-podge of different popular drum microphones, my preferred approach is to mic the kit with products from a single manufacturer,” he explains. “This gives me consistent off-axis frequency response, which is critical on a drum kit where there is no isolation between drums. By using one brand throughout, I’m able to ensure that each microphone adds to the sound of the other drums and cymbals for one complete overall composite picture of the kit, rather than individual thumbnails of sound.”