Live sound engineer Verlaine Lévy chose DPA microphones because they delivered a compelling combination of power and clarity.
Live sound engineer Verlaine Lévy used to think that DPA microphones were only suited to classical music and never imagined that they were also great for pop rock tours. But since using a selection of DPA mics on the current Cats On Trees tour, Lévy is the first to admit that his initial perception was entirely wrong.
"When DPA's French distributor Audio² gave me the opportunity to try the company's microphones with Cats On Trees, I was happy to accept the challenge," Lévy says. "It didn't take long to dicover that these great microphones have beefy pickups and are perfectly suited to rock and pop acts. We're now using three d:facto™ Vocal Microphones
, as well as a d:dicate™ ST2011C Stereo Pair
with 2011C Compact Cardioids and a number of d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones
for drums and violins."
Lévy, who began his career with French sound company Audio-Lum, started working as a live sound engineer in 2001 and has toured with the likes of Sidilarsen, Claude Sicre, Bombs 2 Bal, Zebda, Magyd Cherfi and Mouss and Hakim. He is also building a strong reputation as a recording engineer, having been asked by a number of artists to assist with studio sessions.