Recording artists Andrew Sheppard, Sarah Clanton and Rachel McCann have all recently recorded at Ivy Hall Studio, which features a DPA microphone inventory that includes a stereo set of d:dicate™
2011A Cardioid Microphones for drum overheads and many other instruments, and the d:facto™
4018VL Vocal Linear Microphone and d:vote™
4099 Instrument Microphones on toms, upright bass and cello. Loomis has been so impressed with DPA microphones, he uses them on every single recording session.
Loomis also loves using DPA for gear shootouts in the studio. He recently used the mics to accurately hear the difference between two mic preamps. “DPA enables you to take out a variable in an often very complicated tonal situation,” he adds.
Loomis finds DPA mics off-axis frequency response to be unrivaled. “There is not another microphone out there that has better off-axis frequency response. When I use the d:vote™
4099 on toms on a drum set, the off-axis pickup of the cymbals or snare into the tom mics is so similar in color to the direct signal that there is little to no coloration from bleed. In addition, DPA’s mics incorporate an internal preamp circuit that sends a very usable amount of gain to any preamp you may be using for a recording session or live show. This helps me to have an inherently lower noise floor and cleaner recording/performance.”