She was not happy with any of the other mic brands she had tried before choosing the d:vote™ 4099C
. I had major issues with feedback and getting the sound loud enough and of acceptable quality, even in smaller venues,” adds Guo. The portability, ease of use and design of the d:vote™ 4099C, with its revolutionary clip attachment, allows for maximum sound and clarity without endangering the fragile strings of her 1880 Gand & Bernardel cello. “Every FOH engineer I’ve worked with has said the on-body DPA’s are the best for acoustic strings,” says Guo.
Guo plans to use the d:vote™ 4099C on all of her future projects that require her acoustic cello to be miked, including seven upcoming shows with 11-time Grammy®-nominated pianist Peter Kater, with whom she will release a new album on February 24 entitled “Inner Passion.” She will join Hans Zimmer on his arena tour in Europe later this year. “Although I'm not sure yet if I'll be using my electric cello or acoustic cello on that tour, if there is acoustic cello involved, then the d:vote™ 4099C will be my go-to mic, for sure,” she says.