Dunkley, who has worked with numerous rock acts such as Hellyeah, Seether and The Used during his 20 year career in live sound, says the Satyricon and Trondheimsolistene concert was especially tricky because the band was exhausted after 20 hours of flying back from South America and there was no time for a proper rehearsal.
“We literally arrived back in Norway and went straight to a sound check,” he says. “Also, although many of Satyricon’s albums feature orchestration, it is not often that I am asked to combine classical musicians with the band in a live setting so that was also unusual.”
The DPA microphones Dunkley used for this show are his default starting point and standard microphone set up, particularly for the drum kit.
“Satyricon has a fairly large drum kit, as well as a bass guitarist, three regular guitarists and vocals,” he explains. “There is also a keyboard player in the band but he didn’t perform on this occasion. For the drum kit I used d:dicate™
2011C Compact Twin Diaphragm Cardioid mics on the snare top and as overheads. I also use d:vote™
4099 Instrument Microphones for the tom, snare bottom and hats and as the ride mic. I completed Satyricon’s mic list with a d:facto™
Vocal Microphone for the main vocalist.”
For this performance the Trondheimsolistene comprised 15 musicians playing a selection of violins, violas, cellos and an upright bass. Every one of their instruments was amplified with a d:vote™
4099 Instrument Microphone.