Creating audience-immersing sound experiences from audio that is true to the source is no easy feat, but DPA Microphones has been leading the way in reference mic’ing across the globe for decades.
DPA’s dedication to consistent, natural and accurate sound properties has been the company’s goal since its inception. Whether it’s capturing the loudest explosions for video games or the most intimate of instruments for reference libraries, DPA’s wide selection of microphones prove to be essential. Most recently, DPA mics have successfully captured a diverse assortment of source audio for sound libraries used for films, commercials, digital sales platforms and more.
Sound Effects Libraries:
From Triumph, BMW, Suzuki and Honda motorcycles, to aircraft and watercraft, Sound Designer and Master Sound Effects Recording Artist Watson Wu offers a wide collection of mobile sounds that are implemented in film, television, advertising and video game projects around the world. Wu specializes in producing original sound effects for high-profile projects, like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Transformers and Assassin’s Creed video games, commercials for brands such as Mercedes-AMG and Lexus and films like Baby Driver and ’71. As most of his sound projects are work for hire, Wu has an extremely diverse portfolio and sound effects library. When it comes to capturing a clear, natural sound for these sound files, Wu chooses his tried and trusted DPA 4061 and 4062 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones
“Other mics are sort of anemic and capture less than stellar sounds, so that’s why I always rely on DPA,” he says. “If you were to listen to any of my motorcycle libraries, when you hear the engine sounds, they are bold and you know that it was probably recorded with a DPA. The 4061
mics are designed to hold their own against the toughest of conditions, specifically the bold, isolated engine sounds and loud sound pressure levels of gun shots.”