Ultimately, Revan and Antonini settled on the 4017B
as the primary mics for the live workouts, which are now used in both the original location and the newly opened second Tempo recording space. “We’re running all DPA equipment at our two recording spaces. We have the headset microphones for other types of audio capture at our old studio, which still has a bit of reverb due to the acoustics in that space. The acoustics are much better at our new space, and the DPA mics are just super crisp; we couldn’t be happier,” adds Revan.
Tempo has the 4017B
s arranged together overhead in a coinciding pair, so they can achieve a strong capture while limiting the reverb. The 4098
gooseneck is set up on the ground for when the trainers are closer to the floor or doing floor exercises.
Tempo consists of a physical “Studio” — an attractive armoire with a 42-inch touchscreen; 75 pounds of competition-grade weights, including two dumbbells and a barbell; and storage, along with personal training guidance powered by 3D Tempo VisionTM. This adaptive technology tracks movement with a 3D sensor and delivers form feedback, personal weight recommendations and progressively more intense workouts as a user gets stronger. Designed for users of every fitness level, interest and schedule, Tempo offers thousands of live and on-demand classes in nearly every category, including strength training, HIIT, mobility, yoga, low impact, prenatal, bodyweight, boxing and more.
“We’re thrilled with the performance of the DPA mics,” Revan says. “We wanted a microphone that doesn’t sound like a microphone, and the DPAs make it sound like you’re in the room with that person. I didn’t know much about DPA at all before I started here, but I quickly learned that the sound quality of the mics is amazing. I knew that DPA would continue to be the right brand for us.”
Photo credit: Carla Hernandez Ramirez