The durability of the company's d:facto™ Vocal Microphone allowed Paloma Faith to sing in the rain without compromising the sound quality of her performance.
Paloma Faiths appearance at the 2015 BRIT Awards may not have generated the same amount of column inches as Madonna's, but from a technical point of view it was a major achievement – especially for DPA Microphones.
After winning the award for Best Female Solo Artist, Paloma performed a spectacular version of Only Love Can Hurt Like This that culminated with her singing the last verse and chorus in what can only be described as pouring rain.
"We knew the water effect was going to soak her microphone," says Paloma's Monitor Engineer James Neale. "It was definitely more of a downpour than a shower. To minimise the risk we went for a cable version of DPA's d:facto™ Vocal Microphone as we weren't sure we could waterproof the electronics of the wireless version she normally uses. We were relying on the double protection layer between the grill and the capsule in the d:facto™ and luckily this proved to be very effective against the downpour of rain used in the effect."