With the exception of one DPA d:vote™
4099 Instrument Microphone, which is used to amplify an acoustic guitar on stage, the only microphones used on this production are the d:facto™
4018V Vocal Microphones, supplied by DPA’s UK subsidiary Sound Network.
“I wanted to use working microphones, not just props, so I was looking for something that was super clean and pop-y sounding and didn’t colour the actor’s voices,” Paul Gatehouse says. “That meant using a condenser microphone and that, in turn, led to the d:facto™
capsule. The fact that DPA makes the 4018V capsule adaptable with third party transmitters is great. We use a Sony DWX digital wireless system and the combination of this and the d:facto™ capsule gives us a really pure, clean sound.”
With more than 20 years’ experience in theatre sound, Gatehouse has worked on numerous top shows including Miss Saigon
, The Lion King
, Les Misérables
and Phantom of the Opera
. Dealing with challenges is all part of the job and with SIX
his main challenge is the size of the venue.