“The musicians used to feel like they were trapped in place,” Slovarp continues. “But with the d:vote™ 4099 mics
, they can move around and breathe a little bit, which is especially useful on double basses and cellos, where mics typically slip. The d:vote™ 4099 microphones stay put.”
As for the benefits to the rest of the crew, the cameramen are often very happy to see the small yet powerful microphones on set. They make it easier for them to work around valuable real estate that would otherwise be clogged with mic cables and gear.
Now in its third season of using DPA, 11th & Grant with Eric Funk plans to add DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphones
into the mix for some of the upcoming episodes, as the mics will allow the crew to get closer to the artist’s true sound. Slovarp adds that due to the nature of DPA’s consistent transparent sound from mic-to-mic, it will increase the quality of the production that much more.
In addition to his work on 11th & Grant with Eric Funk, Slovarp is president of Jereco Studios, a commercial recording facility, and the founder and president of Peach Street Studios, a cooperative production studio, both located in Bozeman. He is also the Montana Chair for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and an instructor and technical director for the Montana State University’s Music Technology Program.