d:facto™ Vocal Microphone made light work of the hot and steamy atmosphere when Jekyll Wood played a concert beside an indoor swimming pool.
French singer/songwriter Jekyll Wood put his DPA d:facto™ 4018V Vocal Microphone
to the test recently when he played a solo concert at Jargeau public swimming pool, near Orléans. Despite the strange acoustics of the venue - and the hot, steamy atmosphere - the microphone rose to the occasion and performed perfectly throughout.
“The d:facto™ is really solid and I’ve never had any problem with it, indoors or outdoors,” Jekyll Wood says. “I actually own two of them, but for this concert the stage was so small that I only needed one. I use d:facto™ on stage and for my live recording sessions because my voice is always so precise in my ear monitors. It has been my ‘must-have’ vocal mic for nearly four years now. Its brightness and natural compression make it a great microphone in every circumstance, on acoustic and electric sets.”
Jekyll Wood’s swimming pool concert attracted over 200 people, all of whom had to wear swimming costumes to attend. Many took to the water to enjoy the music, which was delivered from a stage at the side of the pool.
“I’ve never played beside an indoor swimming pool before and I was really curious about how it would sound,” he explains. “Surprisingly, the sound was not at all bad and I had a great time. The audience was very relaxed and we had a lot of fun. Obviously, I felt the need to do some beatboxed aquagym and at the end of the gig I joined the audience in the water, although I was careful to leave my electronic equipment behind!”