Damien Young adds that Leo Sayer is a big fan of the extended useable top end that he gets with d:facto because he likes his sound to be bright and loud.
“With most other mics you can have one or the other,” Young explains. “By the time Leo gets the level he wants it’s either feedback city or lose the clarity. With the d:facto™
4018V he can have both. Leo has a great voice and with the d:facto I can hear his performance, tone and clarity. The low notes are clear, the mids are not hard and the top end is clear without me wanting to ‘fix’ anything. I love the sound of this microphone - or rather I can finally NOT hear the mic because what I’m hearing is the source without any other rubbish in the way.”
With a song writing and singing career that spans four decades and includes numerous Top 10 hits, Leo Sayer is a consummate performer who is equally at home on the live stage as he is in the studio. He has been working with Damien Young since moving to Australia and over the past 14 years the pair have formed a strong and loyal partnership. Young’s own audio experience is vast and eclectic and includes the roles of sound engineer, tour manager, production manager, FOH and monitor engineer and head of production company Ultrasonics Audio Engineering. During his years in the business he has worked with artists such as BB King, Alice Cooper, James Brown, Eric Burdon, Jose Feliciano, Chubby Checker, Marie Wilson, Black Sorrows, The Bangles, Donny Osmond and many more. He is also a musician in his own right and is currently performing regularly with Little Feet Music Children’s Entertainment.
From February through to April 2019, the pair will be embarking on at least 20 live dates covering Australia and New Zealand before Leo Sayer heads back to the UK and Europe for a series of shows. In each case DPA d:facto™
will be his microphone of choice as the two 4018V capsules he now owns travel everywhere with him.
“I’m looking forward to Leo’s upcoming tour so that I can hear how the d:facto performs with a variety of sound systems, monitor systems and rooms,” Damien Young adds. “I already have a DPA d:dicate™
4090 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone in my studio, which is another great mic but I’ve not had the opportunity to use a DPA vocal mic before so this is very exciting.”