Sachsel contacted Eric Stahlhammer, Area Sales Manager for DPA Microphones, who arranged for the band to demo a selection of microphones at its LA gig. These included d:vote™ Instrument Microphones
, which were used on trumpet, flute, saxophone, snare bottom and saw (a traditional Thai instrument); d:dicate™ 2011A
microphones, which were used for kick drum and snare top respectively; d:facto™ Vocal Microphones
for the singers and a d:dicate™ 4011C
as an overhead.
“The sound was amazing,” Sachsel says. “You could really hear a difference. The drummer, Uan, who also plays other instruments, said he’d never heard his kick and snare sound so good - and he loved the simple clips that attached the d:vote mics to his flute and saxophone.”
Sachsel adds that, with four lead guitarists on stage, spill from other instruments can become an issue, especially with vocal microphones.