Pavlik adds that he likes the balanced characteristics of all types of DPA microphones and the fact that their sound combines so well in the mix.
“In another project, we used a similar microphone layout to record six string orchestra concerts featuring violinist Milan Pala,” Pavlik says. “We also recently recorded various classical compositions for piano and saxophone at a venue in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This recording was only in stereo and I was able to use an AB stereo pair of DPA 4041
microphones, which worked very well. The 4041 is an amazing microphone and easily my favourite because I use it for almost everything, especially for stereo spatial recording (AB stereo, Decca Tree) and as part of a 5.1 set up. Like all DPA microphones, it can capture huge dynamic range and nuances, which I use to the fullest extent.”
The aforementioned recordings are now available to buy via the Pavlik records website (www.pavlikrecords.sk) along with many other recordings from artists such as pianist Ladislav Fanzowitz and the Solamente Naturali ensemble. Rostislav Pavlík also regular records for other record companies including Hevhetia, Music Fund and Slovak Radio Bratislava. “I can honestly say that DPA microphones have completely changed my direction in recording,” he concludes, “and I thank these microphones for the success and opportunities I have had to work with and record so many great artists.”