“My experience of using the 4006A
s on this recording was so good that I was pretty much sold from there,” Heinst says. “The sound is very, very transparent and neutral, yet it's surprisingly musical as well. There's a certain natural relaxedness to them compared to the microphones I was previously using, and this wasn’t only obvious to an audio engineer. Basically, every musician we've recorded since has noticed the difference between my old microphones and the DPAs, and vote in favour of the DPAs.”
Based in Utrecht, Brendon Heinst is a co-founder of TRPTK, a production company with its own recording, mixing and mastering studio and record label. Established in 2014, the company is now operated by Heinst, Maya Fridman (who is also an artist on the label) and Ben van Leliveld.
“We believe that every artist deserves to convey their music in the best possible way and therefore we make no compromises when it comes to the quality of the equipment in our studio or our production methods,” Heinst says. “We don’t differentiate in genres, only in quality, although these days I work mainly in the field of acoustic music - from early music to contemporary classical, as well as a little bit of jazz here and there.”