Bullington worked with Gabriel Antonini, business development manager of DPA, to create a masterplan for upgrading the church’s microphones as part of a re-engineered audio system. The goal was to enable Westminster to livestream choral, organ and piano music at the highest quality, providing listeners with fully balanced stereo sound comparable to attending a live service or concert.
“To capture the shape of the space at Westminster, we deployed a wide array of solutions from DPA Microphones,” says Bullington. “Included among these is a pair of DPA 4006A Omnidirectional microphones
with a nose cone accessory above the main aisle, spaced equidistant between the front and back of the church. Paired with the 4006A, the nose cone ensured perfect omnidirectional response across all of the frequencies generated by the massive organ, and provided a 360-degree, true-to-source capture.”
In addition, DPA also hung a pair of its 4011C Cardioid Microphones
on suspension mounts in an ORTF configuration, aimed at the altar, which enhanced the direct sound of whatever event happened to be in this sweet spot. “That, in combination with the 4006A
s, achieved a fantastic room balance for the remote listeners, ensuring continued engagement throughout the services,” Bullington adds.