Mørch adds that while DPA microphones are not the cheapest on the market, the expense is mitigated because you don’t need so many of them.
"One d:screet™ 4098 can do the job of three cheaper microphones," he says, "They are so flexible that it's possible to use them in many different configurations”.
Another solution that is often required by the conference market are the bodyworn microphones that include headset and lavalier microphones. Once again, DPA provides a range of products that are perfectly suited to this market.
"Wireless headsets such as DPA's d:fine™ Headset range
are great for speakers who want to move around during a presentation and don’t want the hassle of being tied to a microphone stand," Mørch says. "The d:fine™ range delivers a very natural sound and because the microphone capsule sits on the cheek, close to the mouth, there is no loss of sound quality if the speaker moves his or her head. Replaceable cables, ear hooks and mic booms make customisation easy and DPA's miniature omni and directional capsules mean that speech can always be heard with clarity and thanks to DPA's clever adapter range they can be used in a wireless configuration with any wireless system."
For people who prefer not having something round their ears, DPA also has a range of wireless lavalier microphones that can be attached to the speaker's clothing.
"It's really a question of picking the right microphone for the customer and for the venue," Mørch adds. "If you select a high quality microphone such as a DPA, and you install it and use it correctly, you will achieve excellent results."
Damon's experience in audio and video is extensive, thanks to a history spanning more than 30 years in film and broadcast. With sister companies in Sweden, Norway, Germany, UK, Spain, Portugal, Dubai and Vietnam, Danmon also has a significant international footprint in the industry.
"We moved into AV Installation five years ago because we recognised that the skills we had in broadcast were highly transferable to this market," says René Mørch. "We have subsequently carried out a number of installations, including a 500 seater auditorium and 200 meeting rooms at the new headquarters of healthcare provider Novo Nordisk.
"One of the first projects we undertook was for the Tivoli Congress Centre, a major new conference facility in central Copenhagen. Initially we were asked to specify and install all of the audio equipment for 55 meeting rooms and a large auditorium that can seat up to 2,400 people. However, when the Centre added a new building to accommodate 38 more meeting rooms, we were asked to tackle the entire project including both audio and video equipment as well as the backbone of the facility making it possible to route content from any room to any other room via CAT and Fiber."
Mørch adds that the majority of Danmon's AV clients come from the corporate sector and they usually have the budget to employ architects and AV consultants who look after the actual build and the acoustics.
"Occasionally we are asked to design and install an entire facility and this is our preferred way of operating because it means we can control the whole project and make sure the highest standards are maintained throughout," he says. "Coming from a broadcast background, we are very aware of the engineer's perspective and the importance of getting it right from the outset because it is always so much harder to correct problems once the project is finished."
When it comes to creating the perfect conference facility, Mørch says there are a number of points that every client needs to bear in mind, no matter how large or small their facility might be.
"Regardless of the size of the company, any organisation investing in a conference room or auditorium needs to be sure that it is properly designed and equipped for their purposes," Mørch says. "Knowing about these issues is our job and being able to guide customers through to the right solution is something we pride ourselves in. After all, if you intend to invest money in a facility like this you want to end up with a successful conclusion."
René Mørch, Business Manager at Danmon