Copenhagen, Denmark (July 20, 2005)–A large quantity of DPA microphones, including 14 DPA 4011 cardioid mics, 10 DPA 4022 compact cardioid mics, eight DPA 4006 omnidirectional mics, 32 4061 miniatures and 22 4066 miniatures are in use at the new Danish Opera House in Copenhagen.
The new venue is a gift to the people of Denmark from Danish businessman, Mærsk McKinney Møller, and home to the Danish Royal Theatre, with whom DPA Microphones enjoys a close relationship. The Danish Royal Theatre has assumed technical responsibility for the venue, and the mics were specified by Claus Wolter, head of sound for the Royal Danish Theatre and Opera.
“I have to believe in the quality of every single piece of equipment we use in our daily work, and that’s why we always have different types of DPA microphones and accessories close to hand,” Wolter explained. “For performances and studio recordings by the Royal Danish Orchestra–as well as all the visiting orchestras–we use 4011s, 4022s and 4006s. For miking grand pianos, we use DPA’s magnet mount, and for all kinds of recordings we use the stereo boom, which is the easiest way to make a good stereo recording.”
Wolter has also found DPA’s headband constructions invaluable for vocal performances. “When we have to mount a miniature mic onto someone’s head,” he observed, “we are reassured that the sweat doesn’t get into the DPA mic and destroy it, as was the case with other products we have used over the years. When we have permission from the director, we like to use the 4066 miniature headband mic. This fits onto everyone’s head and is the easiest way to obtain a brilliant, warm and clear sound on a vocal.”