Longmont, CO (July 10, 2009)--DPA Microphones has been granted Music Engineering & Technology Alliance certification for the DPA 4011-TL transformerless cardioid condenser microphone.
"My 4011s travel with me to every recording session," remarked METAlliance founding director Ed Cherney. "I originally got my 4011's to deal with a drummer who would hit his hi-hat cymbal so hard that most mics that I tried would just get overloaded. I needed something that was directional, clear and could handle level, and the 4011's can. I now use my 4011's to capture acoustic guitars, mandolins, woodwinds, percussion, piano, and more. The craftsmanship is spectacular. Not only do I use them to capture the essence of an instrument, they're also good for getting out of jams."
George Massenburg explained, "The 4011 has been part of my standard recording kit for a very long time now. For what I hear, it's hard for me to imagine improving on it for specific instruments like conga and acoustic bass. A great mic. A great tradition."
Multiple Grammy winner Chuck Ainlay commented, "I can't imagine tracking an album without them. Just by placing the 4011s on a few key instruments can influence the overall feeling of quality in the entire recording. You can feel the quality just by handling them." Al Schmitt added, "It's simply a very good microphone which I use all the time."
DPA Microphones began in 1992 when Brüel & Kjaer, Denmark's venerable measurement equipment manufacturer, spun off its specialist pro audio division to former employees Morten Støve and Ole Brøsted Sørensen, designer of the microphones.
Established in 2005 by music producers and recording engineers Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner, and Al Schmitt, the METAlliance is a collaborative community that allows producers, engineers and audio technology manufacturers to work together to ensure the highest standards of audio production.