DPA Barges On For Queen

DPA microphones survived torrential rains when used to record the choir during the recent Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London.
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Alleroed, Denmark (July 10, 2012)—DPA microphones survived torrential rains when used to record the choir during the recent Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London.

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More than one million people lined the River Thames in London on Sunday, June 3rd to catch a glimpse of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee with a River Pageant involving 1,000 boats. DPA 4088 directional headset microphones were used to mike the Royal College of Music Chamber Choir, which performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on Symphony, the last of 10 Herald music barges.

DPA microphones also featured on two of the four music barges equipped by Thames Audio: on Edwardian, which carried the Academy of Ancient Music, who played Handel's Water Music, and Valulla, which carried 30 musicians from The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Plymouth.

Thames Audio had a total of 14 DPA d:vote 4099 instrument microphones on Edwardian. On Valulla, they used d:vote 4099s with the appropriate clips for the trombones, French horns and cornets. They also used 4060 miniature mics, which were taped onto the clarinets and saxophones and actually mounted on the helmets of the musicians who were playing piccolo. In total 18 DPA microphones were used.

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