DPA Keeps the Noise Down

Broadcast and live event audio engineer Rick Alexander reaches for his DPA d:screet 4071 miniature omnidirectional microphones whenever environmental noise proves to be a challenge.
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Orlando, FL (August 7, 2015)—Broadcast and live event audio engineer Rick Alexander reaches for his DPA d:screet 4071 miniature omnidirectional microphones whenever environmental noise proves to be a challenge.

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Alexander, a 30-year industry veteran, first discovered DPA Microphones five years ago while searching for a lavalier. “We were checking different microphones and kept returning back to the 4071,” he explains. “When you’re in the field, you’re going to be in horrible audio environments with traffic around you, an airplane flying over, a truck coming by and people talking. You never know what’s going to happen. I found that the best place to pick a mic is always at NAB, where about 10,000 people are speaking at once. While testing the 4071 at the show a few years ago, we noticed how the background noise dropped out significantly.”

The d:screet 4071 rejects other unwanted environmental noises as well, he continues.��“The 4071 is very impressive. In fact, we were shooting near the ocean for the first project I ever worked on with the DPAs,” he recalls. “The wind was loud, we had a crow that wouldn’t go away. My client called me up the next week and he said, ‘man, what did you do?’ and I thought I was in trouble, but then he said, ‘My God, remember that crow and the wind issues we had? We barely even hear it in the background.’ That just sold me on the mics even more.

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