France (June 12, 2014)—A team of documentary filmmakers and music producers is using DPA microphones to capture The Walk to Fisterra, a 600-mile musical/walking journey along the Camino de Santiago.
New York-based cellist Dane Johansen is embarking on the walk, a pilgrimage route through France and Spain. Over the course of his six-week journey, which began May 14, Johansen is stopping at several of the 36 historic churches along the ancient Roman footpath, where he is performing Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. To ensure the highest quality audio, sound engineer, Kyle Pyke, and Grammy Award-winner Jesse Lewis, who is the music producer and co-sound engineer on the project, are using several pieces from DPA Microphones’ product line.
Included in their audio arsenal are d:dicate 4007A omnidirectional mics for location recording and a combination of d:dicate 4011F cardioid podium and d:vote 4099 Instrument mics for close-pickup of the cello. A variety of d:mension 5100 mobile surround and d:dicate 4017B shotgun mics are being used to capture ambience along the trail, while d:screet 4061 miniature mics pick up dialogue.
“DPA was our top choice for microphones to record the audio for this journey,” shares Pyke. “When we were spec’ing out what we might need for the project, we enlisted DPA Microphones to be our exclusive mic partner. The reason is pretty simple, not only does the company’s catalog offer everything we could hope for, and more, in terms of microphone quality and detail, but DPA itself embodies an open, adventurous approach to pushing the industry forward, which is an intrinsic quality of The Walk to Fisterra.”