San Diego, CA (August 16, 2013)—The La Jolla Playhouse at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently purchased a variety of DPA d:dicate Recording Microphones, including a 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic and 4061/4062 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphone.
“We premier a lot of new productions, which requires us to be flexible in our sound and video area, because with works in progress, things can change every day,” said Joe Huppert, sound and video supervisor for La Jolla Playhouse and the UCSD department for theater and dance. The Playhouse features a variety of performances from student plays to comedy troupes to Broadway-level productions. “In these situations, we also work directly with Broadway sound designers who have set ways of doing things, and they always expect us to have DPA Microphones.”
In addition to hosting professional productions, La Jolla Playhouse’s five theaters also are home to a variety of student-run shows and university events. Supported by the venue’s professional carpenters, electricians and sound technicians, the students are mentored on what audio equipment will work best for their production.
“Since UCSD’s students use our sound equipment, it is very important that it always works well,” explains Huppert. “We’ve used some other brands as foot mics, but we found them to be much more difficult to EQ and get a good sound. When we throw in a really good mic, like DPA, it makes it easier for us to teach our students how to get a good production.”