Alleroed, Denmark (October 9, 2012)—The Hålogaland Theatre in Tromsø, Norway opened a new production of Les Misérables last month. The cast was outfitted with new 40 directional DPA d:fine headset microphones and 40 d:fine omni microphone booms, which are being used with a new 32 channel Shure Axient wireless system.
Jim Oddvar Hansen, head of sound at the theatre, explained, “The new d:fine Headset Microphones replace a selection of DPA 4060 miniature microphones that we had had for some time. As our previous experience with DPA technology had always been good, it made sense to upgrade using the same manufacturer’s products. The microphones stay in place even with theatre productions like Les Misérables that include dancing and running about the stage while singing. This was a major consideration.”
The Hålogaland Theatre, the regional theatre for Troms and Finnmark, has also purchased 40 DPA omni microphone booms. “Having both long and short booms provide maximum flexibility and makes it possible to use the microphones on children, or to hide them underneath costumes,” he added.