Alleroed, Denmark (October 17, 2013)—Niels Lan Doky, Danish pianist, producer and jazz musician, recently launched The Standard, a new Jazz club in Copenhagen, with partner Claus Meyer.
Officially opening on October 3, 2013, The Standard includes two bars and three restaurants in the club, and a number of DPA microphones for the club’s live performances.
“We have between 10 and 15 DPA microphones permanently in the venue and we will be hiring in more when larger ensembles are playing,” Doky said, who is also the musical director of the new venue. “When our stage was completed in September, we conducted a series of rehearsals and tests on site with the DPA team to determine exactly which microphones we needed. The list, which is exclusively DPA, includes various d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones and a selection of d:dicate 4011 and 4006 Recording Microphones.”
As The Standard features vocalists as well as instrumentalists, Doky and his team have also bought a new DPA d:facto vocal mic that will be made available to every singer performing at the club.
“We are aiming to capture the timeless values that define jazz and that the greatest artists in jazz have in common,” Doky explains. “What counts is the quality of the music performed, so we will be working with incoming artists to help them prepare and enhance their shows in order to go beyond themselves and reach new levels of artistry. We also have a great sounding room with top-level equipment, and this is a very important part of the equation, because although we are creating a classic jazz atmosphere, we are also ensuring that the room’s equipment and acoustics reflect professional recording studio standards, so that we can give our audiences an exceptional sonic experience.”