Lafayette, CO (January 6, 2016)—Flatirons Community Church in Colorado looks after the spiritual needs of 20,000 congregants each week across three facilities. Helping bring the intended experience to the masses, Flatirons Community Church audio director Bryce Boynton uses a variety of DPA mics for live, recorded and streamed audio needs.
Boynton employs d:facto vocal microphones primarily for the rock-style performances of the church’s vocalists at the Lafayette Campus, where he said they mix well both live and in post-production, making for a very natural-sounding blend. “It doesn’t build up too much proximity effect on the low end, which is really helpful,” he noted.
Also supporting the house band is a combination of d:vote 4099 instrument microphones and d:dicate 2011, 4011, and 4006 recording microphones. “We have used them on sources from tom drums to piano, accordion, banjo, violin, cello, upright bass and even as house mics…. Where we can, we also like to place our d:dicate 4011 and d:dicate 4006 capsules on the most pristine of sources, such as drum overheads, our leslie cabinet or our grand piano,” said Boynton.
DPA d:fine 66 omnidirectional headset microphones are used for Flatirons’s two teaching pastors, and they both rely on the d:fine Headset for all speaking events, whether in the main auditorium, or retreats and other events on the road. “The d:fine Headset is way less prone to feedback and has a lot more fullness without being ‘boomy,’” said Boynton. “The pastors like the mics, too, because they sit very comfortably for the five hours of speaking they do over a weekend. They don’t even think twice about wearing the mic, they just have it on all the time.”
In other areas of the building, such as its smaller auditorium, Boynton commonly utilizes the new d:screet Necklace microphone. “I’m using it with people who have little experience using a headset microphone,” he explains. “In that situation, a headset can sometimes be a bit distracting. The d:screet Necklace is great because they don’t even realize they are wearing the mic. It sounds so natural, and anyone can put it on without having to think about where it should sit. It’s really useful for workshops, meetings and any function where you don’t have an experienced sound tech but have a great presenter who wants to be heard in a very natural way.”
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