Richmond, UK (June 26, 2015)—U.K. equipment rental company Richmond Film Services has purchased a DPA d:dicate 4041-SP condenser microphone.
Nigel Woodford, owner and founder of Richmond Film Services, says, "I bought the DPA d:dicate 4041-SP to satisfy a request from a customer who wanted to use it for Foley work. It was teamed with a Nagra Seven recorder, which has sufficiently high-quality mic pre-amps to do it justice. Apart from Foley work, I can see a future for it in capturing vocals, particularly in the studio, where its low noise floor and very high SPL handling, will make it a very popular choice."
Richmond Film Services (RFS) was established more than 30 years ago by Woodford and his wife Valerie. Since those early days when it had just one Nagra recorder available for hire, the company has grown and now supplies a range of broadcast-quality sound equipment to professional sound recordists working in the film and television industries.
RFS’ inventory includes over 170 DPA microphones, which are so prized by Woodford that he keeps them in a special safe. Among them is one of the last remaining DPA hydrophone mics, which are no longer made and incredibly rare.