Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (July 24, 2014)—Jesse Lewis turned to DPA Microphones for capture the orchestra and piano for the live international broadcast of the Concert in Rio that closed the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Concert in Rio at the HSBC Arena Stage in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, July 11, featured Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo accompanied by Puerto Rican soprano Ana María Martínez, Chinese pianist Lang Lang and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.
“For a venue of that size, we had a tremendous need for an overhead microphone that was able to reach deep into the orchestra and pull out the really important details of the instruments,” says Lewis, a Grammy winner and audio producer for the show. “In this case, it was the DPA 4006 and 4041. The sound of the live broadcast depended greatly on the special sound those mics provide.
“Additionally, I have relied on the d:dicate 4011 for years as my preferred mic for acoustic piano recording. That’s why I selected a stereo pair on podium stands, accompanied by a pair of the d:vote 4099 instrument mics, for Lang Lang’s piano, and I’m happy I did, because the sound was very big and beautiful.”