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Euroconcerts Changes Miking Approach for COVID-19 Issues

Faced with COVID restrictions, Euroconcerts changed its miking approach to capture live and recorded events.

Faced with COVID restrictions, Euroconcerts changed its miking approach to capture live and recorded events.
Faced with COVID restrictions, Euroconcerts changed its miking approach to capture live and recorded events.

Netherlands (January 6, 2021) – The pandemic has changed all aspects of the production world, from live shows to TV tapings, and sitting in the center of that Venn Diagram is Euroconcerts Audio Control, which takes on all sorts of projects, including annually recording classical music productions for Dutch National TV.

“In previous years, we would record a choir with a stereo mic set up,” said Euroconcerts founder, Johan van Loo. “However, due to COVID restrictions this year, we were only able to have a small number of singers on-stage. Therefore, we had to switch to a close-miking setup – and the DPA 2011 Cardioid proved to be the perfect solution. It not only has a great, natural sound, it also looks nice on camera because it is not obtrusive.”

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A longtime user of DPA, van Loo got his start with the brand when it was still part of the Brüel & Kjær family. “Since I first began using DPA’s small diaphragm microphones, all of the artists with whom I work have come to prefer DPA over other brands,” he says. “They especially love them for close-miking their instruments because the mics sound better and provide more gain before feedback. It’s been the same for vocals, especially since the launch of the d:facto 4018V.”

Included among the Euroconcerts mic locker are the DPA 4015 Wide Cardioid, 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid, 4023 Compact Cardioid, 4037 Compact Omnidirectional, 4099 Instrument Microphone, 4061 Miniature Omnidirectional and d:facto 4018V Vocal Microphones.

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