Las Vegas, NY (October 13, 2017)—Based in Las Vegas, Craig Thomesen has worked with everyone from Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Johnny Cash, The Doobie Brothers and more. These days, he’s on the road, mixing a Beatles’ tribute show, Classical Mystery Tour, which includes a full symphony orchestra, miking up rockers and stringslingers alike with DPA Microphones.
“I was introduced to DPA’s d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones five years ago when I was working at a venue that used them as their stock mics,” says Thomesen. “I tried them and I loved them. I went out and bought them as soon as possible and took them out on the road for the Classical Mystery Tour, where we have been using them since.”
For Classical Mystery Tour, Thomesen utilizes 16 d:vote 4099V Instrument Microphones for Violin and Viola, six d:vote 4099C Instrument Microphones for Cello, two d:vote 4099B Instrument Microphones for Bass and a pair of d:vote 4099P Instrument Microphones for Piano.
“The d:vote 4099’s deliver a true and accurate sound,” he says. “Their overall sound for strings and piano are fantastic. The reaction I get from the string players is very positive. I also like how simple it is to mount the microphones exactly where I want them. If a musician takes a microphone off, it is incredibly easy to place them exactly where they were before. Anytime I need string mics inside or outside in the future, I will be using the d:vote 4099’s.”