Chicago, IL (July 8, 2014)—Bulgarian International Television (BiT), a Chicago-based TV station serving Bulgarians in the U.S., relies on DPA’s d:screet series microphones for all its live production needs.
The DPA d:screet 4061 omnidirectional miniature microphones were selected for their ability to be concealed on the wardrobes of news reporters, television personalities and guests. According to George Simeonov, technical director at BiTelevision, “We weren’t in need of replacing our previous mics, but we weren’t satisfied with the sound they produced either. Before switching to DPA, we had to use a ridiculous amount of EQ and compression to get the sound levels just right. Now, with the d:screets, we see a huge difference, using little to no EQ, resulting with a great sound. As soon as we received them, it was instantly a plug-and-play situation with our existing gear.
“We use them as body mount mics on the anchors, guests, reporters and anyone else who may join us on-air. With 90 percent of our programs broadcast live, with the exception of one medical show filmed in advance to accommodate the doctors’ schedules, there is quite a challenge in terms of timing for turnaround on set. Now, preparing the live broadcasts, which was once a tedious process, has become much simpler.”