Alleroed, Denmark (November 6, 2012)-DPA Microphones' new handheld d:facto vocal microphone made its debut on Chinese television this summer when it was used during the production of The Voice of China.
Based on the same concept as NBC's The Voice, the Chinese show-produced and screened by Zhejiang Satellite TV-featured four judges/coaches who used blind auditions to identify teams of singers they wanted to work with during the series. The prize for the winning artist, Liang Bo, was a recording contract.
Heading up sound production for the show was Jin Shao Gang, who has worked with many of the country's top recording artists and was also heavily involved in the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Gang used two DPA d:facto mics for the singers and also specified them for the judges when they sang with their teams: "We tested two d:facto capsules with our Wisycom wireless systems and I was so satisfied with the results that I decided to use them for this show. The sound quality was exceptional-clean, natural and with splendid high frequency response and awesome ambient noise restriction. I was very happy with their performance."
The Voice of China finals were broadcast live and in 5.1 surround sound. Zhejiang TV audio engineers used a DPA 5100 mobile surround microphone, which was positioned in the middle of the audience. DMT Pro, DPA's Chinese distributor, supplied all of the DPA microphones used during the show.