Miami, FL (June 5, 2015)—The sound team for Univision’s long-running Sábado Gigante, now in its final season, is using DPA d:screet 4061 omnidirectional miniature, d:fine 4066 omnidirectional headset and d:facto vocal microphones.
Sábado Gigante, a Spanish-language television program broadcast by Univision, is currently filming its final season after 53 years on the air, making it the longest-running variety series in history. Hosted by Chilean TV star, Don Francisco, the show became a success by entertaining live and in-studio audiences with three hours of programming every Saturday.
“I was introduced to DPA Microphones over 20 years ago, when I was working on musical productions, and continued using them when I transitioned to television,” says Jose Freddy Gonzalez, audio supervisor productions-entertainments for Univision Network. “The quality of the company’s products is exceptional, not only from an audio standpoint, but the design and durability is also amazing.”
On a weekly basis, Gonzalez and his team depend on 12 of the company’s d:screet 4061s to mic Francisco and guests. By incorporating the lavaliers into clothing and close-miking musical instruments, they are able to conceal the amplification method used on the performers.
“The d:screets have performed flawlessly during our Sábado Gigante tapings,” continues Gonzalez. “This is a large production that requires many hours of filming. The mics perform well throughout production, keeping speech intelligibility and audio levels steady, while rejecting unwanted noise from the 250-person studio audience. Further, since the mics are so small, they are practically invisible. The show’s producer is especially a fan of how easily the d:screet 4061 is concealed; and I love its ability to fit our audio needs.”