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20/02/2013

DPA Mics Support Paco Peña US Tour

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DPA Microphones have been supporting Guitarist Paco Peña on a recent US tour.
Sound engineer Raul Mendez has revealed why he chooses DPA Microphones.
"I have been using DPA microphones for a long time now and they are always my first choice of microphone because they give me the sound I want without any feedback problems," Mendez says.
"Whether I am miking an acoustic instrument, voices for an event or a musical, I know these microphones will work perfectly every time and in all of these different areas of performance."
Raul Mendez uses a selection of DPA microphones to capture the sound of guitarist and producer Paco Peña.
Peña recently gave a series of concerts at London's Sadlers Well's where he presented his 2010 work, Quimeras.
Directed by Jude Kelly, artistic director of London's Southbank Centre, Quimeras tells the story of sub-Saharan African immigrants who move to Spain in search of a better life.
DPA's UK distributor Sound Network supplied Mendez with a selection of DPA microphones, including DPA d:voteT 4099 Instrument Microphones.
Paco Peña's guitar was miked using a DPA 4061 omni miniature microphone, while for the show's vocalists Mendez chose DPA d:fineT headset microphones.
"I prefer all my microphones to be wireless and with DPA technology this is really easy," Mendez says. "I particularly like DPA's wireless miniature microphones for vocals as they provide the perfect solution for the performer, while still giving me the sound I need."
For Paco Peña's US tour Mendez also specified DPA and has switched Peña from a DPA 4061 omni miniature microphone to a DPA d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone.
Paco Peña says: "The two other guitarists in my company use DPA d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones with an attachment that allows them to be suspended away from the instrument. At first I found the actual support used for attaching them to the guitar a little difficult to deal with. I play with the guitar quite close to my body, and I move while playing and tuning etc, so I tended to knock the support on occasions.
"For that reason I was initially using an equally excellent mike - the DPA 4061 omni miniature microphone - which was attached to the guitar instead of being suspended in the air. However, I have now experimented with the d:vote and have found a spot to attach it to the guitar where I can manage it pretty well. It is a really great microphone and I am very happy with the sound it is giving me."
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