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07/04/2014

Balthazar Use DPA Microphone's During Live Show

Belgium rock band Balthazar recently threw open the doors to one of their sound checks so that 45 audio engineers and musicians in Brussels could see how DPA microphones are used during the band's live shows.
This unique workshop, organised by DPA's Belgium distributor Amptec, was supported by Balthazar's Front of House engineer Filip Tanghe who took part in a question and answer session with the invited audience, during which he discussed microphone and mixing techniques.
Dany Meeuwissen, Pro Audio Sales Manager at Amptec, said: "The workshop took place at the Ancienne Belgique concert hall where the band were playing a gig later that evening.
"After a general introduction to DPA's microphone technology, the audience was able to listen to the band soundchecking and hear solo examples of the various DPA microphones that they use on stage.
"These include four d:facto™ Vocal Microphones, two d:dicate™ 4011C Compact Recording Microphones, which are used for overheads, and three d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones, which are used on the snare and floor tom drums."
Originally from Ghent and Kortrijk, Balthazar is a five-piece rock band that has been receiving fantastic reviews across Europe as the support act for Editors. The band is now touring in its own right and has made DPA microphones an integral part of its tour equipment.
"When it comes to vocal microphones, DPA's d:facto is my first choice because it has such great resistance to feedback without sacrificing any detail," says Filip Tanghe. "The sound it produces is very full and rounded, with no harshness at all. I find it incredibly musical."
Tanghe engineers approximately 130 live gigs a year for Balthazar and now uses DPA microphones all the time. When Balthazar are not touring he works with Belgian singer songwriter Hannelore Bedert, who tours with an 11-piece band consisting of horns, strings, drums, guitars, keyboards and backing vocalists.
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