Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
13/05/2014

DPA Selected By Joel Compass

News Image
Emerging UK artist Joel Compass has become the latest to join the DPA Microphones' fan club. Compass, a 21-year-old from south London, was switched on to DPA's d:facto™ Vocal Microphone by his tour manager Mark Portlock and engineer Liam Halpin.

"DPA microphones are renowned for their audio quality and very low noise floor, so I initially considered the d:facto Vocal Microphone for another artist I am working with who has a particularly quiet voice," Portlock says. "However, once Liam and I demo-ed it we realised it would also work really well for Joel's voice, which has a great dynamic range. We introduced him to the microphone and he absolutely loved it. He is now using d:facto for all his live vocal performances."
"DPA's UK distributor Sound Network supplied us with an adapter that gives us seamless integration with all of the professional wireless systems we usually encounter," Halpin says. "I am a big fan of Shure's wireless system but that doesn't preclude me from using other brands of microphone. There is a correct microphone for every situation and in Joel's case, when it comes to live vocals, it's the DPA d:facto. With this microphone all I need is an adapter, a capsule and a grill and I can walk into any venue and use any wireless system – I don’t have to take in my own. That saves us having to rent in a wireless system and allows us to use the right microphone for the artist and the performance space.
"DPA's d:facto Vocal Microphone seems to work best when artists use In Ear Monitors, because that's when they can really hear the difference it makes to their voice," Halpin says. "With Joel, we started out using wedges but this was a real pain because he would sing right off the mic, often with his hands covering parts of the grill. Eventually, when we switched to d:facto, we persuaded him to move to IEMs, which he now has in both ear. The change this made to his mic technique was dramatic. Suddenly he could hear his own voice properly and he got right on the microphone because he was enjoying the improved sound so much. It's made a huge difference to his performance and to the consistency of his sound – in fact I would go so far as to say that this microphone has done more than anything else to get his live performance to where it is now."

www.dpamicrophones.com

(IT)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

31/01/2020
High-End KVM Systems For Broadcast And Cinema Professionals
G&D North America Inc. (G&D) has announced that they will be presenting the latest KVM technologies for broadcast and cinema professionals at this yea
09/12/2019
Sky News Australia Invests In Camera Support Systems From Vinten
Sky News Australia has made a major investment in state-of-the-art robotic camera support systems from Vinten and Intelligent Prompting solutions from
11/05/2017
CatDV And Square Box Systems At BroadcastAsia2017
Square Box Systems has announced that it will highlight the latest versions of its next-generation products for digital asset management and media ass
09/05/2017
Timecode Systems Heads To Cine Gear Expo 2017
Timecode Systems has announced that it will exhibit at Cine Gear Expo 2017, 2–4 June, Los Angeles. At the event, the company will demonstrate a new wa
03/05/2017
AJA Video Systems Unveils New Features Of RovoCam Camera System
AJA Video Systems has unveiled new features of its RovoCam Camera System. At NAB 2017, the company revealed details of its RovoCam compact block camer
03/05/2017
Timecode Systems Unveils UltraSync ONE
Timecode Systems has unveiled details of its new UltraSync ONE solution. Taking advantage of Timecode's sync ability, the UltraSync ONE has an increas
17/02/2020
TAG Video Systems To Attend VidTrans 2020
TAG Video Systems has announced plans to be at VidTrans 2020, an annual event that attracts broadcast industry decision makers seeking the latest IP m
14/02/2020
TAG Video Systems Appoints Chief Architect
TAG Video Systems has appointed industry veteran and accomplished technologist Paul Briscoe as Chief Architect for the Company’s global operations. To
21/02/2020
Interra Systems To Demonstrate Updated Product Range At NAB
Interra Systems will demonstrate its range of end-to-end QC and monitoring systems for high quality video at the 2020 NAB Show. The new and full produ
20/02/2020
Tightrope Media Systems Launches Powerful New Software Version
Tightrope Media Systems has launched a powerful new software version for its highly-acclaimed Cablecast Community Media broadcast automation, playout
13/12/2012
Dutch Singer Hits The A High Note With A DPA d:facto Vocal Mic
Dutch singer Margot Giselle believes a DPA's d:facto™ Vocal Microphone lets her sing her heart out without straining her voice. After putting DPA Micr
14/08/2017
DPA Helps Glass Animals Achieve A Solid Vocal Sound
Front of House engineer Pete Johnson is "loving" DPA's d:facto Linear Vocal Microphone, which he is using on the current Glass Animals tour. Johnson s
29/05/2013
Belgian's Bands Try Out DPA Mics
Belgian sound engineer Joris Verniest, from betterliVe.be, has recently been introducing DPA Microphones’ new d:facto II Vocal Microphone to some of t
18/06/2012
DPA Microphones Celebrates 20 Years Of Pioneering Work In The Pro Audio Industry
DPA Microphones is commemorating 20 years of developing high-quality microphones for the pro audio industry. Founded in 1992 by Morten Stove and Ole B
27/09/2013
DPA: Live Microphone For Every Application
DPA Microphones' award-winning d:facto II Vocal Microphone is just one of a number of high quality microphones dedicated to the live stage that will b