Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

DPA Microphone's - The Stars Of Vienna's Burgtheater

News Image
Every year, between 01 September and 30 June, Vienna's Burgtheater premiers around 20 new productions and puts on over 900 shows at the theatre and other locations belonging to the venue.

The one constant in the hectic schedule are DPA d:screet™ 4061 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones, which are used in many productions to amplify and record actors and singers.

"When it comes to numbers we use between 40 and 60 d:screet 4061s across all our productions," said David Müllner, Chief Sound Engineer for the Burgtheater's live shows. "We also have a large number of DPA d:fine™ Headset Microphones, which we use for discussions. While it is very important that the microphones are rock solid and functioning, it is equally important that they sound brilliant because, as well as for live sound, they are also used to record shows for release on CD."

Müllner added that having a tool that sounds brilliant and functions well in any kind of environment is particularly important for live shows where conditions can be extremely harsh.

"In a live environment, the actors are sweating and they don't pay too much attention to the technical gear they are fitted with,” he explained. "I am delighted to say that our d:screet lavalier microphones are very reliable and we depend on them a great deal, especially in the drama theatre where actors often refuse to wear a second microphone. This means that 90% of the time we operate with only one mic per actor, so the mic has to work under almost any conditions."

"Other advantages of DPA miniature microphones are their size as well as their consistency," said Müllner. "They are one of the smallest, most invisible and lightweight mics to wear on the market, which is a great advantage. Also, when it comes to replacing microphones, it is very important that they all sound the same. We’ve tried out cheaper mics but if you have a bunch of, say, 10 mics you soon find that they don't all sound the same.

"Working with DPA microphones gives us a tool that can be used in any situation," David Müllner said. "Whether you put the microphone on an opera singer or an actor, you know that the sound will be brilliant regardless of whether it is singing or spoken word. With the tiniest touch to the equaliser we can be sure of getting the best performance out of it."

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

DPA Microphones Unveil New Product
DPA Microphones has announced it will introduce a new linear version of its d:facto Handheld Microphone range at Prolight + Sound 2016. The new versio
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
New DPA d:facto Handheld Microphone Range Debuts At NAB 2016
At NAB 2016 DPA Microphones will showcase its new linear version of the d:facto Handheld Microphone range. The new mic is dubbed the d:facto Linear Vo
Bedrock Collaborates With Ease Live
Bedrock and Ease Live, an Evertz company providing innovative interactive TV technology, have announced their newly formed collaboration to provide me
DPA To Exhibit Merchandise At Frankfurt Prolight + Sound 2015
DPA Microphones has announced it will be exhibiting its products at Frankfurt Prolight + Sound 2015, booth (8:B70). At Frankfurt Prolight + Sound 2015
DPA Mics Support Paco Peña US Tour
DPA Microphones have been supporting Guitarist Paco Peña on a recent US tour. Sound engineer Raul Mendez has revealed why he chooses DPA Microphones.
DPA Shows d:factoT II Vocal Mic At BVE
DPA Microphones is introducing its new d:factoT II Vocal Microphone to the broadcast industry at this year's BVE Exhibition in London. It will be on s
Esperanza Spalding Chooses DPA's d:facto Vocal Microphone For Live Vocals
Bassist and vocalist artist Esperanza Spalding is currently touring with her new project Radio Music Society with a set-up of DPA microphones. These i
DPA Introduces Smallest Ever Microphone Capsules
DPA Microphones has introduced its smallest ever high pro audio microphone capsules. The d:screet CORE 6060 and 6061 Subminiature Microphones and the
DPA Microphones Highlights Audio Quality At ISE 2017
Visual impact is important, but when it comes to delivering a successful event or conference what you really need is clear, intelligible sound. This i
DPA's Awarding-Winning 6000 Series Heading To IBC
DPA Microphones has announced its plans for the upcoming IBC Show, which will see the company's award-winning 6000 series of Subminiature Microphones
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
DPA Microphones Brings Exceptional Sound Quality To The Live Sound And Touring Industries
At PLASA 2012 (Hall 1, Stand F38), DPA Microphones and its UK distributor Sound Network will showcase an outstanding range of high quality microphones
DPA To Unveil New Colour Options For Its Subminiature Microphones
DPA Microphones is unveiling new colour options for its powerful 6000 series of Subminiature Microphones so that they can be more closely matched to t
DPA Diversifies Its Highly Directional Microphone Palette
Broadcasters and film makers who are searching for a high quality boom microphone capable of capturing audio in challenging locations need to look no