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Trentemøller chooses DPA Microphones for clarity, detail and true natural sound

Posted by DPA Microphones

20/10/17 10:40

Danish musician and producer Anders Trentemøller took a selection of DPA microphones on tour during European summer 2017 at 20 European festivals.

Based in Copenhagen, Trentemøller is internationally acclaimed for his heart-wrenching melodies, exceptional production and a trademark sound somewhere between indie and electronic. His recent work is driven by a passion for experimentation and succeeds in transcending influences and genres to deliver a much more organic version of his signature sound.

To help translate this sound to the live stage, Trentemøller’s sound engineer and FOH mixer Sune Snellman Jakobsen has specified a wide range of DPA microphones for the 2017 Festival tour.

“We are using d:dicate 2011C mics on kick drum, snare drum, hi-hats, drumkit overhead and on the bass amp,” Jakobsen says. “The d:vote Instrument Microphones are being used under the snare drum, on toms and for some percussion.”

“The mics we are using on drums for the Trentemøller tour give a true and natural reproduction of the source - very transparent high end, fat low end and they have a clear and flat midrange, which allows me to tweak the tone and transients of the drums to our liking. They also easily handle the high levels and give good separation of the drums.”

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On tour with Trentemøller are vocalist and guitarist Marie Fisker, guitarist Jeppe Brix, bass guitarist Jakob Falgren and drummer Jakob Hoyer. Trentemøller handles keyboard duties and sings on one track.

Both Trentemøller and Fisker are using d:facto Vocal Microphones on Jakobsen’s recommendation.

“I have used the d:facto Vocal Microphone before and I’m very impressed with its natural and transparent sound, its ability to deliver great detail and clarity and the fact that it handles feedback very well” Jakobsen says. “We play very loud electronic rock and the d·facto allows us to have the vocal right on top of the mix, clean and crisp. Marie is very happy with the d:facto because it captures her voice with a natural tone and its isolating characteristic allows her voice to be loud in her in-ear mix without much bleed from the stage and the room.”

Tour equipment list:

  • 10 d:dicate™ 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Compact Microphones
  • 4 d:vote™ 4099D Instrument Microphones
  • 1 d:vote™ 4099CM Instrument Microphone
  • 2 d:facto™ 4018VL Linear Vocal Microphones
  • 2 d:dicate™ 4017C Compact Shotgun Microphones

Topics: Live sound, DPA Microphones, instrument microphones

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