For more than 10 years, Production Sound Mixer and Location Sound Recordist David Thirion has been using DPA microphones to capture audio for film and television projects. The tiny size of some models makes them ideal for hiding on actors’ bodies or in costumes.
Heil Sound has introduced the PR 37 vocal microphone with an upper mid-range response designed to cut through a mix.
As Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas toured the UK at the end of 2019, violinist Sandy Cameron was presented with a new miking technique: Point Source Audio’s Embrace EO-8WL earmount microphone.
Focusing on acoustic music including classical jazz and the ‘Gukak’ style of Korean classical music, Seoul’s Audioguy Studios has chosen a Genelec 7.1.4 monitoring system based around ‘The Ones’ coaxial three-way monitors.
I often shoot video of bands in front of live audiences. It never ceases to amaze me how many performers ignore the rules of good microphone technique. They literally “eat the mic,” creating not only terrible sound quality but making it impossible to get decent images without the mic blocking their face.
Indie film “Dinner in America,” which presented unique audio challenges, used DPA microphones to capture pristine sound.
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