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DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Mic Makes Its Rental Debut

After a live try-out of DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphone at London’s Royal Festival Hall, sound production and rental company RNSS was so impressed with their performance that it has placed an order for six of the new d:facto II Vocal Microphones.

RNSS specified DPA d:facto Vocal Microphones as part of the audio equipment for the London Jazz Festival, an annual event produced in association with BBC Radio 3. Hailed as the capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, The London Jazz Festival featured artists such as Herbie Hancock and Lucinda Williams.

Richard Nowell, director of RNSS, says: “We have had a long association with DPA Microphones and already carry a large stock of the company’s products. I was intrigued by the new d:facto Vocal Microphone and was keen to try it out. The Jazz Festival gave us the perfect opportunity to put it through its paces. We borrowed two d:factos from DPA’s UK distributor Sound Network and used them as high end alternatives to our usual vocal mics. They performed flawlessly and delivered exceptional sound that was much appreciated by the artists and the sound crew.

“Their ability to filter out unwanted noise meant that we could safely use them for singers who were performing in front of an orchestra without the risk of their vocals being drowned out.”

One of the artists who used DPA’s d:facto Vocal Microphone was Kris Kristofferson who performed at the Royal Festival Hall shortly after the Jazz Festival.

“We had hung onto the microphones because we liked them so much and wanted to use them for Kris’s concert,” Nowell says. “Kris is interested in sound and is always open to trying something new. He really liked the structure and tonal quality of the d:facto and was very happy with the results it delivered.”

Equally at home in sound reinforcement and recording applications, DPA’s new d:facto II Vocal microphone offers an extraordinarily natural sound, high separation and extreme SPL handling, giving users unlimited possibilities for their performances. In addition to use with the new wired DPA handle, the d:facto provides singers and engineers with the added benefit of a state-of-the-art adapter system that allows for seamless integration with many professional wireless systems including Sony, Lectrosonics, Shure, Wisycom and Sennheiser. The d:facto provides improved audio performance as it is superbly linear in frequency and phase, both on- and off-axis, while its impressive definition and accuracy reproduces a singer’s voice effortlessly.

RNSS will be taking delivery of its new DPA d:facto Vocal Microphones in a few weeks time and is already anticipating plenty of interest.

“We have decided to buy six of the new d:facto II microphones so that we can use them with our existing wireless systems,” Richard Nowell adds. “We see huge potential for these microphones as rental items because they are so versatile. The adapter system will give our customers plenty of options as they can either use a wired DPA handle or the professional wireless system of their choosing, with no loss in the sound quality.”

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

Bexel Rolls Out The Red Carpet For E! Entertainment Television’s Live Awards Show Coverage

BURBANK, CA, FEBRUARY 20, 2013—With awards season well underway, Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, is in full force—providing E! Entertainment Television with the field equipment and engineering support it requires for the live broadcast of some of Hollywood’s most renowned awards shows. Bexel’s equipment and dedicated engineers successfully supported the network’s coverage of the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Grammy Awards, and will be behind the scenes for the upcoming Academy Awards® as well.

With awards shows, Bexel must take multiple filming locations into consideration, including the red carpet, lobby and post-show area. As a result, Bexel’s custom rental packages can be quite extensive, including monitors for production use (talent), program feeds and monitors for on-air support and decoration. To ensure all the technical components run smoothly throughout an awards show telecast, two Bexel engineers are staffed onsite to manage intercoms, talent mics and IFBs. In addition, Bexel provides a voice over translation package utilized at the E! main studio for live translation into French and German.

For the 2013 awards show season, Bexel has supplied E! with multiple systems-based solutions, including a selection of intercoms and accessories from Clear-Com and RTS. Bexel custom packages for the awards have also included on-air and production monitoring, multiple channels of RF microphones from Sennheiser and production servers from EVS. To ensure all wireless devices operate without interference or loss of signal, Bexel employs a frequency coordination service for E! when necessary.

“As the most knowledgeable live-event resource and systems integration-driven provider in the world, we take pride in delivering unparalleled creative solution designs and total quality of service to all of our clients, including E!,” says Greg Bragg, regional sales director, Bexel. “In addition to our technical acumen and experience, we are committed to bringing these tenets to everything we do.”

E! Entertainment Television is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.

About the Vitec Group:
Capture the moment™
For over 100 years, through every innovation in photography, film and digital image-making, Vitec businesses have developed a powerful portfolio of brand and products that have enabled some of the most amazing moments to be captured under some of the most challenging conditions. Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast photographic and military aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Service provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

DPA Microphones Tours with Legendary Guitarist Paco Peña

Continuity of sound between venues and PA systems is primary reason engineer Raul Mendez selected several company products for Peña’s U.K. and U.S. tour dates

ALLEROED, DENMARK, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 – Sound Engineer Raul Mendez relies on DPA Microphones for legendary guitarist Paco Peña’s current U.K. and U.S. tour. Mendez lists his ability to move from venue to venue and achieve the same sound regardless of the acoustics or the PA system as his main reason for selecting the d:vote™ 4099 Instrument mics, 4061 Omni Miniature mics and d:fine™ Headset mics for the tour.

“I have been using DPA microphones for a long time now, and they are always my first choice of microphone because they give me the sound I want without any feedback problems,” says Mendez. “Whether I am miking an acoustic instrument or a voice, for anything from event to a musical, I know these microphones will work perfectly every time and in all different areas of performance.”

Mendez is currently using a selection of DPA microphones to capture the sound of legendary guitarist, composer, dramatist and producer Paco Peña. During his career spanning more than four decades, Peña has expanded the possibilities of flamenco and changed perceptions of the art form by fusing the richness of its traditions with contemporary culture.

Peña, who is now touring in the U.S., recently gave a series of concerts at London’s Sadlers Well’s where he presented his 2010 work Quimeras, a marriage of traditional Spanish and African music and dance. Directed by Jude Kelly, artistic director of London’s Southbank Centre, Quimeras tells the story of sub-Saharan African immigrants who move to Spain in search of a better life. The shift from hope to disillusion as reality confronts them is summed up by the title of the piece, which means chimeras or illusions.

For these performances, DPA’s U.K. distributor Sound Network supplied Mendez with a selection of DPA microphones, including the d:vote™ 4099 Instrument microphones, which Mendez used to bring the sound of the guitars to life. Peña’s guitar was miked using a DPA 4061 Omni Miniature microphone, the show’s vocalists were supplied with DPA d:fine™ Headset microphones.

“I prefer all my microphones to be wireless, and with DPA technology this is really easy,” explains Mendez. “I particularly like DPA’s wireless d:fine miniature headset microphones for vocals as they provide the perfect solution for the performer, while still giving me the sound I need.”
For Peña’s U.S. tour, Mendez has also specified DPA and has switched Peña from a DPA 4061 omni miniature microphone to a DPA d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone because both preferred the sound.

“The two other guitarists in my company use DPA d:vote 4099 Instrument microphones with an attachment that allows them to be suspended away from the instrument,” explains Peña. “At first, I found the actual support used for attaching them to the guitar was a little difficult to use. I play with the guitar quite close to my body, and I move while playing and tuning etc, so I tended to knock the support on occasions. For that reason I was initially using an equally excellent mike – the DPA 4061 omni miniature microphone – which was attached to the guitar instead of being suspended in the air. However, I have now experimented with the d:vote and have found a spot to attach it to the guitar where I can manage it pretty well. It is a really great microphone and I am very happy with the sound it is giving me.”

Both Mendez and Peña feel that when it comes to the choice of microphone, the most important aspect is the sound.

“I am very happy with the sound we are achieving on this tour,” adds Peña. “I have known for a long time that DPA microphones are held in very high regard in the industry, but using them on a regular basis really makes the run of the show a whole lot better. The quality is excellent, but also the actual physical design allows musicians to attach them to the guitar and to move the instrument without altering the amplification and the EQ. They can also move around the stage without hindrance. The vocals are also performing well with the DPA d:fine Headset Microphones.”

“I have compared DPA microphones with others on the market, and I definitely prefer them,” concludes Mendez. “I spend a lot of time in different venues with different PAs and consoles, but with DPA the one thing I know is that the sound won’t change. This is a good way to start the day, especially when you consider that during our current U.S. tour we will be doing shows in 32 different venues.”

ABOUT DPA:
DPA Microphones A/S is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.

For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

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DPA Tours With Legendary Guitarist Paco Peña

The ability to move from venue to venue and achieve the same sound regardless of the acoustics or the PA system is the main reason why sound engineer Raul Mendez chooses DPA Microphones.

“I have been using DPA microphones for a long time now and they are always my first choice of microphone because they give me the sound I want without any feedback problems,” Mendez says. “Whether I am miking an acoustic instrument, voices for an event or a musical, I know these microphones will work perfectly every time and in all of these different areas of performance.”

Raul Mendez is currently using a selection of DPA microphones to capture the sound of legendary guitarist, composer, dramatist and producer Paco Peña. Over a career spanning more than four decades, Peña has expanded the possibilities of flamenco and changed perceptions of the art form by fusing the richness of its traditions with contemporary culture.

Peña, who is now touring in the USA, recently gave a series of concerts at London’s Sadlers Well’s where he presented his 2010 work Quimeras, a marriage of traditional Spanish and African music and dance. Directed by Jude Kelly, artistic director of London’s Southbank Centre, Quimeras tells the story of sub-Saharan African immigrants who move to Spain in search of a better life. The shift from hope to disillusion as reality confronts them is summed up by the title of the piece, which means chimeras or illusions.

For these performances, DPA’s UK distributor Sound Network supplied Mendez with a selection of DPA microphones, including DPA d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones, which Mendez used to bring the sound of the guitars to life. Paco Peña’s guitar was miked using a DPA 4061 omni miniature microphone, while for the show’s vocalists Mendez chose DPA d:fine™ headset microphones.

“I prefer all my microphones to be wireless and with DPA technology this is really easy,” Mendez says. “I particularly like DPA’s wireless miniature microphones for vocals as they provide the perfect solution for the performer, while still giving me the sound I need.”

For Paco Peña’s US tour Mendez has also specified DPA and has switched Peña from a DPA 4061 omni miniature microphone to a DPA d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone because both preferred the sound.

Paco Peña says: “The two other guitarists in my company use DPA d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones with an attachment that allows them to be suspended away from the instrument. At first I found the actual support used for attaching them to the guitar a little difficult to deal with. I play with the guitar quite close to my body, and I move while playing and tuning etc, so I tended to knock the support on occasions. For that reason I was initially using an equally excellent mike – the DPA 4061 omni miniature microphone – which was attached to the guitar instead of being suspended in the air. However, I have now experimented with the d:vote and have found a spot to attach it to the guitar where I can manage it pretty well. It is a really great microphone and I am very happy with the sound it is giving me.”

Both Mendez and Peña feel that, when it comes to the choice of microphone, the most important aspect is the sound.

“I am very happy with the sound we are achieving on this tour,” Peña says. “I have known for a long time that DPA microphones are held in very high regard in the industry, but using them on a regular basis really makes the run of the show a whole lot better; the quality is excellent, but also the actual physical design allows musicians to attach them to the guitar and to move the instrument without altering the amplification and the EQ, and move around the stage without hindrance. The vocals are also performing well with the DPA d:fine Headset Microphones.”

Mendez adds: “I have compared DPA microphones with others on the market and I definitely prefer them. I spend a lot of time in different venues with different PAs and consoles, but with DPA the one thing I know is that the sound won’t change. This is a good way to start the day, especially when you consider that during our current US tour we will be doing shows in 32 different venues.”

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

HARMAN’s AKG Shine Vocal Spotlight On “MC WAR” Competitions

VIENNA, Austria – Known throughout the nation as “The Official Sport of MC Battling,” the MC WAR hip hop competition is the first and only professional organization to provide emcee battlers an official platform for performing. With HARMAN’s AKG microphones and wireless systems, Amir James, COO and Arall Charles, CEO MC WAR, brings the nation’s top free style battlers to the stage for the ultimate unscripted hip-hop competition.

“Rap battles have become a phenomenon, drawing countless fans around the nation, who continue viewing these battles online hundreds of millions of times,” stated James. “What was once known as a subculture has taken the mainstream hip-hop industry by storm, being featured in numerous television specials and movies, which reinforces our work to bring battles and our MCs to the spotlight.”

All artists on stage utilize a variety of AKG products during the battles – four WMS4500 wireless systems and assortment of AKG D5 dynamic microphones and C214 microphones.

MC WAR separates itself from the many other battle leagues through its format as an official sport. Unlike other leagues whose format has no real structure, MC WAR has a referee, panel of judges, scoring system and a set of strict rules and regulations that include timed rounds, rounds based on musical bars, a cappella rounds and rounds over instrumentals. MC WAR is the oldest Battle organization with its initial launch taking place in Atlanta in 1999 as M.I.C. CHECK Lyrical Boxing until its re-launch as M.C. W.A.R. in October of 2002.

“As the world opens its eyes and ears to our art, the demand for precision and quality among the audience and artists themselves continues to expand,” continued James. “We were looking for the perfect microphone and AKG provides us with the confidence that MC WAR will give artists a powerful voice and fans a great show.”

For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics. For more information on MC WAR, please visit http://www.mcwar.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,900 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for year ended June 30, 2012.

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HARMAN’s AKG Improved Stands Advance Functionality And Quality For Tabletop Settings

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Underscoring its ability to provide the ideal solution for any live sound, conference or recording application, HARMAN’s AKG introduces a new line of tabletop microphone stands for all environments. The ST6 houses all AKG XLR-based mics, CGN321STS and CGN521STS and their programmable switch cater to gooseneck mics and STS DAM+ provides a base for DAM+ gooseneck modules and CS321/521 goosenecks.

ST6 is a heavy-duty table stand and due to its weight, absorbs shock and holds XLR microphones stable. Its internal cabling is well isolated to withstand EMC disturbances, including mobile phone frequencies.

The heavy-duty CGN321STS also keeps the microphones stable, while absorbing any shock. Its slim and elegant 30cm gooseneck holds a professional condenser capsule with cardioid polar pattern of 120 degrees. The switch is extremely rugged – put through more than 25,000 switching cycles in testing – and can be programmed for push-to-talk, push-to-mute, on/off or low cut on/off. An LED light square provides the user with the microphone’s status.

STS DAM+ features the same functions as CGN321STS, but is compatible with 4-pin DAM+ connector openings. This opens the possibility for numerous microphones, from the lower-end, cost-effective to studio quality models.

“AKG’s newest microphone stands provide a reliable base for all users, whether at a conference table or in the studio,” stated Thomas Giczy, Business Development Manager, Installed Sound, AKG. “The rugged build, combined with the quality and reputation of AKG over the past 65 years shows the full spectrum of our features and our ability to offer the best in sound reinforcement technology in the industry.”

For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.

HARMAN’s AKG Introduces Revamped Digital Automatic Microphone Mixers – DMM6 and DMM12

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Adding to its family of microphone mixers, AKG proudly introduces its new line of digital automatic microphone mixers: DMM6 and DMM12. With an intuitive user interface, numerous DSP functions and high signal to noise ratio (S/N), the DMM series provides users with the highest quality in automatic mixing technology.

DMM12 offers 12 inputs, while easily adjusting the mic to line level. Its four line outputs (2x stereo) are individually assignable for each input. The stereo record outputs are individually assignable, while the headphone out port allows users to listen to each input and output individually.

DMM6 offers six inputs and two line outputs at 1x stereo.

When in use, all inputs are active, but attenuated to a level that equals the level of one “active microphone.” If two or more inputs receive relevant input signals, their amplification is increased to a level, which allows overall output to equal one “active microphone,” resulting in an absolute feedback-stable system.

Working to deter noise pickup, the DMM series senses numerous sonic activities to monitor and diminish unwanted sound. If a signal is picked up over a long period of time, the mixers understand that it may be an air conditioning unit or other unavoidable noise. When a large number of microphones pick up the same signal and all mics are active, the DMM system will recognize applause and not react. When two microphones are receiving the same signal, the mic with the slightly higher level gets priority, while the other one is attenuated.

“AKG understands the needs of the live sound professional and the updates to our line of rackable mixers underscores our goal of providing high-quality, reliable sound in all performance spaces,” stated Thomas Giczy, Business development Manager, Installed Sound, AKG. “DMM6 and DMM12 embody the technological advancements AKG delivered with its original analog 8-channel auto mixer, AS8 and its digital predecessors DMM4/2/4. DMM12 and 6 will be a tactical addition to any installed sound system to ensure proper sound.”

For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.

HARMAN’s AKG Discussion System CS3 Combines Reliability and Ruggedness For Smaller Room Settings

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Underscoring its reputation for quality and reliability in all aspects of sound, HARMAN’s AKG introduces the Discussion System CS3 – the modern, elegant, modular system offers a wide variety of different gooseneck microphone options that can be expanded up to 120 units. With a demand for a more simple solution stemming from AKG’s high-end CS5, CS3 provides users with a plug-and-play, easy-to-use professional system.

The CS3 BU is a 19-inch 2HE transmitting interface device, which controls up to 60 delegate stations. The base station can “work alone” or be remotely controlled by a PC (a feature that will be implemented later in 2013). Multiple working modes enable free or controlled speech as needed during a conference. The base unit is equipped with an extension plug to double the system size with an additional CS3 BU.

CS3 CU (chairman unit) is the system’s microphone station, with options to mute all other delegates and activate the “next in line” feature. The station has a detachable condenser cardioid microphone, available in two lengths – CS321 at 30cm and CS521 at 50cm. The station provides a built-in speaker and two 3.5mm stereo jacks for headphones.

The Delegate units, CS3DU 30 and CS3DU 50 have the same basic features, without the priority and next in line function.

“Over the years, we’ve had phenomenal success in CS5 installations across the globe,” stated Thomas Giczy, Business Development Manager, Tour Sound, AKG. “The CS3 system provides the smaller venues with an affordable and reliable conferencing system, with the promise of quality and robust audio ability. CS3 has been tested with great attention to detail and will surely be a focus point as smaller companies revamp their conferencing needs.”

For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.

DPA Shows The New d:facto™ II Vocal Mic at BVE 2013

DPA Microphones is introducing its new d:facto™ II Vocal Microphone to the broadcast industry at this year’s BVE Exhibition in London, where it will be on show on the DPA distribution partner Sound Network stand (B.55).

Ideally suited to live music broadcasting, this latest addition to the d:facto line offers an extraordinarily natural sound, high separation and extreme SPL handling, giving users unlimited possibilities for their performances. In addition to use with the new wired DPA handle, the d:facto II provides singers and engineers with the added benefit of a state-of-the-art adapter system that allows for seamless integration with many professional wireless systems.

“We are extremely proud to have developed an ingenious adapter range that brings the true DPA sound out of a wireless system,” says Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones. “The wireless systems currently available deliver very limited power to drive the capsule, so getting the sound quality we wanted was nearly impossible. We had to be creative and put a huge amount of work and thought into the electronic circuit of the adapter solution. We wanted to make the best vocal microphone on the market, and with the d:facto we have reached this goal.”

The new d:facto II guarantees users exceptional DPA sound with popular existing wireless systems such as Sony, Lectrosonics, Shure, Wisycom and Sennheiser. The d:facto II provides improved audio performance as it is superbly linear in frequency and phase, both on- and off-axis, while its impressive definition and accuracy reproduces a singer’s voice effortlessly.

The flexibility of its inventive adapter system gives the user easy and very affordable possibilities of choosing either a wired DPA handle or the professional wireless system of their choosing, with no loss in the sound quality. Its simple plug-and-play features allow it to reproduce an extraordinary natural sound, which reaches the extreme sound level handling of 160 dB.

As with all DPA mics, the d:facto II provides superior gain before feedback, and a robust three-stage pop protection grid built into the microphone to remove unwanted noise. It also boasts exceptional isolation from handling noise as well as the ability to accommodate extreme sound levels.

The cabled version of the d:facto II, as well as the adapters for Shure, Sony, Lectrosonics and Wisycom, will be available in February 2013. The adapters for the Sennheiser systems will be available in March 2013.

Ralph Dunlop, Director of Sound Network, says: “We are all excited to be exhibiting at BVE once again, especially in light of the success we have had over the last year. The introduction of the new d:facto II Vocal Microphone is a milestone in the development of the DPA microphone range and we are proud to now have a microphone for every professional application.”

Sound Network will also be using the BVE platform to show DPA’s expanded d:fine™ series of headset microphones. Offering impressive gain before feedback and very stable construction, DPA’s unobtrusive d:fine headset microphones are easy to fit and provide presenters and guests with a discreet microphone solution that is nearly invisible on the face. The d:fine range is renowned for its audio accuracy and its ability to deliver natural voice intelligibility and consistent audio performance at all SPLs. d:fine capsules are so comfortable to wear that presenters can focus on their performance, safe in the knowledge that these hand-built microphones will deliver high-quality, distortion-free sound.

d:fine is available in both directional and omnidirectional options, in single or dual-ear designs and with several boom lengths. Designed to fit comfortably, they adjust to accommodate any ear size and head shape and can be mounted on either the left or right side of the head. Available in black, beige, brown, and lime green, each solution performs spectacularly in either cabled or wireless settings and can accommodate a range of accessories including windscreens, power supplies, and adapters or cables with fixed connectors (MicroDot, 3-pin Lemo, TA4F mini XLR, Mini-jack).

“DPA is internationally acclaimed for delivering the pristine sound quality that programme makers and viewers want,” Christian Poulsen adds. “Our range includes microphones for a wide variety of broadcast applications and we are confident that, both in terms of sound quality and design, they are the best broadcast microphones on the market today.”

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

HARMAN’s AKG Introduces Revamped Digital Automatic Microphone Mixers – DMM6 and DMM12 – During NAMM

ANAHEIM, California – Adding to its family of microphone mixers, AKG proudly introduces its new line of digital automatic microphone mixers – DMM6 and DMM12. With an intuitive user interface, numerous DSP functions and high signal to noise ratio (S/N), the DMM series provides users with the highest quality in automatic mixing technology.

DMM12 offers 12 inputs, while easily adjusting the mic to line level. Its four line outputs (2x stereo) are individually assignable for each input. The stereo record outputs are individually assignable, while the headphone out port allows users to listen to each input and output individually.

DMM6 offers six inputs and two line outputs at 1x stereo.

When in use, all inputs are active, but attenuated to a level that equals the level of one “active microphone.” If two or more inputs receive relevant input signals, their amplification is increased to a level, which allows overall output to equal one “active microphone,” resulting in an absolute feedback-stable system.

Working to deter noise pickup, the DMM series senses numerous sonic activities to monitor and diminish unwanted sound. If a signal is picked up over a long period of time, the mixers understand that it may be an air conditioning unit or other unavoidable noise. When a large number of microphones pick up the same signal and all mics are active, the DMM system will recognize applause and not react. When two microphones are receiving the same signal, the mic with the slightly higher level gets priority, while the other one is attenuated.

“AKG understands the needs of the live sound professional and the updates to our line of rackable mixers underscores our goal of providing high-quality, reliable sound in all performance spaces,” stated Thomas Giczy, Business development Manager, Installed Sound, AKG. “DMM6 and DMM12 embody the technological advancements AKG delivered with its original analog 8-channel auto mixer, AS8 and its digital predecessors DMM4/2/4. DMM12 and 6 will be a tactical addition to any installed sound system to ensure proper sound.”

For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,900 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for year ended June 30, 2012.

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