DPA helps The Voice Australia deliver

Thanks to DPA’s d:facto Vocal Microphone, vocal deliveries for the live broadcast of Australia’s The Voice were significantly improved.

The culmination of The Voice Australia relied on wireless microphone technology to ensure that the contestants could move freely about the stage. DPA’s d:facto Vocal Microphone fitted the bill perfectly thanks to its adapter system that allows the condenser capsule to be integrated with many professional wireless systems or used in conjunction with DPA’s wired handle.

The decision to try DPA’s d:facto Vocal Microphone on the show was taken by Australian rental company JPJ Audio.

John Simpson, senior audio director of The Voice, says: "JPJ’s Brad Adamson told me he had DPA’s d:facto’s and we were keen to try them on a couple of TV shows we were working on. DPA has a great reputation for high quality mics and this interested me because I hadn’t been happy with any capsules on the RF systems we were using.

"I realised we wouldn’t be needing that old EQ curve anymore. The sound was natural, present, and uncoloured, like having a top-notch studio condenser available as RF. We don’t have to process anywhere near as much as we used to and everything sounds better; vocalists and presenters, male or female. The d:facto’s make it much easier to sit voices in a mix.

"The capsules are the best thing we’ve heard for RF mics in a long time and have been an asset for us."