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DPA microphones hard at work on LazyTown

A dozen DPA miniature microphones are being used to capture the audio for Iceland's multi-award winning LazyTown pre-school television show, which is now shooting its fourth series.
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LazyTown Entertainment in Iceland is using 12 DPA miniature mics to capture the audio for the multi-award winning LazyTown pre-school TV show, which is now shooting its fourth series. LazyTown’s sound supervisor, Gunnar Arnason, who also owns a recording and post production company called Upptekid, is responsible for selecting all of the audio equipment used by LazyTown Entertainment at its state of the art studio in Gardabaer. “My task is to create the entire audio workflow for each LazyTown series, from studio recording through to the final sound mixes,” he explained. “Over the past two years we have relied on DPA microphones for dialogue recording, using them on the live actors and also to record the puppeteers. We chose DPA microphones because they have an excellent signal to noise ratio and because they are extremely well-built, which means that they last a long time and are very durable. “The puppeteers have the miniature microphones mounted in sweatbands on their foreheads, while the live actors have them hidden in their clothes,” Arnason explained. “This works well, especially for the puppeteers who have to work with their hands above their heads, so they need a microphone that will stay firmly in place and won’t get knocked when they move around. Also, when the microphone is tight on the forehead you get some resonance from the skull, which makes the sound even better.” www.dpamicrophones.com

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