Dynaudio is collaborating with DPA Microphones, at the upcoming NAMM show, booth 18507, to give undiscovered artists a turn under the spotlight.
The Dynaudio Unheard Touring Studio will be located in the Grand Plaza by the entrance to the Anaheim Convention Center.
Created in specially constructed shipping containers – half-glass, with a full PA system out front – the Dynaudio Unheard Studio is giving undiscovered artists the chance to star in a studio recording session combined with a live concert and a near-real time broadcast.
The concept demands a complex and technical setup to record the bands and broadcast the show live. At the same time as the bands are being recorded, a separate multi-channel audio feed is sent to a front-of-house PA system, and an additional feed is passed on to a video-editing team. The artists will also have their own headphone-monitor mix.
DPA is providing a large and versatile range of microphones for the Unheard Studio, including three d:facto 4018V vocal mics, two d:dicate 2011C and 4011C recording mics, five d:vote 4099 instrument mics, two d:screet 4060 miniature mics, and one d:sign 4098 podium mic used for talkback from the mixing room.
“We are excited to be part of such a unique partnership with our friends at Dynaudio,” said Christopher Spahr, DPA VP of marketing & sales. “Not only will we be exposing some of the most talented yet undiscovered artists to our microphones, but we will also be giving all of those in attendance a daily chance to get up close and personal with the DPA mics that are being used in the Unheard Studio. DPA will also be posting videos of the Unheard Studio bands rocking out with DPA to our social channels, as well as a range of educational content.”
In addition to DPA, the mixing and audio-routing backbone of the Unheard Studio system is provided by Waves Audio and Digital Audio Denmark. Klang Technologies is supplying the headphone-based monitoring set-up, while the vast majority of the backline, as well as the PA system, is given by Yorkville. Clavia’s North American distributor American Music & Sound is supplying an 88-stage piano and Zaor a studio table and mixing room speaker stands.