Netherlands-based Sound Adventure has purchased a DPA d:vote 4099 Rock Touring Kit featuring ten d:vote 4099 instrument microphones and accessories.
The kit was immediately put to use by the Japanese drumming troupe, Yamato, for which Sound Adventure has been providing live audio services during its recent European tour.
Yamato was founded in Japan’s Nara Prefecture in 1993 having performed more than 2,500 times in 51 different countries since. The troupe tours for between six to ten months a year.
Sound Adventure’s owner and Yamato’s FOH engineer Erik Bouwmeester (pictured), says: “We have been using DPA mics on stage for a few years now. We use the d:fine 4066 headset microphones for vocals or flutes and the d:screet 4060 omnidirectional miniature microphones for string instruments such as the guitar-like Japanese Samisen.”
“They are a perfect match with our beltpacks and can easily handle the SPL of the drums, which is sometimes more than 132dB,” he adds. “Also the variation of good clips and clamps is very useful. For example we use four guitar clamps with an elastic extension on the medium drums called the Myadaiko. We also use a single d:vote 4099 on the biggest drum Yamato plays, the Odaiko which weighs almost 500kg, but it has no problems in picking up that sound as well.”