The reason I ask is that the manual states phantom power should be turned off when plugging/unplugging the microphone. I played a gig with a team of sound man at the weekend and when I asked for the phantom power to be turned off, one of the guys told me that it didn't need to be turned off and all the other microphones using phantom power on the stage have never been a problem with not turning off the phantom power.
I'm recording a choir in a playhouse next month. Its a new venue and concept for me. I'm going to need some last minute help on this, starting now :)
I'm using my trusted SF 24 in the center and hanging DPA 's down on top of them. Hanging mics is new for me.
The LCD are a matched pair of DPA 4011 cardiod's with the optional 2006 Omni caps, I'm thinking omni for this?
BUT! There will also be a small amount of FOH PA contribution. Hopefully that isn't going to be very loud.
I am looking at a stereo mic kit to do simple remote recordings of live performances. Fairly diverse music genres - some chamber music, some big band, and some bluegrass. Most will be in a few decent halls in my region.
I have a collection of decent studio mics in pairs (AT4050's, SM81's,Rode NT5's), some good "spot mics"
(MD441, Beyer M130/M160, KM185, KSM32,C414XLS, RE-20 & RE200, others), but I don't have a decent stereo pair of omni's, and I feel that I will need them. In simple set-ups I will be using the pair with a Sound Devices USBPre to a laptop.
I personally use DPA mics and they are incredible. I have a matched pair of 4011 with the optional 2006 interchangeable Omni capsules. So I have both Cardioid and Omni at a bargain. Wow I say.
We don't talk about them much here, because they are pricy but they are a lifetime mic of extreme accuracy. They are a reference standard.
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My 13 year old daughter once again. Piano and room aren't the best but what do you think of the Lavry's with the DPA's?
DPA has to be one of the finest microphone companies in the world. I am so impressed with everything I have from them. Their stuff is pricey but you know what, their workmanship shows why.
I've always wanted a nice stereo bar so why not eh. Well hold me back... After a long wait from the time I ordered these to commercial production, I just received the SBS0400 Stereo Boom w. Shock Mounts and wow, this is designed like high end precession archery.
I've discussed this more than once but wasn't sure what mics I'd settle on and know how the room would sound with people in it until yesterday.
Recording 14 choirs over 2 days. Largest choir will be 75 people.
Small choir test
Last week using two R-122's in Blumlein about 20 ft back from the choir, 2 ft above top head level for a test run sounded pretty nice.
The 40 ft ceilings in a barn style church make it a bit reverb heavy so what are some ways to tame this a bit?
Sleek and sturdy, the DPA 4091 is an excellent omnidirectional condenser microphone that will meet nearly any studio or live sound challenge. With 144dB SPL handling, the 4091 sounds great on percussion instruments and guitar amps