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  • Press Release

    Friendly Superhero Gets Perfect Mic for Spider-Man

    August 12, 2019, 8:25 am
    Sound Mixer Felipe “Flip” Borrero Turns to DPA Microphones’ d:screet™ 4161 Slim and Heavy Duty Omnidirectional Microphones to Solve Unique Audio Challenge



    LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 12, 2019 Award-winning and Emmy-nominated (OZARK Season 2), veteran
    Sound Mixer Felipe “Flip” Borrero, CAS, has experienced many audio challenges
    in his 40-plus-year career working on countless movies and television shows.
    But, there’s always a first for everything. The sound mixer was recently tasked
    with finding the right mic solution for the title character in the blockbuster
    film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, that
    would not only provide an ideal audio
    solution but would also conceal perfectly within the character’s costume and not
    be obstructed. Flip and his team found what they were looking for with
    DPA Microphones d:screet 4161 Slim and Heavy Duty Omnidirectional Microphones.



     



    “The
    Spider-Man
    costume
    was designed to tightly wrap around [lead actor] Tom Holland’s body and face,
    which made it very difficult to mic him,” Flip explains.
    My sound utility for the project,
    Tyler Blythe, conducted diligent research and found the DPA d:screet 4161, which
    we integrated into Holland’s helmet. Strips of mole skin  were  used to tape  the cable of the microphone  down the side of the mask   into  his suit and attached to a tiny Lectrosonics
    SSM transmitter sitting in the small of his back. The result was fantastic. It
    is the most natural-sounding mic I’ve ever used and needed very little
    additional color.”



     



    In
    addition to the d:screet 4161s used on the film, Flip relied on DPA’s
    d:sign 4098 Supercardioid Gooseneck Microphone for car mounts, the d:screet
    4060 Slim 
    and the 4061 and 4071
    Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones
    for a variety of audio circumstances.



     



    The DPA mics responded well in
    low-volume, whispering dialogue scenes and held their own in loud, screaming
    scenes, which sometimes coincided,” adds Flip.
    In addition, I was pleasantly
    surprised with the dynamic range of the DPA mics. Based on this range, we knew
    we could rely on DPA to perform well in high-volume scenes
    .”



     



    Flip chose DPA because, in today’s
    working set environment, it is becoming increasingly standard to use multiple
    cameras. According to Flip,
    Today’s movies are shot like TV
    shows with many angles at the same time — both wide and tight — and no waiting.
    This forces the sound team to more heavily depend on wireless to get a decent
    audio track. If the wireless sounds good, then we just have to rely on a good
    mix. With DPA, the wireless mix is always outstanding —
    ‘waiting on sound’ is a thing of the
    past!”









     



    In
    addition, Flip finds his DPA mics to be extremely reliable in all types of
    outdoor conditions. “My DPA mics hold up remarkably well in wet scenes,” he says.
    “I have used them in 100-degree humid Atlanta summers, in the rain and on cold
    winter nights with temperatures well-below freezing. They almost never fail me,
    and you can’t ask for anything more. They are an integral part of my audio
    recording workflow with my booms, which means less worrying about phasing or
    proximity.
    I am very happy with my results using DPA lavalier mics. “In my
    experience, there are no other microphones that can compare to my DPAs. These
    mics are the way to go, and I’m excited to use the brand on future projects.”



     



    ABOUT DPA MICROPHONES:



    DPA Microphones is the leading
    Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone
    solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always
    provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions
    for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre
    and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor
    does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the
    DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their
    exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme
    reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound. For more
    information, please visit
    www.dpamicrophones.com.

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