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October 31, 2019, 3:23 pm
Lead Audio Engineer Relies on Wide Array of the Brand’s Mics for Megachurch
DALLAS, OCTOBER 30, 2019 – Through broadcast and online digital channels, First Baptist Dallas’
reach expands beyond its in-house attendance. With a following that spans tens
of thousands of worshippers, the megachurch takes its audio and video
capabilities very seriously, looking to Lead Audio Engineer Brad Roberts to
choose just the right gear. Most recently, Roberts became one of the first U.S.
users of DPA Microphones new 6066 CORE
Subminiature Headset Microphone, relying on its capabilities to provide a discreet, high-quality sound
for the church’s lead pastor, Dr.
“I chose to upgrade the lead pastor’s microphone to DPA’s 6066 because
of its impressively small capsule and redesigned headset—for such an unobtrusive
solution, the sound quality is impeccable,” explains Roberts. “The 6066 is
completely hidden from close-up HD camera shots and its non-reflective boom
further improves the aesthetic, as it does not catch undesirable stage light.”
The church’s arsenal of DPA microphones also includes numerous 4061 Omnidirectional Microphones for
acoustic pianos and violins in the band, a
4098 Supercardioid Gooseneck Microphone at the podium, the 4018VL Vocal Microphone when a handheld mic is needed and a wide array of 4066 Omnidirectional Headset Microphones in all 12
of its worship venues. Roberts relies on the headset mics most often during speaking/teaching
presentations, baptisms and drama productions, including the church’s annual
Christmas concert. Together, these solutions
provide Roberts with the audio quality he desires for these large services,
where all eyes—and ears—are tuned in closely.
“DPA’s sound is natural and
solid, so I don’t have to EQ as much, which has been really helpful,” explains
Roberts. “With 25 years of
professional audio experience in the live and recording worlds, it’s safe to
say I’ve listened to a lot of microphones. I’ve been using DPA for well-over a
decade. I knew when I brought the brand to First Baptist that everyone would
hear the difference—and I was right. I ended up swapping out one of our
previous mics with DPA, and I didn’t tell anyone. The vocalists, musicians and
audio team all ended up noticing that the audio quality was more pristine and sounded
Roberts appreciates the consistency of the brand
and the robust build of the microphones, noting that he hasn’t needed to
replace any over the years. “With previous microphones, I’ve struggled to
eliminate ambient bleed, but with DPA, that problem is solved,” he adds. “When
I initially came to First Baptist Dallas, we completely retooled how we mic’ed
things. It’s a big space and I brought in DPA to get a better broadcast audio
and front-of-house mix. There’s a reason why I keep going back to DPA—the sound
quality is unbeatable.”
Today, First Baptist Dallas has a collection of
more than 40 DPA microphones, and Roberts is excited to get his hands on more. First
Baptist Dallas celebrated its 150th anniversary last year and has gathered over
14,000 members and 12 worship facilities, which span five city blocks—the
largest privately-owned property in downtown Dallas. With both worldwide TV
broadcasts and online streaming, First Baptist’s viewership reaches into the
millions of worshippers each week.
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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