The sound team at the recent Golden Melody Awards in Taipei chose DPA Microphones’ d:sign 4098 supercardoid gooseneck microphones to capture acceptance speeches.
“DPA’s 4098 Supercardioid microphones offer much clearer and more transparent sound than the microphones we were previously using, plus the miniature capsule is so slim and so amazingly small that is doesn’t block the faces of the speakers,” says Andy Chen, president of Winly Production Services International Corp and production manager for this event. “This is really important, especially for the female artists.”
The Golden Melody Awards (GMA) take place annually and are regarded as the equivalent to the Grammy Awards in the Chinese-speaking world. Inaugurated in 1990, the awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of popular music production and performance. They are organized by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, China, and the ceremony, which takes place in June at the Taipei Arena, is broadcast on Hami Video, TOUCH TTV, YouTube, MOD, UFO Radio, StarHub (Singapore), Astro (Malaysia) and Tencent Video (Mainland China).
Winly has been involved with the GMAs since its inception and has been using DPA floor standing microphones since 2017. Their sleek Scandinavian design, combined with the directional capabilities and high rejection of radio frequency interference, makes them well-suited to an awards ceremony environment.
“Another key advantage of the 4098 is its reliability,” Chen adds. “Like all DPA microphones, it can withstand hot and cold temperatures and dry or humid environments, which is a key asset for live performances.”