For the past 34 years, front of house/recording engineer Rick Camp has worked with some of the biggest names in the music business.
From Beyoncé, Chris Brown, J. Lo and Mary J. Blige to Madonna and Burt Bacharach, Camp’s diverse portfolio includes his recent efforts with the Forbidden Saints, the Mississippi Orchestra and the Newark Philharmonic. Although his gigs vary, Camp relies on DPA Microphones for his instrumental audio amplification needs.
Camp first started using DPA Microphones’ d:screet 4061 miniature microphones about eight years ago for the symphony gigs that he was then mixing.
“At the time, the d:screet 4061s on the strings sounded better than anything out there,” says Camp. “Then, about six months ago, I was turned on to DPA’s d:vote 4099s instrument microphones and they sounded amazing, too. They provide a bigger, richer and fuller sound than anything I’ve heard before.”
Camp most recently used the d:votes for the Forbidden Saints’ 12-piece string section. A group of classically-trained musicians, the Forbidden Saints symphony has impacted music with unforgettable names, movies and concerts.
“I like the directivity of the d:vote instrument mics, especially with Forbidden Saints, because they are essentially a loud rock symphony,” adds Camp. “The regular rhythm section plays pretty loud on stage, but the music is like Jazz fusion meets rock. The three main instruments – violin, harp and cello – are out in front, while the remaining strings and rhythm section are behind. I have no problem ensuring that every instrument is heard clearly when I use the DPA d:votes.”