BRIT award-winning artist and songwriter Emeli Sandé has switched to a DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone for live gigs after taking advice from her sound engineers.
Sandé’s FOH engineer Gerard Albo, who has been mixing her recent arena tour, has long been a fan of DPA Microphones and regularly uses the company’s products. However, it was while chatting with Sandé’s monitor engineer Andy Williamson that the subject of vocal microphones came up.
“It was actually Andy who suggested the d:facto for Emeli,” says Albo. “The d:facto, in conjunction with our Sennheiser 6000 wireless system makes her voice sound very natural, with beautiful definition at the top end. This gives a HiFi feel to her live performances without much spill. On this tour, when Emeli sang and played piano in the middle of the Arena for six songs, I had no feedback issues. The microphone is incredibly stable, even in front of the PA.”