SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 16, 2012 – DPA Microphones and ResInno, designers of specially engineered piano legs, are teaming up at AES (Booth 629) to highlight DPA’s complete line of instrument microphones. ResInno’s Grand Rossa piano design will be on display at the DPA booth for attendees to not only marvel at the Ferrari-inspired red piano legs, but also to listen to the superb audio quality they produce through the DPA d:vote 4099P piano instrument microphones and 4006A, 4011A and 2000 Series Reference Standard Microphones.
Designed by ResInno Originator Justin Elliott, the legs on the Grand Rossa have been precisely engineered to produce a distinguishable improvement to the impressive instrument’s tonal quality. To emphasize the enhanced audio abilities of the grand piano, as well as those of DPA Microphones, the companies will affix DPA’s d:vote 4099, 4006A, 4011A and 2000 Series microphones to all areas of the piano at AES. Attendees will be able to listen to each individual microphone through various headphone listening stations connected to each microphone and set up throughout the DPA booth.
DPA’s newly-updated d:vote 4099 is ideal for live performance settings requiring high-quality, discreet mics that are effortless to change. Building on the success of the highly acclaimed 4099 instrument clip mic series, d:vote features an enhanced shock mount to provide even better absorption. More natural sounding than any internal microphone or pickup, d:vote rejects unwanted noise and accurately captures the true voice of acoustic instruments. Now, just one microphone model can beautifully reinforce an entire orchestra. The d:vote 4099P piano microphones are sold as a complete system pair on goosenecks, with magnetic mounts that can secure anywhere to the piano to allow the most realistic capture of its sound. With its low profile and unobtrusive design, the d:vote is perfect for capturing true acoustic, closed-lid piano sound in a live setting.
The DPA 4006A, 4011A and 2000 Series Reference Standard Microphones have become recording standards around the world, for both studio and live performance applications. All microphones in the 4000 and 2000 Series boast total transparency in any recording situation, while also being able to provide incredible detail and depth of sound. The definition of the series’ high-frequency characteristics across a wide range of instruments is undeniably impressive for the vast majority of microphone applications. With the Reference Standard Microphones, engineers, broadcasters and musicians alike can achieve extremely clean, natural and precise reproduction in a variety of applications.
The Grand Rossa, named after Ferrari’s 1957 Testa Rossa race car, boasts sleek curves forming semi-helixes on the front legs, as well as a prolonged arch stemming from the tail leg that appears to flow through the piano. The Grand Rossa also features a matching music rack, two-tone lid prop and musician’s bench complete with a hand-stitched diamond pattern that matches Ferrari’s interior. The entire ensemble, all painted in the iconic deep Ferrari “Rossa Corsa” red shade, was inspired by the craftsmanship and artistic beauty of the iconic automobiles.
ResInno’s concept is a revolutionary piano leg design that combines beauty, art and a new sound. Artists and musicians consider it the greatest innovation in the piano industry in the last 100 years. Originally conceived as an artistic way of enhancing the visual impression of the piano, it was discovered that the new design also dramatically enhanced the tonal qualities of the instrument, otherwise known as the voice of the piano. Thus, the ResInno Effect was born. The company name, which was fashioned from a blend of the verb to resonate and the term innovation, communicates the core of what they do: changing the resonant structure and improving the aesthetic design. ResInno’s designs are hand-crafted from superior species of woods by craftsmen in the United States. They can be made for an existing or newly purchased piano.
About Justin Elliott
Twelve years ago, Justin Elliott envisioned a design that would enhance the visual impression of the piano. Today, his vision is a reality, with legendary artists like Bill Cunliffe, Dick Hyman and Johnny Mandel having played on his designs. In addition to designing pianos, Elliott has also been a master piano technician since the age of 15, having worked in this role for Alicia Keys, Elton John and David Foster, to name a few.
DPA Microphones A/S is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information about DPA Microphones, please visit the company’s website – www.dpamicrophones.com.