AMSTERDAM, DECEMBER 13, 2012 – After putting DPA Microphones’ new handheld d:facto Vocal Microphone through its paces on her recent tour, Dutch singer and vocal coach, Margot Giselle, says she is delighted with the natural sound it gives her voice.
“For the first time ever, I can hear my voice as it really sounds because the microphone only amplifies the sound – it doesn’t change my voice in any way,” says Giselle. “It is bright, clear and warm. And, by allowing me to create all the vocal colors I want, the DPA d:facto microphone makes singing really easy.”
During her recent tour of the Netherlands, Giselle worked with sound engineer Roel van Zeelst, from Dutch rental company IDAK, which has a large stock of DPA microphones. In conjunction with DPA’s Dutch distributor Amptec, van Zeelst arranged for Giselle to test the new DPA d:facto vocal mic as he felt it would be ideally suited to her voice and her singing style.
“I perform with four musicians and sing a lot of acoustic material, and I wanted a microphone that allows me to recognize my own voice, even when it is amplified,” Giselle explains. “The d:facto does exactly what I wanted, and sounds so much better than any microphone I had used in the past. I am really delighted with it. The clarity and naturalness of the sound means that I can relax on stage and just enjoy the performance.”
Giselle, who trained as a classical vocalist at the Conservatory of Utrecht in the Netherlands, has worked on many musical theatre productions including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cabaret, Annie and Cats. She has also worked as a backing vocalist for artists such as Petra Berger. In 2011, she recorded and produced her first solo album Same Girl, which combines songs from various musicals with easy listening tracks and light pop covers. When she is not recording and performing, Giselle offers vocal coaching from her private studio and at the Frank Sanders Musical Academy in Amsterdam. Giselle is undertaking another tour for Spring 2013 and plans to include the DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone in her equipment list.
“The d:facto is a wonderful microphone that makes it easy for singers to sing their hearts out without straining their voices,” she says. “It also helps that Roel van Zeelst is a fantastic sound engineer who knows just how to make the microphone work for me in the best possible way.”
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.
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