DPA Microphones on Tour with Saxophone Legend, Bill Evans
For the past three and a half decades, saxophone legend Bill Evans has been dazzling audiences around the world with his deeply passionate and unique sound. For Evans, delivering a pure reproduction of his acoustical sound every time he takes the stage for a live performance is extremely important. That’s why when Evans was familiarized with DPA Microphones’ d:vote 4099S Instrument Microphone for Saxophone, he knew he found the precise sound that he was looking for and has consistently relied on the brand for his live shows around the world.
“I was first introduced to DPA’s d:vote 4099S by my Sound Engineer Richard Leutner,” says Evans. “I used it
for the first time this past summer on my tenor and soprano saxophones for 26 concerts in Europe and it sounded great. I was really interested in doing some further testin
g of the microphones, and while I was in New York
several months later, Gabriel Antonini, National Sales Support/Business Development Manager
at DPA, brought in several mics for me to try. I haven’t looked back since!
In addition, Evans likes the compact, lightweight form factor of the d:vote 4099S mic, as well as the excellent sound it brings. “The d:vote 4099S is very easy to use and packs up easily in a small bag with other things I bring on the road with me,” adds Evans. “In this day and age, we have to travel light and DPA is perfect for this as well. I now use it on every performance because it replicates my exact acoustic sound in a wireless microphone. The sound on soprano in particular is amazing. It matches the warm and personal sound I prefer on the soprano by miking the body of the horn and not just the bell, which was Antonini’s idea coupled with input from Bo Brinck, Global Sales Support Manager for DPA. The team at DPA is world class when it comes to sound! The fact that the microphone sounds like the acoustic sound, but amplified, is truly awesome.”