I’m Benji Fox. I’m the AV events manager
at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and we’re in the new Benjamin West
lecture theatre. It’s a multi-format space so we use DPA products in
different ways. We have gooseneck microphones on our lectern for lectures.
We also have panel discussions, so we use belt packs and lapel microphones and
more recently we’ve introduced the DPA 6066 head worn microphones. We use two 4018s on our lectern and we know that any speaker going up to the lectern, even if
they move slightly off axis, will be heard by the audience. An external
contractor he came in brought in a bunch of 4080s, in fact we had 20 lapels and he
just managed to get really great results and I couldn’t understand why. It
turned out it was the DPA 4080s. So it was a big influence on me trying them
and then comparing them with other capsules they just got the best results. When we have panel discussions up to six people, we tend to use the DPA 6066s
and also we’ve film in the theater quite often and livestream so we use them for
that purpose as well. In the ceiling, we have installed on a winch a 4098 array. It’s dual purpose – we use it a) to send to our assistant hearing system
and b) we use it for a nice stereo pick up for our podcasting. We have lots of
speeches in the galleries the main galleries here and across site and so we
tend to use DPA where we can.