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DPA Microphones Assist World Piano Competition

Cincinnati-based competition utilizes pair of DPA 4003 microphones (July 21, 2004)

This Summer, a series of stellar performances at The World Piano Competition were accompanied by a grand 47-piece orchestra and recorded live using a pair of DPA 4003 microphones. This year's finalists turned in several masterful performances and DPA microphones were used to record every detail of every note played.

The World Piano Competition has become one of the premiere piano contests in the world with 150 contestants chosen from more than 500 applicants, representing over 14 countries for the junior division. The accompanying adult competition drew the finest piano players from around the world to compete for a grand prize of $45,000 and a performance at Lincoln Center N.Y.C. The youth competition was for a prize of $1,500 and a performance at Carnegie Hall.

"Based on my great experience using DPA 4006's for the Cincinnati Symphony, getting a pair of DPA 4003's to record the competition was definitely a priority," says Jon Brennan, chief audio engineer for The Word Piano Competition. "The orchestra recording turned out dynamite. The bass response was very present and tight, while the treble was extremely clear. The power of these microphones is also very impressive, as their sensitivity blew me away. Even when the orchestra was playing softly, they picked up the detail perfectly. The same went for when the orchestra was loud - every detail came through clearly with absolutely no distortion."

"We are very pleased to have our microphones be a part of something as special as The World Piano Competition," says Bruce Myers, president of DPA Microphones, Inc. "Not only does their organization provide a real service to the community by providing a positive outlet for today's youth, but the quality of music coming out of the competition is world-class."

Established in 1956, The World Piano Competition program, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, annually provides approximately 750 children of various economic backgrounds the opportunity to have a positive and constructive experience through musical competition.

DPA's 4003 omni, the hi-voltage version of the legendary 4006, gained its reputation through total transparency in both the near and diffuse fields, picking up incredible detail and depth of sound. Ultra-high resolution and low coloration across its entire frequency range allows it to capture the purest sounds and details in any recording situation.

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