DPA deployed at GNC Awards In Beirut
LEBANON: Numerous DPA microphones were deployed at the recent first Gibran National Committee Annual Awards Ceremony (GNC) that took place at the Casino du Liban in Beirut to honour and promote distinguished Lebanese innovators.
The GNC annual awards aims to uphold the cultural values of the Lebanese philosopher, writer and poet Gibran Khalil Gibran. Twelve recipients were honoured at the ceremony, and more than 60 musicians, 40 choristers and two presenters took part in the event – and every one of them was miked with DPA.
‘I specified DPA microphones because they always deliver fantastic results,’ explained sound engineer Roger Bou Farhat, head of Beirut-based rental company Loud N Clear. ‘As this was a highly prestigious event, the audio had to be first class and I knew that DPA would be up to the challenge.’
DPA d:vote 4099 instrument mics were used for the entire orchestra and the Guy Manukian band, which performed at the ceremony. DPA 2011 twin diaphragm directional mics were used for the band’s piano, high hat and oriental percussion instruments, while the choir used 12 DPA 4011A cardioid mics. The microphone line-up was completed with two DPA 4098H supercardioid microphones located on the presenters’ podium, while the presenters themselves wore DPA d:fine single ear headset microphones.
‘The awards ceremony was a huge success and the DPA microphones all performed flawlessly,’ Mr Farhat insisted. ‘As this is now an annual event I am confident that DPA microphones will be playing a big part in next year’s ceremony too.’