Partner Conference Reveals the DNA of DPA
WORLD: More than 120 pro audio distributors, dealers and opinion leaders from around the world travelled to Denmark in September for DPA Microphones’ Partner Conference.
Guests attended three days of meetings and seminars in Copenhagen and at DPA’s headquarters in Allerød. They were also taken on a tour of DPA’s production facility in Asnæs, where they were shown the different processes involved in making a DPA microphone. The conference culminated in a live, hands-on workshop at the Nørrebro Theatre in Copenhagen, where a singer/actor and a band demonstrated various DPA microphones.
‘The conference was a huge success as it allowed those attending to really get to know the company,’ commented DPA Microphones CEO Christian Poulsen. ‘DPA has changed a great deal in recent years, with a new management team and significant developments in R&D that have led our product range in new and exciting directions. We held this conference because we wanted our distribution partners and invited guests to get a real sense of the DNA of the new DPA – a company with true forward vision.’
Among those attending were Akira Fukada, the inventor of the surround standard Fukada Tree; Takeru Yamazaki, product manager at DPA’s Japanese distributor Hibino Intersound, Chul Hoon Choi and Soo Hwan Kim from DPA’s South Korean distributor Best Leading Solutions and sound engineer Seigen Ono.
‘It was a fascinating experience and I came away with a much better understanding of DPA, its business philosophy and its approach to R&D and product design,’ said Soo Hwan Kim, sales manager at BLS. ‘We got a few hints about some of the new products that are coming along next year and these look really exciting. DPA already has a strong reputation for quality, but seeing the care that goes into the manufacture of each and every microphone leaving its factory makes you realise just how exceptional these products really are.’