Marco Caviglia, vocalist and guitarist with Dire Straits Legacy, has hailed the "excellent sonic reproduction" of DPA's d:facto vocal microphone.
Based in Rome, Caviglia has played nearly 1,000 gigs all over Europe, having formed the Dire Straits tribute band Solid Rock in 1988.
Since 2010, he has been an integral part of Dire Straits Legacy (formerly Dire Straits Legends), a concept show that celebrates the music of Dire Straits and includes musicians such as John Illsley, Phil Palmer, Alan Clark, Mel Collins, Jack Sonni, Danny Cummings, Pick Withers and Chris White – all of whom have played on Dire Straits’
Caviglia switched to the d:facto following a demonstration by DPA’s Italian distributor, M Casale Bauer.
“As soon as I tried it I knew it was the microphone for me – the results were so good that it is now my first choice of microphone for all my on stage performances," he said. “This amazing microphone is engineered especially for onstage vocals and holds a supercardioid capsule that reproduces every nuance of the human voice, transparently, consistently and thrillingly.
"When I first decided to switch my microphone to a d:facto, my Dire Straits Legacy sound engineer Maurizio Nicotera was a little bit worried because he wasn’t sure how it would perform with Steve Ferrone on drums behind me.
"However, he didn’t need to be concerned because the d:facto was easily up to the task. Even with challenging sound pressure levels, the d:facto’s 160 dB SPL threshold, three-step pop protection grid and best in class low handling noise gave us excellent sonic reproduction with all the detail and balanced linear phase and frequency response we needed for a great sound.”