k.d lang and her various accompanying orchestras used DPA Microphones IMK4061 Instrument Miking Kits during their 2004 touring season. Mac Johnson, an audio technician for k.d. lang, said, “Because we are either playing as a guest of an orchestra or hiring orchestras wherever we go, having to mike a different set of instruments from place to place could have been a real logistical, time-consuming problem. Fortunately, we found DPA’s IMK4061 before we went on tour, because it has made our jobs a whole lot easier.
“The DPA IMK4061 is just an overall great package that comes with a great-sounding, extremely reliable microphone,” continues Johnson. “The cables are long enough to attach to the chairs instead of the music stands, and the way they are positioned on the instruments makes them almost invisible to the audience. Everyone I have met that has used these microphones says how much they love them. The package these mics come with makes attaching them simple, as they seem to fit so perfectly right on strings or any other instruments. I finally said goodbye to alligator clips, Velcro, rubber bands and a few other things I’d rather not mention!”