SHERMAN OAKS, CA, MARCH 22, 2021 – As a long-time music industry icon, multi-platinum Producer Linda Perry is serious about sound. Luis Flores, studio engineer at Linda Perry Management, shares this testament and is on a never-ending quest to find clearer, more natural, noise-free sound quality. As part of this, Flores is always on the lookout for groundbreaking audio gear for all studio and live projects. Most recently, that has included adding DPA Microphones‘ 4015C Wide Cardioid and 4011A Cardioid mics to the studio’s toolkit.
Although Flores had previously heard of DPA, his first experience using DPA mics came at the request of Perry. “Linda went to a session in New York with Alicia Keys; her engineer, Ann Mincieli, is a DPA user,” says Flores. “Ann had DPA 4015s on the piano in the studio and Linda fell in love with them. When Linda returned, she was still raving about them and asked me to procure some DPA mics. It was the first time she had ever specifically requested a mic for the studio in my more than seven years working with her.”
Flores reached out to DPA directly. “DPA initially sent me a pair of demo 4015C Wide Cardioid microphones,” he says. “I liked them so much that I didn’t want to give them back; so, I bought them.” In addition to the 4015C Wide Cardioid mics, which are used primarily on piano, Flores also has a pair of 4011A Cardioid mics for hi-hats and cymbals.