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23. April 2018

In cooperation with DPA we would like you to join us for a full-day of learning, demoing, knowledge-sharing & networking with some of the biggest and best-known experts in the recording and live music industry, microphone technology and acoustics.

The experts

Donal Hodgson (UK)
Donal Hodgson (UK)Sound Engineer, Mixer, Pro Tools Expert

Donal Hodgson has more than 25 years of experience recording all types of music – from solo acoustic to rock, orchestral and electronica. He’ll be sharing knowledge and experience with miking and recording from his work with artists like Sting, Tina Turner, Arrested Development, Primal Scream, Duran Duran and many more. In the last year, Donal has mixed an acoustic set for the Arctic Monkeys, recorded tracks with Mirwais for his second album, recorded new tracks with Richard Ashcroft and mixed Connie Talbots new album.

Bo Brinck (DK)
Bo Brinck (DK)Product Specialist, DPA Microphones

Bo Brinck has been working in the audio industry for many years, first as a musician and later as a miking expert and trainer at DPA Microphones. Bo will be explaining some audio and miking theory and demoing a wide range of microphones so that you can hear what you are learning.

Eddy B. Brixen (DK)
Eddy B. Brixen (DK)Audio Expert, DPA Microphones

Eddy B. Brixen is an audio specialist with DPA Microphones. He received his education in electronic engineering from Danish Broadcasting Corporation, the Copenhagen Engineering College, and the Technical University of Denmark. Major activities include room acoustics and electro acoustic design. As a lecturer, he holds a position with the Danish National School of Performing Arts. 

Where & When


Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich


23. April 2018
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
(doors open at 9:30 am)

The program

Morning session:

Speech Intelligibility - Theory with Eddy B. Brixen

Microphone Technology - Omnidirectional Mics with Bo Brinck

Speech Intelligibility - Placing microphones with Eddy B. Brixen and Bo Brinck

Afternoon session:

Microphone Technology - Directional Mics with Bo Brinck

My career in music recording and live performance - Donal Hodgson

Hands-on demonstration of music miking techniques with Bo Brinck and Donal Hodgson

This full-day masterclass will be full of fun as well as learning. The morning hours will be spent in the company of Eddy B. Brixen and Bo Brinck. Eddy will present some theoretical background and focus on how to secure clear vocals and high speech intelligibility. Together Eddy and Bo will demonstrate various mic placements using DPA bodyworn microphones.

After lunch, Bo Brinck will explain the technology regarding directional mics and make some live demos. Then Donal Hodgson will be the special guest. Donal will tell stories from his many years of working with recording for Sting and other artists. Bo Brinck will talk about microphones for close-miking musik before he and Donal Hodgson will give a live demonstration of miking techniques on various instruments.

The day ends with the opportunity to network with attendees, the speakers and, of course DPA Microphones.

The extras

Delicious catering and a goodie bag with DPA swag. Seating is limited! Get your ticket now.