Having selected DPA on Moody’s recommendation, Oriti says there is a “spectacular difference in quality” from his previous headsets to which he had been loyal to for years. “There is no feedback and no bleed. The mics were very present in the mix and have great tone. We also recorded our Saturday night performance and, when we played it back in the studio, we were surprised by how little background noise got picked up. I’m sold on DPA Microphones for sure,” he added.
Jay Baumgardner at NRG Studios mixed the production. Since it’s a rock opera, Oriti wanted to ensure that it did not sound like just another musical. While it was originally filmed for archive and to promote future bookings, Oriti is also considering releasing the film as a potential concert performance on Netflix®.
As Godspeed was initially written and produced for charity fundraising purposes, Oriti says the opera would not have been possible without the use of DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Ambisonic Systems, which provided the full-range line arrays for the theatre. “Godspeed really did get a lot of love from these brands. “I am thankful that I listened to Dennis and specified DPA for the production. Thank you to DPA’s product specialist, James Capparelle, for helping with the mic selection and to the representatives from all of our supporters.”
A two-time Emmy-nominee, Oriti was a recent recipient of the United Nations’ Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards, which is presented to “the greatest humanitarians of the world.” Supported by Executive Producers Richard and Esther Stewart, Oriti brought Godspeed: A Rock Opera to life with the help of director and choreographer Jeffrey Polk, musical director Michael Lee and casting director Peter Wise. Future dates have not yet been set, but more information can be found on the show’s website at: www.godspeedrockopera.com