Lord Huron Takes DPA From Studio to Stage

Ben Schneider, lead singer of Lord Huron, using the DPA d:facto 4018VL Vocal Microphone at Red Rocks 2023

Adored for their emotive lyricism and moody undertones, American rock band Lord Huron burst onto the charts with “The Night We Met,” a viral hit that caught the attention of billions. Capturing the intricate and delicate nature of their music while recording is crucial for the band, and they put just as much emphasis on recreating that listening experience for live audiences.

To ensure the band delivers a sound on stage that is consistent to their studio sessions, Front of House Sound Engineer Justin Chechile selected the band’s favored DPA Microphones vocal and instrument mics, including the DPA d:facto™ 4018VL Vocal and 2011 Twin Diaphragm Microphones. For recorded and live applications, the band also deploys the DPA DDK4000 Drum Microphone Kit, comprised of the 2012 Cardioid and 4055 Kick Drum mics, along with a stereo pair of the 2015 Wide Cardioids and three 4099 Instrument Microphones.

“Lord Huron first started using DPA mics for the recording side of things,” Chechile says. “The team loved the mics’ performance in those cases and thought it would be nice to bring them out on tour—and I’m so glad we switched the live setup to DPA.”