Yesterday, a bunch of people came to my house to interview me. They brought a Canon 5D and a few lights. For audio, they had a Zoom H4n recorder.
They began by choosing my living room as the site for the interview. My living room is not air conditioned as my bedroom and my den is. However I understood their need to choose the living room - larger space, depth, my test and repair bench in the background etc.
Post the rainy season in Bombay, it does get hot and humid. Added to this, my large french windows were shut completely, blinds drawn closed. There was no option but to keep the ceiling fan on - with that halogen light and the space closed, it was getting too hot.
This was when i told them - no Zoom for this interview - I will record myself on the Aaton Cantar X3 and through the DNS 2. I put a DPA 4063 lavalier on myself underneath my TShirt, and set up the DNS 2 and X3 beside me on the sofa. It was great - the fan noise was gone, the room sounded much better, and thus it went.
I was asked a question about new technology and transitions that have happened in the recent past. I chose to answer the question a little more elaborately than focusing on only the recent developments. I started with the analogue domain in which I was fortunate to work while I was in film school in the late 90's. Eventually i came down to the 'here and now' - and demonstrated the mighty abilities of the small box that the DNS 2 is...
Later, I put the recording through my Neumann KA100 speakers and the guys were amazed at how effective the DNS 2 was in controlling and cutting out almost all the noise. They told me that this particular interview is going to be totally different from the other ones they had done.
It was a good way to spend a few hours of the day...