The Spanish singing show Operación Triunfo trusts in DPA Microphones

Contestants taking part in the Operación Triunfo reality singing show were given d:facto™ Vocal Microphones so they could be heard in a live setting.


The ability to deliver live sound without picking up interference from a PA system was a key reason why Spanish broadcaster RTVE chose DPA’s d:facto 4018V Vocal Microphone for its reality TV show, Operación Triunfo.


The show, which aims to find new singing talent, ran from October 2017 to February 2018 and was won by Amaia Romero. Along with fellow contestant Alfred Garcia, she will now represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest in May. Given that these were inexperienced performers, it was vital that the microphone used could deliver clear natural sound, high separation and extreme sound level handling.


After testing several options, on-set mixing technician Roc Mateu chose the d:facto 4018V. DPA’s Spanish distributor Seesound supplied 18 microphones, one for each contestant. The fact that the microphones always kept the same timbre and dynamics, even when used by inexperienced singers, was a bonus.


Operación Triunfo attracted an audience of more than five million viewers – the highest viewing figures since the show was first broadcast 13 years ago. It is likely that the show will return for a 10th series later this year.

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