Juan Carlos Coronel has earned himself the nickname, “The Latin Crooner,” for his soft and low voice, which has dazzled audiences for decades. Most recently, the Colombian singer, songwriter and producer was on the hunt for a new microphone to highlight his voice when he discovered DPA Microphones’ d: facto™ Vocal Microphone. Since then, Coronel has adopted the mic to help him bring to life a repertoire of classics by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett, reborn and performed in Spanish for his latest album, Lenguaje Universal/Universal Language.
“We had a few mic options for Juan but ultimately we recommended DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Mic with a golden grid paired with a Lectrosonics HH transmitter,” says Christian Cabezas, representative at DPA’s Colombian distributor, VCR LTDA. “We set him up with a demo during a performance and he said he knew he didn’t have to look any further. The moment he heard the d:facto™ is when he fell in love with the microphone.”
DPA’s d:facto™ is designed and engineered to accurately replicate a singer's voice transparently. In the near future, Coronel will use the d:facto™ as he records a live DVD of his new album.
“I was astonished by the d:facto™ mics ability to highlight my vocals and enhance my sound,” says Coronel. “The first time I used it I performed several genres- ballads, pop and salsa - the microphone complimented all scenarios. Other mics I’ve used during live performances always required additional EQ, but the d:facto™ doesn’t need any adjustments. It is clear, robust and has such a dynamic range; it can capture the low end of vocals and has a sweet mid- to high-range as well. The d:facto™ is the best mic I have heard so far.”
Coronel has achieved great success as a professional musician and producer. In 2005, he was cast as a judge for the highly rated Colombian television program X FACTOR, which catapulted his career. Since then, he has worked closely with famous producers and musicians to create multiple albums. In 2011, Coronel was awarded the Latin Grammy® Award for Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album for Tesoros.
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