“Regardless of whether you are recording or amplifying, we now has a microphone for every live miking situation,” says DPA’s CEO Christian Poulsen. “The launch of the d:facto II Vocal Microphone was a major step forward for DPA as it meant we could finally offer vocalists DPA’s renowned audio quality in a beautifully designed, hand-held wired or wireless unit. In addition, we also have our innovative d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones and our lightweight, easy to wear d:fine Headset Microphones that are so popular with theatre and musical productions and are increasingly in demand for live concerts where singers want superior sound as they dance and perform.”
DPA Microphones’ award-winning
d:facto II Vocal Microphone was just one of a number of high quality microphones dedicated to the live stage that were on show at PLASA
2013, London. In conjunction with its UK distributor Sound Network, DPA highlighted the breadth and depth of its live sound microphone range.
DPA live sound solutions also include the d:dicate range of Recording Microphones that have long delivered superb audio quality to musicians who want to use a microphone on a stand. Among these is the d:dicate 2011C Twin Diaphragm cardioid microphone, an all-round workhorse that is optimized for on-stage use and gives superb clarity, richness and dynamics.
DPA’s new MMC4018 modular supercardioid condenser capsule is now an integral part of the d:dicate Recording Microphone range. The MMC4018 offers a highly directional pattern and an extremely controlled off-axis response, thus ensuring exceptionally smooth sound. Unlike the DPA d:dicate 4017 Shotgun, which includes an interference tube and is therefore more directional, this new variant offers more consistent rear rejection (almost no back lobe), making it ideally suited to spot miking in orchestras.
The modular nature of DPA’s d:dicate Recording Microphone range has enabled the company to expand its remit by entering the installation market. To this end it has introduced new desktop and podium microphones that give AV installers and conference organisers the clear, transparent and precise sound they demand.
DPA’s new MMC4018 capsule is the standard recommendation for the d:dicate podium microphone. By combining the capsule with different active booms and cables, installers can specify the exact microphone for their needs.