DPA has used this year's Frankfurt event to unveil its d:vote range of microphone – an upgrade to the 4099 series – and the new d:facto vocal mic.
Bridging the gap between live performance and studio recording, d:facto is said to offer natural sound, high separation and extreme SPL handling. It is equally at home in sound reinforcement and recording applications. In common with all DPA mics, d:facto features superior gain before feedback, while the inbuilt three-step pop protection grid effectively removes unwanted noise. Built to last, d:facto boasts exceptional isolation from handling noise and the ability to accommodate extreme sound levels. The microphone head can be used on the DPA wired handle or can be unscrewed for mounting onto a wireless handle made by Wisycom. “For many years the market has been requesting that the high sound quality of DPA’s legendary 4011 mic be available for live performance,” says DPA’s CEO Christian Poulsen. “As a result of the innovative partnership with Wisycom, we have developed the d:facto vocal mic to fulfill those requests. The option of wired and wireless modes, combined with DPA’s proven technology, has resulted in a stylish vocal mic encapsulating flexibility and unsurpassed sound quality: key elements of equipment of the future.” The d:vote range, meanwhile, builds on the success of the 4099 instrument clip mic series, d:vote has been enhanced with a new shockmount to provide better absorption, and an upgraded cable available in a heavy duty 2.2mm and a 1.55mm diameter version, which can be detached from the end of the gooseneck. Offering further flexibility is an extension unit for the gooseneck supplied with the mic, which extends its length by 50%.
d:vote condenser mics feature supercardioid polar patterns for uniform off-axis frequency response and are capable of handling high sound pressure levels, Despite its size and lightweight design, d:vote is said to be rugged and stable, while the versatile and extendable gooseneck provides stable positioning. The mics can easily be unclipped and repositioned or moved to another instrument with only one hand.
The MicroDot connector and more than 35 DPA adapters ensure compatibility with just about any wireless system, and the product can also be used as a standard 48V phantom powered microphone via its supplied XLR connector.