DPA Microphones has revealed the d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface. This latest preamp is aimed at live and mobile journalists in the field and works with any iOS device, Mac or PC computer for broadcasting or recording.
Journalists around the world are already using their smartphones to capture the news, but the component that is missing is high-quality audio, says the company. When used with a DPA microphone, the d:vice is able to capture or stream audio in quality previously only available in the studio.
The d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface is a high-quality, two-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter offering mono, dual and stereo capabilities.
It comes with interchangeable lightning and USB cables for connectivity. Its MicroDot inputs allow the d:vice to be connected to all DPA miniature microphones, including the d:screet Miniature, d:fine Headset, d:vote Instrument and even the d:dicate Recording microphones with the optional MMP-G preamp.
“This is the first pocket-sized digital audio interface that can deliver sound that rivals studio recordings,” says René Mørch, product manager at DPA Microphones. “The d:vice Digital Audio Interface was designed with broadcasters and mobile journalists in mind, but can also be used by other content makers for recording music, filming on location and during both live and recorded broadcasts. With this interface, users can portably record and stream clear and professional audio from the connected microphones.”
At about two inches in diameter, the d:vice Digital Audio Interface is ultra-compact, easily fitting in the users’ pocket. It provides best-in-class audio quality and is controlled through a remote application on any iOS device. An exclusive DPA app is available for download from the Apple App store. The app makes the users’ job even easier, allowing them to store gain settings and low-cut filters for ongoing and future personalised use in dedicated presets. Third-party applications can be used to accomplish specific tasks, including but not limited to live broadcast and high quality recordings.