A series of instrument microphones from DPA microphones, designed to cater for the majority of instruments including strings, brass, woodwind, guitar, and percussion - whether recording or on concert stage.
4055 - Kick drum microphone
This pre-polarized condenser microphone has been designed to offer better clarity and definition of sound with a narrower tolerance than the more commonly available dynamic kick drum microphones. DPA has implemented an open-cardioid polar pattern (between cardioid and wide-cardioid), and tested within loud environments of over 130dB to ensure feedback is a minimum. A flat frequency response has been designed to allows the sound engineer to tailor the sound with EQ, whether for jazz, rock, metal or pop.
The design of the 4055 mic is asymmetrical to aid positioning inside the kick drum, inserting via the sound hole. The included UA0961 microphone holder locks onto the shaft of the microphone for security in a wider range of positions.
Polar pattern: Open Cardioid. Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz. Effective frequency range: 40Hz-18kHz, with 6dB soft boost at 10kHz, +/-2dB, at 20cm. Sensitivity: 2mV/Pa, -54dB re 1V/Pa, +/-2dB, at 1kHz. Equivalent noise level: 27dBA, A-weighted. Distortion: 156dB SPL RMS; 159dB SPL peak, less than 1%. Maximum SPL: 164dB SPL, at 10% THD. Dimensions (Diam x L): 57 x 132mm. Capsule diameter: 17mm. Weight: 241g
4099 CORE - Instrument microphones
4099 CORE series are miniature super-cardioid condenser types, fitted with short goosenecks for positioning close to instruments in live or recording environments. There are two versions of this microphone, 4099-DC-1 (loud SPL), and 4099-DC-2 (extreme SPL), both of which implement the DPA CORE technology to expand the dynamic range of the popular (legacy) 4099 capsule and in turn increase the maximum SPL before clipping to 142dB (Loud SPL version) or 152dB (Extreme SPL version).
The Extreme SPL version (4099-DC-2) is for applications where close-positioning to instruments such as drums and some brass instruments is required. The Loud SPL version (4099-DC-1) is to cover most other instruments, such as piano, violin, guitar, woodwind and accordion, where the sound level is not as high. Other than the difference in maximum SPL, these two microphones offer the same feature set.
Instrument specific kits are available, each with one of a range of mounting clips, to suit a wide range of instruments from double bass to brass.
An integrated 140mm gooseneck allows the user to position close to and in the direction of the sound source; the directional super-cardioid pickup pattern ensures surrounding environmental noise is reduced. The pre-polarised condenser has a frequency range 20Hz to 20kHz with a 6dB low frequency boost applied by a 10cm proximity effect and a frequency response of 80Hz to 15kHz at +/-2dB, with a 2dB soft boost at 10-12kHz.
Sensitivity: 6mV/Pa, -44dB, 4099 Loud SPL; 2mV/Pa -54dB, 4099 Extreme SPL. Noise: 71dB(A), 4099 Loud SPL; 66dB(A), Extreme SPL. Dimensions: 45 x 5.4 (length x diameter) mm, excluding gooseneck. Weight: 27g, 4099 Loud SPL; 28g, 4099 Extreme SPL.
DPA Classic Touring Kit is a complete set of microphones that have been 'optimised for classic acoustic instruments'. The kit is available with or without Peli case, and with either 4x or 10x microphones that can be used to close-mike most instruments, along with a variety of mounting clamps to suit those instruments.
|4x 4099 Loud SPL microphones, 4x 1.8m CM16 cables, 4x DAD6001-BC MicroDot to XLR3M adapters, 4x VC4099 violin clamps, 1x GC4099 guitar clamp, 2x CC4099 cello clamps, 1x BC4099 double bass clamp, and 2x PC4099 magnetic piano clamps.
|10x 4099 Loud SPL microphones, 10x 1.8m CM16 cables, 10x DAD6001-BC MicroDot to XLR3M adapters, 8x VC4099 violin clamps, 4x GC4099 guitar clamps, 2x CC4099 cello clamps, 2x BC4099 double bass clamps, 2x PC4099 magnetic piano clamps, 2x STC4099 saxophone/trumpet clamps, 2x UC4099 universal clamps, 2x CM4099 clip mounts, and 1x MS4009 microphone stand clamp.
DPA Rock Touring Kit has been designed 'for live rock band performances'. The kit is available with or without Peli case, and with either 4x or 10x microphones that can be used to close-mike extremely loud instruments including drums, brass, and guitar cabs, along with a variety of mounting clamps to suit those instruments.
|4x 4099 Extreme SPL microphones, 4x 1.8m CM22 cables, 4x DAD6001-BC MicroDot to XLR3M adapters, 3x DC4099 drum clamps, 2x STC4099 saxophone/trumpet clamps, 2x UC4099 universal clamps, and 3x CM4099 clip mounts.
|10x 4099 Extreme SPL microphones, 10x 1.8m CM22 cables, 10x DAD6001-BC MicroDot to XLR3M adapters, 3x VC4099 violin clamp, 2x GC4099 guitar cab clamps, 1x BC4099 string bass clamp, 6x DC4099 drum clamps, 4x STC4099 saxophone/trumpet clamps, 2x UC4099 universal clamps, 3x CM4099 clip mounts, and 2x MS4099 microphone stand clamps.
A selection of DPA mics for the drum kit, designed specifically to put the sound engineer in control of the sound.
1x 2012 cardioid microphone, 2x 2015 wide cardioid microphones (1x ST2015 stereo pair), 1x 4055 kick drum microphone, 3x 4099 Core extreme SPL instrument microphones, 3x CM2218B00 MicroDot cables, 3x DC4099 drum microphone clips, 3x DAD6001 MicroDot to 3-pin XLR adapters, and transport case.
Adaptors and Accessories
A range of MicroDot adapters are available to allow the connection between microphone and wireless transmitter, or a standard 48V phantom powered XLR. See DPA MICROPHONES - MicroDot adapters and cables. DPA accessories, including mounts, makeup covers, foam windshields, and clips are also available. See DPA MICROPHONES - Spares and Accessories