DPA seeks linearity
Designed to provide an extremely linear frequency response with a 3dB soft boost at 12kHz, DPA Microphones has added the d:facto Linear Vocal Microphone to its handheld range. Featuring a new capsule with an isolation-optimised supercardioid polar pattern to augment the human vocal range, the d:facto linear vocal microphone combines cardioid and supercardioid directional characteristics. The Danish manufacturer claims this ensures complete focus on the sound source with minimum bleed, delivering high separation, natural sound and SPL handling up to 160dB.
Aimed at PA amplification and recording, the new capsule can be removed and replaced with any other d:facto capsule to suit different requirements. In addition, when using DPA’s adapter system, it can be transformed from a wired version with a handle to a handheld wireless microphone that can integrate with wireless models from Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Wisycom, Lectrosonics and Line6.
Away from handheld applications, the GM1600 gooseneck is a new mount for the d:screet omnidirectional miniature series which has been designed to never blemish or scratch the instrument. Available separately or as two different kits, the GM1600 is reportedly compatible with DPA’s entire range of instrument mounting clips.
When used with the d:screet 4061 omnidirectional Lo-Sens microphone, the 15.3cm long gooseneck is described as providing stable and repeatable positioning for close miking instruments in studio and live environments. It can also be used in a concealed application for picking up ambient sound or for softer sound levels when used with the d:screet 4060 omnidirectional Hi-Sens model.