(Amsterdam--September 6, 2013) DPA Microphones is presenting its high-quality boom microphones, capable of capturing audio in challenging locations, to broadcasters and filmmakers at IBC 2013 (Hall 8, Stand D.76). On display for the first time is the new DPA MMC4018, a modular supercardioid condenser capsule that is an integral part of the company’s d:dicate™ Recording Microphone range.
Thanks to its directional pattern, the MMC4018 has an extremely controlled off-axis response and very uniform directional shape (independent of frequency), thus ensuring exceptionally smooth and controlled sound. Unlike the DPA d:dicate 4017 Shotgun, which includes an interference tube and is therefore more directional at the sides, this new variant offers more consistent rear rejection, making it an interesting alternative to a conventional shotgun. While the MMC4017 is exceedingly directional, especially at higher frequencies, the sleek and compact MMC4018 focuses on low noise and high sensitivity, making it more suited to long-distance voice capture.
The DPA MMC4018 is the counterpart to the MMC4018V capsule, which is used in DPA’s popular d:facto™ Vocal Microphone. This means it offers extremely good isolation and feedback rejection, making it ideally suited to applications where clarity and audio quality are critical.
“Our new MMC4018 supercardioid condenser capsule expands the flexibility of DPA’s d:dicate range by offering the broadcast, film and music recording industries the perfect microphone for long-distance boom miking and spot miking in orchestras, as well as foley and speech recording,” says Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones. “Due to its shorter length, it is very easy to boom in rooms with low-ceilings or to mount in challenging film recording sets, such as inside vehicles.”
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 organizers 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. For example, an MMC4018 capsule, combined with an MMP-C compact pre-amp, makes an ideal desktop microphone, while the same capsule combined with an MMP-E modular active cable is perfect for applications where the microphone needs to be hung from the ceiling. The preamp adds only 12mm to the capsule, and thanks to its integrated cable it is very inconspicuous.
“Given the flexibility of our d:dicate range, creating a microphone for the installation and conference markets was an obvious step,” adds Poulsen. “We already had the high-end capsule and pre-amplifier technology needed to fulfil the brief, so all we had to do was employ some ingenious mechanical solutions. By doing this, we have been able to adapt our boom and cable technology so that we can deliver installation solutions for a wide variety of applications. Whether this is for a podium, a desktop, a stage stand or even ceiling suspension, we have it covered with visually elegant and sonically superior products that boast all the robustness inherent in DPA’s ingenious engineering techniques.”
For more information about DPA Microphones’ mic range, please visit the company’s IBC stand. Visitors to the booth will also have the opportunity to win a DPA microphone by having their badge scanned and entering a free drawing, which will be selected each day at 5 p.m. through the course of the show.
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit http://www.dpamicrophones.com