(Amsterdam--July 15, 2014) DPA Microphones is renowned for its ability to deliver superb audio, even in the most challenging conditions. Now, thanks to a new range of body worn microphones, the company has overcome the biggest challenge of all – how to give control of mic placement to non-technical actors or reality show contestants without compromising sound quality. This solution, which will be on display at IBC 2014 (Amptec Stand – Hall 8, Stand D70), is the d:screet™ Omnidirectional Miniature Necklace Microphone, a cleverly designed mic that houses the legendary d:screet 4061 capsule in a soft rubber necklace. The company is also presenting additional updates to its d:screet Miniature Mic line as well as the latest offerings for its d:fine™ Headset Mic series.
While at IBC with its Dutch Distributor Amptec, DPA will be holding a prize drawing at 5 p.m. every day, during which one lucky show visitor has the opportunity to win a d:screet Miniature or d:fine Headset Microphone. At that same time, the company will present a demo challenge of one of its mics to see exactly how much stress it can withstand. For example, could the d:dicate™ mics be used as a drumstick?
The d:screet Necklace Mic is already being used for the Danish adaptation of Big Brother and DPA anticipates continued interest from other reality TV productions. The mic is available in black, white and brown and in lengths of 47 or 53 com (18.3 or 20.9 inches).
“These microphones are perfect for situations where fast costume changes are necessary or for reality TV shows where the contestants have to place microphones without help from a trained audio engineer,” says DPA CEO Christian Poulsen. “The necklace design ensures that the microphone sits in exactly the same place on the body every time, so there is no need for EQ’ing between different recordings.”
While at the Amptec stand, visitors are also invited to see DPA’s new heavy-duty and reinforced cable relief solutions for the d:screet 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Mics, making them even more durable for demanding use. These microphones satisfy market demand for high-quality sound combined with a highly-durable housing and cable. “Our new robust strain relief incorporated on all d:screet Miniature Mics brings much needed reassurance to people who are not used to handling miniatures,” adds Poulsen.
The heavy-duty d:screet 4060 is ideal for people who require even more security and for whom the visual appeal is of less importance. It is perfect for placement in rigorous filming situations, such as incorporated into a combat suit for a fight scene or under a horse saddle in a period piece. Featuring a stainless steel housing, sturdy cable relief and a thicker 2.2 mm (.09-inch) cable, both enhanced versions are exceptionally durable and ideally suited to the rigors of broadcast productions.
DPA completes its IBC 2014 line-up with the new d:fine™ 66 and 88 Headset Microphones, which are ideal for broadcast productions with vocal performers who need to move freely without obstructions from a handheld mic or one on a stand. Combining the flexible mechanics of DPA’s modern d:fine ear mount solution with the sound qualities of the legendary 4066 Omni and 4088 Cardioid headworn mics, the new d:fine™ 66 and 88 Headset Microphones join the original d:fine and 4066/ 4088 Headsets in the d:fine family. With so many sound handling and size options to choose from, DPA’s d:fine line now addresses every need that actors, musicians and singers face when working in a live television environment.
“There is a growing need for durable body worn microphone solutions with excellent sound reproduction for stringent use in live environments and similar settings,” Poulsen adds. “When we launched the d:fine Headset Mics, we believed that they would define a new generation of headsets. They have certainly met our expectations, which is why we have decided to expand the d:fine Headset Mic series with this brilliant solution to give users a broad assortment of styles and features.”
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