Need a high-quality solution for interviews or documentaries? Check out DPA’s 4097 CORE Interview Kit

DPA Microphones had the brilliant idea to create the 4097 CORE Interview Kit that is a perfect fit for boom pole operators in the COVID-19 era. The 4097 CORE microphone is a Micro Shotgun Microphone with a super cardioid polar plot ending in a MicroDot cable of 1.8m and is blessed with a highly directional pick-up pattern.… Read More Need a high-quality solution for interviews or documentaries? Check out DPA’s 4097 CORE Interview Kit

Sound Devices MixPre-3 II offers 32-bit float recording, -130dB noise floor and more

Sound Devices’ MixPre-3 II is a 32-bits floating-point 192KHz capable mixer-recorder that uses Sound Devices’ perfectly silent Kashmir microphone pre-amplifiers. The unit has faster, more advanced hardware, supports internal LTC Timecode generation and output and has adjustable limiters.… Read More Sound Devices MixPre-3 II offers 32-bit float recording, -130dB noise floor and more

The Deity S-Mic 2S is the indoors shotgun mic for pros and Youtubers

Deity’s S-Mic 2S is a new shotgun microphone with a short interference tube that has the same look and build quality as the larger S-Mic 2. It’s also made of brass, keeping out RF interference, but it’s smaller and much less heavy. The S-Mic 2S (the “S” stands for “Short” or “Small”) is about half… Read More The Deity S-Mic 2S is the indoors shotgun mic for pros and Youtubers

Violinist, composer and producer Daniel Weltlinger is now using a DPA Microphones d:vote CORE 4099 instrument microphone

Daniel Weltlinger – born in Sydney but based in Berlin – composes and plays Gypsy-swing, jazz, Yiddish-klezmer and experimental/free-improvised music. He has long been a fan of DPA’s d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones, but when one of the two he owns was recently damaged during a live show, he decided it was time to upgrade.… Read More Violinist, composer and producer Daniel Weltlinger is now using a DPA Microphones d:vote CORE 4099 instrument microphone

How to make a 300 EUR S-Mic 2 sound like a 1800 EUR microphone

Many professionals use the d:dicate series microphones because of their accuracy and their silky smooth sound quality. This characteristic is hard to describe but very discernible when you hear it – certainly when you compare recordings done with an MKH 416, an S-Mic 2 and the d:dicate 4017.

Because the price of the d:dicate 4017 is way out of my league, I thought it would be nice to try make the cheapest of the three, the S-Mic 2, closer to the 4017 in post-production, for example by adjusting the EQ.… Read More How to make a 300 EUR S-Mic 2 sound like a 1800 EUR microphone

The DPA Microphones d:dicate 4017 and 4018 shotgun and supercardioid mics Review

When I mention a shotgun microphone many of you will spontaneously think of a Sennheiser MKH 416 or perhaps a Schoeps CMIT 5. But if you’re really into quality and flexibility, a DPA Microphones d:dicate 4017 or – for smaller spaces and other recording types – a d:dicate 4018 could be a much better fit.… Read More The DPA Microphones d:dicate 4017 and 4018 shotgun and supercardioid mics Review

The superior VOVOX Sonorus direct S mic cable

They don’t come cheap, VOVOX cables, but then they can’t be, given their build quality and the sound you get out of them. But, as always with cables, the question is whether you hear a difference. I received a test unit of a VOVOX Sonorus direct S and compared it with an ordinary Cordial, an Inco X-Lead, a Mogami Gold Studio and Gold Stage, and a d’Addario Planet Waves ASMC cable.… Read More The superior VOVOX Sonorus direct S mic cable

DPA Microphones d:screet 6060, supersmall, super quality

DPA Microphones’ d:screet 6060 CORE subminiature microphones are 3 mm in size, but if you close your eyes when monitoring a recording with one of these you’d swear you’re using a studio microphone the likes of a Neumann. I tested one of these tiny mics and it offered an unbelievable clarity, with as much detail in the low tones as much bigger and more expensive mics.… Read More DPA Microphones d:screet 6060, supersmall, super quality