MICROPHONES FOR RECORDING

Recording in studios and concert halls

A studio is a relatively controlled environment, where you often are given a second chance if the result is not completely satisfactory. For that reason your expectations of the result will, of course, also be much higher. That means the desire for clarity, definition and low noise has no upper limit.

Recording classical symphonies in a large concert hall setting, has different challenges than recording rhythmic bands in a studio, but still great sound starts with great microphones.

Our cardioid recording microphones

d:dicate™

2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Mic

Two opposite-facing miniature cardioid capsules placed into a double-diaphragm, one-capsule composition. With its large diaphragm sound combined with the benefits of a miniature size, this mic solution provides you with extreme sound quality in a smaller package.

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d:dicate™

4011 Cardioid Mic

When you want it to sound just like the original then this mic is for you. It offers unparalleled directional quality and attention to detail. This mic makes everything sound like the original and provides superb separation between sound sources.

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d:dicate™

4015 Wide Cardioid Mic

Sometimes a conventional cardioid pattern just isn’t quite open enough. The d:dicate™ 4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone is the perfect fill-in between an omnidirectional and a directional microphone.

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Our supercardioid recording microphones

d:vote™

4099 Instrument Mic

The award-winning d:vote™ series, gives you a much more natural sound than any clip-on microphone or pickup. This condenser microphone rejects unwanted noise and accurately captures the true voice of your acoustic instrument.

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d:dicate™

4018 Supercardioid Mic

Ideal for long-distance broadcast, ENG and film miking applications, such as booming, dialogue, interview and table or podium use. This mic offers superb flexibility through modular accessories.

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Our omnidirectional recording microphones

d:dicate™

4006 Omni Mic

This highly sought after mic has forged its enviable reputation over the past quarter of a century by repeatedly exhibiting its total transparency in any recording situation. It picks up incredible detail and depth of sound.

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d:dicate™

2006 Twin Diaphragm Omni Mic

Two opposite-facing miniature omni capsules are custom rebuilt inside this microphone. They are placed into a double-diaphragm, one-capsule composition. This microphone bridges the gap between the extreme sound quality of our d:dicate™ series and our well-known miniatures – the d:screet™ and d:fine™ series.

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d:dicate™

4007 Omni Mic, 12 mm

Due to its total acoustical transparency and ultra-high SPL handling capability, the 4007 Omnidirectional Microphone, 12 mm, has gained a reputation as being the first choice for picking up drums, percussion and brass instruments. It has also served as a legendary tool for picking up extremely loud engine sound from almost anything you can think of from racing cars through helicopters to space shuttles.

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d:dicate™

4090 Omni Mic

This is a series of high-quality omnidirectional condenser microphones. Due to their uniquely natural and open sound, these mics are suitable for instrument-miking applications in the studio or on the stage. They are also often used as line up mics for measurement purposes.

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d:dicate™

4041 Large Diaphragm Mic

This large diaphragm mic offers superior sound quality. This is the most quiet and most detailed mic in the DPA portfolio. It is designed to work in a standard 48 V phantom power environment.

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Our recording microphone kits

d:dicate™

Stereo Kits

We have collected our award-winning d:dicate™ Recording Microphones in specialized stereo kits that contain the mics and accessories you need to capture fantastic sound no matter what your need.

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d:vote™

4099 Touring Kit

Ready for on-the-road use for rental companies, musicians or theatres, the d:vote™ Touring Kit offers a wide selection of microphones and accessories selected for typical use in an acoustic music setting.

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d:mension™

Surround Kits

The kits all have unique features for surround sound recording. There are three different types of microphone kits and the microphones can be used in any given configuration, but when used with the dedicated S5 Surround/Decca Tree Mount you’ll have endless of possibilities to capture the nature of the environment in which the mics are placed.

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d:screet™

Mic Kits

These kits give you exactly what you need so that you can easily use d:screet™ Miniature Microphones on your specific assignment. They contain a range of relevant accessories, nestled in a handy box so you can easily keep track of things. We have kits for use in film production, instrument close miking, ENG/EFP applications and stereo miking.

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Mics for recording music in a studio

Recording a rock, pop or other rhythmic band playing in the studio presents a unique set of challenges, but with the right microphone you can achieve an excellent result. DPA Microphones gives you the cleanest approach with high SPL handling (ideal for crisp drums and percussion recordings free of distortion parameters) and a sonic signature as close to the original sound source as possible. Nothing is added to the sound.

Recording with DPA mics in Germano Studio

The d:dicate™ Microphones has modular capsules and preamplifiers to deliver superior sound for high-quality studio recording situations. The transformerless design ensures extremely low noise and unparalleled off-axis response. The range is wide and provides superb-sounding microphones with any type of pickup pattern required for your specific needs.  Within the series there are a wide variety of capsules including:
 
For a more affordable studio recording solution, the d:dicate™ Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone is a fantastic solution. It has a strong pedigree. Its connection to its big brothers – the d:dicate™ 4000 series of mics – is immediately audible. It is a premium-class microphone and redefines the term value for money.

Features of the d:dicate™ Recording Microphones

 
  • Great for high SPL
  • Fantastic dynamic range
  • Linear frequency response
  • Accurate sound
  • Colorless sound
  • Modular flexibility

Mics for recording music in project studios

A continuing trend in the music business is the increase in high-quality, home-based project studios. While primarily for convenience, they need to contain top-quality equipment, including microphones.


Twin Diaphragm d:dicate™ Microphones

The twin diaphragm mics from the d:dicate™ Microphone series are the best choice for a project studio. Choose between the d:dicate™ 2006A Twin Diaphragm Omnidirectional Microphone or the d:dicate™ 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, depending on your specific needs. These mics perform as well as more exclusive microphones. They are premium-class microphones and redefine the term value for money.


 

d:screet™ 4090/4091 Omnidirectional Microphones

The d:screet™ 4090 Omnidirectional Microphone, Hi-Sens and the d:screet™ 4091 Omnidirectional Microphone, Lo-Sens are two of the best miniature condenser mics you could choose for a project studio. Both mics offer its uniquely natural and open sound and are suitable for instrument miking applications in the studio (or onstage). The d:screet™ Microphone series also contains a range of instrument miking and stereo kits that can benefit a project studio.


 

The d:vote™ Instrument Microphone

The d:vote™ Instrument Microphone is a very versatile mic that can be close miked on virtually any instrument, providing a much more natural sound than any internal microphone or pickup.


 

Mics for recording music in concert halls

Recording classical symphonies in a large concert hall setting, has different challenges than recording rhythmic bands in a studio, but still great sounds starts with great microphones. Microphones are not instruments, they are recording tools. Authenticity is needed, it is not up for debate how a Stradivarius sounds.

DPA mics for recording in concert halls

The d:dicate™ Microphones has modular capsules and preamplifiers to deliver superior sound for high-quality studio recording situations. The transformerless design ensures extremely low noise and unparalleled off-axis response. The range is wide and provides superb-sounding microphones with any type of pickup pattern required for your specific needs.  Within the series there are a wide variety of capsules including the d:dicate™ 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone, d:dicate™ 4011 Cardioid Microphone, d:dicate™ 4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone and d:dicate™ 4041-SP Large Diaphragm Microphone.

Using microphone main arrays for stereo or full surround sound is another way to record a symphony. Most orchestras are a self-balancing phenomena – each instrumental part can be heard without the need for additional miking. As well, acoustic reflections and a sense of acoustic space are an important aspect of the sound of an orchestra - just as much as the instruments themselves.

The d:dicate™ Microphone series contains a range of stereo and surround kits that can be used in conjunction with the S5 Surround Mount to capture amazing surround sound recordings of classical symphonies.
 

d:dicate™ 4006A Omnidirectional Microphone

Linear and true in character, the d:dicate™ 4006A Omnidirectional Microphone has earned its status as a worldwide recording standard. This highly sought after mic has forged its enviable reputation over the past quarter of a century by repeatedly exhibiting its total transparency in any recording situation.

d:mension™ 5006A Surround Kit

This complete Surround Kit features five carefully factory-matched d:dicate™ 4006A Omnidirectional Microphones. The surround match is even closer than the standard tolerances on the d:dicate™ 4006A Omnidirectional Microphones. The d:mension™ 5006A Surround Kit is the perfect solution for Decca Tree and surround array recordings.

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