d:facto™ VOCAL MICROPHONES
The d:facto™ series brings true studio sound to the live stage and recording studio. These mics are available in an extermely linear version as well as in a version with a high-end boost.
Engineered especially for vocal performances onstage, the d:facto™ holds a supercardioid capsule that is designed to reproduce every nuance of the human voice transparently, consistently and thrillingly. There are two versions available. The d:facto™ Linear Vocal Microphone features the MMC4018VL Supercardioid Capsule, which is extremely linear. The d:facto™ Vocal Microphone
features the MMC4018V Supercardioid Capsule
, which has a high-end boost. Both feature an isolation-optimized supercardioid polar pattern. This directional characteristic offers the best of two worlds — from cardioid and supercardioid patterns.
Where sound pressure levels are a challenge, the d:facto™ is up to the task with its 160 dB SPL threshold, three-step pop-protection grid and best-in-class low handling noise. The d:facto™ offers excellent sonic reproduction with all the detail and balanced linear phase and frequency response users have grown to trust for DPA Microphones.
Like traditional supercardioid mics, the d:facto™ series enjoys high side- and rear rejection with a minimum of 9 dB attenuation to the sides. Yet it is not bound by the less desirable aspects of the supercardioid like the uncontrolled and nonlinear rear lobes, which can create feedback from stage wedges, because there is a sudden high frequency peak at the back side of the mic.
The d:facto™ series has a wider acceptance angle at the front of the mic than most supercardioids. The acceptance angle is identical to a first-order cardioid at ±60 degrees off-center, resulting in the same work field as a cardioid — just with extremely high and uniform side- and rear damping. “She [Fiorella Mannoia] was very comfortable with it [d:facto™ Vocal Microphone] and really liked the way it enhanced every detail of her voice. It allowed her to sing with great expression and her voice sounded really natural because there was no coloration – all you got was the sound of a fantastic voice. She liked it so much that she now won’t use anything else – in fact she is even using it for studio work because it delivers such a great sound."
– Marco Dal Lago, sound engineer for Italian superstar, Fiorella Mannoia Read story
d:facto™ INTERVIEW MICROPHONE
The d:facto™ Interview Microphone is a professional broadcast mic in a class of its own. It provides outstanding voice clarity, linearity and low noise. Wind and handling noise rejection is superior to most competing microphones straight out of the box, in most cases without the need for extra foam windscreens or fur windjammers.
The d:facto™ Interview Microphone
holds the MMC2006V Twin Diaphragm Omni Microphone Capsule
, a linear omnidirectional mic capsule, which is optimized for field interviews. This design is a special twin-diaphragm omnidirectional capsule, built from two d:screet™ miniature capsules mounted back-to-back. The well-known sonic signature of these tiny capsules secures high consistency and frequency neutrality.
The d:facto™ Interview Microphone has extremely low handling and wind noise sensitivity. In lower-quality microphones, when wind or turbulence causes the capsule diaphragm to move a heavy low frequency rumble is put out from the mic, which makes the voice indistinguishable. In the d:facto™ Interview Microphone, the twin-capsule design is protected from the microphone housing. There is also a unique three-way pop-protection construction to further ensure high-quality audio output.