We are very excited to announce a new partnership with DPA Microphones - Danish Professional Audio. They will be providing all of the microphones we need to capture the best possible sound on the Camino. Please scroll down to read more about some of the wonderful DPA products we'll be using in Spain.
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.
4007A Omni Microphone, 12mm
• Linear response up to 40 kHz
• Unbeatable dynamic range
• Extreme SPL handling up to 160 dB
• Close miking, main pair recording or measurement use
The High-SPL Recording Microphone 4007A is a phantom powered (P48) close miking specialist with an extremely linear on-axis response in an extended frequency range from 10 Hz to 40 kHz (±2 dB). This high-performance condenser omni mic has an unbeatable dynamic range of 124 dB from the noise floor to 1% THD and is capable of handling up to 160 dB SPL peak before clipping occurs, making it suitable for a wide range of applications from AB stereo pair to close miking tasks as well as measurement requirements. The 4007A has through its total acoustical transparency and ultra-high SPL handling capability gained a reputation as being the first choice for picking up drums, percussion and brass instruments, whenever the natural and non-distorted result is paramount. 4007A is, due to its linear qualities and perfect omnidirectionality, also used as reference microphone in both microphone comparisons and acoustic test equipment. At any time and with no tools necessary it is possible to transform the basic 4007A microphone into a new configuration by combining it with another DPA microphone capsule or preamp.
4011A Cardioid Microphone
- Superior for high sound levels
- Accuracy, colorless
The DPA 4011A cardioid condenser microphone is an upgraded version of our classic 4011, renowned in recording studios and live applications around the world as an exceptional mic. State-of-the-art components have been carefully selected to provide optimal neutrality, accuracy, and extremely low distortion.
The principal appeal of the 4011A is its directional quality and attention to detail: everything sounds like the original. The first-order cardioid pickup pattern provides superb separation between sound sources when used as a spot mic on literally any style of live music, from rock ‘n’ roll to opera. The 4011A is equally suitable for close-up work on acoustic guitar, grand piano, overheads, percussion, wind instruments and vocals as it is for spot-miking symphonies. It can handle incredibly high sound levels and even includes a 20 dB pad switch in the center of the XLR connector to attenuate the output of the microphone.
A flat on-axis frequency response and excellent phase response deliver a totally faithful reproduction of the original sound. The off-axis response is similarly smooth so that any leakage is an accurate reflection of the original, though attenuated according to the true first-order cardioid pickup pattern. The sensation of “being there” will always be more intense with the DPA 4011A than with any other cardioid. Chosen for its qualities as an all-around performer, the 4011A is a great, clean-sounding colorless mic. The variety of applications is as wide as the imagination of the user.
4099C Clip Microphone for Cello
- Natural sound and high isolation
- Superior gain-before-feedback
- Flexible and easy mounting
- Mount has no impact on acoustic sound
- Detachable cable and versatile gooseneck extender
Perfect for PA amplification and live recording of a cello, the 4099C offers a sound that is considerably more natural than an internal microphone or pick-up as well as several excellent placement possibilities. The 4099C is a unique clip microphone inheriting the sonic approach from the legendary DPA studio microphones to a new instrument microphone. The 4099C microphone and mounting system is meticulously designed and optimized for the violoncello. This is to ensure the best possible mount and audio reinforcement is achieved when performing live. The 4099C attaches to the C and A string below the bridge and allows for microphone capsule placement in the sweet spot between bridge and fingerboard, offering a unique combination of natural string sound and high audio separation on stage. Representing years of research and development, the 4099 condenser microphones feature supercardioid polar patterns for superior gain-before-feedback. Fully capable of handling the cello’s dynamic range and subtle details, these microphones live up to their pedigree with sound as accurate as DPA’s other world-class microphones. Despite its tiny, discreet size and elegant, lightweight design, the 4099C is extremely rugged. The versatile gooseneck provides stable and repeatable positioning. The mics can be easily unclipped and repositioned or moved to another instrument, while the mounting system is designed never to mar or scratch the finish of your instrument nor changing the sonic character of it.
IMK4061 Instrument Mic Kit w. 4061
Containing a d:screet Miniature microphone 4061 and a XLR adapter DAD6001-BC with a selection of our unique mounting accessories, this kit is designed to use as a close miking solution for a wide variety of musical instruments. The 4061-BM microphone offers a very clean, detailed and natural sound quality, leaving placement up to the user, in order to receive the desired timbre for studio use or amplification for live use. Included are holders for strings, universal surface mounts with double sided tape, a magnet mount and foam windscreens. The 4061-BM can handle 144 dB peak before clipping, allowing the microphone to be used even for snare drums, guitar/bass speaker cabinets or other high SPL sound sources. For maximum versatility, the DPA adapter system makes it possible to use the 4061 with close to any professional wireless system available. Also available as IMK4060 with a d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphone, Hi-Sens.
4017B-R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote® Windshield
DPA Microphones has joined forces with Rycote® to develop the DPA 4017 Shotgun/Rycote® Windshield Solution. The strong suspension and windshield solution has been designed specifically to take the DPA 4017B shotgun mic’s compact size and light weight into consideration.
This kit provides everything an outside broadcaster, journalist or location film maker could need for clear, directional sound, regardless of the weather and environmental conditions.
5100 Mobile Surround Microphone
Plug-and-play solution, lightweight, portable
Rich, smooth and fully enveloping sound
Discrete 5.1 analog output – no processing needed
The DPA 5100 is an exciting new mobile surround microphone whose compact size and ease of use come at no sacrifice to its stunning sound quality. It can be regarded as a surround ambience adder, ideal for bringing truly engaging surround ambience to sport events, documentaries and other ambience applications for especially HDTV production. No external signal processing is required. The versatile 5100 can be mounted on a camera or microphone stand, suspended, or simply handheld via a hand grip. Extremely lightweight and portable, the unit sports a surprisingly robust build quality that is also highly resilient to inclement weather conditions.
A completely self-contained “plug and play” solution for 5.1 audio capture, the 5100 employs five miniature pressure transducers that exhibit extremely low sensitivity to wind and mechanical noise, low distortion, highly consistent low frequency response and large dynamic range. Appropriate channel separation and directionality are achieved through a combination of DPA’s proprietary DiPMic™ (Directional Pressure Microphone) technology, which mounts interference tubes on the L/C/R omni capsules, and the use of acoustic baffles that further preserve the accuracy of levels between the discrete analog output channels.
The 5100’s three front microphones are time coincident to eliminate comb filtering and ensure paramount frequency consistency when downmixing to stereo or mono. In contrast, the rear microphones, which feature standard omnidirectional patterns, are optimally spaced from both each other and the front array to simulate the most natural time arrival differences. The LFE (.1) channel is comprised from a L/R sum, which is then attenuated 10 dB in comparison with the signal from the main channels, in accordance with the 5.1 format.
The end result of DPA’s innovative design approach is a surround atmosphere that is rich, smooth and fully enveloping, great in its coherence, channel separation and localization accuracy.