DPA Microphones is showcasing the new linear version of its d:facto handheld microphone range at this week’s NAB 2016 show in Las Vegas.
Already the vocal microphone of choice for artists such as Sting and Stevie Wonder, the new d:facto version has a linear frequency response compared to the original d:facto vocal mic, which has a boost at 12 kHz.
The new capsule has an isolation-optimized supercardioid polar pattern that is designed to augment the human vocal range, helping ensure focus on the sound source with minimal bleed, delivering natural sound, high separation, and SPL handling stated as up to 160 dB.
“We are excited to introduce the d:facto linear vocal microphone to the North American market at this year’s NAB show,” says James Capparelle, marketing manager, USA for DPA Microphones. “The addition of the linear capsule to the d:facto line will provide even more opportunities for engineers to attain the quality sound they’re looking for. The d:facto™ has become the go-to choice for many industry professionals and we encourage all of those in attendance at NAB to come listen for themselves.”
The capsule can be removed and replaced with any other d:facto capsule to suit different performance requirements. Also, using DPA’s adapter system, the mic can be transformed from a wired version with a handle to a handheld wireless mic, capable of integration with leading wireless brands such as Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Wisycom, Lectrosonics and Line 6.
Also being highlighted by DPA and NAB is the new GM1600 gooseneck, which is compatible with DPA’s entire extensive range of instrument-mounting clips. It’s available separately or as two different kits with a d:screet microphone.
When used with the d:screet 4061 omnidirectional lo-sensitivity microphone, this 6-inch (15.3 cm) gooseneck provides stable and repeatable positioning for close miking instruments in studio and live environments. When used with the d:screet 4060 omnidirectional hi-sensitivity microphone, which is designed for softer sound levels or for picking up ambient sound, it is well-suited as a plant mic in a concealed application for film sound recordists.