DPA Microphones has revealed that it will be exhibiting the latest additions to its range of broadcast microphones at this year's upcoming IBC 2015 (booth 8:D70).
On show will be the new d:facto Interview Microphone, which was launched in April at NAB 2015 and is already garnering praise for its ability to perform in even the most demanding conditions.
With voice clarity, linearity and low handling/wind noise, this high-end handheld reporter’s mic is ideal for both outdoor or studio interview settings. The microphone features an omnidirectional 2006V capsule, based on DPA’s original 2006, but with sensitivity adjusted down 12 dB to accommodate typical interview mic and wireless handle sensitivities - ideal for handheld interview use.
In conjunction with its Dutch distributor Amptec, DPA will also be showing the recently launched d:fine in-ear broadcast headset microphone. Targeted at broadcast hosts and guests who use in-ear monitors to communicate with their producers backstage or to hear foldback from people interviewed outside the studio, the d:fine in-ear microphone is built on the same state-of-the-art capsules and mechanical design that have made DPA’s d:fine range popular.
This model incorporates two cables — microphone and in-ear — that run parallel to provide a neat and clean look. Ear pads in two different sizes are also included, with no audio leakage between the in-ear drivers and the microphone capsule, which can be either omnidirectional or directional. A steel spring construction at the ear hook offers quick mounting for any ear size, while the cable to the integrated in-ear plug(s) can be lengthened or shortened to suit the user. It is easy to adjust headset mount size and, by choosing between left and right ear orientation, it is even possible to give the broadcast host a ‘camera blind’ side.
DPA will also show its podium range, which includes the d:screet miniature podium microphone. Incorporating special interference tube technology that ensures exceptional directivity and off-axis rejection, the d:screet miniature podium microphone features a miniature capsule mounted on a delicate gooseneck that comes in several lengths for table mounting. It can even be used in a wireless configuration by employing the company’s adapter range, which is already used for other miniature microphones.
DPA's podium range also includes the d:dictate podium microphones, which feature modular capsules from DPA's d:dictate recording microphones. These are acclaimed for their exceptional linear frequency responses, high SPL and superior gain before feedback.
The company will complete its IBC 2015 line up by showing its full line of d:screet miniature, d:fine headset and d:vote instrument solutions, as well as the d:facto vocal microphone.
DPA and Amptec will also be running a daily competition at IBC, giving visitors the chance to win a DPA microphone. Anyone who visits the booth during the day and has their badge scanned will receive a pin. If they return at 5pm each day wearing their pin, they will be entered into the prize draw.