Alleroed, Denmark (May 9, 2013)—DPA Microphones has debuted the d: dicate Recording Microphone range, which includes DPA’s MMC4018 supercardioid capsule and the MMC4007 hi-SPL omnidirectional capsule. Both capsules are widely used for picking up drums, percussion, brass instruments – and for measurement purposes. Both are entirely compatible with other d:dicate preamplifiers.
Completing the d:dicate line-up are microphones from the DPA Reference Standard series, which has been absorbed into the d:dicate range with all former Reference Standard products now carrying d:dicate branding. These include the modular 4000 and 2000 series. Within the 4000 series, there are a variety of capsules, including the new 4018 supercardioid, 4017 shotgun, 4015 wide cardioid, 4011 cardioid and 4006 omnidirectional. The 2000 series consists of two twin diaphragm capsules—the 2011 cardioid and the 2006 omni versions that are rooted in the design technology of DPA’s classic miniature capsules. All these capsules can be combined with an pre-amp, a B pre-amp with low cut and high boost filters, and a C pre-amp, which is a compact version for discreet miking.
“Our new d:dicate Recording Microphone range gives customers the ultimate in flexibility as any microphone in the range can easily be transformed into a new variant simply by choosing a different capsule or preamplifier. Customers will also find that owning several capsules is more cost effective than purchasing a completely new microphone,” said Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones. “By gathering these microphones into a specific group, d:dicate now joins our other established product groups: d:fine Headset Microphones, d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones and d:facto Vocal Microphones.”
New accessories have also been developed for the d:dicate Recording Microphone range, including modular active cables (MMP-ER with rear cable entry and MMP-ES with side cable entry) plus modular active booms (MMP-F) that are compatible with all d:dicate capsules. The two new capsules and new accessories in DPA’s d:dicate Recording Microphones range will be available from August 2013. Former Reference Standard capsules and preamplifiers now included in the d:dicate range are available now.