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WIN! DPA 4055 Microphone

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Get your hands on DPA Microphones' brand new high SPL mic (worth £672$730), ideal for kick drums.

Founded in 1992, Danish brand DPA Microphones have earned a reputation for making some of the finest vocal and instrument mics for both stage and studio. Their handheld models can frequently be seen in use by some of the highest-profile and most discerning singers in the industry, while their huge range of instrument-specific models regularly grace the most prestigious concert houses and orchestra pits in the world.

The company’s knack for producing accurate, high-fidelity microphones centres around their many years of research into small-diaphragm electret capsule technology, which yields remarkably low distortion and noise, while ensuring consistent pickup of sound both on- and off-axis.

However, while their range has covered almost every instrument type imaginable — from dedicated piano models to mics for stringed instruments, woodwinds, brass, vocals and percussion — they’ve never designed a microphone especially for kick drums...

Until now! The brand-new 4055 combines DPA’s expertise in faithful capture with an ability to handle ultra-high sound pressure levels (up to 164dB SPL) with minimal distortion, as well as a resistance to the kinds of wind blasts that any microphone sitting in a bass drum might incur. However, unlike many dedicated kick mics, the 4055 doesn’t impart any tonality of its own. Rather than featuring a presence boost to bring out beater sounds, or an artificial bass hump to accentuate the boom, the 4055 is designed to offer a flat frequency response, allowing the engineer to tailor the kick sound to whatever the context requires. So, whether it’s being used on a heavy metal band, a trad folk group or a jazz trio, the 4055 will deliver the goods.

These attributes also make the 4055 ideal for any situation where low distortion and an extended frequency response are called for, including horns, double bass, guitar and bass cabs, and many more.

Unlike many dedicated kick mics, the 4055 doesn’t impart any tonality of its own.

How To Enter

For this month’s exclusive SOS competition, DPA are kindly offering two readers the chance to win a 4055 microphone of their very own. To be in with a chance of scooping one of these fantastic microphones, simply answer the questions on the right and dream up a tie-breaker, then submit your online entry by Friday 5th August 2022. Good luck!

Prizes kindly donated by DPA Microphones.

Competition Rules

  • Only one entry per person is permitted.
  • In entering this competition, you confirm that you are aged 18 years or older.
  • By submitting your entry, you agree to supply Sound On Sound and the Prize Donor with a photograph of you and the prize(s) plus some words about winning the prize. This may be used on each company's website, email newsletter announcements and/or social media channels. Your name will be abbreviated to first name last initial and your town/city/country, eg. Bill N. of Wakefield, UK.
  • Please DO NOT ENTER if you do not agree to these terms.
  • Employees of SOS Publications Group, DPA Microphones, and their immediate families are ineligible for entry.
  • No cash alternative is available in lieu of the stated prize.
  • The competition organisers reserve the right to change the specification of the prize offered.
  • The judges' decision is final and legally binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • No other correspondence is to be included with competition entries.
  • Please ensure that you give your DAYTIME telephone number on your entry form.
  • Prize winners must be prepared to make themselves available in the event that the competition organisers wish to make a personal presentation.
  • The winning entrants name and county/state will be made available upon request.