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New microphone kits from DPA

Microphone bundles for a range of applications

DPA condenser microphone kits studio live location bundles handheld lavalier boom

Following on from the success of the DDK4000 Drum Microphone Kit unveiled at this year’s NAMM show, DPA have announced the launch of several new microphone kits, each of which aim to offer engineers the ultimate selection of high-quality condenser microphones for a range of different audio applications. The bundles include the DLK4000 Live Microphone Kit, the DSK4001 Studio Microphone Kit, the DRK4001 Ultimate Recording Kit and the DLS4000 Location Sound Kit.

DLK4000 Live Microphone Kit

Said to be an ideal microphone and accessory selection for touring sound engineers, the DLK4000 Live Microphone Kit contains 20 microphones and capsules, and includes a multitude of accessories that promise to enhance sound quality, clarity and consistency. The following microphones are included, along with a wide variety of holders, windscreens, cables, clips shockmounts and adapters:

  • DPA DLK4000 Live Microphone KitThe DPA DLK4000 Live Microphone Kit contains a wide range of vocal and instrument mics, as well as a collection of useful accessories.2 x 2028 Supercardioid Vocal Mic, Wired DPA Handle, Black 
  • 1 x 2028 Supercardioid Vocal Mic, SL1 Adapter (Shure/Sony/Lectrosonics), Black 
  • 2 x 4055 Kick Drum Microphone 
  • 1 x d:facto 4018VL Linear Supercardioid Mic 
  • 1 x d:facto 4018V Softboost Supercardioid Mic 
  • 1 x 4061 CORE Stereo Microphone Kit
  • 2 x 4015A Wide Cardioid Microphone (matched within ±1 dB)
  • 4 x 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone (matched within ±1.5 dB)
  • 2 x 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone
  • 4 x 4099 Instrument Microphone (Loud SPL) 
  • 2 x 4099 Instrument Microphone (Extreme SPL) 

DSK4001 Studio Microphone Kit

As its name implies, the DSK4001 Studio Microphone Kit moves the focus towards studio users, offering a collection of premium microphones ideal for recording everything from vocal takes to full bands, and everything between. Once again, a selection of accessories are also included, along with the following microphones:

  • DPA DSK4001 Studio Microphone KitThe microphones included in DPA's new DSK4001 Studio Microphone Kit.1 x 4099-DC-1 Instrument Microphone (Loud SPL)
  • 3 x 4099-DC-2 Instrument Microphone (Extreme SPL)
  • 1 x d:facto 4018VL Linear Vocal Supercardioid Microphone
  • 1 x 4055 Kick Drum Microphone
  • 1 x 2012 Compact Cardioid Microphone
  • 2 x 4011A Cardioid Microphone (matched within ±1dB)

DRK4001 Ultimate Recording Kit

For those looking for a collection that’s ready to tackle just about any session they throw at it, there’s the DRK4001 Ultimate Recording Kit. Containing no fewer than 26 microphones and a selection of nearly 100 accessories, DPA’s flagship bundle is ready to handle any instrument imaginable. Microphones included in the kit are:

  • DPA DRK4001 Ultimate Recording KitThe DPA DRK4001 Ultimate Recording Kit contains a total of 26 microphones and almost 100 accessories.4x 4099-DC-1 Instrument Microphone (Loud SPL)
  • 6x 4099-DC-2 Instrument Microphone (Extreme SPL)
  • 1x 4055 Kick Drum Microphone
  • 2x 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone
  • 2x 4006A Omnidirectional Microphone (Matched Stereo Pair)
  • 2x 4011A Cardioid Microphone (Matched Stereo Pair)
  • 2x 4015A Wide Cardioid Microphone (Matched Stereo Pair)
  • 2x 4018ER Supercardioid Microphone (Matched Stereo Pair)
  • 2x 4041-SP Omnidirectional Large Diaphragm Microphone (Matched Stereo Pair)
  • 1x MMC4018V Supercardioid Pencil Microphone Capsule, linear with high-end boost
  • 1x MMC4018VL Supercardioid Pencil Microphone Capsule, linear
  • 1x 2028-B-B01 Vocal Microphone

SOS Review

We put the Ultimate Recording Kit through its paces in the April 2023 issue of SOS, click here to take a look at the review (print / web / app / replica / PDF editions).

DLS4000 Location Sound Kit

The DLS4000 Location Sound Kit then bundles together a collection of microphones and accessories aimed squarely at engineers working on production sound for TV and film. Shotgun microphones for booms are joined by micro shotguns ideal for discreet plant-miking duties, and body-worn options are provided by a range of lavaliers. The following microphones were chosen based on input from industry engineers:

  • DPA DLS4001 Location Sound Microphone KitDPA DLS4001 Location Sound Microphone Kit comes equipped with a range of microphones and accessories aimed at those working in TV and film sound.2 x 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone
  • 1 x 4098 CORE Supercardioid Mic, White
  • 2 x 4060 CORE Omni Mic, Normal SPL, Beige
  • 2 x 4061 CORE Omni Mic, Loud SPL, Black
  • 2 x 4071 CORE Omni Mic, Presence Boost, Loud SPL, Black
  • 1 x 4661 CORE Heavy Duty Omni Mic, Loud SPL, Black
  • 2 x 6060 CORE Omni Submini Mic, Normal SPL, White
  • 2 x 6060 CORE Omni Submini Mic, Normal SPL, Beige
  • 2 x 6061 CORE Omni Submini Mic, Loud SPL, Black
  • 2 x 4017B Shotgun Mic
  • 2 x 4018C Compact Supercardioid Mic

Pricing & Availability

Each of the new bundles are available now, with pricing as follows:

  • DLK4000 Live Microphone Kit: $27,850€21,400
  • DSK4001 Studio Microphone Kit: $11,170£€8550
  • DRK4001 Ultimate Recording Kit: $47,150€36,200
  • DLS4001 Location Sound Kit: $22,740€17,630

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