DPA's stage mics have long been held in high regard, but they've also been priced out of reach of many. Until now...
"We've designed this mic," says DPA's René Mørch, "so that it sounds like the singer isn't actually using a mic."
I can think of one or two bands whose music would be a lot more enjoyable if the singer wasn't using a mic, but Mørch is really alluding to the guiding principle behind all DPA products. Whether they are producing high-spec recording mics for orchestral or broadcast use, clip-on 'bugs' for instrument amplification or handheld mics for stage vocals, DPA's goal is always to convert the source audio into an electrical signal as transparently as possible.
It's a laudable aim, but one that demands a commitment to quality, and DPA mics typically don't come cheap. For example, their d:facto stage vocal mic is a popular choice in professional circles thanks to its uncoloured sound and well-behaved off-axis response, but its price puts it out of reach of many self-op live sound engineers and local bands. DPA are well aware of this, and are aiming to reach a broader market with the 2028. The idea is to offer a stage vocal mic with the same pure sound as the d:facto, but which can be brought to...
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