DPA Microphones is using the Prolight + Sound 2015 platform to showcase its full d:facto Vocal Microphone range.
The company has now added to the range with the launch of the d:facto Interview Microphone, a broadcast-quality microphone for presenters and reporters who want voice clarity, linearity and low noise characteristics. The handheld microphone features the new d:facto 2006V omnidirectional capsule, a specially adapted version of DPA's popular 2006 capsule that has been adjusted to suit typical interview microphone levels.
"We have altered the capsule's sensitivity so that it is 12dB less than its basis," commented DPA product specialist Mikkel Nymand. "This, plus the fact that the capsule is omnidirectional, makes it more suited to broadcast interview situations where freedom of use is more important than pointing precision. We have also lowered handling noise by incorporating a rubber suspension mount, which is built into the d:facto head. Finally, the d:facto Interview has the lowest mic generated wind noise of any interview mics on the market, straight out of the box, with no additional foam or fur needed."
Launched three years ago, the d:facto Vocal Microphone is now a firm favourite with artists such as Steve Wonder, Sting, Ellie Goulding and Paloma Faith, who favour its ability to deliver natural sound. According to the firm, the microphone has also proved popular with top FOH engineers who appreciate how much easier it makes their workload thanks to its clarity, gain before feedback and SPL handling.
At Prolight + Sound 2015, DPA will demonstrate the flexibility of the d:facto range by highlighting the modular nature of its design. The same microphone head can be employed for both wired and wireless use, which means performers are free to choose the configuration that best suits their needs. They can also choose their preferred wireless system because DPA's adapters allow d:facto to integrate with brands like Sony, Lectrosonics, Shure, Wisycom and Sennheiser.
"DPA's d:facto is an affordable, future-proof investment in microphone front-end technology because it is so versatile and so easy to upgrade," said DPA CEO Christian Poulsen. "Our ongoing commitment to R&D means that d:facto will always adapt to new wireless standards, while continuing to deliver the sound quality for which DPA is rightly famous."
DPA's entire d:facto range will be on show at Prolight + Sound 2015 and visitors will have the opportunity to A/B its performance against other microphones on booth B70 in Hall 8.