The dpa dvote 4099 instrument microphone
Germany - At Frankfurt Prolight + Sound 2015, DPA's booth will be the place to go to if you want to learn the best placement of a microphone on your instrument, and how to get the best sound from your instrument or voice, says the company.

The booth (Hall 8, Booth B70) will feature workshops with live performances up to five times a day, hosted by DPA product specialists who will demonstrate vocal and instrument microphone placement on saxophone, acoustic guitar and upright bass. There will also be a listening area where visitors can compare sound samples from DPA microphones with those from other brands.

"At DPA, we know what it takes to make great sound and we are not satisfied with anything but the best," says DPA's CEO Christian Poulsen. "Getting closer to our customers and sharing knowledge is very important for two reasons: it helps us improve our microphones and it helps our customers make their sound even better. This is the focus of our presence at Prolight + Sound 2015 - we want visitors to learn from us and find out for themselves why DPA microphones are the best on the market and the best for their needs."

On the booth, DPA will be showing a wide range of products including established models such as the d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone and the popular d:facto Vocal Microphone - now the vocal mic of choice for artists such as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Kate Bush and Ellie Goulding. A relaunch of the d:facto range including a new d:facto microphone will be presented at the booth.

DPA will also be showing a range of body worn microphones that are designed for artists who want freedom of movement on stage. These include DPA's d:screet Miniature Microphones and the d:fine 66 and 88 Headset Microphones that combine the flexible mechanics of the d:fine ear mount with the capsules from the legendary 4066 omni and 4088 cardioid headsets.

On show for the first time will be the new d:fine In-Ear Broadcast Headset Microphone. Targeted at television hosts and guests who use in-ear monitors to communicate with their producers backstage, this versatile addition to the award-winning d:fine range combines the sound quality of a DPA microphone with a state of the art in-ear monitoring solution. Available in several in-ear combinations and colour options, the unit comes with ear-pads in two different sizes and an adjustable headset mount, making it versatile and very easy to use. It is also possible to choose between left and right ear orientation, thus giving the broadcast host a 'camera blind' side.

(Jim Evans)

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