New boom bend on d:fine directional (FID...)
All d:fine directional booms will from serial number M017158 be bent precisely as the MMB4088 boom, meaning a little angle close to the microphone head.
This way, all directional headsets (d:fine 4088, d:fine directional, d:fine 88), will have the same bend, which will improve on the following:
- More uniform bass response, no matter distance to mouth (which could be a concern with single-ear directional headset before the bend)
- Less pop/wind explosives
- More Identical look and performance over the range
In order to speed-up repairs, our service department built a microphone measurement system for DPA microphones.
It allows us to compare the frequency response and output level of any DPA microphone to factory specifications. We chose to invest in this to avoid sending microphones back and forth to Denmark. This way, rapid diagnostics and a lower service turnaround time will be guaranteed.
As an added bonus, the system enables us to better match microphones for stereo or surround pairs, where needed.
d:fine touring kits
DPA launched a campaign giving the customers an additional 10% discount on a d:fine Touring Kit containing five similar d:fine headsets chosen from the entire range.
By registering on the DPA website, the customer can save up to 265€ per Touring Kit depending on which model the customer chooses.
This discount is only valid on orders placed in the campaign period - from 14 February 2014 until 31 March 2014.
DPA - Balthazar workshop
Amptec organized a unique workshop in Ancienne Belgique on 20th February: attend a Balthazar soundcheck and see how their FOH engineer does all the miking with DPA microphones.
Almost 40 participants were present.
Topics included on-axis and off-axis response, and the impact on the mix as a whole. Filip Tanghe shared some of his mixing secrets, why he chose DPA over other microphones, the use of analog outboard with a digital console, etc.
We hope to see you at this year‘s Prolight+Sound on 12 - 15 March 2014 at stand 8.C71. DPA microphones will be showcasing their microphone solutions for the live stage, including the new grids for the award winning d:facto™ Vocal Microphones and our d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones.
Furthermore, we will be showcasing our newly updated line of d:screet™ Miniature Microphones and our new d:fine™ 88 and 66 Headsets. At our stand you will also have a chance to win either a d:vote 4099 or a d:fine headset.
An Amptec representative will be at the DPA booth on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com to make an appointment for a personal contact.