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MICS FOR RECORDING IN STUDIO AND CONCERT HALLS

The studio is a relatively controlled environment, where you often are given a second chance if the result is not completely satisfactory. For that reason your expectations of the result will, of course, also be much higher. That means the desire for clarity, definition and low noise has no upper limit.

Recording classical symphonies in a large concert hall setting, has different challenges than recording rhythmic bands in a studio, but still great sounds starts with great microphones.
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- Mics for recording music in studio
- Mics for recording music in project studios
- Mics for recording music in concert halls

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MICS FOR RECORDING MUSIC IN STUDIO

Recording a rock, pop or other rhythmic band playing in the studio presents a unique set of challenges, but with the right microphone you can achieve an excellent result. DPA Microphones gives you the cleanest approach with high SPL handling (ideal for crisp drums and percussion recordings free of distortion parameters) and a sonic signature as close to the original sound source as possible. Nothing is added to the sound.



The d:dicate™ Microphones has modular capsules and preamplifiers to deliver superior sound for high-quality studio recording situations. The transformerless design ensures extremely low noise and unparalleled off-axis response. The range is wide and provides superb-sounding microphones with any type of pickup pattern required for your specific needs.  Within the series there are a wide variety of capsules including:
 

For a more affordable studio recording solution, the d:dicate™ Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone is a fantastic solution. It has a strong pedigree. Its connection to its big brothers – the d:dicate™ 4000 series of mics – is immediately audible. It is a premium-class microphone and redefines the term value for money.

Features of the d:dicate™ Recording Microphones
 
  • Great for high SPL
  • Fantastic dynamic range
  • Linear frequency response
  • Accurate sound
  • Colorless sound
  • Modular flexibility


MICS FOR RECORDING MUSIC IN PROJECT STUDIOS

A continuing trend in the music business is the increase in high-quality, home-based project studios. While primarily for convenience, they need to contain top-quality equipment, including microphones.

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Twin Diaphragm d:dicate™ Microphones

The twin-diaphragm mics from the d:dicate™ Microphone series are the best choice for a project studio. Choose between the d:dicate™ 2006A Twin Diaphragm Omnidirectional Microphone or the d:dicate™ 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, depending on your specific needs. These mics performs as well as more exclusive microphones. They are premium-class microphones and redefine the term value for money.

d:screet™ 4090/4091 Omnidirectional Microphones

The d:screet™ 4090 Omnidirectional Microphone, Hi-Sens and the d:screet™ 4091 Omnidirectional Microphone, Lo-Sens are two of the best miniature condenser mics you could choose for a project studio. Both mics offer its uniquely natural and open sound and are suitable for instrument miking applications in the studio (or onstage). The d:screet™ Microphone series also contains a range of instrument miking and stereo kits that can benefit a project studio. 

The d:vote™ Instrument Microphone

The d:vote™ Instrument Microphone is a very versatile mic that can be close miked on virtually any instrument, providing a much more natural sound than any internal microphone or pickup.



MICS FOR RECORDING MUSIC IN CONCERT HALLS

Recording classical symphonies in a large concert hall setting, has different challenges than recording rhythmic bands in a studio, but still great sounds starts with great microphones. Microphones are not instruments, they are recording tools- Authenticity is needed, it is not up for debate how a Stradivarius sounds.

The d:dicate™ Microphones has modular capsules and preamplifiers to deliver superior sound for high-quality studio recording situations. The transformerless design ensures extremely low noise and unparalleled off-axis response. The range is wide and provides superb-sounding microphones with any type of pickup pattern required for your specific needs.  Within the series there are a wide variety of capsules including the d:dicate™ 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone, d:dicate™ 4011 Cardioid Microphone, d:dicate™ 4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone and d:dicate™ 4041-SP Large Diaphragm Microphone.



Using microphone main arrays for stereo or full surround sound is another way to record a symphony. Most orchestras are a self-balancing phenomena – each instrumental part can be heard without the need for additional miking. As well, acoustic reflections and a sense of acoustic space are an important aspect of the sound of an orchestra - just as much as the instruments themselves.

The d:dicate™ Microphone series contains a range of stereo and surround kits that can be used in conjunction with the S5 Surround Mount to capture amazing surround sound recordings of classical symphonies. 

d:dicate™ 4006A Omnidirectional Microphone

Linear and true in character, the d:dicate™ 4006A Omnidirectional Microphone has earned its status as a worldwide recording standard. This highly sought after mic has forged its enviable reputation over the past quarter of a century by repeatedly exhibiting its total transparency in any recording situation.

d:mension™ 5006A Surround Kit

This complete Surround Kit features five carefully factory-matched d:dicate™ 4006A Omnidirectional Microphones. The surround match is even closer than the standard tolerances on the d:dicate™ 4006A Omnidirectional Microphones. The d:mension™ 5006A Surround Kit is the perfect solution for Decca Tree and surround array recordings.

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