d:vote™ CORE 4099

The best instrument mic just got better

Now with CORE by DPA technology

The d:vote™ is already the recognized standard for this type of microphone and the CORE version adds just another layer of sound quality that further distances this mic from its competitors. d:vote™ CORE 4099 brings more clarity and details to your music, across the entire dynamic range. Anyone looking for the very highest sound quality should choose CORE – every musician, live sound engineer and anyone else who takes pride in quality audio.

CORE by DPA is a powerful new technology at the heart of DPA miniature microphones. We’ve minimized distortion. From pianissimo to forte, you will experience increased clarity and openness.

d:vote™

4099 Instrument Mic

The award-winning d:vote™ series, gives you a much more natural sound than any other clip-on microphone or pickup. This condenser microphone rejects unwanted noise and accurately captures the true voice of your acoustic instrument.

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The first thing that really stood out was when I initially gained the mics. The higher output of the CORE series was instantly apparent and as a touring engineer who takes nothing but his mic boxes and is at the mercy of local consoles, this was a real blessing.


James Dunkley, live engineer

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Features

  • Handles high SPLs
  • Superior gain-before-feedback
  • Flexible and easy mounting
  • IP58 certified

From the piano to guitar; strings to woodwinds; brass to percussion, the d:vote™ Series sounds equally impressive on them all. This one microphone model can beautifully reinforce an entire orchestra. You can move the mic to another instrument; just make sure you have the right type of clip to mount it correctly.Whether you play the drums, horn or strings, you deserve to get the best sound possible from your instrument when playing live. Sporting a new streamlined design and our powerful CORE by DPA technology, the updated d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Mic with CORE by DPA is far beyond anything you’ve heard before.

The award-winning d:vote™ Series, gives you a much more natural sound than any internal microphone or pickup. This condenser microphone rejects unwanted noise and accurately captures the true voice of your acoustic instrument. In addition, the new streamlined windscreen design has a slightly thicker diameter to improve the protection of the sensitive backport of the microphone, which decreases the mic’s vulnerability to wind and movement.

All CORE by DPA technology microphones, including the d:vote™ CORE, are IP58 certified. This durability is achieved through a number of defense mechanisms:
 
•    Water-repellant nano-coating of the cover and housing
•    Hermetic sealing of the sensitive amplifier at the core of the mic
•    Dual gold plating of the diaphragm

 


 

I've been using d:vote™ Instrument Microphones for many years, especially on cello and double bass. I really like them because they are so small, light and easy to install. They come with a fabulous range of accessories and are not invasive, even on small instruments such as violins. In terms of sound, they bring out the true nature of an acoustic instrument and deliver the deep, full-bodied, true low end bass that you expect to hear.



– Simone 'Zeta' Saccomandi, front of house engineer for Italian ensemble, LE DIV4S

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CORE by DPA minimizes distortion

When the output of the microphone no longer sounds like the input, we call this distortion. Although all systems and mics add some distortion, well-designed systems and mics exhibit less distortion. By increasing the dynamic range of the mics, CORE by DPA extends the point at which the distortion is measurable. In addition, CORE by DPA lowers the general distortion heard at all levels – from soft to loud. That means a clearer more open sound across the entire microphone range.



 

CORE by DPA expands dynamic range

CORE by DPA increases the dynamic range of our miniature microphones up to 14 dB depending on the specific type of capsule.


This gives users more flexibility by expanding the range of sounds that can be captured. In most cases, sound engineers prefer a mic with a wide dynamic range because they can use one mic to capture a wider range of sounds and in more applications.
  • Increased dynamic range = Increased workable range
  • Increased dynamic range = Less vulnerable to overload


 

CORE by DPA sounds better

An increased dynamic range and less general distortion means the sounds you capture come through loud and clear. From a whisper to a scream (Pianissimo to Forte), CORE microphones exhibit increased clarity and increase openness in the sound across all SPLs – from low to high.

Looking for sound close to our original, amazing d:dicate™ 4006 in a miniature package? Check out CORE by DPA. We can’t promise quite the same sound, but it is very close.
 

Understanding CORE by DPA

Dynamic range is the range of sound pressure that a microphone can handle. It is measured from the SPL at the noise floor (the mic’s own self-noise) to the SPL at 1% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). At 1% THD, most people listening will be able to detect a change in sound quality. For more information about dynamic range, THD and other important microphone specs, read our Mic University article on the subject.
But how does it sound? The d:vote is a phenomenal sounding mic, on almost any source, it is clean, clear and crisp with a detail seldom heard on any mic I have ever used.
Read the full review on Gearslutz

Where do I buy?

Are you ready to buy an dvote™ Instrument Microphone? Find the store closest to you.
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