Instrument Microphones

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. Learn more about CORE by DPA.

Our 4099 Instrument Mics


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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4099 Touring Kit

Ready for on-the-road use for rental companies, musicians or theatres, the d:vote™ Touring Kit offers a wide selection of microphones and accessories selected for typical use in an acoustic music setting.

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Our instrument clips


  • CORE by DPA technology inside
  • Super cardioid condenser microphone
  • Natural sound
  • Handles high SPLs
  • Superior gain-before-feedback
  • Flexible and easy mounting
  • Gentle and easy to mount on the instrument
  • Detachable cable and a versatile gooseneck extender

Versatility of our instrument mics

Just change the mount, not the mic.

The d:vote™ CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone is so very adaptable, due to the wide selection of ingenious mounting options offered. Guitar, brass, flute, piano; it is no problem to mount the mic on any instrument. So finding a consistent sound for your mix has never been easier.

The d:vote™ CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone comes with a wide variety of clips for use with specific instruments. Bass, brass, drum, saxophone and more!

Flexible adapter system

The adapters for wireless systems give you flexible, simple and affordable possibilities.

You are no longer bound to one wireless system. As circumstances change, you can just switch your adapter, instead of incurring the cost of a whole new microphone. And when you make the switch, you won't hear any loss or change in sound quality.

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Where do I buy?

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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.
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DPA takes musical journey with the Silk Road Ensemble

Versatile mics provide Audio Engineer / Designer Jody Elff with fantastic balance of sonic excellence and practical utility.
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How to mount our d:vote™ Instrument Mic

A visual guide to mounting the d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphone on various instruments.
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10 points on close miking for live performances

We apply close-miking to obtain the highest possible sound pressure level (SPL) of the sound source – and the lowest SPL of all other nearby or distant sources. Close-miking can provide us with the possibility of a cleaner mix. Furthermore, close-miking can reduce the risk of acoustical feedback when used with public address systems (PA) as less gain of the microphone is needed being so close.
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