Engineered for vocal performances onstage

Handheld vocal microphones have a certain look for both historical reasons as well as for the fact that they need to meet certain audio needs. Having a steady handgrip and controlled wind- and pop-suppression is exceptionally important.

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2028 Vocal Mic

The 2028 Vocal Microphone is designed for the unique challenges of live stage performances. It is a flexible handheld vocal mic, which provides transparent, fantastic vocals to performers. Use it wired or together with your favorite wireless system, either way, just plug it in and hear the vocals shine like never before.

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d:facto™ 4018 Supercardioid Mic

The d:facto™ Supercardioid Mic brings true studio sound to the live stage. These mics are available in an extremely linear 4018VL version as well as in a 4018V version with a high-end boost. You can use the d:facto™ 4018 with a handle or choose to use your favorite wireless system.

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They just sound great. The d:facto™ Vocal Microphone is genius. Even in a small club I can get it as loud as most dynamic mics without hideous feedback, but the sound quality and 'intelligibility' is still there." – Phil Jones, Front of House Engineer for Royal Blood
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Proper hand placement on a vocal mic

A handheld microphone is a microphone like all others. However, how you hold the microphone affects the sound. Some use this to their advantage; others don't realize this is the case. This article explains how your sound may change depending on how you hold the microphone.
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150 DPA mics at the Eurovision Song Contest

The DPA d:facto™ is in my opinion currently the best and most flexible condenser capsule on the market. One big advantage is that, thanks to the available adapter, one can compile an ideal combination of capsule and transmission technology for the respective situation.
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The price is going to put a lot of people off, as this is an expensive microphone — but when I told the singer it cost seven times more than the microphone he was currently using, his response was that it sounded it!
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How to mic vocals with handheld mics on stage

From a professional singer’s point of view, the sound color and general response of the microphone should be as true as possible to the sound of the performer’s tone. The human voice is a pristine instrument that should not be changed by a microphone fingerprint.
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The d:facto™ is a great mic, and if you have a compatible wireless system you’re getting an incredibly flexible piece of gear. It will take your wireless system to the next level, and if you are looking for a great mic to make your live gigs really shine—look no further.
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