4099 Instrument Microphone Series
The 4099 comes in two versions. The 4099 for High SPL instruments is perfect for use on a wide range of instruments – from the flute to the guitar, and everything in between. It may sound odd that a guitar should be categorized as a loud instrument but this is due to the close distance between the sound source and the instrument. The closer you get to an instrument, the higher SPL’s the mic must be able to withstand and still pick up the sound without a hint of colorization or distortion.
DPA mics don’t have off-axis coloration, so if you put a d:vote™ 4099 on a snare drum and on toms, your bleed is not ‘bad’, it’s just bleed. The way your snare sounds from the direct mic is the same tone you get from the bleed of the snare in the rack tom mic. Essentially it’s the same color from every angle. So instead of using a plug-in to get rid of bleed and put a bandage on the process, if you use DPA, in my opinion you shouldn’t have a bleed problem."
– Eric Loomis, house engineer for Ivy Hall Studio
With a max SPL, peak before clipping of 152 dB, the 4099 for Extreme Loud-SPL instruments was designed for use on drums, percussion instruments and other extremely loud instruments, like the trumpet and saxophone. Both versions have a supercardioid polar pattern for high rejection and superior gain-before-feedback. The mic also retains a uniform off-axis frequency response to ensure a high-energy, clear live performance.
The 4099 Instrument Microphones are also rugged. The versatile gooseneck provides stable and repeatable positioning. The flexible design supports a wide variety of mounting and positioning possibilities and a wide selection of ingenious mounting options offered. The ingenious series of mounting options covers almost all instruments available and the mic itself can attach to each of these mounting solutions.
4099 Stereo Kits are also available; typically used on the piano and accordion. The mics for these kits are selected for a better match.
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