Often containing a number of different instruments in a small space, the orchestra pit is a notoriously difficult area to mic up correctly. Both close-miking solutions as well as "a less is more" ambient solution with overheads can be valuable. The trick is to pick the correct microphones for your particular situation – this includes pit design, theatre size, stage vocalists' ability, etc. No matter what you choose, you can be certain that DPA mics will deliver a powerful live experience to your audience.
Award-winning instrument mics
The 4099 Instrument Microphones Series, is a close-miking solution that gives you a much more natural sound than any internal microphone or pickup. With a focused supercardioid pickup pattern, they are ideal for capturing isolated sound from instruments in a tight pit. Known for their discreet size and elegance, these mics come in two variants, both of which feature a lightweight design, yet they are also rugged. The versatile gooseneck provides stable and repeatable positioning. The flexible design supports a wide variety of mounting and positioning possibilities and offers a wide selection of ingenious mounting options.
Studio sound in the pit
DPA's wide range of versatile recording microphones is legendary in the high-end recording industry and can make the instruments in the pit shine. Delivering clean, accurate sound, these mics are used by professionals, who understand sound and insist on using only the best. They offer extremely accurate off-axis response, which ensures a natural sounding interaction amongst instruments in a pit. When not used as an area mic, they can be paired together with the Gooseneck Shock Mount and a MMP-G Modular Active Cable Preamplifier with MicroDot, to turn any modular recording mic capsule into a fantastic instrument microphone.