“I have been using the DPA d:screets and the d:dicate™
4017, in harmony with each other since 2011,” adds Dan McCoy, owner of the LA-based production sound company Tone Mesa, Inc. “The balance between them is amazing. There’s never an issue with these two types of DPA mics. The characteristics match perfectly – not only in the mix on set, but also in post-production when you need to blend the boom and the lavs. I personally like to use some of the bass and proximity from the omni-directional lavalier on the body blended with the high-frequency response of the shotgun mic in order to get a little more articulation. You might lose a little of the low-end if the boom is too far out of the shot, but once you add it in with the lav, there is a really wonderful blending. One mic alone can’t do that, it’s the blending and summing of the two that gives you that recording advantage.”
The DPA d:screet™
CORE 6060 and 6061 Subminiature Microphones are just three millimeters in diameter and pack a powerful performance thanks to the CORE by DPA microphone technology, which reduces distortion and increases dynamic range. In terms of technical specifications, all DPA 6000 series capsules are omnidirectional and have a frequency range of 20 Hz - 20 kHz. The d:screet™ 6060 lavalier has a noise floor of only 24 dB(A), while the d:screet 6061 lavalier is only 26 dB(A), similar to the company’s existing 4000 series miniature mics.
4017 and 4018 Shotgun Microphones are designed for a broad range of broadcast, ENG and film-making applications, such as booming, interviews or in fixed/podium installations. Each offers a lightweight design with a highly directional pattern and uniform off-axis response, with low noise and high sensitivity to provide a uniform sound.