Gearslutz.com reviewed the d:vote™ Instrument Microphone and d:dicate™ Recording Microphone
d:dicate™ 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone
The d:dicate™ 2011C is a more recent addition to the DPA product line than some of their flagship products. It is a small pencil condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid microphone. With the 2011C DPA have used innovation to create a mic, which sounds distinctly like a DPA mic without the price tag of their flagship models. Their website describes the 2011C as the “little brother” of the 4011, it is implied on their site that the 2011 is designed to be used on stage; it is compact, can handle high SPLs and due to its interference tube it is extremely directional. Before you go rejoicing in the streets though, DPA doesn’t make budget microphones, so this is still a high-end mic with a price to match, but it’s definitely more affordable to a home studio owner than the “big brother”.
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d:vote™ 4099G Instrument Microphone for guitar
The DPA d:vote™ 4099 is a super-cardioid instrument mic on a gooseneck which can be used with various clips to use on almost any instrument. When I first opened the box I realized how well presented the whole package is. Including the case. The ergonomics has clearly been thought about even when designing every part of the product, such a favourable first impression and evidence of care and attention to detail fills me with excitement to try the mic. The d:vote mic itself is an incredibly small and the super-cardioid polar pattern makes the mic incredibly convenient to reduce bleed in noisy environments. It also comes with a foam pop/windshield covering the mic. Due to its size it is unobtrusive in both live and studio environments, I would even be confident with them in cramped theatre pits!
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