10/10/18

TAPE OP MAGAZINE REVIEWS MMA-A WITH d:screet™ 4061

Tape Op's Geoff Stanfield Tests our MMA-A Digital Interface along with two d:screet™ 4061 miniature mics.
"My primary interest was in using MMA-A to record interviews for the Tape Op Podcast. (...) The audio quality when using the MMA-A interface with DPA's d:screet™ 4061 mics is fantastic. I was especially surprised by the low end and overall clarity of the recordings captured. I like being able to just clip or tape a mic on to the interviewee's shirt and forget about it! The unobtrusiveness of a lavalier mic really makes for a more conversational interview.

The
d:screet™ 4061s are, in my opinion, an incredible technology. These pre-polarized omnidirectional mics are super-lightweight (about a quarter ounce each), handle 144 dB of SPL before clipping, and have a claimed frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. They are quite small and easily concealed for video work, stage, or otherwise.

(...) Beyond an interview scenario, you could easily connect any DPA MicroDot-compatible mic to the MMA-A for a variety of music recording applications. As an experiment, I used the MMA-A to record a live acoustic band to my iPhone, taping the mics to some headphone ear clips while standing in the center of the sound stage. This made for my own live, binaural-style dummy head (emphasis on dummy), and the results offered a very realistic sound stage with great imaging. I've tried the same idea with other equipment I own but found the sound quality of the DPA
d:screet™ 4061 mic to be superior.

The whole rig – mics, interface, and iPad/iPhone – fits easily into a shoulder bag and has replaced my Zoom H4 as my "go to" setup for interviews, and even simple live music recording applications. To have this level of quality in your pocket is astounding."


(Geoff Stanfield, Tape Op magazine)

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