’s supercardioid pattern provided a very clear sound with high gain before feedback, which minimized the sound from off axis,” he explains. “This is very helpful, especially in venues where the acoustics are bad. The microphone sounded amazing and worked perfectly, allowing us to capture the natural sound of the choir.”
Mr. Kao adds that the ability to use the 4097
as either a wired or wireless solution adds to its appeal. “It gives us the flexibility to deal with different applications,” he says. “The fact that it is also equipped with a flexible gooseneck means that we can quickly and easily adjust the direction of the microphone to the sound source. Also, the microphone boom is tiny and the new cable management system minimizes its footprint and makes it unnoticeable on stage.”
Mr. Kao also praised the 4097
’s three level shock mounts, which cut down the rumble caused by movement on stage, citing this as another useful feature when dealing with live events.
The 4097 Choir mic
was launched in June, 2019, and features DPAs transparent sound and even off-axis response, which makes the entire choir sound natural. Apart from being sleek and elegant, it comes in a wireless version so that you can avoid cables on the stage, making the solution even more discrete.