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DPA Microphones has introduced the d:vice™, a new dual-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter exclusively for iOS mobile devices, Mac® and PC. Already popular among broadcast journalists, musicians, front of house engineers, theatres, churches, television and film productions, DPA Microphones continues to diversify its product offerings with its new d:vice™ MMA-A Digital Audio Interface. This […]
Check out this great Meris Ottobit Jr Pedal demo by Vintage King. Ottobit Jr is designed for guitarists, bassists, synth players and anyone else with a creative gene who appreciates designing crazy and unique sounds. Kitted out with triggered stutter effects, tap tempo, a sequencer module, an awesome low-pass filter and all this is controllable […]
This April, get free accessories with every DPA d:screet™ Miniature Lavalier microphone. Buy an omnidirectional d:screet™ Lavalier Microphone between 4th-30th of April 2017 and get the new, versatile DPA SCM0013-B lavalier clip, a foam windscreen and an adapter for your chosen wireless system for free. This could save you up to 30%! Which DPA d:screet™ […]
When accomplished music producers who are also artists take to the live stage, sound quality is always going to be top of the agenda. With this in mind, London-based sound engineer Mark Portlock had absolutely no hesitation in recommending the award-winning DPA d:facto™ Vocal Microphone when he was asked to handle Front of House duties […]
Geoff Stanfield, Online Publisher for Tape Op Magazine has put together this video on using stompboxes to get creative with effects during your mixing process. He uses the Meris 440 Mic Pre to integrate the stompboxes with Pro Tools and as well as showing you how to achieve this, gives handy tips and demonstrations on […]
Sound Network are bringing DPA Microphones and Sony Pro Audio to Adlib Liverpool Open Day, 21-22 March 2017. Rob Ramon will be on hand to talk with about microphones, digital wireless and recording. Products on show will include the amazing DPA d:facto™, d:vote™ and d:dicate™ ranges, as well as Sony’s DWX-N Digital Wireless system and […]
The March instalment for our monthly Digital Wireless Training sessions in 2017! Do you work with wireless systems? No matter the industry, you’ll know that bandwidth is becoming a precious commodity, workflow is king and FM transmission reliability is a necessity. Join us for a free workshop on digital wireless technology covering how these issues […]
Sound Designer David Kamp recently spent some time recording insects compiling audio for a new sound library collection entitled Insects & Swarms. The clue to what he was recording is in the name – thousands and thousands of flies, bees, mosquitos and locusts, some of which were recorded individually while others were captured as part […]
Claudio Somigli of IBC Sound discusses how he and partner Chad Raymond recorded and designed the sound library behind the retro 80’s style game by Pixel Trip Studios, The Videokid. Pixel Trip Studios produced The Videokid, a newly released game for Android and iPhone, in association with Blue Zoo Animation. All the audio production and […]
Here’s a quick assembly guide for the new DPA Tabletop Microphone kit. The kit includes a d:screet™ Podium Mic (SC4098-BM) and Microphone Base (DM6000), coming in three options of termination: microdot, XLR or pigtail. This should help you assemble the tabletop mic out of the box. What’s included? DM6000 Microphone Base Microdot connection sleeve (included […]
Anathema drummer Daniel Cardoso playing “A Simple Mistake”, video provided via his multi-angled drum cameras. Visit his page here. Check out the mic collection on his drum kit: Snare: d:dicate™ 2011C Hi-hat: d:dicate™ 2011C Toms: d:vote™ 4099D Ride: d:vote™ 4099D (And worth mentioning the vocals are on d:facto™ too!)
Camerakit.ie’s annual Broadcast Video Production Show, BVPS2017 is back for and we’re thrilled to be bringing DPA Microphones, Sony Pro Audio and Bubblebee Industries to the show in 2017! Happening on 27th-28th March at the Crowne Plaza, Dublin Airport. Date: Monday 27 – Tuesday 28 March, 2017 Location: Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport, Ireland | MAP […]
Join us in our brand new seminar room for a DPA Microphone Workshop on Wednesday the 22.02.2017. The workshop will be presented by Bo Brinck from DPA Microphones and is free to attend with registration below. Spaces are limited so please register soon.
Do you work with wireless systems? No matter the industry, you’ll know that bandwidth is becoming a precious commodity, workflow is king and FM transmission reliability is a necessity. Join us for a free workshop on digital wireless technology covering how these issues can be addressed more effectively.
Buy a DPA d:dicate™ 4017 this February and get a d:screet™ 4060 or 4060 Slim plus a wireless adapter for just £99 (€119) extra (ex Vat). This means a huge saving of over £270 ex Vat1. Terms & Conditions: This offer is run by Sound Network Ltd, the UK and Ireland distributor for DPA Microphones. […]
Get 20% off the price of the DPA d:facto™ Vocal, d:facto™ Linear Vocal or d:facto™ Interview microphones using the offer code below. Simply grab your offer code, get in touch with a participating dealer
Meris recently announced a brand new pedal version of the Mercury7 reverb. In the wake of this, here’s DSP engineer Angelo Mazzocco’s Mercury7 video overview of what the tremendously powerful reverb algorithm can achieve. Both the Meris Mercury7 Pedal and 500-series versions are available for order. Subscribe to our mailing list for future updates and […]
Los Angeles boutique effects manufacturer Meris has released two amazing new effects pedals for guitar, bass and synth: say ‘Hello’ to the Mercury7 Reverb Pedal and the Ottobit Jr Pedal. These Meris effects pedals are available now for pre-order. Both the Ottobit Jr and Mercury7 pedals are inspired by their 500-series counterparts, but feature slightly […]
Ingram AV is hosting a DPA Microphones mic techniques workshop on the 16th of February at the Sage Gateshead in Newcastle, UK. The workshop will be presented by Bo Brinck from DPA Microphones and is free to attend with registration on Ingram’s Eventbrite page. Event Details Date & Time: Thursday 16 February, 11:30am – 1pm […]
Boutique pro audio company Meris has just released the first of a range of guitar pedals – the Ottobit Jr. Meris first released the Ottobit Bit Crusher in 500-series format in 2015, causing the wide-spread turning of heads in the recording, sound design and game audio industries. They dubbed the innovative effect unit, “Audio In, […]
Audio Engineer/Designer Jody Elff recently wrapped up a world tour with The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma which formed under the artistic direction of cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The Silk Road Ensemble gathers distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries to explore contemporary multicultural musical crossroads and then embarks on an […]
DPA Microphones is bringing sleek, Scandinavian design to the installation market with the launch of the new DPA Microphone Base and Tabletop Mic and Ceiling Mic kits, a new stand for its top quality d:screet™ SC4098 Podium Microphone range. The different needs and wishes of architects, AV consultants, system integrators and installing electricians are all […]
DPA has launched an excellent offer on their d:vote 4099 Touring Kits – both the 4-mic Kit and the 10-mic Kit – which makes it the ideal time to add to your collection of the brilliant d:vote 4099 Instrument Mics. These offers run from Dec 1st until 13th Jan 2017. The DPA d:vote™ 4099 Touring […]
Meris has two of its three 500-series products in the runnings in the Sound on Sound Awards 2017. This small Californian boutique studio effects maker is making big waves around the recording world with their innovative take on effects: the space age Mercury7 Reverb, one-of-a-kind Ottobit Bit Crusher and 440 Mic Preamp. Vote now → […]
From recording the sound of Antarctic wind and saving a Gibson True Vintage guitar, to making movie magic in Hollywood and capturing the sound of termites at dawn in Africa – Philip Samartzis these were just some of the 700 plus stories received by DPA Microphones in response to its recent ‘Tell Us Your Story’ […]
Sony has released the newly-upgraded DWR-S02DN digital wireless receiver, a dual channel slot-in receiver for Camcorders for the DWX-N family. This has been a greatly anticipated product as it promises industry-beating low latency of just 1.5ms along with superb 96kHz sample rate audio quality and Sony’s sturdy reliability – all in a light and portable […]
British singer-songwriter James Blake has chosen the tight polar pattern of DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphone to help him deliver crystal clear vocals in a live setting, with minimal interference from ambient noise. Front of House engineer Jamie Harley suggested trying a d:facto™ Vocal mic because he needed a microphone that could truly focus the sound […]
Several large broadcasters and supply companies in the UK exchanged over 200 lavalier microphones for DPA’s d:screet™ Miniature Microphones over a six week period. A growing list of UK companies are making DPA’s d:screet™ Miniature Microphones their first choice for capturing television presenter commentary and dialogue. Over 200 microphones were traded-in during UK distributor Sound […]
You can now get the industry’s best wind protection products in even more colours. Bubblebee Industries has released two new fur colours – Beige and Off White – for their Windbubble and Piece-A-Fur wind protection tools. This is a welcome addition to the range, which already covers an impressive range of colours and product variants […]
DPA Microphones wants your story: tell us in words, pictures or video how you use your own DPA microphones, whether it be in studio, live, film, broadcast or theatre applications, and you will be entered to win fantastic prizes from DPA. Win €2500 worth of DPA Microphones The grand prize is €2500 worth of DPA […]
Do you work with wireless systems? No matter the industry, you’ll know that bandwidth is becoming a precious commodity, workflow is king and FM transmission reliability is a necessity. Recent advances in digital wireless technology means that these issues can be addressed more effectively. Join us at our free digital wireless training sessions in London. […]
We’re bringing all the latest DPA Microphones and Sony Wireless toys to Ireland and you’re invited to join us for an open showcase next Tuesday! Visit us at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin on the 11th of October, where you’ll be able to hear and get to grips with the latest in microphone and digital […]
The first ever DPA Microphone University session on miking drums at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, UK. This workshop was presented by Bo Brinck, Nils Vinding and Rune Slot from the Danish manufacturer of some of the world’s best microphones. The first part contains theory about microphone technology and an overview of the setup, […]
The first DPA Mic University at Ronnie Scott’s (on Drums) turned out to be a success and we’re doing it all again in October! The second UK DPA Mic University workshop will be held at the prestigious Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club on Tuesday 11th October. Subject: How to mic Grand Piano and Vocals Register Now […]
Microphone wind protection innovators Bubblebee Industries launched a brand new type of shotgun windshield at the IBC show this year: The Spacer Bubble. This modular wind protection product was designed to deal with changing locations quickly – a common problem for sound technicians worldwide. With Bubblebee’s new Spacer Bubble, new environmental conditions that might otherwise […]
Join us at Visual Impact in Teddington for a Film, Studio Broadcast and ENG Sound Open Day on Wednesday the 28th September 2016. Talk to the Experts You’ll have the opportunity to expand on your knowhow with a presentation on improving speech intelligibility by Sam Simon-Norris, Business Development Manager for UK Distributor Sound Network. The […]
We are thrilled to be bringing DPA Microphones, Sony Pro Audio and Bubblebee Industries to SoundPro 2016 courtesy of IPS and Resolution Magazine. The event will play host to the leading manufacturers, dealers, distributors, and service providers and is targeted at location recordists, production sound operators, freelancers and audio pros in television, radio, film, post […]
ITV’s long running detective series Midsomer Murders is among the first television shows in the UK to record dialogue using DPA’s new d:screet™ Slim Miniature Microphone, which was launched last year to huge critical acclaim. Developed in response to demands from the film industry for an even smaller lavalier mic that could not to be […]
Yes, you heard us right: you can now clip a DPA d:dicate™ 4011 directly to your instrument! The new 4011G Instrument Mic kits make use of DPA’s new MMP-GS Active Cable preamp, the GSM4000 Gooseneck Shock Mount and a selection of 4 instrument clips to bring you the best mic placement and recording option available. […]
Purchase any black DPA d:screet™ SC4060, SC4061, 60/61 Slim, SC4071 or Heavy Duty lavalier mics before the end of October and you will get a free Bubblebee Windbubble and DPA SCM0017B lavalier clip worth over £34.00 inc Vat. This offer is available through authorised UK and Republic of Ireland DPA Dealer Partners only. DPA d:screet™ […]
We have put together some great DPA microphone and Sony Wireless system bundles to complement Sony’s comprehensive wireless range. These come with DPA wireless adapters and clips thrown in for free, or £100 off the d:facto™ Vocal mic in various configurations with Sony wireless. Sony DWX-N Dual Channel Digital Wireless system with DPA Mics Get […]
DPA Microphone University presents: How to mic a drum kit This video by DPA Microphones demonstrates how to effectively mic a drum kit taking into account the ambient sound of the instrument, effective directional mic placement and spill from various parts into the various microphones. For the purposes of this video the mics used are […]
Codemasters, one of the UK’s most successful video game developers, has been using a large constituent of DPA d:dicate™ Recording Microphones to record the sound of high performance rally cars for its latest title, DiRT Rally. Chris Jojo, Senior Sound Designer and the Principal Sound Recording Engineer for Codemasters Racing, says: “For me DPA is […]
Danish singer Lukas Forchhammer, the frontman of the band Lukas Graham, is delighted with DPA’s new d:facto™ Linear Vocal Microphone, which is helping the band deliver an exceptionally natural sound during its current European tour. Lukas Graham’s production manager and Front of House sound engineer Frank Grønbæk is equally delighted, stating that the microphone has […]
DPA Mic University is holding a Corporate A/V Mic Training day at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden on Monday the 22nd of August. The event is aimed at corporate and installation sound operators (professionals and students welcome) and will focus on the science behind bodyworn mic placement and capturing spoken word effectively. Whether you’re […]
Bubblebee Industries ‘Makes Sound Sound Better’ by creating the world’s best innovative sound accessories for people who are serious about great sound. These range from their lavalier Windbubble and Windkiller windshields to their innovative Cable Savers, Piece-a-Fur and Invisible Lav Tape concealer products. Already used by production sound mixers and sound recordists across the UK […]
Autograph Sound, Stage Sound Services and new UK distributor Sound Network held a ‘hands on’ event at National Theatre introducing Sony DWX Digital Wireless
Production Sound Mixer and Sound Recordist Rashad Omar has been using DPA d:screet™ and d:dicate™ microphones to record dialogue for a number of high-profile feature films include American Honey, which recently won the 2016 Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Andrea Arnold and starring Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough, the […]
Welcome the Sony URX-P03D Dual-Channel Portable Wireless Receiver. Forming part of the UWP-D range, this wireless receiver receives 2 channels of wireless signal in a very compact, battery powered, lightweight unit, perfect for mounting on video cameras and DSLRs. The Sony URX-P03D is available NOW – contact us for more information. The above video courtesy […]
During July 2016 get 10% off the new DPA d:facto™ Linear Vocal microphone. Also known as the DPA d:facto VL, this addition to the heralded d:facto Vocal range was launched at ProLight + Sound 2016 in Germany. It sees the d:facto loaded with a new capsule, namely the 4018VL, which features a totally linear frequency […]
DPA Microphone University presents: How to Mic a Saxophone This video demonstrates how to mic up a saxophone to get the clear, natural sound of the instrument to shine through. The demonstration uses various different DPA mics: the d:vote™ 4099S (Sax) Instrument mic, the d:dicate™ 4011ES Recording Mic with GSM4000 gooseneck mount, the d:screet™ 4061 […]
We’re bringing Sony and DPA Microphones to the Excellence in Sound exhibition (EIS16) in Bristol this Friday, 1 July. EIS16 is hosted by Rycote Microphone Windshields Ltd, and is firmly focused on promoting the importance of professional sound capture. In recognition of the tough, technical challenges facing audio professionals in the industry today, EIS16 aims […]
DPA’s new d:facto™ Linear Vocal Microphone, a.k.a. d:facto™ VL, which was officially launched at Prolight + Sound 2016, has already made its on-stage debut with Tool, Jess Glynne and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Front of House engineer Alan ‘Big Nobby’ Hopkinson works with all three acts and was one of the first live sound professionals to […]
DPA Mic University presents: How to Mic a Violin This video demonstrates the best way to mic up a violin, using DPA’s d:vote™ 4099V instrument mic and, d:dicate™ 4011GS – with the new MMP-G Modular Active Cable and GSM4000 Gooseneck Shock Mount, and d:screet™ 4061 Omni mic. The d:vote™ and d:dicate™ are both directional condenser […]
DPA Microphones launches new d:dicate™ MMP-G MicroDot Preamplifier and GSM4000 Gooseneck Shock Mount to create a wireless solution ideal for live music applications previously thought unachievable for d:dicate™ SDC mic capsules. Already a sought after microphone range in the recording industry, DPA Microphones furthers its d:dicate™ Recording Mics series with the introduction of the GSM4000 […]
Newly appointed Sony Pro Audio distributor and long time distributor partner for DPA Microphones, Sound Network is set to exhibit at the ABTT Theatre Show 2016 at Alexandra Palace, 22-23 June. Visit Sound Network on Stand E32 on Wednesday the 22nd or Thursday 23rd of June. Sound Network will be showing all of the latest […]
We’re very proud to be hosting the first UK DPA Mic University live workshop on the 23rd of June. The event will be on miking drums and will be held at the auspicious Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho, London. This event is now over… Why not check out our events page to see if […]
Bubblebee Windkiller stands up to extreme wind conditions Bubblebee Industries’ Poul Mejer armed himself with a Bubblebee Windkiller and the DPA d:dicate 4017B shotgun mic and headed up on to the Hoover Dam in the US to test out the Windkiller range which now includes the Short Haired Windkiller version. The results demonstrate what is […]
Meris founder Terry Burton and DSP engineer Angelo Mazzocco head over to Red Bull Studios in LA. They chat with studio manager Eric Stenman about the Santa Monica recording scene and check out some of the latest Meris gear – including the incendiary Mercury7 Reverb – and what it sounds like. More about Meris →
A selection of DPA microphones have been incorporated into a unique rig that is designed to bring recording facilities to three Birmingham-based famous musical bodies, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Richard Meredith, director of London-based pro audio and live sound specialists The Audio Dept., was charged with the task of specifying the rig, […]
Sound Network Ltd is very pleased, and rather honoured to announce its appointment as Sony Pro-Audio distributor in the UK and Republic of Ireland, effective immediately. With over 20 years of pro audio distribution experience and strong ties with the recording, live, theatre and broadcast industries in the UK, London based distribution company Sound Network […]
Sound engineer Barry McCusker was recently faced with providing sound for the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland which includes a collection of harps. He made use of a very clever solution for microphone placement, which worked well with the DPA d:vote™ 4099 instrument mics on hand. The DPA microphones helped deliver exceptional sound quality […]
Try the full range of accessories now available for the DPA d:screet Heavy Duty range of microphones. Last year saw the release by DPA Microphones of ultra-durable versions of their classic DPA d:screet™ 4060 and 4061 mics, dubbed, “d:screet™ Heavy Duty” mics. These resilient miniature lavalier mics received a number of upgrades to bolster their […]
Meris are giving away two Mercury7 Reverb units: one for you and one for a friend. Be the first in your block to own this brand new studio reverb, the world’s first 500 series Algorithmic DSP reverb unit. It sounds awesome – read specs and check out the demo video and sounds here >> How […]
Got a few old and battered lavalier or headset mics at the bottom of your kit box? Here’s the perfect opportunity to turn them back into brand new DPA Bodyworn microphones. Trade in any lavalier or headset mics from the list below, like for like, and receive £60 (or €75 in ROI) off the list […]
Northumbrian folk experimentalists The Unthanks have been using DPA microphones to great acclaim in their live performances after being introduced to the company’s product range by their engineer, Joel Borkin. Working under the title jBsound, Borkin is Front of House and Monitor Engineer for various artists around the UK. “We recently used a selection of […]
Here’s a little nod in the direction of a newcomer to the studio market from the Godlike Genius (as heralded by NME in 2013) Johnny Marr. The immensely talented British singer, songwriter and guitarist has been using the Meris 440 Mic Pre to record in his studio since 2015 and evidently loves its classic sound. […]
DPA Microphones will be joining Digico and Coda Audio for Adlib’s Audio Excellence Day at London’s Forum live music venue on Wednesday the 2nd of March. DPA’s UK team from Sound Network will be present to answer questions and give insight into all things mic at both sessions, with a full constituent of DPA live […]
This has been around for a little while already, but it’s definitely worth mentioning again. Meet the DPA CXO4000 stereo mount, a superb little solution for mounting mics in ORTF or X-Y configurations. We’ve had plenty of experience using this with the d:dicate™ 4011ER cardioid mics, for things like drum overheads (ORTF), acoustic guitar (XY) […]
Pro audio and live sound expert Sam Simon-Norris has joined Sound Network as Assistant Sales Manager to help the company keep up with the continuing growth over the last two years. Sam has a rich history in both the live and MI industries. He started work at Panic Music studios while studying Music Performance at […]
DPA are committed to providing superior microphones for installation sound projects. Get 10% off when you purchase any DPA d:dicate™ 4018F or d:screet™ SC4098 podium microphone between 9 Feb – 18 March 2016. When a single speaker has to deliver a message to hundreds of people or through a conference system, the microphone has to […]
Get 50% off a 440 Mic Pre* when you buy the new Meris Mercury7 Reverb or Ottobit Bitcrusher. Whether you’re new to 500 series or a seasoned user, the benefits in terms of the sheer variety available for such a small-but-powerful form factor are considerable. This Offer has now expired. Contact your local Meris Dealer […]
Following last year’s hugely successful launch of the White Light audio department, the company will continue building its audio expertise and equipment catalogue all throughout 2016. With a commitment to offering the very latest technology within the audio industry, this has seen a host of prolific clients use the company solely for its audio services. […]
DPA microphones provided a firm foundation for Clean Bandit’s latest tour, which saw the UK electronic group take in numerous large venues around the world. The band has garnered both critical acclaim and legions of fans for its clear, detailed sound that combines electronic dance music, live strings and drums. Paul Hatt has been working […]
We hooked up with Brighton singer and writer, Josh Bevan and engineer Donal Hodgson at Snap! Studios London to test out the Meris 440 and Ottobit in a live recording situation. Funky Junk brought the Meris Pre’s and expertise while Bevan and keys player Ben Jackson Cook lay down a solid performance of his original […]
DPA Microphones continues to expand its d:vote™ Instrument Mic range with the addition of three never-before-available mount options — a Clamp Mount with an especially strong grip that allows it to anchor to every instrument possible, a Microphone Stand Mount and an Accordion Clip. The d:vote™ line allows one microphone to be utilised across various […]
Upgrade your old DPA Reference Standard microphones to their equivalent replacements in the new d:dicate Recording range, with the new modular capsules and preamp upgrade path. This includes all older DPA 400X Reference Standard microphones like the 4006 or 4006-TL, 4011 or 4011-TL plus the previous 4007, 4015 and 4017 models too. You can read […]
DPA Microphones recently played a key role in a highly unusual theatre project that marked the centenary of Frank Sinatra’s birth by bringing him back to the stage of the West End’s London Palladium theatre. Entitled Sinatra – The Man and His Music, this multimedia show took footage of Sinatra’s performances over his entire career […]
For the first time in its history, Raymond Gubbay’s Classical Spectacular show at the Royal Albert Hall used DPA d:fine™ Omnidirectional Headset Microphones to amplify the sound of the show’s two stars, backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The lavish spectacle, which runs twice a year in March and November, combined the classical opera of […]
We had the opportunity to meet with Paco Peña and discuss his iconic sound and how he achieves this live. Paco is a longtime user of the DPA d:vote™ 4099G microphone for all his performances, and he explains why. We also got a private performance, which was awesome. Thanks Paco! Paco’s guitar was recorded using […]
During December 2015 and January 2016 purchase any DPA d:vote™ VO4 or VO10 Touring Kit at a reduced price, plus register your kit to receive an additional 3 instrument clips absolutely free.
Louis from Garageband and Beyond has put together a nice video demonstration using the DPA d:dicate 4015A recording microphone. From DPA’s d:dicate™ recording range, the 4015A is a wide cardioid recording microphone with a clear and flat frequency response second to none, and here you can hear how it picks up the following acoustic instruments: […]
This beautiful recording was made in the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Béguinage, Brussels, for Bruxells ma Belle. Portland, Oregon based folk artists Alela Diane and Ryan Francesconi use the lush natural reverb of the space to their advantage for this performance of “Migration”, recorded using DPA d:vote™ 4099 instrument mics and omni […]
DPA Microphones has released a new Slim 4060 and Slim 4061 version of their much loved miniature microphone, the d:screet™ 4060 and 4061. The new d:screet™ Slim 4060 & 4061 mics are designed to keep an even lower profile than the 4060 or 61 and features DPA’s award winning omnidirectional capsule element in a flat […]
Ask Audio‘s Matt Vanacoro tests the DPA d:fine™ Directional headset against the Countryman H6 and the Shure Beta 54 headset microphones in a variety of challenging, real-world conditions. In the video review posted to their website, Matt lists the equipment he used including a Shure ULX wireless transmitter/receiver, for the thorough test he put the […]
BBC 6 Music Live at Maida Vale saw Bloc Party perform brand new songs for the first time in over two years in the UK. Watch them perform “Exes“, with frontman Kele Okereke introducing two new members in the band: Justin Harris on bass and Louis Bartle on drums. Okereke dubbed them “Bloc Party Mk2” […]
Over the last 20 years Production Sound Mixer Simon Hayes has worked on more than 45 feature films, including the acclaimed 2012 version of Les Misérables, which won him an Oscar, a BAFTA and a CAS Award in the sound and sound mixing categories. After starting work as a runner for a commercial production company […]
The company’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphones have been warmly welcomed by the crew and cast of The Christians, a new play currently being performed in London. DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphones are playing a crucial part in adding authenticity as well as vocal clarity to The Christians, a new play that is currently enjoying a successful run […]
Bubblebee Industries has launched a host of new products this October, aimed at the film and television sound markets. Bubblebee’s innovative perspective on sound recording accessories brings a fresh range of useful tools that are steadily becoming staple additions to professional sound recordists’ kit bags. In 2013 Bubblebee brought its first products to market: a […]
Meris owners! We want to see how Meris fits in to your recording setup. Share a photo of your Meris 440 mic pre or Ottobit bit crusher in your studio on either Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #mymeris
Win a Meris 440 Mic Preamp for your studio’s 500 Series rack this September with Funky Junk! Built in L.A., California, the Meris 440 is a remarkable unit in the 500-series format, standing up to many classic USA studio mic pre’s and offering a 70’s style warmth thanks to its superb Cinemag™ preamps and all […]
DPA Microphones has joined the ranks for the Prism Audio Mic to Monitors Tour 2015, starting this October. The Mic to Monitors tour will deliver free audio seminars bringing key insights into modern recording, mixing and mastering techniques, covering technology from microphones to monitors and dispelling popular myths surrounding these processes. DPA Microphones relies on […]
DPA Bodyworn Microphones ensure you boundless freedom of movement as well as superior sound, no matter the application. As DPA Microphones come in a large number of Bodyworn variants, with a huge selection of accessories and adapters for wireless systems, you can be confident that DPA Bodyworn Microphones will have a great miking solution for […]
Nils Vinding from DPA Microphones HQ in Denmark presented a training session in conjunction with DPA partner LMC Audio Systems, focusing on using microphones in the corporate AV environment. His talk went into detail about how microphone capsules react to sound in their environment and how this matters to the human ear in these situations. […]
UK artist and Quincy Jones protégé Jacob Collier is only 20 years old yet his undoubted talent as a musician and singer has already earned him the epithets of ‘jazz’s new prodigy’ and ‘jazz music’s new messiah’ from some heavy-weight music reviewers. Currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music, Collier recently embarked on a […]
Join us at SoundPro 2015 in Ealing Town Hall, London, on Saturday 26th September 2015. This year the professional sound exhibition is organised by Resolution Magazine and the Institute of Professional Sound, though still keeps its informal table-top feel intended to bring sound professionals together with manufacturers, distributors and dealers in a relaxed setting. Sound […]
One of the most common causes of breaks in lavalier microphones is sudden strain on the cable – for example if a belt pack drops or the cable gets caught and yanked. The Cable Saver by Bubblebee Industries acts to save your mic cables from shock and strain.
Join DPA Microphones and LMC Audio for a day of training sessions that include technical and practical demonstrations of how to achieve the most out of your microphones in the corporate AV setting. Date: Wednesday 12th August Times: Five 60-minute sessions starting at 10am, 12pm*, 2pm, 4pm* and 6pm*. Where: Sound Network, 430 Highate Studios, […]
Meris’s Terry Burton demonstrates how to use the Ottobit 500 Series Bit Crusher to add interesting textures and Ottobit Sounds to your recordings for R&B and Funk tracks. Using guitar, analogue synth, drum machine, vocals and bass via the Meris 440 preamp and DI and then patched through the Ottobit, Terry shows how the Ottobit […]
Designed to deliver unmatched clarity and low handling noise, the DPA d:facto™ Interview Mic features a dual-capsule omnidirectional capsule (aka MMC2006V) which is compatible with the entire d:facto Adapter range
Angelo Mazzocco, DSP Engineer from Meris in the US presents part 2 of the Meris Ottobit ‘sounds and settings’ guides. Angelo demonstrates how to create awesome sounds using the Meris Ottobit bit crusher and his electric guitar plugged into the Meris 440’s DI input. Part 2 shows how to create the following Ottobit sounds: Crushed […]
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, presented by Fox Sports, drew to a close last weekend, with a total of 26.7 million viewers tuning into the month-long tournament…
Terry Burton from Meris in the US guides us through how to create specific sounds using the Meris Ottobit bit crusher. Part 1 features an analogue drum machine (MFB-522) and shows you how to create the following Ottobit sounds: 8 Bit Splat + Cymbal Bomb De-rezzed High Hat Crunch Drums If you have any soundclips […]
Register your new DPA d:screet™ Ltd Edition Broadcast Mic Kit and we’ll send you a free sample of the new Bubblebee Industries Invisible LAV Covers to try out with your new microphone kit. The Bubblebee Invisible LAV Covers have been created after years of thorough testing in the field, finding the best possible combinations of […]
Bubblebee Industries’ brand new Invisible LAV Covers have arrived! These Bubblebee Invisibles are a pivotal tool for sound recordists. Their design is based on many years of actual experience in the field, painstakingly trying out many different combinations of materials, designs and placement options to create a product of the utmost quality that fulfils all […]
After a wait of 30 years, Mad Max fans are revelling in the release of Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth in this exceptionally successful action adventure film series starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, and directed, produced and co-written by George Miller. Award-winning Production Sound Mixer Ben Osmo chose DPA’s d:screet™ 4063 […]
Quality is key to the success of UK hire and sales company Richmond Film Services, with owner Nigel Woodford insisting on stocking only the very best and most up to date professional audio equipment. Their inventory now includes over 170 DPA microphones, which are so prized by Woodford that he keeps them in a special […]
Until the end of July 2015, save a huge £840 inc vat when you purchase a DPA VO10-PLUS kit. The VO10-PLUS comprises of the ever-popular d:vote™ VO10-Classic or VO10-Rock kits (worth £3840 inc vat) paired with an ST2011C Stereo Pair (worth £1200 inc vat) making for a huge combined saving any way you look at […]
Check out the first in-depth demonstration of the Meris OTTOBIT bit crusher presented by Meris DSP engineer, Angelo Mazzocco. The OTTOBIT uses sample rate reduction and bit decimation in tandem with a ring modulator, envelope and LFO filters, different LFO waveshapes and AM/FM modulation to create a huge sonic palette, from warm pitch shifting and […]
After nearly 50 years as one of the world’s premier hard rock acts, Status Quo shook everything up in 2014 with the release of Aquostic (Stripped Bare), a fully acoustic album of 25 completely reworked Quo hits.
Win a DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone this July and get closer to your true voice. The d:facto’s superior condenser capsule captures the entire dynamic range of your voice with studio quality, while effortlessly rejecting ambient stage noise. DPA’s ingenious adapter system protects your investment in fantastic sound for years to come by allowing the d:facto […]
Currently on tour in the US, extraordinary artist FKA twigs is using DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphone to reinforce her vocals on every live show, inspired by her Front of House engineer Andy Carrington
We were recently contacted by Ed Peczek, a classical guitarist who hails from the UK, with regard to his experience with his DPA d:vote 4099G Guitar Microphone – check out this video of him playing Bach recorded with a DPA d:vote 4099G mic.
Adlib will be presenting a massive Demo Day at Glasgow 02 Academy on the Thursday 30th April & Friday 1st May 2015, using a host of DPA mics across all demo systems from L-Acoustics and Soundcraft
DPA microphones played a key role in delivering broadcast-quality audio during the re-internment of England’s Richard III, made into the Richard III: The Reburial documentary for Channel 4.
We had the chance to meet the first Meris Ottobit outside of the factory when it landed in the UK for testing. We put our Rob in a small room, recorded some loops on acoustic guitar and vocals and set him off on his exploratory way. Watch the video…
This year is already shaping up to be a busy one here at Sound Network and we’ll be at the ProLight & Sound 2015 show in Frankfurt Musikmesse with DPA Microphones in Hall 8, stand B70, and we’re holding a special event introducing the brand new Meris Ottobit to Europe! Try the new DPA d:facto […]
The durability of DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Microphone allowed Paloma Faith to sing in the rain at the BRIT Awards 2015 without compromising the sound quality of her performance.
All the nuances of spoken word. Thrilling musicality. No other headset mic comes close. From the 17th of March until the end of April 2015, get £50 off when you upgrade your old headset mic to a new DPA d:fine™ headset microphones. There’s never been a better reason to try out DPA d:fine™
Over 700,000 people were able to hear this huge Gospel event more clearly thanks to DPA mics being deployed on the main drum kit.
Stock up your microphone drawer this March – Buy any DPA Microphone from a UK Authorised Dealer and ask for your “10% off March” saving to be applied
We’re holding a live mic techniques workshop at Electric Brixton on Thursday the 19th of March in conjunction with Encore PA and DPA Microphones – a chance to get expert advice, meet with experienced sound engineers and hands on with some of the best microphones in the industry.
Longtime FOH Engineer for the legendary musician, Danny Leake selects DPA Microphones’ d:facto™ Vocal and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Mics for Stevie Wonder’s touring rig.
DPA Microphones has launched a range of d:fine™ In-Ear Monitor Headset Microphones, perfect for broadcast hosts and guests who use in-ear monitors to communicate with their producers backstage.
Win a DPA d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphone of your choice this month, worth £420.00! The d:vote 4099 mic is designed to clip on to any instrument using a range of innovative clips, made to the usual high standards and specifications you would expect from DPA Microphones. DPA’s unique capsule and diffusion tube design offers excellent […]
With the recent announcement of their second product, OttoBit, Meris will soon be the gateway to a plethora of unique creative tools for your recording studio. We’re celebrating by giving you the chance to win the awesome Meris 440 Mic Preamp for your studio.
Huge congratulations are in order for DPA Microphones, who’s new and innovative d:screet™ Necklace Microphone received the coveted Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for sound-reinforcement microphones at the TEC Awards 2015.
DPA Microphones is showcasing the latest versions of its d:facto™ Vocal, d:vote™ 4099 Instrument and d:dicate™ Recording Microphones at the 2015 NAMM Show. DPA Microphones is exhibiting in Hall A, Booth 7113 from January 22-25, 2015 Representatives will also be on hand to discuss the company’s new d:screet™ Necklace Microphone, which has been nominated for […]
British pop/rock band Level 42 has recently introduced a selection of DPA microphones into its live sound arsenal, including DPA d:facto™ Vocal Microphones, d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones for brass and toms, and a d:dicate™ 4011 Cardioid Recording Microphone for the ride cymbal. One of the mainstays of the British music scene for over three decades, […]
Greg Walsh, Sound Design and Front of House Mixing Engineer, chose a selection of DPA microphones to capture the sound of Kate Bush’s hugely successful Before the Dawn series of concerts at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
Earlier this month indie rock luminaries Bombay Bicycle Club became the very last band to play London’s legendary Earl’s Court venue, which is soon to be demolished to make way for low cost housing. The band took to the stage as part of an epic world tour, which not only highlighted the success of their […]
With the scores of new and exciting 500-series modules that have been announced over the past few years, many of them mic preamps, only one brings the creativity and versatility of guitarists’ pedal effects into the modern recording studio as successfully as the Meris 440 Mic Preamp.
Phenomenal rock duo Royal Blood are touring Europe and the US with a selection of DPA Microphones that were chosen because they deliver such a natural sound… and can take such a beating.
“Everyone loved them,” Curnew says. “They sounded amazing and we had no issues with feedback or rejection – they worked well across a range of artists and really brought out the subtlety in the vocalists’ voices. We have since used them on other events including an opera. It’s interesting to note how often they are […]
The DPA Bodyworn Mic Kits offer a high-quality, professional miking solution for corporate, broadcast, webcast and public speaking situations. The Bodyworn Mic Kits come in two variants – Directional or Omnidirectional – each containing nine DPA microphones for miking up multiple presenters in a host of different scenarios.
Giraffe Audio has been named one of a handful of UK pro-audio dealers for the newly-arrived boutique studio brand, Meris. To celebrate and get things started, they’re holding a Meris Launch Event at their store on 25th November showcasing the boutique audio processor company’s first product to hit UK soil – their unique 440 Mic […]
To ensure that the sound was as a tight as possible, Incognito’s percussionist João Caetano took along his own selection of DPA microphones including four d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones and a stereo pair of d:dicate™ 4011A cardioid microphones, which were used as overheads for the recording.
Hayes chose DPA miniatures for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy so that he could capture original dialogue, right at the point of shooting. Given that Director James Gunn’s vision for the film was to preserve the authenticity and emotion of the actors’ performances, he felt this was the best way to serve the film and […]
Trade in your old instrument mic for £100 off the awesome DPA d:dicate 2011C condenser mic during October and November 2014
Visit us and DPA at stand number D77 in the brand new Audio Village at Plasa London, 2014, where we’ll be demonstrating the vast array of applications that DPA Microphones are capable of. Get your free pass as a DPA/Sound Network guest now.
We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with Meris as the UK and European Distributor for Meris studio products. Meris’s 440 Mic Pre will be available from October through specially selected pro audio and guitar resellers in the UK and EU.
David Harcombe, who has tailored an image as an extreme sound recordist, recording all over the world including Ghana and Siberia, was curious about the durability of DPA’s new Heavy Duty 4061 lavalier microphone so he rigged himself with one before taking a dive into a reservoir in West London
Send in your most innovative ideal for using DPA’s new d:screet™ Necklace Mic and you stand the chance win one of 100 Necklace Mics that DPA is giving away absolutely free!
With the ever-increasing amount of television content flying across the airwaves and and more demanding television consumers than ever, Tim Carroll talks about Linear Acoustic, The Telos Alliance and the technology keeping it all ticking over.
Hear different placements of DPA d:screet 4061, 4062 and d:dicate recording mics used to record a Lamboghini Mucielago by Pole Position Productions in Sweden. Hold out for the full combination at the end of the video!
It’s official! The Union Chapel, which boasts a wide range of DPA microphones, has once again been voted a firm favourite live music venue by Time Out readers.
Codemasters chose DPA Microphones for recording the cars in their latest racing game, Grid: Autosport. Recording cars is not as simple as some might think, and the sound recordists for Grid used up to 16 mics on each car they recorded.
Get huge savings across the board this summer when you purchase DPA Microphones from any authorised UK DPA Dealer
London, UK, 30 July 2014: Keaton Henson and The Josella String Quartet’s performance at Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival captured the audience’s heart on a string with his soulful voice, moving lyrics and their crystal clear sound aided by DPA Microphones’ clarity.
Three of DPA’s d:screet™ 4060 mics were used to mic Scarlett Johannson’s performance in new film Lucy directed by Luc Besson, sound engineer Stéphane Bucher explains how they were concealed in her shirt collar during filming.
Photos and audio with notes from the Mic Techniques Workshop held in June 2014, with interesting mic techniques for drums and live instruments.
To make these great recording mics more accessible, get 10% Off all DPA d:dicate™ stereo pairs when purchased before 31st July 2014 from any approved UK DPA dealer.
PA company MLS Audio turned to DPA’s d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones from LMC Audio to amplify a 10-piece orchestra in a venue with 95% reflective surfaces.
Behind the scenes video interview with Charlie Dale and Sam Savile, front of house and monitor sound engineers with Hip-Hop artist Angel Haze at her gig in Heaven, London.
Flamenco guitar is a difficult instrument to record. There are many factors that people overlook, which Jonathan Espinosa and special guest Tony Calvo will tackle in this webinar covering mono- and stereophonic miking techniques and much more.
Join Brit Row Training and Sound Network on the 25th June 2014 for a free hands-on workshop on microphone techniques for live rock music – register now!
Deputy Head of Sound for The Bodyguard, says DPA’s d:screet 4060s were chosen because sound designer Richard Brooker and director Thea Sharrock didn’t want any microphones to be visible to the audience
The DPA 4006 Microphone has forged a reputation worldwide as an indispensable studio recording mic since it arrived on the scene in 1982. In it’s current form, the d:dicate™ 4006A Omni Recording Mic brings the 4006 in line with DPA’s d:dicate™ modular microphone range.
As Europe braced itself for the annual spectacle that was Eurovision, DPA was already playing a key part in this musical extravaganza by providing the podium microphones in the official press room.
Compass, a 21 year old from South London who is rapidly making a name for himself as an up and coming R&B star, was switched on to DPA’s award-winning d:facto™ Vocal Microphone by his tour manager Mark Portlock and his engineer Liam Halpin. He is now using d:facto for all his live vocal performances.
The upcoming eight-week SyFy reality compilation show, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, has adopted DPA Microphones to provide high-quality dynamic audio for the show.
Keep ahead of the curve on modern microphone techniques and join us for a hands-on microphone techniques workshop with DPA Microphones and LMC Audio Systems at the Union Chapel in London.
During the shooting of Season 4 of Showtime’s US version of the hit series, Shameless, whether the DPA d:screet™ 4071 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones were being used on the actors during studio shoots or on location in the windy city, the mics remained stars to the sound crew.
Steve Browell shares his experience recording the sounds of cars for film and television, with exotic locations ranging from race tracks to mansions, from anechoic chambers to scrap yards…
Visit Sound Network at Plasa Focus in Leeds, 29 – 30 April 2014. We will be at Stand N-A06 with all the latest DPA Microphones products for the broadcast and installation industries.
We get behind the scenes at Penguin Cafe’s concert at the Union Chapel on 14 Feb 2014, in an interview with their sound engineer, Jamie Orchard-Lisle, who has a big job miking up and mixing sound for the nearly all-acoustic band.
Ellie Goulding kicked off her USA tour last week with a live appearance on the Today Show, where she performed her new single “Beating Heart”, the title track for the upcoming film, Divergent, with her DPA d:facto II vocal mic.
To better meet the tough demands of the film & broadcast industries on their microphones, DPA has improved the durability of their much-loved d:screet 4060 and 4061 miniature mics, releasing the new “SC”-prefixed versions with regular and heavy-duty reinforcement.
Photos from last night at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, where Joey Caldarazzo and the UK’s Gareth Williams gave a magical performance, and there was a surprise appearance by the inimitible Branford Marsalis.
The formidable Japanese Yamato Drummers troupe choose DPA’s Rock Touring Kit to ensure good quality sound on their tour around Europe. FOH Engineer Erik Bouwmeester talks about the sound aspects of the tour.
Beck performs “Wave” on Saturday Night Live in the lead-up to his new album, Morning Phase, with his orchestra using DPA d:vote 4099 Instrument Mics for the live recording.
Dan and Tommy Vicari explain how the orchestral music for the prestigious Oscars awards ceremony is performed remotely, recorded and streamed from Capitol Records studios using DPA d:vote™ 4099 and d:dicate™ 4011 microphones.
BroadcastShow speaks with Nils Vindig of DPA Microphones about their new d:screet d:fine and d:dicate microphones, and Poul Mejer of Bubblebee Industries explains his impressive range of ‘WindBubble’ microphone windshields.
Ellie Goulding, who picked up the Brit award for best solo female artist also performed for the ceremony using her go-to vocal mic – the DPA d:facto II. Conor Maynard also favoured the mic in his Brit performance at the pre-celebration party at Brooklyn Bowl
Travis frontman Fran Healey and Marti Pellow from Wet Wet Wet are now firm fans after switching to DPA d:facto II vocal microphone for their live gigs on tour with FOH engineer Tom Wiggans.
Download the 2014 DPA Microphones Catalogue with details of the full product range, technical specifications and useful product information. Find out about DPA’s new products for 2014 including the d:facto, d:vote, d:fine, d:dicate, d:screet and d:mension product ranges.
David Gray’s well-crafted songs were delivered with pristine clarity during his recent ‘Sounding Out’ tour of Ireland after FOH engineer Graham Pattison introduced DPA’s d:facto II into his equipment arsenal. Pattison adds that Gray didn’t question why
The Linear Acoustic UPMAX v4 Surroundfield Controller will enable NBC Olympics to deliver consistent and stunning surround sound from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014
Visit pro audio distributor Sound Network at London BVE 2014 where we will be showcasing the exciting new DPA d:dicate™ and d:screet™ podium mics, d:fine™ 66 and 88 headsets, Bubblebee Industries windshields and Linear Acoustic products
The DPA Headset Microphones have proved hugely successful and now see two new microphones added to the d:fine™ range. The DPA d:fine™ 66 is an Omnidirectional capsule improving on it’s predecessor, the 4066, while the d:fine™ 88 is the Directional version taking over from the omnipotent 4066.
The DPA podium mic booms introduced at NAMM 2014 as part of a Modular Active Boom system include preamps with a variety of gooseneck and boom length options. They are designed to accommodate the MMC4011, MMC4018 and a host of other 4000- and 2000-series DPA microphone capsules.
Meeting a spate of customer requests, DPA have released a nickel finish grid to match Sennheiser’s nickel grid to add to the classic black version and created a custom gold finish grid for the d:facto II microphone.
Ever since Sound Network sent a DPA d:facto II vocal mic to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, Charlie Dale was immediately sold on it, saying, “The instantly became my mic of choice for lead vocals…”
Richard Gough, like most front-of-house engineers, expects his microphones to meet certain criteria: good build quality, excellent sound quality, high gain before feedback and adaptability. DPA’s d:facto II vocal mic is proving to measure up with artists like Conor Maynard, Sivu, Kowalski and many more.
DPA d:fine headsets are resiliently standing up to the rigorous tests put upon them in the education arena, providing UK schools with the added toughness required for their productions.
The superior comfort offered by DPA’s d:fine™ Headset Microphones helps Blitz Communication deliver great audio to its corporate clients
The Award-winning singer songwriter Ellie Goulding is now touring the USA with a DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone after using it for the first time at Chime For Change.
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates was among a number of speakers at the recent Big IF rally in London who opted to wear DPA’s d:fine™ Headset Microphones.
The company’s eagerly awaited vocal condenser microphone, the d:facto, has become a regular feature on stage in venues catering for a huge range of musical genres and styles.
Progressive Rock icon Rick Wakeman recently completed three concerts in the UK to help raise money for the Cathedral of Gloucester. The first event took place in the intimate surrounding of Blackfriars Abbey, a medieval building in the heart of the City of Gloucester
Indie-rock stalwarts Suede, which released its sixth album Bloodsports in March 2013, recently recorded a live acoustic session for Absolute Radio at the world-famous Abbey Road studios in London.
DPA has announced their new d:dicate™ Recording Microphones range of modular preamps and capsules so customers can now have DPA’s renowned sound quality across many applications where different capsule and preamp combinations would make for better recordings