The DPA d:dicate™ 4015A Wide Cardioid microphone gives the open sound of an omni with the benefit of directionality and linear off-axis response. The DPA 4015A is ideal being used as overhead mics in live situations and it excels on all acoustic instruments in recording studio environments.
The off-axis characteristics of the 4015A are totally linear, a unique quality when it comes to authentic sound reproduction. Any leakage that occurs from off-axis sound sources is still a faithful reproduction of these sounds, just softly attenuated, so any adjustments to the main focus of the microphone won’t make any spill sound unnatural.
As with all of the modular d:dicate™ Recording Microphones, you can combine the d:dicate™ Wide Cardioid Mic Capsule with any of DPA’s preamps.
Sometimes a conventional cardioid pattern just isn’t quite open enough. Recording orchestras, and other ensembles, sometimes require a compromise between blending in the room reverberation and a more precise directionality.
4015 Polar Pattern – Wide Cardioid
When recording instruments with complex radiation patterns, the wide cardioid of the 4015A (also known as hemispheric) design covers a greater sound angle and is an excellent choice. This is the ideal mic for recording grand piano, guitar, marimba and percussion, or as a spot mic for groups in a symphony orchestra. Likewise, it is an excellent speech, dubbing, or vocal mic as its enhanced richness on the bass end nicely compliments many voices.