Microphones for live applications

Microphones for live applications

New DPA Microphones for the live stage

DPA Microphones I 2012 Compact Cardioid and 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphones

Specialized, professional condenser microphones can take complex sound from the live stage to the next level. The trick is choosing mics that seamlessly combine to capture the true sound of the stage. That’s where the 2012 Compact Cardioid and the 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphones come into play. Use them together, blending natural-sounding instrument close miking with amazing overhead ambient pick up to broaden and enrich the full sound picture.

The 2012 and 2015 are designed specifically for live stage applications. They are designed to help the sound engineer work efficiently with strict deadlines, physical limitations and challenging environments, while at the same time embracing the passion and spontaneity of the artists. 

Both mics combine durable, reinforced construction with natural and precise sound reproduction – important characteristics for the live stage. In addition, DPA offers a wide range of mics optimized for live stage use, all of which capture natural sound that can be blended together easily.

2012 Compact Cardioid Microphone

DPA Microphones I 2012 Compact Cardioid

The 2012 Compact Cardioid Microphone is an all-around generalist pencil mic that guarantees excellent results on any instrument on a live stage.

  • Durable, reinforced construction
  • Excellent transient response
  • Uniform cardioid directionality
  • Outstanding SPL handling
  • Natural and precise sound reproduction

The 2012 Compact Cardioid Mic is the best all-around, generalist mic that you can find to cover a wide range of close-miking needs on the live stage. It is a robust and reliable condenser mic, best for single instrument pickup. Its specifically powerful characteristics make it an extremely flexible mic that will shine on many instruments, particularly those in the high-frequency range.

2015 Wide Cardioid Microphone

DPA Microphones I 2015 Wide Cardioid Microphones

The 2015 Compact Wide Cardioid Microphone is for ambient pick up of a drum kit or other instrument groups.

  • Durable, reinforced construction
  • Uniform wide cardioid directionality
  • Spacious sound due to a wide cardioid pick-up pattern
  • Natural and precise sound reproduction
  • Compact design for unobtrusive placement on stage

In a live situation when a conventional cardioid pattern isn’t quite open enough, choose a pair of 2015 Compact Wide Cardioids. They work ideally as overheads to capture a balanced sound of the entire group of instruments, like a drum kit. 
Also, when recording instrument groups with complex radiation patterns, the wide cardioid (also known as hemispheric, subcardioid or hypocardioid) design covers a greater sound angle and is an excellent choice.

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