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DPA’s 4097 Core Micro Shotgun microphone ‘is final piece of package’ for TV and film productions

Microphone can be put in inconspicuous places to capture sound from anywhere on a set

TV and film production crews have begun using the new DPA Microphones 4097 Core Micro Shotgun microphone in inconspicuous places to capture sound from anywhere on a set, according to the company.

With the same sonic qualities as the company’s 4097 Core Choir microphone, the compact 4097 Core Micro Shotgun, is optimised to pick up speech from a distance.

“We spoke with professional sound engineers to find out what they needed in their toolboxes and designed the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun as a plant mic solution to complement their other equipment,” said René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones.

“Used in combination with our boom mics and lavaliers, the 4097 Micro Shotgun becomes the final piece of a complete microphone package to meet the needs of any TV or film production. Since the 4097 has the same sonic characteristics as all DPA mics, it is now easy to capture reliable, high-quality audio that doesn’t need dubbing or hours of mixing and post-production work,” added Mørch.

The DPA toolkit of microphones offers audio professionals consistent sound, which the company says makes it easy to swap signals from each mic without compensating for different sonic characteristics in post production.

The mic is built to stand up to harsh environmental conditions, and is IP58 certified for protection against water and dust.

When used wirelessly with a transmitter, the mic can be easily hidden in nearly any production scene, including tight shooting areas such as a car, where it might be clipped onto a sun visor.