A robust wearable mini-mic from DPA aims to give control of microphone placement to non-technical actors or reality show contestants without compromising sound quality.
The d:screet Omnidirectional Miniature Necklace Microphone is making its IBC debut, but is already being used in the Danish adaptation of Big Brother. The necklace mic houses the company’s 4061 miniature capsule in a soft rubber necklace, and is available in black, white and brown and in lengths of 47 or 53cm.
“These microphones are perfect for situations where fast costume changes are necessary – or for reality TV shows where the contestants have to place microphones without help from a trained audio engineer,” said DPA CEO Christian Poulsen. “The necklace design ensures that the microphone sits in exactly the same place on the body every time, so there is no need for EQ-ing between different recordings.”
DPA will be demonstrating the necklace mic on the stand of its Dutch distributor Amptec, alongside more robust variants of its d:screet 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones.
The classic d:screet 4060 gains reinforced cable relief, while the heavy-duty d:screet 4060 microphone features a stainless steel housing, sturdy cable relief and a thicker 2.2 mm cable.
“Our new robust strain relief version brings much needed reassurance to people who are not used to handling miniatures,” said Poulsen.