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, launched last year.
DPA said the devices were developed in response to demands from the film industry for a smaller lavalier mic that could not to be seen, even if it was in shot. The super-tiny d:screet 4060 hi-sens and 4061 lo-sens Slim Microphones have a flat capsule, making them ideal for concealed applications.
Production sound mixer Jonathan Wyatt, who has worked on Midsomer Murders for the last three years, now has a collection of 14 d:screet™ 4060 and 4061 Miniature Microphones including four of the new d:screet™ 4061 Slim mics.
“I have been using DPA microphones since about 2003 when I phased out my old Trams,” Wyatt said. “I particularly like the d:screet™ 4060, which I tend to use on everyone because its open sound blends so nicely with a boom.
”It is also a favourite with my sound team because they really like its concealer. The new 4061 Slim sounds great, too, although it doesn’t offer as much in the way of wind protection.
”I didn’t buy them to solve a specific problem – it was more a case of wanting as much diversity as possible. Being a sound professional, it’s just good to have a wide selection of microphones available.”