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dpa 4060 as distant mic?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by John Stafford, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    I've been considering the dpa4060 as a very discreet all-purpose omni. Would it be suitable for more distant mic'ing? I've heard some great recordings where it was used in a binaural system, but in each case the sound source was quite loud, so the SN ratio didn't really matter.

    Thanks
    John
     
  2. Sonarerec

    Sonarerec Guest

    I have used the 4061s quite a bit, both with and without the grill (removing the grill yields a flat response). This mic is a good example of how specs lead you to expect something that your ears will NOT notice-- in this case a higher noise figure than its larger siblings. One advantage of the grill is that when you EQ out the HF rise you also remove some noise.

    This is an amazingly good mic at any price, and a real bargain!

    Rich
     
  3. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rich
    Yes, I remember you saying that the 4061 is a wonderful piano mic. I'm hoping that the higher sensitivity of its hi-sens sibling will allow me to use a pair as mains, as I need something very discreet.

    Thanks!

    John
     
  4. Sonarerec

    Sonarerec Guest

    I do not recall ever using the 4061 on piano. In fact, I was arguing against putting them inside except under adverse conditions.

    I use them as mains often in discreet situations, and do not miss the extra output.

    Rich
     
  5. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Sorry Rich, I must have been thinking of someone else -or more probably I took you up wrong :oops:

    I think I remember someone talking about these for piano , but not inside; just as an economic alternative to some other DPA mics.

    Anyhow, it's great to know that these mics are so good. One good thing for me is that they're cheap in Europe as well!

    Thanks Rich :cool:
    John
     

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