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DPA Microphones draws on more than six decades of world-class microphone design experience. This history starts back in the 1950s, when our predecessor, Brüel & Kjær, developed the first, precisely accurate measurement microphones. Today, sound superiority and technical innovation is still at the heart of everything we do.
In 1992, two entrepreneurial spirits, Ole Brøsted Sørensen & Morten Støve, left Brüel & Kjær and started a transformation that affects the audio industry to this day. They turned the most well-known and accurate measurement microphones in the world into the clearest, truest pro-audio microphones you can purchase today. The 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone was one of the first recording mics DPA developed and is still one of the best-loved recording mics in the world.

DPA 4099g phantom power plugging/unplugging

I have recently purchased a DPA 4099g and would like a definitive answer to whether plugging/unplugging with phantom power on is advisable.

The reason I ask is that the manual states phantom power should be turned off when plugging/unplugging the microphone. I played a gig with a team of sound man at the weekend and when I asked for the phantom power to be turned off, one of the guys told me that it didn't need to be turned off and all the other microphones using phantom power on the stage have never been a problem with not turning off the phantom power.

Hanging DPA mics, recording theatrical Choir in playhouse theatre

I'm recording a choir in a playhouse next month. Its a new venue and concept for me. I'm going to need some last minute help on this, starting now :)

I'm using my trusted SF 24 in the center and hanging DPA 's down on top of them. Hanging mics is new for me.
The LCD are a matched pair of DPA 4011 cardiod's with the optional 2006 Omni caps, I'm thinking omni for this?

BUT! There will also be a small amount of FOH PA contribution. Hopefully that isn't going to be very loud.

Feedback Wanted: DPA SMK4060 or 4061 Stereo Kits

I am looking at a stereo mic kit to do simple remote recordings of live performances. Fairly diverse music genres - some chamber music, some big band, and some bluegrass. Most will be in a few decent halls in my region.
I have a collection of decent studio mics in pairs (AT4050's, SM81's,Rode NT5's), some good "spot mics"
(MD441, Beyer M130/M160, KM185, KSM32,C414XLS, RE-20 & RE200, others), but I don't have a decent stereo pair of omni's, and I feel that I will need them. In simple set-ups I will be using the pair with a Sound Devices USBPre to a laptop.

DPA Microphones

introducing the DPA Reference Standard Microphones

I personally use DPA mics and they are incredible. I have a matched pair of 4011 with the optional 2006 interchangeable Omni capsules. So I have both Cardioid and Omni at a bargain. Wow I say.

We don't talk about them much here, because they are pricy but they are a lifetime mic of extreme accuracy. They are a reference standard.
To better understand how their new design works, check out this video:

DPA Stereo Boom & Shock Mounts

WOW! I have to say something here.

DPA has to be one of the finest microphone companies in the world. I am so impressed with everything I have from them. Their stuff is pricey but you know what, their workmanship shows why.

I've always wanted a nice stereo bar so why not eh. Well hold me back... After a long wait from the time I ordered these to commercial production, I just received the SBS0400 Stereo Boom w. Shock Mounts and wow, this is designed like high end precession archery.

Royer SF-24, DPA 4011 ORTF for Choirs

I've discussed this more than once but wasn't sure what mics I'd settle on and know how the room would sound with people in it until yesterday.

Recording 14 choirs over 2 days. Largest choir will be 75 people.

Small choir test
Last week using two R-122's in Blumlein about 20 ft back from the choir, 2 ft above top head level for a test run sounded pretty nice.
The 40 ft ceilings in a barn style church make it a bit reverb heavy so what are some ways to tame this a bit?