DPA Microphones - Professional Microphones News

Close your eyes and listen. From the subtlest nuances of a solo violin or vocalist to the thunderous intensity of a full brass section or drum kit, it’s all there, spectacularly pure and uncolored. The professional microphones responsible? DPA, of course.

DPA Newsletter - Sound Pressure Level

 How much SPL can a DPA microphone handle?

One of the biggest fears among live engineers is to use condenser microphones for high sound pressure level sound sources. They are afraid of distortion or even clipping.

However, distortion can be overcome by using quality mics that are capable of handling high sound pressure.

More about condenser mics and high SPL

 

Putting DPA Mics To The Test - miking Hi-SPL planes & race cars

Pole Position Production is a leading provider of high quality vehicle recordings, providing games developers as well as industry racing simulators with sounds.

The company has recorded jet fighters, tanks, racing cars, old war planes and motorbikes, using a carefully chosen arsenal of DPA microphones.

 Miking Lamborghinis and bomber planes with DPA mics

 

Speaking of levels: loudness and microphones

New standards for program level are finding their way into the area of broadcast. Hopefully the same standards will be accepted in music production as well.

This will bring the music back to life as it allows for less compression and thus an acceptance of a higher dynamic range.

More about loudness, dynamic range, and the new standards