DPA Unveils New Vocal Mic

DPA Microphones has a new addition to its microphone lineup, the 2028 vocal microphone. The company says the 2028 “delivers DPA’s renowned natural sound, which allows all types of vocals to shine. Perfect for everyone from indie artists to international touring singers, the 2028 mic is ideally suited for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications.”

On a live stage, the 2028 delivers the same sonic qualities as DPA’s other solutions. In fact, the 2028 needs no (or very little) EQ. The transparency of the 2028, DPA says, “allows engineers to spend their time shaping the sound experience rather than covering up issues caused by artifacts.”

The 2028 has been been optimized, like the 4018, for the unique challenges of the live stage. “We have seen a need for an excellent vocal microphone that has the sonic qualities of our d:facto 4018 Series, but at a lower price-point,” says René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “At only $700, this mic is an overachiever — it performs significantly better than anything else in its price range.”

The 2028 features a brand-new fixed-position capsule, as well as a specially designed shock-mount and pop filter. It exhibits a supercardioid polar pattern, with the DPA uniform off-axis response. This gives the microphone a very high-gain-before-feedback and makes it easier to handle bleed from other instruments in close proximity, picking up sound in a natural way, the company says.

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