DPA Microphones designs a reporters’ mic for socially distanced interviews

Modern problems require modern solutions.

Taking a leaf out of its own book, DPA Microphones has created a new version of the supercardioid 4097 Choir Mic that caters for reporters and journalists. The 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Mic has been optimised to pick up speech from a distance and is incorporated into the 4097 CORE Interview kit. The interview kit includes a lightweight boom and windjammer, making the bundle an ideal solution for working journalists, who can maintain a distance of two metres while conducting interviews. The plug-and-play design of this kit lets users get working quickly where speed and ease-of-use are critical.

The DPA 4097 CORE Interview Kit includes DPA’s new 4099 Cold Shoe Mount, which features a one-quarter-inch thread, plus a DPA MicroDot cable, transmitter plate, lightweight telescopic boom pole to further ensure social distancing measures, and a windjammer to provide ideal conditions for outdoor productions.

DPA 4097 Core Micro Shotgun

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Featuring a DPA MicroDot connection, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun can attach directly to a transmitter or be used with DPA’s 4099 series mounts, clamps and clips, for easy mounting on any surface. The MicroDot connector means that a DPA adapter can be attached for a range of wired or wireless applications.

The 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun can also be used to capture voice-overs from reporters, which are typically completed after an interview. The mic’s qualities provide significant attenuation of background noise when compared to a standard omnidirectional lavalier mic. With speech intelligibility at the top of DPA’s development requirements, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun features 16 mV sensitivity and is capable of handling high SPLs.

DPA 4097 Core Micro Shotgun

“The 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun was designed as a solution to help complement broadcasters’ toolboxes,” says René Mørch, product manager of DPA Microphones. “Prior to social distancing protocols, a typical interview incorporated standard handheld or lavalier mics. The 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun provides professional sound in a lightweight package, which is perfect for current production needs. Additionally, at just 330 grams (12 oz) without the transmitter, the Interview Kit is a much lighter, more flexible solution than traditional boom mic solutions, enabling reporters, videographers and sound experts alike to capture sound from anywhere.”

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