Designed for audio and visual journalists who have to conduct socially distanced interviews, DPA is pulling out its new shotgun microphone. The DPA 4097 Core micro shotgun microphone is intended for picking up speech at a distance, and has also been made a part of the company’s new 4097 Core interview kit.
The kit adds DPA’s new 4099 cold shoe mount, which incorporates a 1/4-inch thread; DPA MicroDot cable; transmitter plate; a lightweight telescopic boom pole, to further ensure social distance protocols; and windjammer. Terminating in a MicroDot connection, the 4097 Core micro shotgun can attach directly to a transmitter or be used with the company’s 4099 series mounts, clamps and clip; the mic can also be used as a plant mic solution for film and TV production environments.
When used in conjunction with DPA’s lightweight MMA-A digital audio interface, the 4097 Core micro shotgun becomes a complete remote recording package. The interface is a two-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter offering mono, dual and stereo capabilities, and is compatible with iOS devices, Mac or PC computer.
The supercardioid 4097 Core micro shotgun offers a directional pickup pattern, 16 mV sensitivity and is capable of handling high SPLs. It is also IP58 certified for protection against water and dust,due to a water-repellent nanocoating of the cover and housing, hermetically sealing the amplifier at the core of the mic and dual gold-plating of the diaphragm.
Configured with a MicroDot connector, one of DPA’s adapters can be used for either wired or wireless applications. The mic also includes an integrated shock mount similar to the one found in the DPA 4099 mics.