DPA d:vote 4099B - Bass Mic w/Clip

Small-diaphragm Supercardioid Condenser Microphone for Acoustic Upright Bass with Mounting Clip and Gooseneck - Black
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A Perfect Microphone for Your Upright Bass!

The DPA d:vote 4099B miniature condenser microphone helps you get studio-grade sound live, without installing a pickup system in your bass. The tiny and unobtrusive 4099B attaches gently and securely to your instrument with a special clip, while the articulating gooseneck lets you position the mic right in the sweet spot. Onstage, you'll really appreciate the mic's supercardioid polar pattern, which maximizes gain-before-feedback. DPA is well known for the exceptional quality of its studio mics. Now you can get that great sound live, with the DPA d:vote 4099B.

DPA d:vote 4099B Upright Bass Microphone with Clip at a Glance:
  • Elegant instrument-miking system gives you studio-grade sound onstage
  • 4099B microphone captures your instrument with accuracy
  • Rugged enough for stage demands, gentle enough for your valuable instruments
  • Can work as a wired mic, or as part of your wireless system
Elegant instrument-miking system gives you studio-grade sound onstage

The DPA 4099B is a unique miniature clip microphone inheriting the sonic attributes of DPA's legendary studio microphones. The purpose-built 4099B mic and mounting system is meticulously designed and optimized for acoustic upright bass, ensuring that you get the best possible sound when performing live.

4099 Series microphones capture your instrument with accuracy

Representing years of research and development, DPA's 4099 Series mics feature supercardioid pickup patterns for optimal gain-before-feedback, and are available for a range of instrument types. These miniatures live up to their pedigree, with sound as accurate as DPA's world-class studio microphones.

Rugged enough for stage demands, gentle enough for your valuable instruments

Despite their tiny, discreet size and elegant, lightweight design, DPA's 4099 Series mics are extremely rugged. The versatile gooseneck provides stable and repeatable positioning. What's more, the microphone can be easily unclipped and repositioned or moved to another instrument with only one hand, while the mounting system is designed never to mar or scratch the finish of your precious instrument.

Can work as a wired mic, or as part of your wireless system

DPA 4099 Series microphones can be used as standard 48V phantom powered mics via their included XLR connector. In addition - through the use of optional adapters - they are compatible with virtually any wireless system.

DPA d:vote 4099B Upright Bass Microphone with Clip Features:
  • Purpose-built for acoustic upright bass
  • Get studio-grade sound onstage
  • Offers superb gain-before-feedback
  • Compatible with wireless systems (adapters available separately)
  • Flexible, with easy one-hand mounting
  • Gently attaches to your instrument
  • Includes 6" cable and 5.5" gooseneck
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Enjoy studio-grade sound onstage, with the DPA d:vote 4099B mic!

Additional Media

d:vote 4099 Series Spec Sheet
Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Color Black
Connector MicroDot
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 142dB
Output Impedance 40 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 71dB
Self Noise 23dB (A weighted)
Cable Length 6 ft.
Weight 0.07 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number VO4099B

Customer Reviews

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5/5

The way to go.

I can echo "Your bass, only louder", but that's only part of the story, as this mic records exceptionally well, too. I've paired mine with the Zoom A3 preamp for live work, which also provides phantom power, and can take my Realist pickup simultaneously. For recording, I just go straight into the board, no direct box necessary.. When you close mic any instrument, but especially strings, there is stuff you really want to EQ out, as there are things that normally don't project more than a few feet away that any mic may pick up and exaggerate. I've found the frequency response of this mic really helps keep that to a minimum. And of course, no mic is going to make a plywood bass sound like a $20,000 carved instrument, but if you really love the sound of a good plywood bass, that's exactly what you'll hear. Durable, and a great mounting system that's easy to put on and remove, which is wonderful if you travel a lot and have to use borrowed or rented instruments. Wonderful product.
Music background: Full time professional musician, private teacher, and college music professor for nearly 50 years.
5/5

Your upright bass... Just louder

This is the one mic I use for gigs with my upright bass. It results in that "your upright bass, just louder" effect that I've been trying to get. Unless it's a ridiculously loud affair, I use this in stead of my pickup every time. The sound comes across nice and clean, the rejection is pretty good as long as you don't have a monitor blasting exactly on axis with the rear of the mic. Having about a 70 degree angle with the front of the bass is also good for feedback rejection. This is the only option I know off the us unobtrusive, gives a nice (and easily adjustable) mix if string and body resonance sound, and us not too bad looking. The sound... It's nice and full, sounds like the instrument sounds. Very happy!Note that this needs phantom power. I've taken to carrying my own battery powered injector for those times where the house PA doesn't provide it. I have on occasion used an Art TubeMP V3 on the bass setting with compression (3 o'clock) to help level things out a bit, especially when playing a really loud group that bit of compression can help, but the mic tends to sound better without it.
Music background: Engineer, Producer, Musician
4.5/5

Fantastic

I had the opportunity to use this microphone with my bass teacher for recording purposes and the sound quality compared to a pickup was unmatched. The microphone was able to capture all of the acoustic properties of my instrument and accurately reproduce them. The recording sounded awesome.
Music background: Bass Performance student
See also: Condenser Mics, DPA, DPA Condenser Microphones, DPA Condenser Microphones