DPA d:vote VO4099-G - Guitar Mic w/Clip

Small-diaphragm Supercardioid Condenser Microphone for Guitar, Dobro and Other Acoustic Instruments with Mounting Clip and Gooseneck - Black
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A Perfect Microphone for Your Guitar!

The DPA d:vote 4099G miniature condenser microphone helps you get studio-grade sound live, without installing a pickup system in your instrument. Whether you play guitar or dobro, the tiny and unobtrusive 4099G 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 4099G.

DPA d:vote 4099G Guitar Microphone with Clip at a Glance:
  • Elegant instrument-miking system gives you studio-grade sound onstage
  • 4099V 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 4099V is a unique miniature clip microphone inheriting the sonic attributes of DPA's legendary studio microphones. The purpose-built 4099V mic and mounting system is meticulously designed and optimized for the violin, mandolin, banjo, viola, and other select acoustic instruments. The 4099V ensures 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 4099G Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Clip Features:
  • Ideal for guitar, dobro, and more
  • 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 4099G 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 0.08 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number VO4099G

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

DPA d:vote VO4099-g-Guitar Mic w/Clip

I recently drive to Sweetwater for my 1st time and was floored by both the facility and the fantastic, friendly customer service I received. I was even given a tour and saw their world-class recording studio ! Wow ! While I was there, I purchased a DPA 4099-G condensor mic for my live acoustic guitar performances and it sounds killer !!! Totally captures the true sound and character of my prized Collings D2H acoustic guitar, and makes for great sounding recordings taken straight from the board at our live shows. I'll look forward to making the drive from Charlotte, Mi. to Sweetwater again very soon !!!!
5/5

Super Fantastic Mic

This is the finest small mic I've ever seen or used. Absolutely fantastically designed, engineered, and sweet sound. I'm ecstatic! But I prefer you don't buy one - then you'll sound as good as me and I don't want that.
5/5

Excellent Mic

This microphone is excellent. I use it for my Martin 000-28, Taylor 522e 12 fret and my custom made Ken Potts Koa Ukelele from Maui. All of my instruments to not have electronics. This microphone attaches to my instruments easily and I am now able to plug into an amplifier and jam with friends. As others have stated, the microphone is very sensitive. Just make sure you point the microphone toward the sound hole and find the "sweet spot". It was an expensive purchase, but worth every penny.
5/5

Very nice sound

I use this microphone on a martin D28 that has a built in bridge pickup. I special ordered a duplex cable, 1/4 inch for pick up and microdot for the mic. The cable decreases stage clutter. This combination makes the guitar sound incredible through the pa.The microphone comes with an xlr to microdot adapter. This adapter also has a built in low cut filter.The dpa comes with a clip to fasten it to the guitar. Placement is critical for the fullest sound. It works best for live performance. It doesn't have that pickup sound. It adds the lifelike tone to the pickup in my guitar.For recording it sounds a little thin. It is relatively expensive, however, this is the solution to make your audience hear the true sound of your guitar. I recommend it highly. You can achieve fairly high levels of gain before feedback. I would suspect you can use it with other instruments with the correct clip/holder.As always Seetwater and Alan delivered great service.
Music background: Pro-Am musician, home recorder, sound person
4.5/5

Excellent performance mic for acoustic lap guitars

When I can afford to buy 4 more of these mics I will! The fidelity is superb. The highly-directional supercardioid pattern significantly minimizes feedback issues, even in high-gain scenarios. I also insert a UA610 mic pre in the signal chain before I go D.I. or plug into my performance amp (a Fishman Performer). I routinely play on multiple acoustic guitars because I tune each one differently since it's not fun to bore others (and myself) with re-tuning as many as all 6 strings when performing (or even practicing). With the DPA mic's well-designed and handy goosenecked clip, I can quickly switch guitars with minimal hassle. The only mics that come close to the DPA VO4099 are big bucks studio condensers. My guitars' face (and thus, soundhole) projects upward to my ears and the unique tone of Weissenborn lap acoustics is very hard to capture with a mag pick-up (including the mag/mic combo models) - you'll just have to trust me on this, I've been playing acoustic lap for decades. With two of my guitars I'm using the DPA in combo with an L.R. Baggs pickup since I can easily add effects to the pickup signal and still keep the purity of the DPA mic feed. The thin, delicate mic cable and "MicroDot" connector assembly of the DPA is a concern - but so far, I haven't been invited to sit in with Thrash Metal bands and play through Marshall stacks (but I could). If you play acoustic- and like me - you're a Tone Junkie, invest in one of these. This mic will raise your performance game, monumentally.
See also: Condenser Mics, DPA, DPA Condenser Microphones, DPA Condenser Microphones