DPA d:vote 4099P - Piano Microphone System

Small-diaphragm Stereo Condenser Microphone System for Piano with Mounting Clip and Gooseneck - Black
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The Perfect Mic Solution for Piano!

DPA's d:vote 4099P Stereo Piano Mic System gives you a quick and convenient way to get beautiful, phase-coherent stereo piano every time, onstage or in the studio. You get two of DPA's superb 4099 gooseneck condenser mics, windscreens, and shockmounts - all in a compact, easy-to-use package. The 4099's supercardioid pickup pattern and agile gooseneck makes short work of optimizing mic placement. And magnet-mounting makes setup and teardown a breeze. Miking a grand piano can be a real headache, especially if you record different pianos all the time. If you record acoustic piano, get great piano sound - and save money on aspirin - with the DPA 4099P.

DPA d:vote 4099P Stereo Piano Mic System at a Glance:
  • Elegant instrument-miking system gives you studio-grade sound onstage
  • 4099P microphone captures your instrument with accuracy
  • Rugged enough for stage demands, gentle enough for your valuable instruments
Elegant piano-miking system gives you perfect piano sound, every time

The DPA 4099P is a unique miniature stereo piano mic system that inherits the sonic attributes of DPA's legendary studio microphones. The purpose-built 4099P mic and mounting system is meticulously designed and optimized for piano, ensuring that you get the best possible sound from the instrument, whether onstage or in the studio.

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 microphones can be easily repositioned or moved to another instrument, while the mounting system is designed never to mar or scratch the finish of your precious instrument.

DPA d:vote 4099P Stereo Piano Mic System Features:
  • Purpose-built for stereo piano capture
  • Flat frequency response; high gain-before-feedback
  • Optimal phase characteristic
  • Compact, discrete size
  • Includes two sensitivity-selected supercardioid 4099 gooseneck mics
  • Integrated windscreen and shock mount system
  • Piano frame magnet mounts and DAD6001 3-pin XLR adapters included
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Enjoy easy, great-sounding piano miking with the DPA d:vote 4099P!

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Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Color Black
Connector XLR
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 142dB
Output Impedance 40 ohms (MicroDot), 100 ohms (DAD6001)
Signal to Noise Ratio 71dB
Self Noise 23dB
Cable Length 6 ft.
Weight 0.1 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number VO4099P

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5/5

Discreet and powerful

Like most people out there, finding a good solution to mic a piano, not only for recording, but for live purposes as well, seems a daunting task. These little beauties, for me, were the quickest answer. Is easy and unobtrusive to place, with a full, natural sound what you are after? You will find it with these. You can even use them with the lid down! I also use one on acoustic bass, cello and violin, all with different clips. You can buy a pair and by adding different clips, even one for a regular mic stand, you make them useful on a large array of projects.
4.5/5

Brilliant design and real life savers for live sound applications!

I record mostly live shows in a small century-old theater in the upper west side of New York City. The performances that come to our stage range from intimate Jazz trios to full scale operas, to world music ensembles, to rock bands. The diversity of music is truly fantastic, yet it makes my job as the house engineer all the more challenged. I've used a myriad of spot mics throughout the years, some boutique, some just regular work-horse mics, and the challenge has always been the same - since we work in a small space that seats 100 people, a solo spot mic inevitably pics up another instrument in close proximity. I'm a real fan of organic recording, but when mixing post performance, there are often more times that I wish I had a little more isolation for a specific instrument. Enter the DPA 4099s. I won't say that the capsules completely isolate an instrument from others in close proximity, but thus far, they really have been life savers in several settings - more specifically for those players who can't seem to stay close to their spot mic, or for when the opera diva goes from stun to kill and an important complimentary line to the singer from an instrument has been drowned out. So, in live show applications they really do shine, and the sound captured is as high quality audio as one could hope for. When I first got the mics, I spent time in the theater just trying them out on guitar and piano. Without too much effort, I found some truly gorgeous sounds out of both instruments initially with just the 4099s, and then even better sounds by blending the intimate signal from the 4099s with various large diaphragm or pencil condensers for capturing the room and the instrument. I can see how these mics will work beautifully in a studio setting as well. If you are looking for that next big purchase, consider buying three or four of these mics instead of one expensive mic. It's a smart investment and they produce brilliant results for both live and studio applications.
Music background: Professional Musician and Audio Engineer
See also: Condenser Mics, DPA, DPA Condenser Microphones, DPA Condenser Microphones