DPA d:vote 4099V - Violin Mic w/Clip

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

The DPA d:vote 4099V miniature condenser microphone helps you get studio-grade sound live, without installing a pickup system in your instrument. Whether you play violin, viola, mandolin, or banjo, the tiny and unobtrusive 4099V attaches gently and securely to your axe 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 4099V.

DPA d:vote 4099V Violin 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:vote4099V Violin Microphone with Clip Features:
  • Ideal for violin, mandolin, banjo, viola, 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 4099V mic!

Additional Media

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 VO4099V

Customer Reviews

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Pro quality mic does not disappoint

DPA 4099A violin mic produces a full tonal range and expressive & natural sound, whether in rowdy stage performances or acoustically "sensitive" settings, e.g. weddings/churches. I admit I choked on the price tag, but took Sweetwater's friendly return policy into consideration. No need! I'm totally satisfied with the sound, which is a very near reproduction of the actual instrument. I'm also using it for recording, running through an Art MP Studio pre w/ a GE tube, and and the recordings are clean, clear and warm. Sometimes you DO get what you pay for~!
Music background: Contemporary Violinist

Worth the money

This is a pro grade/tour grade mic.sound quality is astounding in a live environment.highly recommend.
Music background: Musician/Sound Tech

Way expensive but a great mic!

I've been impressed with DPA's technology as well as their customer service. I recently upgraded to the 4099V from a DPA 4061, which I'd been using for live fiddle performances for about 10 years. The 4061 is a good mic and I really liked the ease of mounting (on a hanger under the strings afterlength) but I found my fiddle tone sounded a little thin with this mic so when the 4061 had to go in for a repair to the microdot connector, I decided to take the opportunity to upgrade. The sound from the 4099V is great; much fuller than from the 4061 in live performance (we typically use QSC 8" powered speakers through a Mackie board) and I think the reproduction is good enough to use for recording. The quick mount that comes with the violin version is really easy to use. The mic also seems pretty resistant to feedback. The only issue I've had is with figuring out how to aim the mic so that it doesn't pick up the sound of my breathing--but this would be a problem with any similar mic. Although this mic is expensive compared with the alternatives, for me it's worth it for the sound and the ease of use.
Music background: Semi-pro Scottish fiddler

great sound, never use a pickup again

Although it was tough to swallow the price of this microphone and the wireless adapter, it is well worth the improved sound the fiddle gets now. Bought this for my daughter who is in a country rock band playing a lot of loud gigs. Before, with the pickup on her fiddle, the heavy buzzy sound had to be turned down quite a bit at the board until her solos...now it sounds like an acoustic fiddle playing on stage. Band is blown away by the sound quality. Feedback resistance is WAY better than I expected and with a little caution, this mic will work on an electrified stage--especially one with plenty of room.

Pure Acoustic bliss!

I have always used standard pickups. While they can be high quality, they still lack the 100% pure acoustic sound you will hear with this mic.I still need to use a pickup when doing outside performances and it's windy, as breezes will also be amplified. I really love the ease of the clip. Say goodbye to frustrating mounting time. It's so refreshing and easy to set up and use. The nice case makes it easy to pack with your gear and know it's safe. Just watch having it too close to your monitor, as it will cause feedback. The great people at Sweetwater helped me get the accessories needed to easily connect to any sound system. It's my new best friend, love it!
Music background: Freelance Violinist/playing for almost 40 years.
See also: Condenser Mics
, DPA, DPA Condenser Microphones, DPA Condenser Microphones