Expand your horizon with a wider pattern
If you are already a DPA 4011 devotee, you will discover an exciting
alternative in our wide cardioid microphones. The DPA 4015C wide cardioid
differs in its polar pattern and is the perfect fill-in between an omni and a
more directional microphone.
Sometimes a conventional cardioid pattern just isn’t quite open enough,
such as when recording instruments with complex radiation patterns.
In those instances, the generous polar pattern of our Compact Wide
Cardioids allows you to pick up a broader sound field and more accurately
capture the full breadth of a stirring performance.
Recording orchestras or other ensembles sometimes requires a compromise
between blending in the room reverberation and a more precise
The wide cardioid (also known as hemispheric) design covers a greater
sound angle and is an excellent choice for grand piano, guitar, marimba, and
percussion, or as a spot mic for groups in a symphony orchestra.
Likewise, it is an excellent speech, dubbing, or vocal mic as its
enhanced richness on the bass end nicely compliments many voices.
Completely linear, even off-axis
The off-axis characteristics of the 4015C are totally linear, a unique
quality when it comes to authentic sound reproduction. Any leakage that occurs
from off-axis sound sources is still a faithful reproduction of these sounds,
just softly attenuated.
Small, yet wide
Visually discreet, the 4015C Wide Cardioids represent an indispensably
low-profile solution for audio engineers and set designers alike.
Tremendously precise and natural sounding, the Compact Wide Cardioids
will certainly exceed expectations when used on choirs, percussion setups, grand
pianos, wind instruments, and much more.