DPA Microphones SC4060
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SC4060, Headset & Lavalier Microphone from DPA Microphones in the d:screet series.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 5 reviews )
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moosers04/08/2010

moosers's review

DPA Microphones SC4060
The DPA Microphones 4060 is a miniature sized condenser microphone for use in the recording studio. Perhaps you could use this to record a live show, but I don't have any experience in doing so. I believe that they sell the 4060 also as a stereo pair, which is the context that I've used it under. If they don't have a stereo pair to buy, I guess it was just two of them unmatched, but for some reason I think they were matched. The mic has a omnidirectional polar pick up pattern and picks up the full frequency spectrum of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. The mic is extremely small, making them easy to place in tight places or on a person, although I haven't tried it for that type of use.

OVERALL OPINION

The only situation where I've used the DPA Microphones 4060s on is for recording acoustic piano in a professional recording studio. It is very easy to place these microphones inside the piano from the top, and doesn't require even opening the lid of a grand piano, which is great if you need to isolate the sound. In fact, you could just leave them in there, barley knowing that they're even in there! The sound of the 4060's are very clean sound and have a great attention to detail. The detail factor is really what makes them so great for recording acoustic piano and other acoustic instruments. I've yet to have the chance to use the 4060s for anything other than acoustic piano, so I can't comment on any other applications. You do need to be quite careful with these microphones, as they are so small that they can be easily broken without even knowing it. However, the good news is that they aren't nearly as expensive as you might think, and are actual quite affordable. I don't know how useful these would be in a home studio, as to me it seems like their main benefits would be most beneficial in a larger, professional environment. If you are looking for a great sounding microphone that has the stealth to slip into places other larger microphones cannot fit, the DPA Microphones 4060s would be one of my first recommendations.
kojejefroots12/01/2011

kojejefroots's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DPA Microphones SC4060
omni cardio, I think electret

Al use the cheek for singers COMMAND music, or al chest of the body-rhythm ...



Excellent!

OVERALL OPINION

Bought about a year ago
I have a lot of headset used before:
Of Audix, Shure, Sennheiser ...

Nude skin may stick with tape, so comfortable for the artist from the headset

Great sound quality ... Supports a large sound pressure is trs versatile ... Ideal for snare dambulatoire (if any!), Or m ^ me for taking his "tie" for a confrence.

Micro-sensitive feedback (omni) requires eq on returns!

Trs good quality price ratio, the transmission Systm costly ... Shure or Sennheiser in gnral ...

I redo the same choice next month ...
LeBonzAie09/25/2011

LeBonzAie's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" To reveal an acoustic ambience"

DPA Microphones SC4060
mahous pokey but sturdy.

OVERALL OPINION

I have had a pair for just over a year. When there's a good atmosphere, good acoustics and you have to be discreet they are perfect. Ironically, I do not find them as interesting as lavalier microphones. Their positioning is therefore essential. I recorded a choir made of two soloists and a quartet with the only two microphones in a church. I dared to record them with a zoom H4n. I still got a decent sound. In short, the DPA 4060 can really be up to the job in many configurations. The sound is sharp and precise, they take it well. Good preamps will do them even more justice. I use a preamp on a portable EAA PSP2 Edirol R44 and they are tops. Be careful though indoors e.g. in rooms with questionable acoustics. PADs will accurately pick up all these unpleasant sounds. Finally, they are omnis, you know what I mean... I do not regret my purchase at all. They give me a fantastic atmosphere and are very discreet. This is their main advantage. If we do not care, we can find something more practical. Musically, on guitar, I prefer other close miking options as they sound a bit cold. At the end of the day, it also all depends on what has been put behind. In short I recommend it for the uses mentioned.
muxol02/18/2011

muxol's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"A useful microphone"

DPA Microphones SC4060
small top of the range electret microphone FOR:
- Recording ambient sounds (in binaural stereo or enough apart (40 cm) if we want a proper stereo image (if not it goes into special effect territory with comb filter and phase shift, but that could be good too ... ).
about the distance of the pair AB Omni:
"If we consider a ratio of 10 between the distance between the two mic's and the distance of the first sources in the case of a 40cm spacing between microphones, we  will only get a coherent space beyond 4 meters between the pair and sound sources. If the worst comes to the worst, asking for less precision, we can get down to 5m, but not less. "(P. Labroue dixit)

- Amplifying a live instrument (low volume)

- Recording in very close proximity (the almost nonexistent proximity effect of omnis gives them a very good and balanced sound). It is sometimes used for sound effects so as to take high spl levels (the 4061 or 4062 alternatives may be considered less sensitive ) and stand closer to the sound source without too much distortion.

- Excellent lapel microphone (for sound quality, not for convenience). You've probably heard the sound of this microphone by going to the movies. It is used in addition to boom microphones (see sometimes there isn't any ...). Have a listen to the following link for an example of a live mix of 7 micro installed on HF <a rel="nofollow" href="http://youtu.be/zynUCXU2ods" target="_blank">http://youtu.be/zynUCXU2ods</a>
Maybe (probably) is it 4060 ...

OVERALL OPINION

After two years of use, I'm thinking of buying more, because the sound really cuts the mustard in view of the price of the mic

A word of warning though: the cable might be a bit fragile...
Querelle08/15/2007

Querelle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

DPA Microphones SC4060
It is a miniature Electret microphone, DPA said pr-polaris which means the same thing. The head is attached to the cable, also very end and provided with a miniature jack that plugs into a standard XLR adapter. Sensibilt = 20 mV / PA: yes, it is not because we are small, we should not have the same level as big! Compared to 4061, its sensitivity is 3 times leve o acoustic saturation level 10 dB below 134 dB, but the maximum level for a 1% harmonic distortion is infrieure ms 123 dB. I read on an Internet forum that the DPA had dvelopp 4061 to record the sound of the inside NASCAR cars. For zic, so it would be better to take the 4060, the noise level is 3 dB below 23 dBA. I do not know why DPA provides a number between SECOND parenthses for this level: max. 26 dBA. Manufacturing tolerance? This level rather lev noise compared those of conventional capacitors microphones (+10 dB approximately) remains below the ambient noise in the room where I record my piano. The answer curve frquence flat 20 Hz up to 5 kHz (+ 1 dB), climbs up to 15 kHz + 3dB and stretches up to 20 kHz (0 dB). This is the answer called 'soft boost). You can replace the grid (with fairy fingers?) By a grid 'high boost' which gives a bump 10 dB 12 kHz. I do not have this optional grid that is not part of the SMK 4060, a kit comprising two stro 4060 and various accessories including magntiques turntables that are used to position the microphones on the cast iron frame of a piano.La mounting the microphone on the platinum is in the cable coinant proximity of the head in a notch of the plate. The head is so lightweight that thus it stands alone at the end of the cable. But it's a bit of tinkering.
DPA recommend this mic for 'close miking' of acoustic instruments, the piano in particular. I also use magntiques turntables to put microphones on conventional mtalliques feet the outside of the piano.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for two days. Mounts on the frame of the piano as prconise CCA leaflet (see website DPA), low standards are ... With the equalizer and some rverbration, I get a very good sound, surprising for such small beasts. But I prefer the resulting sound without equalizer from the outside, the immediate vicinity of the piano. I mount a Avenson ST0-2 and DPA 4060 on the same footing and each branch on one channel of my Pramp DAVE. It has the same timbre without coloration, but the DPA surcrot a sensible definition of notes on attacks: the effect of 'soft boost? The flat Avenson 20 Hz 20 kHz gives the impression compared to round transients.
The sound quality of the report on prices parat very good to me. The sound is dfini and less color than with Oktava MK-012 (darker) or Rode NT5 (brightest). I have ever tried to CMC6-MK2S Schoeps MK21 and CMC6-and I would not be astonished that the DPA are very close.
But we must require miniature microphones for discreet mounting the instrument because they are much less convenient to use up as conventional microphones (apparent fragility end cable attached to the microphone, not prvus to be mounted s on feet).