Already popular among broadcast journalists, musicians, front of house engineers, theatres, churches, television and film productions, DPA Microphones continues to diversify its product offerings with its new d:vice™ MMA-A Digital Audio Interface. This latest preamp offers unprecedented audio quality for live and mobile journalists in the field. Working together with any iOS device, Mac® or PC computer, broadcasting or recording crystal clear sound anywhere in the world is easier than ever.
Journalists around the world are already using their smartphones to capture the news. It works fairly well because today’s phones are capable of taking high-quality pictures and videos. The component that is missing is high-quality audio. For news broadcasts, it is equally important to have audio quality that matches or exceeds the video for the message to be understood. This is exactly the challenge that the d:vice™ solves. When used with a DPA microphone, the d:vice™ is able to capture or stream audio in quality previously only available in the studio. When it’s not possible to have an experienced sound engineer on site, the d:vice™ can act as a ‘mini sound engineer in your pocket’.
The d:vice™ MMA-A Digital Audio Interface is a high-quality, two-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter offering mono, dual and stereo capabilities. This flexibility allows a journalist to use the equipment for any unexpected situation that might arise during their day. Whether it be a two-channel interview situation or a session of recording ambience sound in stereo, the d:vice™ makes it easier for journalists to do their job.
The d:vice™ comes with interchangeable lightning and USB cables for connectivity. Its MicroDot inputs allow the d:vice™ to be connected to all DPA miniature microphones, including the d:screet™ Miniature, d:fine™ Headset, d:vote™ Instrument and even the d:dicate™ Recording microphones with the optional MMP-G preamp.
At about two inches in diameter, the d:vice™ Digital Audio Interface is ultra-compact, easily fitting in the users’ pocket. It provides best-in-class audio quality and is controlled through a remote application on any iOS device. An exclusive DPA app is available for download from the Apple® App store. The app makes the users’ job even easier, allowing them to store gain settings and low-cut filters for ongoing and future personalized use in dedicated presets. Third-party applications can be used to accomplish specific tasks, including but not limited to live broadcast and high quality recordings.