DPA 2015 Compact Wide Cardioid Mic Kit offers an expansive pick-up pattern, ideal for more distant miking.
In live performances, when a conventional cardioid pattern falls short, you can choose a pair of 2015 Compact Wide Cardioids. They excel as overheads, capturing the entire group of instruments, such as a drum kit.
Furthermore, when you’re recording instrument groups with intricate radiation patterns, the wide cardioid design, also known as hemispheric, subcardioid, or hypercardioid, covers a broader sound angle, making it an excellent choice.
In terms of durability, the 2015 microphone is built to withstand rough handling on a hectic live stage. Its robust brass body construction is both durable and corrosion-resistant. Additionally, a protective black chrome finish on the mic’s handle and grille ensures graceful aging.
Regarding sound directionality, the 2015 features a wide cardioid capsule with DPA’s renowned flat off-axis response. This characteristic not only provides high gain-before-feedback but also helps sound engineers naturally and effectively manage bleed from nearby instruments.
When you consider its pick-up pattern, you can position the 2015 very close to the drum kit’s overhead position. This placement results in a stronger signal from the drum kit and reduces stage bleed.
In terms of sound reproduction, like all other DPA microphones, the 2015 ensures the delivery of pure, transparent sound quality.
With its compact design, you can purchase the 2015 as a single mic, but its true potential shines when you use it as a matched stereo pair, selected with +/- 1.5 dB sensitivity tolerance. The compact design of this stereo pair guarantees an open, natural sound pick-up without obstructing the captivating action on stage.
Key Applications Include:
- Overheads on drums
- Grand piano, positioned near or far from the strings
- Horn groups
- Large marimbas
- Other large instruments