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DPA VIDMK-66 d:vice Digital Audio Kit With d:fine 66 Headset Microphone

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Product Code: VIDMK-66

The DPA VIDMK-66 d:vice Headset Kit offers the best speech pick up due to the proximity of the headset mic to the sound source. It can be combined with other DPA mics, like the d:screet SC4098 for adding ambience or recording the surroundings of the situation that you are recording / broadcasting from.

The d:fine 66 Headset Microphone combines the legendary sound of the 4066 Omnidirectional Capsule with the lightweight and flexible d:fine Headset system. This condenser mic is easy and fast to adjust and it offers clean and transparent sound quality with lots of headroom. The d:fine 66 offers accurate, natural voice intelligibility and very high SPL capabilities. Users can both speak and shout into the mic with no hint of distortion. The microphone capsule is also optimized for low distortion as well as humidity resistance.

The DPA VIDMK-66 d:vice Headset Kit includes:

  • (1) d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface
  • (1) FIO66B00-IE1-B d:fine Omnidirectional Headset Microphone in black
  • (3) DUA0560 Foam Windscreen for d:screet in black

About the d:vice™ Digital Audio Interface

Offering unprecedented audio quality for live and mobile journalists in the field, the DPA d:vice MMA-A works 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, dual-channel microphone preamplifier and A/D converter that captures crystal-clear audio via your favorite recording / broadcasting apps. The d:vice can be used with all DPA microphones with a MicroDot connector. This flexibility allows any content creator to use the equipment for unexpected situations that might arise during the day. Whether it be a two-channel interview situation or a session of stereo recording ambience sound, the d:vice makes it easier for you to do your job.

The d:vice MMA-A comes with one Micro USB-B to iOS (Lightning) and one Micro USB-B to PC / Mac (USB-A) cable. Its MicroDot inputs allow it 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 is ultra-compact, easily fitting in your 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 allows you 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.

The d:vice App Is Key
Download and install the d:vice App from the Apple App Store. It will work with most 3rd-party apps and therefore can be used in various situations including live broadcasts, as well as audio and video recordings.

The d:vice can be used right out of the box but to take full advantage of it, the d:vice App is needed. Below you can learn about the functionality of the app.

Use the GAIN slider to adjust input levels. Slide to the right to increase amplification, to the left to decrease. Make sure to keep an eye on the level meters when you are adjusting gain. The meters should stay in the green and yellow area

The FILTER button (low cut / high pass) cuts out unwanted, low-end frequencies (rumble) that can decrease the intelligibility of your recorded audio. In most cases we suggest using the FILTER button and if, for example, you are recording outside near a road with traffic, this setting is essential.

Use the MON button to send audio to your headphones so you can hear what you are recording. Please note that a headphone must be connected to the iOS device, otherwise the button will not activate and you’ll be prompted to connect a headset. If the headset includes a microphone it must be connected prior to connecting the d:vice via the Lightning connector. This is due to the iOS 'last entry active' nature of operation. (We recommend using a wireless headset when using an iPhone 7.)

Use the LOCK button to block 3rd party apps from controlling gain. Gain settings can be controlled and saved on the d:vice for use in your favorite recording / broadcasting apps. The lock button also controls the setting of the low cut / high pass filter. Saved locked settings are automatically activated the next time you connect to the d:vice.

If only one microphone is connected to either input I or II, MONO is chosen automatically. The mic input will be routed to both left and right output. Only one GAIN slider and FILTER button will be available in this mode.

Use STEREO when you need to capture sound sources in stereo. Both microphones are controlled with one GAIN slider. Example: Ambiance sounds can be recorded in stereo using two mics that have the same sensitivity.

Important: When using STEREO you must use two mics that are optimized for stereo recording, for instance the specially-selected d:screet 4060 pair included in the d:vice Kit VIDMK-4060-S.

Use DUAL when the gain must be set individually for input I and II (for example, with two different microphone types or in situations where two people with different voice levels are to be recorded). The FILTER buttons are also individual in this situation.

Presets store your preferred settings for specific microphone(s) and make your set up easier. After choosing your settings, create the preset by pushing the numbered preset button of your choice for three seconds. The next time you plug in the same mics, push your preset button and you are ready to go—no adjustments necessary.

d:vice Kits For Any Situation
DPA has bundled the d:vice into six specialized kits to make it easier for you to choose the solution that best supports your needs. Each kit contains a d:vice MMA-A unit and its cables as well as the right microphone(s) for your situation packaged together with useful clips and accessories as well.

  • Compatible With: Mac / PC / iOS
  • Requirements: iOS version: 10 or later. Connection / Power: Lightning and USB 2.0
  • Made For: iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPod touch (6th gen)
  • Noise floor: -114 dBFS, A-weighted
  • Frequency Range: 20-22 kHz ± 0.2 dB (Fs = 48 kHz). 20-40 kHz ± 0.2 dB (Fs = 96 kHz)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < -100 dB, 0.001% @ 1 kHz @ -10 dBFs
  • Dynamic Range: Typical, 114 dB
  • Full Scale Output: 1 Vrms @ 0 dB Gain
  • Supported Sample rates: 44.1, 48 (default), 88.2, 96 kHz. Sample rates can be set by 3rd-party app
  • Resolution: 24 bit
  • Filter (Low Cut / High Pass): 2. Order @ 80 Hz, individual per channel
  • Temperature Range: 32° to 113° F | 0° to 45° C
  • Current Consumption: < 100 mA (The d:vice gains power via the apparatus to which it is connected. This equates to approx. 6-7 hours of audio capture tested on a new iPhone 6 or 7.)
  • Diameter: 2.2 in | 56 mm
  • Weight: 1.80 oz | 50 g

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