New Gear Review: Microphones d:screet™ Miniature Necklace

DPA Microphones_dscreet Necklace

One of the latest updates to DPA’s d:screet™ Miniature Microphone line, is the d:screet Necklace Microphone. This is a very small omnidirectional microphone designed for wearing around a presenter's neck. The d:screet Necklace Mic is nearly invisible when worn at the neckline. Typically body-worn microphones can be a liability when doing costume changes or just putting a coat on/off. An audio crew person must reset and check a body-worn mic with every clothing change and that could be several times a day during a long video/film shoot.

The Miniature Necklace can be mounted and removed quickly at any time by untrained persons. DPA's d:screet 4061 omni capsule is encased in a soft rubber necklace and is available in black, white and brown and in lengths of either 18.3 or 20.9-inches.

Also available are the heavy-duty 4060 and 4061 microphones ideal for placement in rigorous production situations, such as into a combat suit for a fight scene or hidden under a horse saddle. It features stainless steel housing, sturdy cable relief and a thicker .08-inch cable. Prices start at $649.95.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com