DPA Microphones dvote mounts music gear review

Music Gear Review: DPA Microphones d:vote Instrument Mic Mounts

DPA Microphones expands its line of d:vote Instrument Microphones with three new mic mounts. You can use one (or more) of the d:vote mics on any instrument just by switching mounts.

The SM4099 Stand Mount allows you to use the d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone conventionally on a mic stand for vocals, acoustic guitars, brass instruments or a pair for drum overhead mics.

The CM4099 Clamp Mount has a strong grip that’ll work with just about any instrument and could be a “go-to,” all-around utility mounting accessory.

The AC4099 Clip for the Accordion (pictured) works well enough that you might want to use two mics and clips to record this instrument in stereo. The accordion is often a “moving target” and difficult to record with stationary mics on floor stands.

DPA Microphones also offers four different d:vote touring kits that come in sturdy Peli cases. Select from either a four-pack or 10-pack, each microphone comes in a pencil-case style pouch with all the mounts to capturing everything from classical to rock music.


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