New Gear Review: DPA Microphones d:screet Slim Microphone

DPA’s new d:screet Slim microphone is a nearly invisible body worn omnidirectional microphone with a tiny attached cable. It is designed with a buttonhole accessory that allows the cable to lie flat while maintaining a 90-degree sound input angle.

There is a choice of either the d:screet 4060 capsule with high sensitivity or the 4061 capsule with standard sensitivity; both offer exceptional audio quality with low self-noise. The d:screet Slims are compatible with all major wireless adapters and are available in four colors: beige, white, black and brown.

DPA’s d:screet Slim Miniature are for live theatrical use, presentation speaking or on-camera talent. DPA Micro- phones’ d:screet Slim is $429.95 MSRP.


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