Now with CORE by DPA technology
The 4099 is already the recognized standard for this type of microphone and the CORE version adds just another layer of sound quality that further distances this mic from its competitors. 4099 CORE brings more clarity and details to your music, across the entire dynamic range. Anyone looking for the very highest sound quality should choose CORE – every musician, live sound engineer and anyone else who takes pride in quality audio.
CORE by DPA is a powerful new technology at the heart of DPA miniature microphones. We’ve minimized distortion. From pianissimo to forte, you will experience increased clarity and openness. Learn more about CORE by DPA.
From the piano to guitar; strings to woodwinds; brass to percussion, the 4099 Series sounds equally impressive on them all. This one microphone model can beautifully reinforce an entire orchestra. You can move the mic to another instrument; just make sure you have the right type of clip to mount it correctly. The award-winning 4099 Series gives you a much more natural sound than any clip-on microphone or pickup. This instrument condenser microphone rejects unwanted noise and accurately captures the true voice of your acoustic instrument.
This microphone comes in two versions:
- 4099 CORE Mic, Loud SPL (red marking on gooseneck) – used to close-mike most types of instruments
- 4099 CORE Mic, Extreme SPL (yellow marking on gooseneck) – used to close-mike extremely loud instruments, such as drums and some brass
The 4099 CORE also features an enhanced shock mount design, providing excellent isolation from handling noise and rumble. Detachable cables are available in heavy duty or lightweight versions, depending on the application – both are designed to withstand the rigors of daily use. A versatile, integrated gooseneck extender provides easy and repeatable mounting.
All CORE by DPA technology microphones, including the 4099 CORE, are IP58 certified. This durability is achieved through a number of defense mechanisms:
• Water-repellant nano-coating of the cover and housing
• Hermetic sealing of the sensitive amplifier at the core of the mic
• Dual gold plating of the diaphragm
The CORE 4099 comes with an XLR connector as an adapter. The microphone can easily be connected to a wireless system via an adapter from our extensive range of wireless adapters.
The mics can be easily unclipped and repositioned or moved to another instrument. The mounting system is designed to never blemish or scratch the finish of your instrument. The flexible design supports a wide variety of mounting and positioning possibilities.
Violin, viola, banjo and mandolin
The 4099 CORE for Loud SPL is perfect for the violin, banjo and viola. Users will appreciate how gently this instrument condenser mic adheres to their prized instrument.
The 4099 CORE for Extreme SPL perfectly captures the booming sounds of drums and percussion instruments. Users will appreciate how gently this instrument condenser microphone adheres to their prized instrument. The mic can be easily positioned to fit different types of drums. The flexible gooseneck can be positioned at different angles to allow a variety of sound nuances. The mic is elegant, lightweight, unobtrusive and designed to stay out of the way during performances.
This mic solution makes it easy to achieve a high level of isolation on stage. It also provides clean and transparent stereo sound quality with realistic dynamics.
Guitar, ukulele and dobro
The 4099 CORE for Loud SPL is perfect for PA amplification and live recording of acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele and dobro. It offers practically unlimited placement possibilities. The sound it provides is considerably more natural than an internal microphone or pick-up.
The 4099 CORE for Loud SPL is perfect for the entire saxophone family: soprano, alto, tenor or baritone. It also sounds great on the bass clarinet. It comes with a very versatile clip that can be used on all types of sax and brass instruments.
Trumpet, trombone and other brass
The 4099 CORE for Extreme SPL is perfect for trumpet, trombone and other brass instruments that can make a lot of sound. You can use it with or without mute. The microphone effortlessly handles even the highest sound pressure levels.
The 4099 CORE for Loud SPL is the perfect mic solution for PA amplification and live recording of acoustic upright bass. It offers a sound that is considerably more natural than an internal microphone or pickup. There are several excellent placement possibilities on the instrument.
For perfect PA amplification and live recording of a cello choose the 4099 CORE for Loud SPL, which includes a mounting clip meticulously designed and optimized for the violoncello. It offers a sound that is considerably more natural than an internal microphone or pickup.
This mic solution makes it easy to achieve a high level of isolation on stage. It also provides clean and transparent stereo sound quality with realistic dynamics. It is a complete system, which includes a pair of 4099 CORE for Loud SPL selected on sensitivity within ±1.5 dB. The two included mic clips can be attached permanently to the instrument using screws.
Oboe, clarinet, bassoon, recorder and flute
This 4099 CORE for Loud SPL solution is designed to address the unique mounting challenges of slim bodied and unusually shaped instruments. The design of the microphone clip includes a hook-and-loop fastener strap, which allows it to fit instruments of varying sizes and diameters such as the oboe, clarinet, bassoon, recorder and flute.
The 4099 CORE for Loud SPL with a mount designed to be flexible, easy to use and quick to move. With a strong spring, the mount can be clamped onto many surfaces and instruments such as saxophones and brass instruments.
Even though the 4099 CORE is often used attached directly to a specific instrument, many users have asked for a solution to mount the mic on a regular microphone stand. Now you can get the unparalleled sound of the 4099 CORE for Loud SPL easily mounted on a mic stand.