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DPA Heading to the RAI for IBC 2017 With Mobile Studio Mics

IBC (International Broadcast Convention) is similar to the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention in the United States. It is held at the RAI in Amsterdam, the site of ISE (Integrated Systems Europe).
On show for the first time in Europe is the company’s new d:vice Digital Audio Interface – a game-changing audio accessory for ‘on the go’ content creators
ALLEROED, DENMARK, JULY 7, 2017 DPA’s new d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface will be showcased at IBC 2017 (Booth 8.D70), giving European broadcasters their first opportunity to experience the unprecedented audio quality offered by this ground-breaking preamp.
Aimed at content makers, such as live and mobile journalists, the d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface works with any iOS device, Mac® or PC computer, making it easier than ever to broadcast or record crystal clear sound anywhere in the world.
Journalists already use smartphones to capture the news and to a large extent, this works well because today’s phones can take high-quality pictures and videos. However, the missing component has been high-quality audio – something that is vital for news broadcasts where audio quality must match or exceed the video for the message to be understood. This is exactly the challenge that the d:vice solves. When used with a DPA microphone, it can 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, two-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter offering mono, dual and stereo capabilities. This flexibility allows a journalist to use the equipment for any unexpected situation that might arise during their day. Whether it be a two-channel interview situation or a session of recording ambiance sound in stereo, the d:vice makes it easier for journalists to do their job. Furthermore, the d:vice is the only small form factor two-channel audio device on the market that allows users to set the individual gain for two channels in an iOS environment.
The d:vice comes with interchangeable lightning and USB cables for connectivity. Its MicroDot inputs allow the d:vice to be connected to all DPA capsules, including the d:screet Miniature, d:fine Headset, d:vote Instrument, d:dicate Recording microphones and shotgun microphones, via the optional MMP-G preamp – all of which will also be shown at IBC.
“This is the first pocket-sized digital audio interface that can deliver sound that rivals studio recordings,” says René Mørch, Product Manager at DPA Microphones. “The d:vice Digital Audio Interface was designed with broadcasters and mobile journalists in mind, but can also be used by other content makers for recording music, filming on location and during both life and recorded broadcasts. With this interface, users can portable record and stream clear and professional audio from the connected microphones.”
At about two inches in diameter, the d:vice Digital Audio Interface is ultra-compact, easily fitting in the user’s 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 makes the user’s job even easier, allowing them to store gain settings and low-cut filters for ongoing and future personalized use in dedicated presets. For security and ease of mind, the DPA app allows settings to be locked, which prevents third-party apps from unintentionally taking control of gain. Third party applications can be used to accomplish specific tasks, including but not limited to live broadcast and high-quality recordings.
The launch of the d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface is just one of a range of planned activities that support and celebrate 25 years of amazing sound with DPA Microphones.
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theater, and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound.

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