DPA Microphones The d:vice Digital Audio Interface

by Michael Eddy
DPA's d:vice Digital Audio Interface with an iPhone
DPA's d:vice Digital Audio Interface with an iPhone

DPA Microphones introduces the d:vice™ Digital Audio Interface, a new two-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter exclusively for any iOS device, Mac® or PC computer to broadcast or record crystal clear sound. This preamp offers improved audio quality for sound designers and engineers working in the field to capture that just right sound.

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Journalists around the world are already using their smartphones to capture the news. It works fairly well because today’s phones are capable of taking high-quality pictures and videos. The component that is missing is high-quality audio. For news broadcasts, it is equally important to have audio quality that matches or exceeds the video for the message to be understood. This is exactly the challenge that the d:vice solves. When used with a DPA microphone, the d:vice is able to 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 designer or content creator 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 ambience sound in stereo, the d:vice™ makes it easier for designers to do their job. The d:vice is designed as a pocket-sized digital audio interface that can deliver sound that rivals studio recordings. While originally conceived with broadcasters and mobile journalists in mind, it can also be used by other content makers for recording music, filming on location, and during both live and recorded broadcasts. With this interface, users can portably record and stream clear and professional audio from the connected microphones.

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 miniature microphones, including the d:screet™ Miniature, d:fine™ Headset, d:vote™ Instrument, and even the d:dicate™ Recording microphones with the optional MMP-G preamp.

The DPA D:vice Digital Audio InterfaceAt about two inches in diameter, the d:vice Digital Audio Interface is ultra-compact, easily fitting in the users’ 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 users’ job even easier, allowing them to store gain settings and low-cut filters for ongoing and future personalized use in dedicated presets. Third-party applications can be used to accomplish specific tasks, including but not limited to live broadcast and high quality recordings. The d:vice solution will be available at the end of May 2017.