DPA's new mic preamp for your iPhone

DPA d:vice with iPhone
Neal Romanek
April 25th 2017 at 4:59PM : By Neal Romanek

When used with a DPA microphone, the d:vice can capture or stream audio in the absence of an onsite sound engineer

DPA Microphones has released a new microphone preamp, the d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface, aimed at live and mobile journalists sin the field. The d:vice works with any iOS device, Mac or PC.

The d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface is a two-channel microphone preamp and A/D converter offering mono, dual and stereo capabilities. When used with a DPA microphone, the d:vice can capture or stream high quality audio in the absence of an onsite sound engineer. 

The d:vice comes with interchangeable lightning and USB cables for connectivity. MicroDot inputs allow it to be connected to all DPA miniature microphones, including the d:screet Miniature, d:fine Headset, d:vote Instrument and the d:dicate recording microphones with the optional MMP-G preamp.

DPA d:vice with USB cable

The d:vice Digital Audio Interface is two inches in diameter and can be controllled via a remote application on an iOS device. A DPA app is available for download from the Apple App store. The app allows users to store gain settings and low-cut filters in dedicated presets. Third-party applications can be used to accomplish specific tasks, including live broadcast and high quality recordings.

“This is the first pocket-sized digital audio interface that can deliver sound that rivals studio recordings,” said 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 live and recorded broadcasts. With this interface, users can portably record and stream clear and professional audio from the connected microphones.”