Deity Microphones D4 DUO – Press Release
April 21st 2020 – Deity Microphones is excited to announce their first compact micro on-camera microphone, the D4 DUO. Deity Microphones has always pushed the boundaries in what you can achieve with an on-camera microphone and the new D4 DUO is no exception.
The microphone features dual cardioid microphone capsules to capture the front and rear sound fields around the camera. For the first time ever you can now capture the camera operator directly so they don’t sound muffled or distant when they narrate a scene or ask someone on camera a question.
The D4 DUO also features an AUX 3.5mm input that bypasses audio from the rear microphone capsule. This puts the front capsule’s audio on the left and your AUX audio on the right channel of your camera or recorder. Now you can capture crisp lavalier quality audio during an interview and capture a dynamic soundscape of natural sounds going on around you that you can layer back into your interview in post. This technique of capture a shotgun and a lav at the same time is standard practice for TV News and broadcast but has never been able to be achieved with smaller cameras before without a mess of cables or external audio mixers.
“The D4 DUO really embodies our company motto of product design which is Do More, Carry Less” Andrew Jones, brand developer of Deity Microphones explained. “Why carry around bulky audio attachments when you don’t have to. Videographers and content creators carry enough as it is, shouldn’t their gear do more than just one task.”
The D4 DUO will ship with 2x Deity faux fur windshields, a Rycote® Lyre Shockmount and a coiled 3.5mm TRS cable. Expect to see it at local dealers around the world at the end of Q2.
About Deity Microphones
Deity Microphones was founded at NAB 2018. The microphone brand was started by location
sounder mixers who were dissatisfied with the status quo. They wanted microphones and
products that solved real problems minus the marketing gimmicks.