Working on a film production soon?

Want to maximize the sound?

Missing the best mic solutions?

We are glad to announce our partnership with DPA microphones in supporting the community of aspiring and indie filmmakers who are ready to bring their skills to the next level and unleash the story telling potential of their film projects.

We are looking for film projects that need great sound. Give us some details about your project and if we choose it, we will provide you with a full mic package for filming. In addition, one of our mentors, an experienced sound engineer, will be available for an educational chat to discuss mics, gaining experience in the business, sound capture techniques and ultimately to inspire you – whatever you’re interested in!

Sound is an important aspect of film production

A great film deserves great sound. Sound helps to deliver information, evokes emotional responses and indicates moods. It works in tandem with the pictures on screen to engage the audience and it can elevate the movie-going experience.

We’re looking for upcoming film projects that could use some upgraded sound solutions. Are you planning an indie, no budget, low budget, or other type of film? If you are willing and able to share some information about it, we’d like to hear from you.

We’re selecting three noteworthy film projects to receive a complete DPA film kit with a perfect partner package of Rycote® accessories. If other DPA mics are needed for the project, they will be made available for loan during the filming period. In addition, each project’s sound engineer will receive a one-on-one mentoring session with an established sound engineer within the film industry.

The DPA microphones

Each chosen project will be provided with one of each of the mics listed below (winners prize). In addtion, if other DPA mics are needed for the project, they will be made available for loan.

4017 Shotgun Mic

The 4017 Shotgun Microphone has a hypercardioid pickup pattern  designed with a unique interference tube that provides excellent off-axis rejection.  This unique directional pattern is useful when you need high directivity with high background noise rejection.

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4097 Micro Shotgun Mic

A perfect plant mic in difficult filming locations like a car, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun is small, slim and unobtrusive with a supercardioid pattern and a built-in shock mount. Just attach it to a transmitter, set it in place and point it towards the actors. It’s ready for action.

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6060 CORE Subminiature Mic

With 6060 CORE Subminiature Mics you can capture the best possible sound, while at the same time completely concealing the microphone. These mics allow you to ensure repeatable, superior sound quality, unseen by the audience.

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Rycote selected accessories


Each chosen project will be provided with one of each of the Rycote® accessories listed below (winner prize). In addtion, if other Rycote accessories are needed for the project, they will be made available for loan.

Cyclone Windshield Kit, Medium

This durable windshield system possesses outstanding, consistent performance while being easy to maintain as it does not use fur. The Cyclone is truly evolutionary, made with advanced 3D-Tex® material in a unique design. For use with the 4017 Shotgun Mic

Product Code : 089102

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Classic Softie

The original slip-on windshield, the Classic-Softie offers proven, cost-effective wind protection at a moment’s notice. Advanced materials, adhesives and assembly techniques all combine to make the Softie an extremely tough product that provides excellent wind protection to withstand the harshest environments. For use with the 4017 Shotgun Mic.

Product Code : 033332

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Cyclone Handle PCS

The Cyclone Handle PCS (Professional Connection System) is the perfect accessory kit for the Cyclone and Stereo Cyclone windshield. Not only does it allow the user to extend and hand-control their mic but also the user can quickly attach and detach the Cyclone using the highly innovative PCS feature. For use with the 4017 Shotgun Mic.

Product Code : 042283

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DPA 4099/4097 Mini Windjammer

Offering excellent, effective protection against wind noise, our DPA 4099 Windjammer is easy-to-fit slip-on fur for use when recording outside or in a windy condition. For use with the 4097 Micro Shotgun Mic.

Product Code : 055427

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DPA 4099/4097 Mini Windjammer

A range of high-quality accessories for use with the 6060 CORE

Subminiature Lavalier.

065552    Black Ristretto Lavalier Windjammer – pair

065553    Grey Ristretto Lavalier Windjammer – pair

065554    White Ristretto Lavalier Windjammer – pair

066301    Stickies Adv, 23mm Round (Pack)

065101    Undercovers, Black – 30 Undercovers/30 Stickies Original

066305    Overcovers Adv, Black (Pack)

066306    Overcovers Adv, Grey (Pack)

066307    Overcovers Adv, Beige (Pack)

066308    Overcovers Adv, White (Pack)

105504    Miniature Lavalier Foams Black (1 pack of 2)

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Meet the mentors

Antoin Cox

Antoin Cox is a Production Sound Mixer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has been working in the industry since he graduated from film school with a degree in sound design and production sound recording in 1999. That same year, he started working on his first feature film. Since then, Antoin has captured sound on a wide range of projects across the globe, including feature films, dramas, documentaries, TV series and commercials. In his many years in the industry, he has also gathered experience with sound design and post production as well.

Bryan ”Sol” Aponte

Bryan “Sol” Aponte is a veteran sound mixer with twenty years’ experience under his belt and two Emmy Award nominations to show for it. Shortly after graduating cum laude from Long Island University’s School of Media Arts in 1999, Sol immediately began his professional career at BET at their then headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was there that he learned the mechanics of recording and mixing for television as he recorded voice overs and mixed network promos, worked on live news programs, music shows as well as live sound mixing at the networks own jazz club.

Stéphane Bucher

Stéphane Bucher is an established and highly-respected sound recordist for film and television. He started his career in 1998. In most recent years, he has risen through the ranks and has worked with some of Hollywood’s most successful directors like Luc Besson, Ridley Scott, Damien Chazelle, James Mangold.

Tim White

Tim White has spent over 30 years recording sound for TV and feature films. From his start in TV in Bristol in the 80s, he has worked on a broad range of film and TV drama projects from ‘Third Star’ to ‘Nathan Barley’. He was awarded BAFTA and the RTS awards in 2006/7 for ‘9/11: The Twin Towers’. Tim has recorded numerous IMAX projects,  of which, ‘Journey to Mecca’ won GSCA Best Sound in 2009. He has worked on numerous major studio films, often mixing the 2nd unit from, ‘Bond’ to ‘Star Wars’.

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