Deity Microphones has announced the V-Mic D4, a hybrid analog/USB camera-mount shotgun microphone for content creators, run-and-gun videographers, livestreamers, and podcasters. The mic improves on the original V-Mic D3 with significant upgrades to the sound quality, shockmount, gain knob, wind protection, cable, and with the very cool addition of a USB-C port, all offered at a surprisingly affordable price.
The side-mounted USB-C output jack is perfect for hybrid DSLR content creators who also want to connect their mic to a macOS/Windows computer or iOS/Android smartphone/tablet for podcasting and streaming. A built-in microprocessor automatically configures the included USB-C to TRRS cable to work with most 3.5mm mic-input jacks, making the V-Mic D4 also compatible with a variety of DSLR/mirrorless cameras, camcorders, mobile devices, and portable audio recorders.
As with its predecessor, the V-Mic D4 allows users to capture directional audio and reject sounds coming from off-camera. This new version of the mic features an extended 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, high signal-to-noise ratio, low self-noise, and is capable of handling up to 130 dB of SPL, which means higher sound quality and less time spent in post-production processing your tracks.
The stepless gain knob is still on board, giving you the equivalent of having an audio mixer built right into the mic itself without adding any extra bulk or weight. Turn the knob to the right for up to +10 dB of gain, or now, to the left for a -5 dB pad, great for dialing-in the exact amount of gain on the fly when shooting events with unpredictable audio levels.
The D4 utilizes Deity’s new offset shockmount, which helps minimize handling noise. An inverted cold shoe enables you to clip a wireless transmitter underneath the shockmount, great for creating a wireless boom setup. The V-Mic D4 also includes a new, upgraded foam pop filter with a reinforced rubber support backing plate. This gives the foam the strength it needs to support the included fur dead cat.
The mic is powered via a AAA battery that provides an impressive 60 hours of operation and to save power, the D4 automatically turns on when the camera turns on. Do you think the V-Mic D4 has what it needs to enhance the quality of your video content? Let us know in the Comments section, below. If you have questions, please call us, chat with us online, or stop by the B&H New York SuperStore.