is a soft piece of rubber designed for mounting a DPA Miniature microphone
on a violin, viola, cello or double bass
. The holder is to be mounted between the tailpiece and the bridge and can be placed either above or below the strings, depending on the desired sound
color and sound level
In general, mounting the microphone
below the strings is especially good for use in live applications. It allows for greater gain
and less leakage from nearby sound
sources. The sound
will reveal the close-mic
position to the wood resulting in a darker response. Mounting the microphone
above the strings is especially good for solo
performance or in the studio. The sound
will be more open and clear, revealing the actual sound
of the instrument and the room.
The miniature microphone
is secured by its cable in a little clip, while the holder itself has a firm grip on two strings of the instrument with small hooks.