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Mic of the Month – Neumann TLM 107

Mic of the Month - Neumann TLM 107

The TLM 107 is Neumann’s latest condenser microphone. It features a newly developed sound transducer, which was designed especially for this microphone and offers a great versatility thanks to its five polar patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, wide-angle cardioid and hypercardioid. Each of the TLM 107’s microphone switch functions are controlled by a navigation ‘joystick’ that visually highlights the selected polar pattern and LED’s also show the status of the PAD and Low Cut.

Neumann TLM107 Controls

The Neumann TLM 107 delivers a consistent, transparent and natural sound with exceptional transient response in all 5 of its polar patterns. It has an almost linear reproduction up to 8 kHz, and a gentle boost in the higher frequencies which gives a natural presence to the voice whilst still being useful in most recording applications. The high end is detailed without any of the harshness found in cheaper microphones.

Neumann TLM 107 Front and Rear

Transformerless circuitry provides a practically inaudible self-noise of only 10dB-A whilst handling an SPL of 141dB which can be extended to 153dB SPL when the pad is enabled.

The Neumann TLM 107 Multi-Pattern Microphone is an excellent choice for lots of different voices from piercing Mariah Carey style voices which require high SPL handling to baritone male vocals which require the 107’s 100 Hz low cut to tighten up the low frequencies. The mic is also optimised to handle sibilants.

The five selectable polar patterns make this an extremely flexible microphone that will shine in a myriad of recording situations. The TLM107 is excellent as a main or spot microphone in orchestral recordings.  It will sound great on strings, woodwind and brass instruments. Consider it for drums, percussion, guitar amps and other sources with extreme SPLs with its outstanding transient response, and also for broadcast duties within radio, ADR, film and game sound production.

Neumann TLM107 Frequency Response

The above diagram shows the TLM 107’s frequency response when in a cardioid polar pattern.

The Neumann TLM 107 is a great addition to their condenser microphone range and has everything you would expect from Neumann, great build quality, impressive sound and high end technical specifications. A modern classic in the making…

Available in Black or Nickel finish, the Neumann TLM 107 in the Studiocare web store.

Neumann TLM 107 with EA4 Shock Mount