Neumann TLM 170
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Neumann TLM 170

TLM 170, Large diaphragm condenser microphone from Neumann in the TLM 170 series.

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moosers 23/10/2010

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The Neumann TLM 170 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone for use in the recording studio only. It's definitely going to be seen more in professional studios, but it would also be an awesome all purpose mic for a larger home studio as well. The mic has five different pick up patterns to choose from, including cardioid, omni, hypercardiod, wide angle cardioid, and figure eight. It's also got a - 10 db pad and low roll off switch as well. The mic comes with it's own unique sort of swivel mount for holding the microphone in place.

OVERALL OPINION

The Neumann TLM 170 is exactly what you'd think it would be - a super high quality condenser microphone. I've only used it on a handful of occasions, but every time I have I've been impressed with the sound. I've only tried it on vocals, which I do believe is what it's bested suited for. It's got a smooth response and picks up an incredible amount of detail, with a whole lot of depth as well. I did a few sessions as a freelance assistant engineer at a studio that had this mic, and that's the only place I've ever used it. I hope that I can get some more gigs there again, as everyone on the sessions agreed that the results were awesome. It's a bit different sounding than something like a U87, although I would probably rather have a U87 since it's probably a little bit more versatile. However, if I were going for just a vocal mic, the TLM 170 would definitely be the choice. The mic certainly costs a pretty penny, but could certainly be worth it in a professional studio environment. Neumann is known for good reason as the best in making high quality studio condensers, and the TLM 170 is a perfect reason why...