Perfect for stage and studio. The Neumann TLM 170 R Switchable Studio Microphone is the perfect blend of technical innovation and heritage. Forgoing a traditional output transformer, the TLM 170 R boasts an electronic circuit. Made from only the finest components, the circuitry's design ensures excellent rejection and prevents any interference that may compromise the quality of the balanced audio output. The large diaphragm capsule provides a smooth frequency response with all 5 polar patterns for an exceptional sonic performance.
Get the sound right at source. Take advantage of the on-board controls to ensure you spend more time mixing and less time fixing! The handy 10dB attenuation pad is perfect for decreasing the sensitivity of the capsule to minimise the risk of clipping and distortion. What's more, the roll off switch allows you to reduce rumble and proximity effect from compromising your recording experience. With zero off-axis colouration, recordings using this microphone will sound incredibly natural. It's never been easier to make sounds translate from the room to the speaker than it is with the TLM 170 R!
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The TLM 170 R incorporates five different directional polar patterns for a truly flexible performance. The polar patterns available are omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, hypercardioid and wide-angle cardioid.
Cardioid is excellent for delivering a tight-focused sound, whilst providing excellent off-axis rejection of around -6dB of unwanted noise and ambience. This is a great polar pattern to rely on when recording live performances, either on-stage, or, in-the-studio. Hypercardioid and wide-angle cardioid are virtually the same but offer different rejection angles.
Fig. 8 picks up sound from the front and the back of the capsule whilst rejecting all sound coming from the side. This pattern has been a go-to trick for many producers recording two background vocals. When paired with another fig.8 microphone and carefully positioned it can also work wonders on capturing vocals and guitar from a single performer simultaneously. However, beware. Utilising this positioning enhances close proximity effect which can lead to an unnatural amount of low-end being reproduced by the microphone. There's good reason why many radio broadcasters opt for this pattern!
When you want to capture natural recordings it doesn't get much better than omni. Omnidirectional means that sound is picked up by the capsule within a 360 degree radius. Selecting this pattern allows you to get up-close on sources without the risk of proximity effect being introduced. This is a favoured pattern for many Grammy award winning engineers and producers when recording multiple string and brass players. It can also make the "Levee Break" when heavily compressed and used for drum room microphones!