Product Ref: 90420
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. Each pattern is selectable via a rotary control on the microphone and they can even be altered remotely via the use of the N248 power supply (sold separately).
Omnidirectional microphones have an equal output and sensitivity at every angle so they can pick up sound from any direction. This flexibility means that the microphone doesn't need to be pointed directly at the source of sound, ideal for applications where a group of vocalists or musicians need to be recorded. Cardioid and hypercardioid provide sensitivity right at the front of the mic, with hypercardioid being the narrowest and most resistant to feedback. These patterns are ideal for picking up single sound sources within loud environments. With a figure-8 polar pattern, the microphone picks up sound from the front and rear, making it suitable for recording dual vocals from either side.