Tannoy, a brand synonymous with excellence in monitoring has just announced the release of the TM1 – a large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone. It marks a change of direction for the company, who is renowned the world over for its industry-leading monitors.
Large-diaphragm condenser microphones are a classic choice for tracking vocals. They also excel in capturing sounds with big-bassy resonance, due to their ability to represent the full frequency spectrum with accuracy. Therefore, the TM1 hopes to become an essential piece of recording kit, especially for those enthusiasts experimenting at home.
The Tannoy TM1 promises to be a high-quality all-rounder, suitable for capturing a range of sounds in the project or professional studio.
In the past, Tannoy created ribbon microphones but the English company became famous for their loudspeakers (and are championed by mixing legend Andrew Scheps), but they’re bound to make a splash with their first ever condenser design.
The TM1 has a large-diaphragm design, with an aesthetic reminiscent of a Neumann U-87 and hopes to achieve a similar degree of versatility. It features a one-inch gold-plated diaphragm and the heavy-duty shock mount is a welcome touch.
The TM1 is slated for release in August/September and should come in at $150, a very competitive price for a mic of this quality.
Visit Tannoy website for more details.