We developed the Neumann TLM 102 as an universal talent for vocal and instrumental recordings. Its finely tuned sound signature especially accents the area of 8 to 12 kilohertz which is crucial for human voices. The recordings get a silky elegance which is typical for large diaphragm microphones; the voice gets a noble presence in the overall mix. Suddenly, there’s a natural, organic separation between your vocal and your acoustic guitar, for example an . Nevertheless, the Neumann TLM 102 remains easy to handle and deals masterfully with critical consonants or sibilants: It has an integrated pop shield.
The Neumann TLM 102 also processes extreme volume and jumps in dynamics without distortion. That makes it an excellent choice for miking loud amps and drums. Our “baby” reproduces sound pressure levels of up to 144 dB (e.g. very loud trumpet at a distance of 10 cm) with great clarity: open, detailed, with powerful bass and refined treble. The harmonious proportions and gleaming grille ring ensure that even at first glance,the Neumann TLM 102* attracts attention.