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Articles May - June 2019

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Studio Microphone

Sound Dynamics


PT brings a list of five premium-quality studio microphones packed with distinctive inventions launched globally to the studio market in 2018. This focus is purely for info purpose and only intended as a guide.

Beyerdynamic Fox


Fox by Beyerdynamic is a large diaphragm condenser microphone with built-in 24-bit/96kHz conversion, with the signal fed direct to the software via the onboard USB port. This large-membrane condenser microphone offers high sensitivity than any common dynamic microphones. This microphone has been fitted by all the components required for professional recording into the compact mic.

Key Features Include:

  • 24 Bit 96 kHz studio grade quality as in professional recording studios
  • Accurate signal conversion by a large diaphragm condensor capsule
  • Headphone output with Zero Latency Monitoring
  • Mute button for muting microphone
  • Gain switch for recording voice or instruments

Technical Specifications:

  • Usage: Singing, Speech, Podcast 6 Radio
  • Transmission Type: Wired
  • Transducer Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern Microphone: Cardioid
  • Microphone Frequency Response: 20 - 20.000 Hz
  • Microphone Type: USB studio microphone
  • Connection: USB
  • Cable Length: 1 m

Chandler Limited TG Microphone



TG Microphone is a solid-state large-diaphragm condenser microphone that continues the rich tradition of EMI Abbey Road studio innovation forward. TheTG Microphone is unique in its feature-set, isn’t a clone of any other microphone, and as the name implies, the sound is TG.

Key Features Include:

  • Solid-state large-diaphragm condenser mic
  • Cardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns
  • Onboard Dual Tone System, EMI TG Tape Equalizer, 50Hz/90Hz highpass filter, 10dB pad
  • Includes a shockmount, a dedicated PSU, a 25' Mogami 4-pin cable, and a wooden storage case
  • Quality crafted by Chandler Limited in Shell Rock, IA

Technical Specifications:

  • Microphone Type: Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • Transducer Type: Gold membrane, custom spec.
  • Circuit Type: TG, Solid-state
  • Dual Tone System: A/B voicing
  • Tape Equalizer: TG, 5 settings
  • Low-Cut Filter: Switchable— Out, 90 Hz/50 Hz
  • Patterns: Cardioid / Omni
  • PAD: 10 dB / Switchable
  • Impedance: 200Ω
  • Power: External, PSU included
  • Mic Cable: 4 Pin, 25' Mogami, included
  • Case: Wooden, Included

Neumann u67


Neuman has re-issue U 67 tube microphone, its one of the most famous and desired microphones in recording history. Sonically, the current reissue is identical to the U 67 made from 1960-1971. It uses the same capsule and electronic design.


Key Features Include:

  • Key parts, such as the BV 12 output transformer, are meticulously reproduced according to original documentation.
  • EF86 tubes are carefully selected for optimal characteristics and lowest noise in a dedicated measurement facility.
  • The power supply was redesigned to meet today’s strict safety requirements and to accommodate the slightly higher filament current of newer premium grade tubes.
  • New power supply NU 67 V is fully compatible with older U 67 microphones.
  • Superb vocal microphone for male and female singers
  • Versatile microphone for all kinds of instruments
  • Classic tube circuit, transformer balanced
  • Balanced sound in three polar patterns

Technical Specifications:

  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional Pattern: Omnidirectional, cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 15/24/16 mV/Pa ± 1 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Rated Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR: 32/28/31 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 21/17/20 dB-A (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 114 dB (cardioid)
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% with preattenuation: 124 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL): 62/66/63 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL): 73/77/74 dB (Omni/cardioid/8)
  • Maximum output voltage: -9.8 dBu
  • Power supply: NU 67 V
  • Matching connector: Microphone: spec. 7pin, Power Supply: XLR 3 F
  • Weight: 560 g
  • Diameter: 56 mm
  • Length: 200 mm

Royer Labs


Royer R-10 is a passive mono ribbon microphone designed for use in the studio. It’s 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon element is formed with Royer’s patented direct-corrugation process and is protected by a 3-layer windscreen system and internally shock-mounted ribbon transducer. R-10’s internally shock mounted ribbon transducer isolates the ribbon element from shocks and vibrations, increasing the ribbon element’s durability.

The R-10 utilizes a David Royer custom designed transformer for high overload threshold, minimizing saturation at even extremely high sound pressure levels.


Key Features Include:

  • High SPL capabilities for electric guitar, brass and other close miking applications
  • Multi-layered wind screen provides superior protection to ribbon element
  • Internally shock-mounted ribbon transducer gives increased durability
  • Passive design and custom transformer minimize high SPL overload
  • Hum-bucking transducer design delivers extremely low residual noise
  • Ribbon element not affected by heat or humidity
  • Absence of high-frequency peaks, “ringing” and phase shifts
  • Equal sensitivity from front or back of the element

Technical Specifications:

  • Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient
  • Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
  • Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium (Grade 52)
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz-15,000Hz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity: -54dBv (re. 1v/pa)
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 135dB @ 50 Hz, 160dB @ 1kHz
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 700 Ohms (or greater)
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin (Pin 2 Hot)
  • Dimensions: Length including mounting base: 5 7/8 inches (149 mm) Width 1 3/8 inches (35 mm)
  • Weight: 13 oz (368 grams)

sE Electronics sE2300


sE2300 is the latest multi-pattern version of the fan-favorite 2200 condenser. Like its well-known predecessors, the sE2300 is a high-quality condenser microphone intended for a wide range of studio applications, from vocals and spoken word to acoustic instruments to drums and beyond. Due to its hand-crafted large diaphragm true condenser capsule, shielded custom transformer and class-A circuitry it delivers pristine, flattering sound quality, exceptionally low noise, and an even, well-balanced frequency response.


Key Features Include:

  • Discrete Class A components ensure top-shelf sound quality on any source
  • Cardioid, omni, and figure-8 polar patterns supply versatile operation
  • Ideal for everything from vocals to drum overheads to guitar amps
  • Handcrafted 1" condenser capsule provides top-notch sound
  • 80Hz/160Hz high pass filter and -10dB/-20dB pad for advanced onboard sound-shaping options
  • Extremely low noise and high SPL handling provide you with an extended dynamic range
  • Max SPL (0.5% THD): 126dB/133dB/146dB (0dB/-10dB/-20dB attenuation pad)
  • Requires +48-volt phantom power

Technical Specifications:

  • Capsule Type: Hand-crafted 1" True Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omni-directional, Figure-8
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 24 mV/Pa (-32.5 dBV)
  • Max SPL: 126 / 136 / 146 dB (0/10/20 dB pad) (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
  • Equivalent noise level: 9 dB(A)
  • Dynamic range: 117 / 127 / 137 dB (0/10/20 dB Attentuation pad)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 85 dB
  • Low-cut filter: 80 / 160 Hz, 6 dB/Oct, switchable
  • Attenuation Pad: 10 / 20 dB, switchable
  • Powering: 48 Volts according to IEC 61938
  • Electrical Impedance: 40 Ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: 1k Ohms
  • Current consumption: 4.8 mA
  • Connectivity: 3-pin male XLR connector
  • Dimensions: Diameter: 51mm (2.01 in), Length 215mm (8.46 in)
  • Weight: 611 g (21.55 oz.)

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