Neumann TLM 49

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Large Diaphragm Microphone

  • Cardioid characteristic
  • Sound pattern optimised for vocals
  • Features the large-diaphragm capsule of the legendary U47
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Self-noise: 12 dB(a)
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 129 dB
  • Transformerless output circuit
  • Includes EA3 spider and cardboard box
available since September 2006
Item number 194633
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No
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A world of its own! Neumann TLM 49
Anonymous 22.07.2016
After reading, checking forums and researching, I pulled the trigger and got this big baby! I have previously recorded with this mic in several professional broadcast studios in Berlin and Bonn, so I have an idea how my voice sounds doing voiceover and radio work, but not singing.

After connecting the mic to my RME UCX builtin mic preamp, I noticed that the output from the mic was not as hot as it is with my other condenser mics, nevertheless I was blown away with the way this mic responded to my voice. I tend to occupy a wide dynamic range when singing, and this mic was sweet, warm and intimate with the whispers, and had that crisp tone, details and definition when singing flamenco-like screams. I seriously do not understand why and how people trashed this mic in some forums.
My experience was nothing but great. Put that mic in front of a serious performer and you'll understand why Neumann consider this a vocal mic. One thing however, the shock mount doesn't seem to hold the mic well. And I need to over tighten the screw which does not seem right considering the amazing build quality of this mic. I am planning to contact thomann team if the issue persists.

Highly recommended microphone. If you are looking for a high quality vocal microphone, get it. But remember it is NOT the mic, it is you, your talent and the music that flows through you!

Cheers and happy recording everyone
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Cant go wrong with this
DigitalMonk 20.09.2020
I mainly record vocals on beats so I need my recordings to be top notch.
My old akg 214 was a nightmare.Too much harshness...
By my first recording with tlm 49 I was cured.I was spending so much time on correcting things with the akg, but with tlm 49 everything was smooth, the high's were smoother.
The only thing that lacks is the lows.Thats why its " Optimised sound for vocals ".
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Who needs a De-esser?
Hafa 13.12.2021
This microphone seems to have a kind a compressor inside it affecting the sibilance. To make sure no sibilance will torment me after I record my vocals, I used a rubber band around it with a Sharpie (pen) positioned in the centre. Doing this, I will not have any problems with Ssss. I love it!
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Quite good
RegC 21.11.2021
I have tried a few microphones, the sound of tlm49 is good, sound thicker than tlm103, but you have to boost a bit mid-low after recording.
Good for small studios and home recording.
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