Neumann TLM 103 D
At the 125th AES Convention in San Francisco's Moscone Center (booth #1210), October 2-5, 2008, Neumann is introducing the latest model in its Solution-D Series, the TLM 103 D ($2,650), a digital version of the TLM 103 that is designed to be used in conjunction with DAWs. The TLM 103 D includes an integrated peak limiter for optimal recording levels at all times, and a built-in Neumann A/D converter to eliminate the need for external converters and preamps.
The TLM 103 D is available in nickel and black, with a stand mount. Starter kits are also available, comprising the microphone, an elastic suspension and a connection kit for direct connection to an AES/EBU or S/PDIF interface.
Sennheiser e 965
Sennheiser is introducing the evolution e 965 ($878) large-diaphragm true condenser microphone, the first such product in its evolution range. The e 965 promises a wide frequency range, extensive dynamics and extremely low distortion. The e 965 also features a dual-diaphragm transducer, which allows users to switch between cardioid and super-cardioid pickup patterns. For high sound pressure levels, users can switch on a pre-attenuation of -10dB. It also includes a low-cut filter for eliminating impact noise and reducing low-frequency overemphasis during close-miking, a shock-mount design for reducing handling noise, and an integrated pop shield and windshield.
Sennheiser states that the evolution e 965 will be available in stores in September 2008.