Montebello, CA—January 2017… TASCAM is expanding their TM-series of microphones with a number of new models including the TM-180 and TM-280 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mics, the TM-60 small-diaphragm condenser, and TM-Drums drum microphone set. These versatile, affordable microphones are an excellent starter kit or a great way to expand a growing mic collection.
TASCAM’s TM-180 and TM-280 condenser microphones feature a 1.33-inch (34 mm) diaphragm and provide a switchable 80 Hz highpass filter to eliminate unwanted low frequencies. A 10 dB pad enables use of high sound-pressure levels—great for use on guitar cabinets, horns, and so on.
Both mics are excellent choices for voice and instruments, although premium components and an integrated pop filter make the TM-280 especially well suited for vocals. In addition, the TM-280 can handle hotter signals (up to 135 dB SPL versus 130 dB SPL for the TM-180). Both are housed in sturdy cases and come with a shock mount and the TM-180 includes a zippered carry bag.
TM-Drums is a set of four microphones designed to capture a small acoustic drum kit and deliver a balanced, modern sound. The TM-50DB dynamic kick-drum microphone offers a frequency response of 50 Hz to 15 kHz, while the TM-50DS snare mic ranges from 50 Hz to 14 kHz. Both have integrated stand mounts.
The TM-50DB and TM-50DS are tuned to integrate with the pair of TM-50C small-diaphragm (16 mm/0.63 inches) cardioid condenser microphones included for use on cymbals and hi-hat and as overheads. Each TM-50C can handle up to 135 dB SPL and comes with a mic clip and foam windscreen. A set of 3/8” to 5/8” thread adapters are included with the set.
Also new from TASCAM is the TM-60, a small diaphragm condenser mic offering low noise, wide frequency response, and a super-affordable price. And TASCAM also announces the new TM-AR1 Acoustic Control Filter. Designed for project studios, the TM-AR1 is ideal for eliminating reflections and other acoustic artifacts when recording vocals and other acoustic sources. TASCAM is also offering the TM-AG1, a classic dual-layer pop filter that mounts easily to any mic stand.
TASCAM TM-series microphones are available immediately with an anticipated MAP prices of: TM-180 $149.99; TM 280 $249.99; TM-Drums $199.99; TM-60 $59.99; TM-AR1 $149.99; and TM-AG1 $19.99.