Neumann launched a completely new studio microphone at this year’s 135th AES Convention; the large diaphragm TLM 107. The newly developed double diaphragm capsule is inspired by Neumann's D-01 mic. According to the company, the sound reproduction is almost linear for all polar patterns up to 8 kHz, with a slight high frequency boost, due to its transformerless circuitry.
The same enables the TLM 107 to handle a large dynamic range, up to 153 dB SPL via the two-stage pre-attenuation. A contemporary joystick-like navigation switch and LED illumination controls said attentuation, as well as filters and polar patterns. The capsule is also designed to minimise sensitivity to humidity and other environmental influences: the front and rear diaphragms are at ground voltage, preventing the electrostatic attraction of dust particles. Wolfgang Fraissinet, president of Neumann.Berlin, commented: "The TLM 107 is a modern, high-resolution sound transducer with excellent reproduction characteristics that enable it to capture the original sound without any coloration, thus ensuring unlimited design freedom in mixing and post-production."