A new Neumann TLM 103 mic arrived for the studio today. Yep, I was excited to try it out.
I’ve been completely happy with my Rode NT1-A for the past 5 years (in fact, I liked it so much that I bought a second one a couple of years ago), but I figured it was time to invest a little more money in my studio. The Rodes are still my go-to mics for singing in my corner booth, and mic’ing my guitars. The Neumann is going to be used primarily for voice-overs.
The TLM 103 set me back about $1,100, and the shock mount was another $150, but the quality is supposedly worth the cost. Here’s a quick video capturing my emotions at the moment I unboxed my new Neumann mic (it’s just so beautiful!):