This year, two products of from microphone manufacturer Neumann have been distinguished by the Outstanding Technical Achievement TEC Award at the NAMM Show: the large-diaphragm microphone TLM 102, and the KMS 104 plus.
This mic is designed for project studios and home recording. According to Neumann, its strengths are vocal recordings (they promise “very good speech intelligibility” and “handling of pops and sibilants”), and recording at high SPLs.
KMS 104 (plus) / KMS 105
According to Neumann, these mics feature “the quality of studio condenser capsules in a housing suitable for the stage.” The company says that the KMS 104 plus has been optimized for the requirements of female voices in the rock and pop field.
The TEC Award
Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is presented annually by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio. TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites.
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