Neumann and Apogee have announced the release of a bundle including the Neumann TLM 102 large-diaphragm microphone and Apogee Duet audio interface.
The cheapest of Neumann's true condenser microphones, Neumann's TLM 102 is said to offer a very harmonic, natural and detailed sound reproduction with a gentle boost in the 8 to 12 kHz region and full, well-rounded bass reproduction even down to the lowest frequencies. For the bundle, the TLM 102 comes complete with an EA 4 elastic suspension, so all the user needs to add is a standard microphone cable and stand.
Featuring Apogee’s renowned AD/DA conversion technology, Duet is sometimes considered an industry standard for professional portable audio recording on Mac and iPad. It offers two analogue combo inputs (XLR and ¼”) with high-quality mic preamps and selectable 48V phantom power for the connection of microphones, instruments or professional line-level devices. On the output side, Duet provides two analogue 1/4” balanced outputs via the I/O port for connection to speakers or outboard equipment plus a separate, independently controlled 1/4” stereo headphone output. Via separately available Lightning and 30-pin cables, Duet can make a direct connection to iOS devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch).