Solid-state condenser mic with flexible features to capture a variety of sources.
The Chandler Limited EMI Abbey Road Studios ‘TG Microphone’ is a solid-state large diaphragm condenser microphone. Continuing the rich tradition of innovation, the TG Microphone is unique in its feature-set, isn’t a clone of any other microphone, and as the name implies, the sound is TG. The microphone’s unique on-board EMI ‘Tape Equalizer’ section combined with its ‘Dual Tone System,’ dual frequency low-cut filter, dedicated power supply unit (PSU) and other features make it extremely flexible and capable of rivaling scenarios where the C414, FET47, U87 and U47 are traditionally used. An on-board Tape Equalizer is adapted from the NAB/IEC tape equalizer facility found on vintage EMI TG12410 transfer consoles or mastering consoles, and applied with great effect in the TG Microphone. Historically used to compensate for tapes played back on machines of the opposite standard, the repurposed tape equalizer allows the engineer to shape the sound at the source and mitigates the need for downstream processing. Much like tube microphones, the TG Microphone relies on a dedicated PSU. The use of a dedicated PSU, rather than 48V phantom power, is integral to the TG Microphone’s larger than solid-state sound.
- Microphone Type: Large Diaphragm Condenser
- Transducer Type: Gold membrane, custom spec.
- Circuit Type: TG, Solid-state
- Dual Tone System: A/B voicing
- Tape Equalizer: TG, 5 settings
- Low-Cut Filter: Switchable— Out, 90 Hz/50 Hz
- Patterns: Cardioid / Omni
- PAD: 10 dB / Switchable
- Impedance: 200Ω
- Power: External, PSU included
- Mic Cable: 4 Pin, 25' Mogami, included
- Shockmount: Included
- Case: Wooden, Included