Neumann's TLM 67 mic.Old Lyme, CT (July 29, 2008)--The new Neumann TLM 67 contains the number "67” becase the TLM 67 is based on the company’s "workhorse" of the 1960s, the U 67.
Like the U 67, the TLM 67 incorporates the K 67 capsule. In addition, the special new circuit design reportedly closely reproduces the sound characteristics of the U 67, without the use of tubes. Similar Neumann circuit technology has been used in the TLM 49.
The TLM 67 has three switchable directional characteristics (omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8), selectable 10 dB pre-attenuation, and a high-pass filter which can permit detailed adjustments to be made depending upon the specific recording situation.
The TLM 67 introduces a new Neumann dual-color design, too. The pearl gray of the microphone body is combined with "Neumann nickel;" additionally, on the occasion of its 80th anniversary, the Neumann company is honoring its founder, Georg Neumann, with a three-dimensional metal emblem on the front of the TLM 67.
As Wolfgang Fraissinet, president of marketing/sales at Neumann Berlin, explains, "The design and circuit technology of the TLM 67 represent a contemporary development of the U 67, conveying its positive attributes to the present era."