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New Mic, Who Dis?

By December 17, 2022No Comments

This gal’s got new gear!

My birthday was this week, so I took the plunge and bought a shiny new Neumann TLM-102 microphone!

And it’s SO CUTE!

While everyone screams praises for the TLM-103, I was personally told by Emmy-winning Audio Engineer Roy Yokelson (affectionately deemed “Uncle Roy” by the voice-over community), that the 102 would be a better fit for my voice. And hey, it’s also about $500 cheaper, so there’s that. Who am I to argue?

My very first mic, the Rode NT2-A has served me well up to this point. I was fortunate to be able to start and build a fine career with such a decent mic.

For fun, I decided to record both mics at the same time to compare. This is raw, unedited, unmastered audio. I didn’t even normalize it. I  also didn’t adjust my gain when I started yelling, so GIRD YOUR LOINS, er… ears? It’s fine, I give you a warning before I start yelling. So get out your trusty monitoring headphones and/or speakers and let me know what you think:

Mic Shoot Out! Neumann TLM-102 versus RODE NT2-A

Other tidbits of info: This was recorded in my StudioBricks Booth with a Scarlett Focusrite 2i4 and no pop filter.

Spoiler Alert: I got another new piece of gear that I haven’t unboxed yet. Stay tuned!

Izzy Tugman

Author Izzy Tugman

Isabella “Izzy” Tugman is a professional Voice-Over Artist, Actor, Singer, and Film Producer based out of Phoenix, AZ. She has also lived and worked in the Los Angeles, New York City, Austin, and Kansas City markets. Izzy has a Bachelors Degree in Music from Thomas Edison State University. In addition, she is a graduate of a rigorous two-year college performing arts program from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Los Angeles. She also spent two years as a Vocal Performance major at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), where she studied to be an opera singer. Having spent a lifetime acting and singing on the stage, in front of the camera, and behind the microphone, a career in voice-over harmoniously blends her talents for voice, acting, story-telling, and language. Isabella is an incredibly hard-working individual who is committed to quality. She works consistently to improve on her talents and her business while maintaining a strong sense of integrity and a positive attitude. When she’s not pursuing her career goals, Izzy loves to sing, dance, read, practice yoga, play video games, travel, and indulge in spicy foods. An animal lover, she has two cats and two small dogs that might as well be cats. When looking for a Voice-Over Professional, Izzy is the Voice of Choice!

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