beyerdynamic are now shipping the Touring Gear Series live performance microphones 12/08/11
beyerdynamic are now shipping the Touring Gear Series live performance microphones that were announced in April. A complete product range of more than 25 different mics for live performance, Beyer says that the Touring Gear Series showcases a new uniform and elegant design, top specifications, and a clear, easy to understand classification system.
Wolfgang Luckhardt, Managing Director of beyerdynamic, told us, "The new TG microphone series is the next step in our fireworks of innovation of the past years. beyerdynamic has always been known as a pioneer in the development of microphones. But we had come to the point where we needed to redevelop and restructure our product portfolio in this area, as well. From a global perspective, our product range is immense. Today's users do not always know immediately which product is the right one for them. Thus, a self-explanatory, logical product structure was the starting point of our considerations. But beyond that, we have made our Sound Channelling Technology a true unique selling proposition. Sound Channelling Technology is responsible for that special 'beyerdynamic sound' – as clear and natural as in real life. It makes us unique, and our customers appreciate that. This comprehensive microphone launch is a new milestone in the audio industry."
Mario Gebhardt, Audio Products Development Manager, had this to say, "It is indeed a highlight when decades of experience in microphone engineering are combined with the ideas of young engineers and the requests coming from musicians and audio technicians and the result is not just a single microphone, but a whole series. Our objective was to get rid of unproductive relics, but to keep and refine proven strengths. At the same time, we have made space for new ideas and implemented them.
One such result is Sound Channelling Technology, which lets us specifically work on acoustic design in order to achieve optimal sound, exceeding the standard parameters of a microphone system. When combined with outstanding design, excellent handling, and extreme sturdiness, the result is a thoroughly consistent live microphone series."
Here's more in Beyer's own words... Touring Gear – The Four Categories:
TG 30: The TG 30 series is the perfect introduction into the world of beyerdynamic. An entry level series that can produce large beyerdynamic sound within a small budget.
TG 50: The TG 50 models, with their high quality and outstanding sound, are sure to impress – not only with their technical and tonal characteristics, but also with their looks. The TG 50 series covers all applications related to the stage – from vocals, instruments and drums to headsets and lavalier microphones. TG 50 is the standard Touring Gear series with truly premium performance.
TG 70: The models of the TG 70 series go one step further in every direction and make no compromises: even better technical characteristics and even higher quality materials for even better sound. Every detail counts – both during development and during manufacturing. The result: first-class microphones – handcrafted in Germany.
TG 90: The very top class within the Touring Gear microphone series comprises the TG 90 models – especially finely crafted and beyond comparison in both design and sound. High-end equipment handcrafted in Germany for users who are looking for the "non plus ultra." The performance of the TG 90 series fulfils the most demanding requirements on the stage. The series includes the unique TGV90r ribbon microphone as well as the TG V96c true condenser microphone for live vocal applications.
Sound Channelling Technology:
To achieve that unique, natural beyerdynamic sound, beyerdynamic has been developing and refining its Sound Channelling Technology for decades. The beyerdynamic acoustic experts have created acoustic labyrinths with special geometries that provide optimized sound channelling. They influence the sound and model the polar pattern by using precisely tuned delay lines and attenuation pads. Whether with additional elements, special materials or a unique design: every beyerdynamic microphone has its own Sound Channelling Technology to ensure optimal control of the sound waves resulting in optimum sound. Pricing and Availability:
The beyerdynamic Touring Gear microphone series is now available through qualified specialty retailers.