Neumann is showing several of its expanding portfolio of digital microphones at PLASA 2011, including a first UK showing of the KMS 105 D vocal mic. Exhibiting on Sennheise’s stand, Neumann’s Solution D technology brings all the advantages of digital audio to a wide range of its established analogue models.
The KMS 105 supercardioid analogue microphone is well-established in the live production industry and the new digital version, based on the AES42 standard, is an ideal choice for stage applications.
As well as being robust, lightweight and featuring high acoustic transparency, a wide frequency range and a fine resolution of transients, pre-programmed settings can be stored in the microphone using a separate Digital Microphone Interface (DMI-2, DMI-8), controlled by the included Remote Control Software (RCS). RCS also allows the user to control switchable presets for pre-attenuation, gain adjustment, high-pass filter and other settings.
Further Neumann digital microphones on show at PLASA2011 will include the TLM 103 D and KM 184 D. The TLM 103 D is the perfect solution for the home and project studio, where quality is essential but breaking the bank is not possible, while the KM 184D is part of the innovative KM D range of modular miniature microphones, bringing a superior quality cardioid pattern to a wide range of situations where space is at a premium.
Neumann’s digital range will be shown in conjunction with a DiGiCo SD9 digital mixing console with AES 42 capability, to fully demonstrate the power and clarity of the digital mic revolution.