Teenage Engineering enters the mic house with the spectacular CM-15

Teenage Engineering, a boutique musical instrument producer, is again with a brand new product and it’s much more fascinating From $1,600 desk. CM-15 is a Legit moveable condenser microphone Constructed for studio use and distant settings. The corporate describes it as “the world’s first all-in-one microphone providing” as a result of it options a number of connectivity and energy choices.

You possibly can energy this factor over conventional phantom energy by plugging it into any appropriate mixer or audio interface. There’s additionally a built-in battery that will get ten hours of use per cost. Don’t have entry to any of it? Simply plug it into any USB-C port to get some juice. That is very handy. For connections, there’s a 3.5mm line out, mini XLR and the aforementioned USB-C port. The microphone has a built-in preamplifier, so you may go straight to a pc, cellphone, or different teen engineering gadget just like the spectacular (and costly) OP-1 Area.

Similar to the just lately launched TX-6 mixer, the CM-15 is small however nonetheless manages to seek out room for some sonic magic. It has a big 1-inch diaphragm capsule, which is uncommon in moveable recording gear. The microphone additionally options ESS Saber analog-to-digital conversion, which TE says helps the microphone “keep high-fidelity audio and seize distinctive element in any recording state of affairs.”

There’s a achieve swap on the again to match the audio supply, and a 3.5mm line might be related to the camcorder immediately for synchronized audio/video content material. The solid steel development feels sturdy and provides to the general aesthetic attraction of the microphone. It comes with varied adapters for common compatibility with mic stands and includes a built-in tilt mechanism for exact placement. There’s a mini tripod accessible for the microphone, nevertheless it prices an additional $100.

Now on to the value. It is a Teenage Engineering product, so put together to pay over $1,200 to carry residence this little beast. For an entire TE setup that features the CM-15, TX-6 mixer and OP-1 Area Compound, that value upwards of $4400. The microphone begins transport in June.