Press Release: The Neumann digital line continues to evolve with the new KMS 104 D & 105 D Vocal Microphones, the KMR 81 D Shotgun Microphone and the DMI-2 Portable Digital Converter.
Neumann, manufacturer of highly regarded microphones, announces four new digital products: the KMS 104 D and KMS 105 D vocal microphones, the KMR 81 D shotgun microphone and the portable DMI-2 portable digital converter. The addition of these items into Neumann’s existing digital portfolio highlights its position in the digital microphone category, while breaking new ground in live, broadcast and portable microphone applications.
Building on the success of the Neumann KMS 104 and KMS 105 dynamic vocal microphones, Neumann introduces their digital counterparts: the KMS 104 D and KMS 105 D (MSRP: $1,398) AF condenser microphones. Equipped with the core features of the existing models, the KMS 104 D, with its cardioid pattern, and the KMS 105 D, with its super-cardioid pattern, offer additional digital advantages such as an extended dynamic range, more robust operation and integrated peak limiters that prevent clipping.
When used alongside either the DMI-2 or DMI-2 portable digital microphone interfaces and the Remote Control Software (RCS), pre-programmed settings can be stored inside the microphones, making it extremely flexible and adaptable to different performance applications. Following are sound characteristics and features of the KMS 104 D and KMS 105 D:
Neumann breaks new ground in the broadcasting world by introducing its new KMR 81 D digital shotgun microphone, designed to deliver stunning audio quality that complements the detailed visuals of HD and widescreen formats while, at $2,298 MSRP, being sensitive to broadcasters’ budgets. Suitable applications for the KMR 81 D include recordings for broadcasting/ENG, film and video productions, long-distance recordings requiring high directivity (such as nature recordings and sports games) and medium-length shotgun spot mic applications in noisy surroundings.
The KMR 81 D is equipped with the features of its non-digital counterpart -- the successful KMR 81i -- that have made it a favorite of sound engineers in movie and documentary productions. Its digital advantages include an extended dynamic range, more robust operation and integrated peak limiters that prevent clipping. The settings for all functions can be recalled, set and stored in the microphone by using one of Neumann’s digital microphone interfaces making it extremely adaptable and flexible. Following are sound characteristics and features of the Neumann KMR 81 D:
The DMI-2 portable is ideal for ENG and other field recording applications such as creating professional-quality sound recordings for sport, film and documentary. It is also an ideal tool for journalists, camera operators, directors and producers.
The unit supports two digital microphones and allows adjustment of gain, pre-attenuation and low cut filter settings at the device. The front panel display shows the selected gain, current signal level and any gain reduction; microphone presets can be stored inside the DMI-2 portable and recalled for use in the field, making it extremely adaptable for different applications. Following are sound characteristics and features of the Neumann DMI-2 portable: