The audio files available on this page accompany my review of the Telefunken TF11 FET large capacitor microphone in SOS April 2021 issue.
Listen to the SoundCloud MP3s below or download the the ZIP file of hi-res WAV files and audition them in your own DAW.
In the article, I described how I found the TF11 to be a great sounding, all-round studio microphone, with a tight bottom end and a pleasing high-frequency lift at around 10kHz. I've provided some short audio examples so you can hear for yourself how it fared in my studio. For all the examples I used the preamps on my Audient ASP2024 console with no additional processing at the recording stage.
This is how the TF11 sounded positioned about six inches away from the 12th fret of an acoustic guitar.
The TF11 in the same position but with a strummed acoustic guitar part.
I positioned the TF11 facing towards the centre of the speaker of a Fender Deville guitar amp. The mic was around 3-4 inches away from the speaker cone. A distorted and cleaner example is included.
As a quick test of the mic's SPL capability, I tried it positioned just outside the resonant head of a 22-inch kick drum. I think it worked great in this role.
This is how Telefunken's latest microphone sounded as a mono drum overhead. The mic was looking down above the snare drum at a height of around four feet.
This is how the TF11 sounded with me reading from the manual that comes with the microphone. I was positioned around 4-5 inches away from the mic with a pop shield in place.