Chandler Limited TG Microphone
The Chandler Limited TG Microphone is a solid-state large diaphragm condenser microphone. Continuing in the rich tradition of innovation, the TG Microphone is unique in its feature-set and as the name implies, the sound is TG.
The TG Microphone’s unique on-board EMI ‘Tape Equalizer’ section combined with its ‘Dual Tone System’, dedicated PSU and other features create an extremely flexible microphone capable of rivaling scenarios where the FET47, C414, U87, and U47 traditionally have found favor.
The Tape Equalizer is adapted from the NAB/IEC tape equalizer facility found on vintage EMI TG mastering desks, and applied to great effect in the TG Microphone. Historically used to compensate for tapes played back on machines of the opposite standard, the repurposed tape equalizer allows the engineer to sculpt the sound at the source in lieu of external processing.
The TG Microphone's shaping possibilities are further expanded when the Tape Equalizer is combined with the selectable 90/50 Hz Low-Cut filter.
The ‘Dual Tone System’ modifies TG Microphone’s input and extends its flexibility to capture a wide range of sources. System ‘A’ is TG mid forward, while the alternate ‘B’ voicing takes extreme SPLs and is at home wherever a FET47 would be the choice.
The TG Microphone relies on a dedicated power supply (PSU). The use of a dedicated PSU, rather than 48V phantom power is integral to the TG Microphone’s larger than solid-state sound.
Chandler Limited TG Microphone Features
- Cardioid and Omni Patterns
- 10 dB Pad
- Dedicated Power Supply
Chandler Limited TG Microphone Specifications
- Microphone Type: Large diaphragm condenser
- Transducer Type: Gold, custom spec.
- Circuit Type: TG, solid-sate
- Dual Tone System: A/B voicings
- Tape Equalizer: TG, 5 settings
- Low Cut Filter: Switchable— Out, 90 Hz/50 Hz
- Patterns: Cardioid/Omni
- Pad: 10 dB
- Impedance: 200 Ohms
Chandler Limited TG Microphone Includes
- TG Microphone
- Wooden Case
- 25 Foot Mogami Mic Cable
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VO is such a cut throat business that I'd punch your momma in the face to take a voice job. That's why having the exact right microphones matters muchly. The midrange push on the TG is so beautiful that not only can you sound eight feet tall if you need to, but it’s such a sensitive and quiet mic that you can really record intimate and quiet voices without compromising vocal richness. This mic has so much depth, presence and just plain muscle that it blows away the 87 I was using on commercials. In voicing A, that extra harmonic content helps the tracks I send to my clients effortlessly cut through any music bed so my narrations always sound clear.
You may have heard that the TG can be a very bright mic and that's true. It has a very modern top end that brings out a lot of detail, but also required me to reconfigure my de-esser settings to get it dialed in for my already-sibilant voice. Yes, there is a learning curve to this mic but the time spent was well worth it given how deep the TG’s bag of tricks is and I've barely even touched all the settings yet.
Ultimately, when it comes to mics, I'm not a collector. I've bought many and the ones that don't make me money go bye-bye. This TG mic has paid for itself already and has earned a permanent spot in my arsenal of every day mics.