With the TVM-1, manufacturer TIE Studio presents a versatile electret condenser microphone with portable dimensions and simple operation. The TVM-1 is designed for podcasting, video conferences, and as a microphone for camera mounting. Regardless of the medium, the TIE TVM-1’s electret condenser capsule promises high sensitivty and honest reproduction of the source.
TIE Studio TVM-1 microphone
If “electret condenser” doesn’t ring a bell, I certainly cannot explain the technology better than Neumann already did. Head here for some sweet education on the matter. Basically, electret condensers don’t need 48V phantom power, thus lending itself to mobile devices, recorders, and cameras. They also have low manufacturing costs, which partly explains how a mic like the TVM-1 can be sold at EUR 40.
Speaking of the TVM-1, let’s take a closer look at the features. The level attenuation and low cut switches make it possible to record loud sources in challenging conditions. The microphone can be easily connected to any end device such as cameras, tablets, smartphones and laptops using the supplied mini jack cable. Direct listening is also an option, using the included 4-pin mini jack cable with headphone output. You will also find a windshield, hot shoe camera adapter and microphone clamp in the scope of delivery. This makes for a solid kit, especially considering the price which is only EUR 40.
If you are new to podcasting or videocasting and just starting out, we recommend our Video Podcasting and Vlogs for Musicians guide as an introduction piece.
TIE Studio TVM-1 specs
- Electret condenser microphone
- Directional characteristic: cardioid
- 3.5 mm jack connector
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 16 kHz
- Sensitivity: -37dB @ 1khz
- Weight: a mere 30 g
- Dimensions: (WxHxD) 80 x 19 x 84 mm
- Scope of delivery: bag, clamp with hot shoe adapter, windshield, 3.5 mm TRS and TRRS connection cable