Straight from an AES mailer I received from our our good friends at the modern Neumann.... Neumann Introduces the Digital Version of the Classic TLM 103 Neumann is introducing the TLM 103 D, the next classic microphone to enter the digital realm, at the 125th AES Show in San Francisco. When used in conjunction with digital workstations, Neumann Solution-D microphone technology makes life easier for users. The integrated, extremely fast, peak limiter guarantees optimal recording levels at all times. Likewise, the Neumann A/D converter built into the microphone eliminates the necessity of tedious experimentation with external converters and preamps.
Leaving aside the "tedious experimentation with converters and preamps" part (OH, what a FOOL I've been!)
I just have to marvel at the spin -- the CLASSIC tlm 103.
How could they possibly
improve on that classic tlm 103 sound?!? Yank the preamp and GO DIGITAL!!! IT WAS SO OBVIOUS!!! Woohoo! I love AES.
"Hang on cats, I know what this session needs! I'm breaking out my classic Neumann. A vocal of this quality needs a classic sound from a classic mic!"