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Teenage Engineering Completes Its Field Series With the Launch of CM-15 Mic and TP-7 Recorder


Swedish consumer electronics company, Teenage Engineering, has finally completed its new line of Field products after launching its CM-15 mic and TP-7 recorder. These two Field products are also joined by the previously released TX-6 mixer and the OP-1 Field synthesizer.

Teenage Engineering Completes Its Field Series With the Launch of CM-15 Mic and TP-7 Recorder

The CM-15 is a tiny studio microphone packed with impressive features wrapped in an aesthetic design. With dimensions as tiny as 90 mm x 65.6. mm x 19 mm and a weight of 132 g, the CM-15 makes for one ultra-portable large-diaphragm studio microphone. Its mic sensitivity is comparable to the industry-favorite, Shure SM7B, and can give other great studio microphones a run for their money in terms of overall performance. A few of the CM-15 studio microphone highlights and features are the following:

  • 1-inch large-diaphragm capsule
  • Super-cardioid polar pattern
  • Positive polarity
  • 14 dBA self-noise level
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 138 dB
  • 48 v phantom power that is compatible with a pseudo-balanced mini XLR output
  • Built-in preamp
  • Dual mono 3.5 mm jack line output
  • Multi-use connectivity that can be used simultaneously: mini XLR, 3.5mm jack, and USB-C
  • ESS saber ES9822Q PRO analog to digital converter with full interconnectivity from mid and high-resolution audio
  • 10-hour rechargeable battery

With such features, the CM-15 can be used in various applications such as vocal recording, instrument recording, interviews, podcasting, field production, and even as a camera microphone. All things considered, the hefty price tag of $1,199 is understandable as the CM-15 can pass as your go-to studio and on-the-go microphone for almost everything.

Teenage Engineering Completes Its Field Series With the Launch of CM-15 Mic and TP-7 Recorder

As for the TP-7, this recorder is indeed built for the “field” as it takes the concept of portability, convenience, and accessibility to another level. This portable recorder that perfectly fits in the palm of your hand has a long list of highlights and features that combine the best parts of a vintage cassette recorder and a digital one (and possibly more):

  • 24-bit/96 kHz USB audio interface
  • Three stereo two-way jack input, jack output, and headset connectors
  • 1 stereo headphones connector with 3.5 to 6.35 mm jack adapter
  • Stereo input impedance of 9.5 kOhm
  • Stereo input analog gain of 0-42 dB
  • Max level stereo input of 8 dB (2 Vrms) and a headset max level of 2dBu (1 Vrms)
  • SNR 105 dBA of stereo input and SNR 110 dBA of headset
  • Microphone SNR 98 dBA of headset
  • 128 GB internal storage
  • 64×32 pixel monochrome display
  • Bluetooth low energy
  • 7-hour rechargeable battery

In addition to all these, perhaps the best feature of the TP-7 is its audio-to-text function. The process of transcribing all the audio recordings will be quick and easy as the TP-7 can do this for you by simply connecting the device via BLE or USB and opening the TP-7 app. With everything said, the TP-7 is the perfect recorder to use for interviews, podcasts, voice memos, field recordings, and even live performances.

For more information about the Field Series devices and accessories, you may visit Teenage Engineering’s website.

Ash Burnett

Hailing from Chicago, IL - Ash made his break into journalism at the age of 23 writing music reviews for a local website. Now in his late 30's and after being pulled closer towards the technical side of the music and live gig industry, he founded Shout4Music to write thorough microphone reviews.

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