“What does sound look like? How can you give a sound experience a shape? These were the central questions we asked before we set out on our work. We had an exceptional opportunity to create a holistic design concept for the Touring Gear family of microphones,” says Juliane Eckstein, Product Design Manager at beyerdynamic. “The colour concept is based on earthy, metallic tones: intentionally different from the ever-present black found in the music industry, yet which still place the musician in the foreground. Sleek, flowing forms combined with the details people expect from beyerdynamic represent the connection between tradition and change. In some ways, we set about this task radically and have made many changes, but we also wanted to let beyerdynamic’s gracious heritage live on.” The TG (for Touring Gear) is followed by the letter of the specific area of application – V for vocal, H for headsets, L for lavalier, D for drums and I for instruments. The first character specifies the category; the letter that follows specifies the microphone type – d for dynamic, c for condenser and r for ribbon microphone. An additional S signifies a model with a switch.
Mario Gebhardt, Audio Products Development Manager: “It is indeed a highlight when decades of experience in microphone engineering are combined with the ideas of young engineers and the requests coming from musicians and audio technicians and the result is not just a single microphone, but a whole series. Our objective was to get rid of unproductive relics, but to keep and refine proven strengths. At the same time, we have made space for new ideas and implemented them. One such result is Sound Channelling Technology, which lets us specifically work on acoustic design in order to achieve optimal sound, exceeding the standard parameters of a microphone system. When combined with outstanding design, excellent handling, and extreme sturdiness, the result is a thoroughly consistent live microphone series.”
Touring Gear – The Four Categories:
TG 30: The TG 30 series is the perfect introduction into the world of beyerdynamic. An entry level series that can produce large beyerdynamic sound on a small budget.
TG 50: With aesthetically pleasing looks and outstanding sound quality, the TG 50 series is ideal for all users. The series covers all applications relating to stage performing – from vocals, instruments and drums, to headsets and lavaliere microphones. TG 50 is the standard Touring Gear series with a truly premium performance.
TG 70: The models of the TG 70 series go one step further with no compromises: Even better technical characteristics and even higher quality materials for an even better sound. Every detail counts – both during development and during manufacturing. The result: first-class microphones – handcrafted in Germany.
TG 90: Designed to be the very best in the Touring Gear range, the TG 90 series is manufactured to the absolute highest quality standards and delivers a sound that is second to none. High-end-equipment handcrafted in Germany for the user who is looking for the “non plus ultra”. The TG 90 series provides an outstanding performance every time and can handle even the most demanding requirements on the stage.