TASCAM TM-180 is the standard model in the TASCAM microphone series that have been tested with the TASCAM products, specialized in the bright sound quality with a large-sized diaphragm. In addition to this, the product includes a professional-use suspension to avoid noise mixing due to the microphone vibration during recording.
The vocal recording can be a typical application for a large-diaphragm condenser microphone. The US-2x2 incorporates Ultra-HDDA microphone preamplifier which boasts a great EIN performance of -125dBu. This means you can record a vocal track by US-2x2 with an extremely low noise level even when you are not singing while solo part is playing. Please use TM-AG1 (optional) as a dedicated pop filter. When the room resonance does not work at home, use TM-AR1, the acoustic control filter that gives you a dry, processable sound quality.
Acoustic Guitar Recording
A large diaphragm condenser microphone is also suitable for an acoustic guitar. When recording an acoustic guitar, the multi-mic recording can be worked out very well. We recommand the setup with a TM-180 as the main mic, and TM-80s as backup mics for adding ambient sound. For the multi-mic recording, US-4x4 is recommanded. It could connect with four condenser microphones simultaneously. Other than the acoustic guitar recording, when you want to add acoustic guitar to other recordings, the TM-AR1, TASCAM acoustic control filter is definitely essential when recording with the TM-180. It adds the classic dry sound to your recording.
Wind Instrument Recording
A large diaphragm condenser microphone works great with saxophone or trumpet solo recordings. The recommended setup is no different than the vocal recordings. If you wish to record with easy settings, we recommand the iXR, TASCAM portable audio interface and your iPad to start your recordings with the TM-180. In addition, iXR has the Ultra-HDDA microphone preamplifier with extreme low noise level which is equivalent to the US-2x2.