Sennheiser Donates Neumann TLM 49 to 'Extreme Makeover'

Dec 4, 2007 6:27 PM


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

photo of Neumann TLM 49 mic

A Neumann TLM 49 microphone pictured in a project studio designed by Dale Pro Audio for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

Sennheiser helped a struggling single-parent family to make ends meet by donating a Neumann TLM 49 large diaphragm microphone, which is part of a complete project studio package designed and installed by Dale Pro Audio of New York City. The studio is part of a brand-new house that was built and unveiled for a family on ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' on Sunday, November 11.

Billy Joe Marrero, the eldest of five children, is an aspiring DJ, musician and songwriter who has dreamed of being able to help his ailing father achieve financial stability through his creative efforts.

"We were looking for a reasonably priced, good looking, great sounding mic that would really make this kid happy," says David Roman, technical support applications engineer at Dale Pro Audio. "From what we had heard, he was into hip hop, so assuming he would be doing electronic beats or sampling, we figured there was going to be a lot of emphasis on the vocals, so we had to give him a decent vocal chain, and the Neumann TLM 49 is a reasonably priced, but high-quality microphone."

Explaining the choice of microphone, Roman says, "Number one, it's a Neumann. Everyone in the business knows what that name means in microphones." The TLM 49 is a relatively new addition to the Neumann product line, he notes. "Not too many people have checked it out yet, because it's fairly new, but it's a great sounding mic. Also, it looks impressive, and we were trying to get this guy something that would also look cool."

Roman, Kevin Huppert, and James Bentley were the principal designers and installers of the studio. Dale Pro Audio owners Valerie and Michael Lager, general manager Tim Finnegan and other staff members, as well as numerous other audio equipment manufacturers, also contributed to the project, which involved the Extreme Makeover team constructing a house from the ground up in just seven days.

For more information, visit and

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95



Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.