Indeed, the TLM 67 is Neumann's contemporary development of the studio classic U 67. Normally I have to pull out some low end when I work a mic at about three inches for voiceover. There’s less proximity effect than I expected in either the cardioid or figure of eight pattern. Neumann TLM 67 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone. The TLM 67 is smoother than the TLM 49 I reviewed a few years ago. Billed as a “contemporary development of the legendary U 67,” the TLM 67 is a dual-diaphragm, three-pattern, large-diaphragm microphone built on the K67 capsule made famous by Neumann’s U67. There’s less proximity effect than I expected in either the cardioid or figure-of-eight pattern. Not so much with the TLM 67. Normally I have to pull out some low end when I work a mic at about three inches for voiceover — not so much with the TLM 67. This particular TLM 67 "Set Z" comes with its own professional shockmount. Unlike the U67, this is a solid state mic. The TLM 67 is smoother than the TLM 49 I reviewed a few years ago. Closely reproducing all the sound characteristics of the famous 1960s staple, the TLM 67 incorporates the same K 67 capsule as the U 67, with TLM 49 tube circuit.