The TC30 is a general-purpose omnidirectional microphone. It is an ideal choice for close miking loud sources like guitar, bass, piano, horns and percussion. The TC30 is very popular for drum overheads. It is incredibly clean up to 150 dB SPL while simultaneously capturing subtle details. Its fast, clean impulse performance yields a remarkably transparent sound. It is an excellent room mic for ambiance in the studio and for recording rehearsals and performances. It has no handling noise, no proximity effect and is very forgiving in terms of placement.