Condenser microphones are the ideal choice for capturing vocals and acoustic instruments. And they are also the primary type of microphone used in recording studios and radio stations. The TM1 mic is capable of capturing much more detail, than most dynamic microphones because of its wider and flatter frequency response. Another difference between condenser and dynamic mics is they contain active circuitry that requires phantom power (+48 V) for operation. You can power your TM1 using any phantom power equipped mixing console.