The Tula Mic is was designed to work as a mobile recorder as well as a USB microphone with computers, phones and tablets but it's also proven to be surprisingly useful when used in combination with a variety of other devices on the market. Let's take a moment to look at a few of them.
The Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field
Teenage Engineering released the original OP-1 back in 2011 and it became an almost instant classic. It set a new standard for portable synths/samplers both in terms of its design and functionality. In 2022, TE released the long awaited successor to the OP-1 in the form of the OP-1 Field. It turned out that the OP-1 Field was part of a series that TE was releasing which would eventually include the TX-6 mixer, the CM-15 microphone and the TP-7 recorder. All four devices are beautifully designed and function well but, as has come to be a hallmark of TE, they don't come cheap.
Enter the Tula Mic. TE didn't release this new series all at once. They released the TX-6 mixer and the OP-1 Field in 2022 but the CM-15 and the TP-7 didn't come out until May of 2023. In the period between these two events many people discovered that the Tula Mic worked very well with both the OP-1 Field and the TX-6 (when using the Tula in analog mode). The OP-1 Field has a USB-C input which makes it possible to use Tula's embedded Klevgrand Brusfri noise reduction.
As a mobile recorder, the Tula allows up to 12 hours of mobile recording in either cardioid or omni and is useful for recording samples for use with the OP-1 Field.
The AKAI Pro MPC Series
Soon after we released the Tula Mic we began to receive messages from Tula owners asking if there might be a way to change the bitrate from 16/48 to 16/44.1. They said that that would allow them to use the Tula as an external mic with devices like the MPC ONE and the MPC Live 2.
A few months ago we finally managed to include that option in firmware update 2.6. Now the Tula can be used both as an external microphone via the MPC's USB port as well as a mobile recorder for gathering samples in the field.
Interfaces and Cameras
Using the Tula in analog mode will send audio through the 3.5mm jack without the Tula having to record. This allows the Tula to be connected via an analog cable to cameras, interfaces and any other devices that doesn't have USB-C but does have an analog input.
There are, no doubt, other devices that can be used with the Tula. If you're familiar with any, feel free to list them in the comment section or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org