Unique LS-308 is a noise rejecting, high-dynamic range mic—a ‘problem solver’ for challenging recording situations when isolation is essential
Lauten Audio announced the unique LS-308 large diaphragm condenser instrument microphone from its “Synergy Series” is now shipping. The new LS-308 mic features extreme levels of noise rejection and is specifically designed as a ‘problem solver’ tool for challenging recording situations when isolation is needed but difficult to achieve. The announcement comes only months after shipping the Synergy Series LS-208 ($599.00 USD) front-address condenser microphone to dealers worldwide. The new LS-308 microphone has an estimated street price of $499.00 USD.Read More »
The new LS-208 is a front-address, large diaphragm, high dynamic range, condenser microphone
Lauten Audio announced the LS-208 microphone aimed at the needs of live recording for spoken voice in broadcast, live sound reinforcement, and in the studio. The new microphone is the first in the company’s new “Synergy Series” line. The LS-208 is a front-address, high dynamic range, large diaphragm condenser microphone designed for recording voice in podcasting, radio and broadcast, and live instruments on stage for touring productions-as well as many studio recording environments. The microphone is constructed from top quality components found in many high-end studio condenser microphones, yet it is built and packaged to withstand the rigors of broadcast and touring. The LS-208 has a street price of $599.00 USD and is available now from dealers in the US and Canada through its distributor Audio Plus Services.Read More »
Seven-time Grammy winning engineer and mixer, Darrell Thorp, used Lauten Audio mics, including its flagship tube mic, Eden, on new Foo Fighters album “Concrete and Gold”
Engineer Darrell Thorp recently recorded the Foo Fighters new album at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles and chose to use loads of Lauten Audio microphones, including the Atlantis, Eden, Clarion, and the new Series Black LA-120, LA-220, and LA-320. The new Foo Fighters album “Concrete and Gold” (Roswell Records/RCA Records) was released on September 15, its first single, “Run,” hit the top 10 on the Rock Airplay Billboard charts in June. “We had a massive setup for recording the band,” says Thorp, “part of the challenge was we had 4 drum kits set up at once, a bass station, vocals, keys with 2 keyboards and pianos, and over 20 guitar amps, some in the live room and some in Iso-booths – I was using a lot of Lauten Audio mics.”Read More »
Chief Engineer at Flux Studios, Daniel Sanint, chose the Lauten Audio Eden LT-386 as the vocal microphone for Ingrid Michaelson’s new single “Miss America”, featuring Sara Bareilles
Engineer Daniel Sanint, recently recorded vocals for Ingrid Michaelson’s new single entitled “Miss America” at Flux Studios in New York City. The song, featuring Sara Bareilles, is on Michaelson’s new EP Alter Egos, released May 12, 2017. Sanint chose his ‘go-to female vocal mic’ – the Lauten Audio Eden – to record both Michaelson and Bareilles for the song.Read More »
Famed Drummer/Producer/Songwriter James Gadson & Lauten Audio’s Brian Loudenslager discuss discovery and acquisition of Lauten Audio’s ‘Series Black’ microphone line.
Famed drummer – and producer and singer and songwriter – James Gadson, “one of the most recorded drummers in R&B history” per Modern Drummer magazine, and #32 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “Greatest Drummers” of all-time, recently acquired the entire Lauten Audio ‘Series Black’ line of microphones including the LA-320 large diaphragm vacuum tube condenser, the LA-220 FET condenser, and a pair of LA-120 small diaphragm FET condensers. One could literally fill an entire page listing credits for Gadson, but to name a small fraction of his credits, he has recorded and/or performed with Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, Diana Ross, Gloria Gaynor, James Brown, Ray Charles, George Duke, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, and more recently for pop superstar Justin Timberlake as well as Beck.Read More »
‘Best Jazz Vocal Album’ Grammy goes to Cecile McLorin Salvant’s “For One to Love”
Engineer Todd Whitelock loves the Lauten Audio ‘Atlantis’ FC-387 microphone for recording vocals, it’s now his “go-to” female vocal mic. At Avatar Studios in New York last year he used the Atlantis to record vocals on the Grammy(r) Award-winning album “For One to Love” by Cecile McLorin Salvant which garnered the prestigious “Best Jazz Vocal Album” for 2016. The album category awards the Grammy to the Artist, Producer, and Engineer. The album was released on Mack Avenue Records. Whitelock has engineered albums for many of today’s most lauded artists including Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Christian McBride, Brian Blade, Harry Connick Jr., Yo Yo Ma, as well as Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, to name just a select few.Read More »
Italian producer Corrado Rustici, together with engineer Michael Rosen, auditioned many top mics for recent sessions at Rosen’s ‘East Bay Recorders’, but chose Lauten Audio’s ‘Atlantis’ FC-387 for Italian pop singer Virginio’s vocals.
Rustici has a body of work that surpasses 70-million in album sales, and although he is most well-known in Italy with his work on music from mega-stars such as Zucchero and Andrea Bocelli, he has made California his home-base for many years and has worked with Bristish and US superstars such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Lee Hooker, and Stewart Copeland, to name a few. Most recently, during his production of new Italian breakout singer and songwriting star Virginio, Rustici booked the East Bay Recorders studio in Oakland and working with owner/engineer Michael Rosen recorded vocals for Virginio’s new album for Universal Music Italy. When evaluating microphones to best bring out Virginio’s pop-star voice, Rosen and Rustici auditioned a series of industry leading microphones as would any seasoned producer or engineer, after many models and trials they realized the best match was the ‘Atlantis’ FC-387— a mic originally designed especially for vocals.Read More »
Recently picking up multiple Grammy’s for his work on Beck’s, “Morning Phase,” Thorp has built a solid foundation in the music industry, further adding to that foundation with his Atlantis microphones. Thorp and Lauten Audio’s founder, Brian Loudenslager, recently became acquainted after exchanging social media praise for each other. “I friended Darrell on Facebook; upon him accepting my request, he posted on my page stating, “Love your mics!” I replied simply, “Love your ears,” says Loudenslager, adding, “Of course I had to inquire and get more specifics as I wasn’t aware Darrell was using our microphones”.Read More »
Perhaps best known as a founding member of the 80’s Australian band, Men at Work, Hay has also had a very successful solo career since the early 2000’s. Hay’s newest album, “Next Year People,” was released on February 17th. Hay recently added a pair of Lauten Audio’s Atlantis, FC-387 Multi-voicing(tm), studio microphones to his studio. “I received a demo of the Atlantis in late 2013 and it sounded stellar. Shortly after I had ordered a new one, I asked to purchase and keep the demo unit as well.”Read More »
New FC-387 “Atlantis” solid-state large diaphragm condenser microphone available worldwide
Lauten Audio has begun shipping its new microphone, the FC-387 “Atlantis” model. The new mic is a solid-state large-diaphragm condenser with three distinct personalities. Atlantis features multiple switches for three different polar patterns, gain, and unique timbre settings. The FC-387 offers a blend of full and rich low- and mid-range, as well as smooth and unique high-mid and high-frequencies – recordists seeking an incredibly diverse and useful modern FET studio microphone will like it. The Atlantis FC-387 microphone retails for $1599. US and will be available worldwide from dealers June 1, 2012.
The engineer who had a huge ‘voice’ in the tuning and settings of Atlantis, Fab DuPont, a New York engineer and producer says, “Nobody is making a microphone for the modern recording process – everybody is making microphones as if we were still going through consoles and transformers to tape several times in the process of recording. The reality is we don’t. The reality is that we all record into a very clean preamp, into a very clean converter, into a very clean DAW, coming out a very clean D-to-A. And everything in incredibly open and bright and pristine; it’s really hard to make a modern, good sounding record because everything is too bright and everything is very wide open.”Read More »