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Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 Microphone

Lauten's Large Diaphragm FET condensor mic featuring three highly versatile voicing settings, gain levels, and polar patterns. Includes shock mount and wood box. 

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LDC Solid State Shootout on Female Vocals: Miktek C7 v. Lauten Atlantis v. Neumann U87Ai v.Bock iFET

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In this blind microphone shootout on female vocals we compare four of our favorite large diaphragm solid state condenser mics: the Miktek C7, the Lauten Atlantis, the Neumann U87 Ai, and the Bock iFET...

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In this blind microphone shootout on female vocals we compare four of our favorite large diaphragm solid state condenser mics: the Miktek C7, the Lauten Atlantis, the Neumann U87 Ai, and the Bock iFET. First you'll hear the four mics solo'd and completely dry, then we'll bring them into a mix for some context. All four mics were run through our Phoenix Audio DRS-8  mic preamp and our Apogee Symphony converter. If you'd like to know which mic was which and get the full length hi-res audio performances to compare for yourself shoot us a quick email to mics(at)soundpure.com. Additionally all four of these mics are eligible for our Try-Before-You-Buy demo program, so if you'd like to experience one for yourself with your gear in your studio please give us a call and we'd be happy to send one out for you to demo.   We would like to extend a huge thank you to Jennifer Claude for helping us make this video. Check her out at www.jenniferclaude.com.   If you like what you hear, check out this gear at SoundPure.com or give us a call anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

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Doug Wessling of the Sound Pure Pro Audio Team talks about the more general differences between FET, or Field Effect Transistor, mics and tube microphones. For this comparison we chose two exceptional...

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Doug Wessling of the Sound Pure Pro Audio Team talks about the more general differences between FET, or Field Effect Transistor, mics and tube microphones. For this comparison we chose two exceptional large diaphragm mics from Lauten Audio, the Atlantis FET mic and the Oceanus tube mic. While they each have their own unique tone and vibe, both mic examples do a fantastic job showcasing the broader tonal characteristics associated with each microphone topology. First you'll hear both mics completely dry and unprocessed on our guest vocalist Beau Buttons (twitter: @beaudeas), then we'll do one more pass through with some typical vocal compression using the Purple MC77, EQ using the A Designs Hammer, and reverb from our Bricasti M7 Reverb System. In general, FET condenser mics like the Atlantis are going to provide a very accurate, detailed depiction of the sound source. Tube mics generally showcase more roundness, body, and warmth imparted into the signal, resulting in some of the detail to be smoothed out. Additionally tube mics tend to add extra depth and dimensionality to the recorded source. If you're having difficulty hearing the differences, feel free to email us at mics[at]soundpure.com for the full length hi-res audio files to compare for yourself. Both the Lauten Atlantis and Oceanus mics are available for Sound Pure's free try-before-you-buy demo program. If you'd like to set up a trial period to hear one of these incredible mics for yourself, would like to talk more about FET vs Tube mics, or just microphones in general, feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call at anytime. Thanks for watching!

Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone

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The Atlantis from Lauten Audio is a solid state, large diaphragm condenser mic that features three unique circuit paths to give you multiple voicings in one microphone. The Atlantis features a Forward...

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The Atlantis from Lauten Audio is a solid state, large diaphragm condenser mic that features three unique circuit paths to give you multiple voicings in one microphone. The Atlantis features a Forward, Neutral, and Gentle voicing switch that gives you 3 separate, unique frequency responses. It also features a -10dB pad, and a +10dB gain boost, and three polar pattern selector for omni, cardioid, or figure eight. Visit SoundPure.com to view more specs, photos and reviews on the Atlantis or call the recording engineers at Sound Pure for more information on this cool new mic from Lauten Audio. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703.

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Lauten Audio Torch ST 211 pair - a video demonstration on how to record classical trumpet with XY, AB Spaced Pair, and a Near, Far mic techniques with omni and cardioid capsules. As you can no doubt h...

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Lauten Audio Torch ST 211 pair - a video demonstration on how to record classical trumpet with XY, AB Spaced Pair, and a Near, Far mic techniques with omni and cardioid capsules. As you can no doubt hear, the Torch pair from Lauten Audio does a wonderful job capturing the trumpet due to its fast transient response. If you have any questions about these mics or any questions about how we recorded this, be sure to contact the engineers at Sound Pure today.

What we think:

 

The Lauten Audio “Atlantis” (FC-387) is a FET (solid state amplifier) condenser microphone that is actually 3 different microphones in one body, with a single large diaphragm capsule. How is it 3 different microphones? Well, there is a 3 position switch that will permit you to change the voicing of the microphone, the net result being 3 distinctly unique microphone sounds, and 3 distinctly unique textures you can get from the Atlantis.

Additionally, the Atlantis has the traditional 3 polar patterns available – omni, cardioid, and figure 8. When you position your Atlantis in the spot that best reflects the requirements of the source to be recorded, and choose the best pickup pattern for that application, you then get to listen to the microphone and decide if you would prefer a “gentle” response from the system, a “neutral” response from the system, or a “forward” response to the system.

Brian Loundenslager, President and designer for Lauten Audio, found that New York Engineer Fabrice DuPont [who emigrated to NY from France] was both a huge fan of Lauten Audio's previous microphones, but also had very distinct opinions on what he wanted from those microphones. Brian often took time from tradeshows [etc.] to pick “Fab’s” brain on what he was looking for in a mic. Eventually Brian started to build up some proto-type mics and sent them to Fab for comment.

As time went along, there were actually 3 different prototypes that Fab really enjoyed. Rather than being forced to pick which of these prototypes Brian would produce, Brian decided to build all three into one body with a three position switch that would allow the end user to determine which of the three sounds best suited their requirements.

The “Gentle” voicing provides maximum control of bright or peaky sources like the “esses” in vocal recordings and even some of the “mosquito” qualities found on things like “dual (and triple) rectifier” guitar amplifiers. This setting can also do wonders for taming the brashest of cymbals while reinforcing the body and tone of a well tuned drum kit.

The “Forward” voicing gives the microphone an “air” and brilliance that is not “harsh” or “brash” by any stretch of the imagination. This setting has been used quite a bit for acoustic guitar recording in SoundPure Studios, and has also found its way onto more “pop” oriented vocal recordings. At the same time, this setting can be absolute magic when placed in front of a kick drum as it captures all of the thunder, along with a beautiful top end “point”, while handling the mid-range element of the sound with absolute style and grace.

The “Neutral” position is just that. This gives the microphone a very even and tempered response that is wonderfully “clear” in nature. The most even of the three available responses from the microphone, the Neutral setting is really a perfect choice when you just want to capture the sound you've created without embellishment from the microphone.

Because of the versatility of this microphone you will find yourself using it in a wide variety of applications... so in typical Lauten Audio “thinking ahead”, there are three different output level possibilities. The main output can be trimmed [padded] by 10db, or you can add 10db of gain. This gives you the flexibility to pad the mic's output when using it for drum overheads, add gain if you're recording a very low level source... or you can just plug it in and use it with its normal output level.

Description:

The Atlantis FC-387 is a multi-pattern and multi-voicing large diaphragm FET studio condenser microphone. This microphone is for recordists looking for an extremely diverse, unique and modern FET sound. It offers full and rich, low and mid-range frequencies as well as smooth and unique high-mid and high frequencies no matter which voicing setting is selected.

Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 at a glance

 

Designed to tackle any vocalist and much more...

Multi-voicing switch for three distinct timbres

+10dB feature great for added presence

-10dB pad switch to tame loud sources

The perfect choice for both amateurs and professionals

Cardioid, Omni and Figure-8 polar patterns

 

 

Multi-voicing capabilities

The voicing switch makes the Atlantis an extremely diverse microphone. The options are F (Forward), N (Neutral) and G (Gentle). Forward offers a very open response and very modern, revealing sound. Neutral is a more even response with slight de-emphasis on mid and high frequencies for a more classic sound. Gentle offers the ability to tame harsh, bright or very forward sources or for a very vintage sound. As you will see below, each voicing setting has a unique frequency response; it’s like getting three microphones in one.

The multi-voicing feature is an extremely powerful option when recording vocals and many other sources. No need to swap out different microphones or EQ on the way in; simply flip the switch on the rear, compare the various timbre qualities and start recording.

Unique 3-way Gain Switch

The Atlantis also features Lauten's unique three-position attenuation and gain switch. The +10dB gain switch, which boosts the microphone's output, makes it less dependent on preamps to achieve excellent sound. This is an excellent option when you want to hear more of the microphones internal character rather than the preamp. The -10dB Pad gives you the option to record very loud sources adding even more options to this extremely diverse microphone.

 

Includes shock mount and wood box. 

Specs:

 

·         Extra-large 31.25mm dual-diaphragm capsule

 
 

·         Cardioid, Omni & Figure-8 polar patterns  

 
 

·         3 unique voicing options

 
 

·         +10dB gain

 
 

·         -10dB pad

 
 

·         Low noise FET

 
 

·         High resolution capacitors

 
 

·         Custom wound output transformer

 
 

·         Circuit: Solid-State low-noise FET

 
 

·         Type: Pressure gradient condenser

 
 

·         Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional & Figure-8

 
 

·         Freq. Response: 20Hz-20KHz

 

 

·         Dynamic Range: 120dB minimum

 

 

·         Impedance: <200 ohms

 

          

·         Max. SPL: 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 130dB

 

 

·         Self-noise level: < 12dB(A)

 

 

·         Sensitivity:16mV/Pa OR -36±2dB 0dB=1V/Pa 1KHz

 

 

·         Special Features: 3 unique timbre settings

 

 

·         Special Features: -10 dB pad & +10dB gain

 

 

·         Requires 48v Phantom power

 

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