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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...
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!
Learn how to mic a full drum kit using the Glyn Johns Method, with a pair of Lauten Oceanus microphones and a Lauten Horizon from SoundPure's audio expert Fletcher. Situating a trio of microphones fro...
Learn how to mic a full drum kit using the Glyn Johns Method, with a pair of Lauten Oceanus microphones and a Lauten Horizon from SoundPure's audio expert Fletcher. Situating a trio of microphones from Lauten Audio to capture the flawless drum stylings of Devin Fuller, Fletcher details everything you would need to know about understanding this technique of mic'ing a full kit. Guitarist Jared Wofford and organist Mark Wells join to complete the sound. The Lauten vacuum tube Oceanus mics were run through an A Designs Pacifica Preamp, while the tube Horizon mic was run through a Great River MP2NV Preamp as well as an A Designs EMEQ2 equalizer, with both running through the Lynx Aurora AD converter. If you want to learn more about the gear used in this session, or if you have any questions concerning the techniques used, don't hesitate to call the recording engineers here at Sound Pure Studios. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703.
Lauten Audio's Oceanus is a large diaphragm tube condensor with a rich, dark tone, perfect for male or female vocals. In this video demonstration, country singer GW Pierce sings an original compositio...
Lauten Audio's Oceanus is a large diaphragm tube condensor with a rich, dark tone, perfect for male or female vocals. In this video demonstration, country singer GW Pierce sings an original composition. The Oceanus LT-381 is extremely versatile and can be used on many applications such as piano, guitar, drum overheads, vocals, and much more. Watch our other demo videos featuring this incredible microphone from Lauten Audio. To learn more about this product or the entire Lauten Audio line, visit us at Soundpure.com.
The Lauten Audio Oceanus large diaphragm tube condensor microphone is one of the most versatile and unique sounding microphones on the market. In this performance, the Oceanus captures the female jazz...
The Lauten Audio Oceanus large diaphragm tube condensor microphone is one of the most versatile and unique sounding microphones on the market. In this performance, the Oceanus captures the female jazz vocals in a smooth and musical manner, while also adding subtle tube warmth. The physical design and circuit topology of the Oceanus provides incredible clarity and a superb ability to capture even the most minute details of any performance, completely free of any harsh artifacts. Contact the professional engineers and sales associates at Sound Pure with any further questions regarding this fantastic, versatile microphone from Lauten Audio. Special thanks to Adia Ledbetter for her performance.
Drum Overhead Mic Setup on Lauten Oceanus LT-381 Microphones, review and demo. This video features a Lauten Audio drum kit setup with the Torches, Horizons, and Oceanus in different spaces and setup...
Drum Overhead Mic Setup on Lauten Oceanus LT-381 Microphones, review and demo. This video features a Lauten Audio drum kit setup with the Torches, Horizons, and Oceanus in different spaces and setups. You can hear how incredible the Oceanus pair sound as overheads, completely dry and unprocessed, as well as how they handle processing incredibly well. You can also hear how the Lauten microphones sound in a full drum mix - both dry and with EQ, Compression, and Reverb. This video features artists Ken Carter on the drums along with Tony Witherspoon on the Fender Rhodes Mark I keyboard. If you would like more information on the Oceanus mics, other microphones from Lauten Audio, or any questions about drum mic techniques, call the experts at Sound Pure. 919. 682.5552.
The Lauten Oceanus large diaphragm tube microphone is a warm, smooth and articulate sounding mic, and is very reminiscent of many of the most famous tube mics. Lauten added a modern twist to this vacuum tube mic that makes it unlike anything you will hear in the market.
The Oceanus has variable polar patters, omidirectional, cardiod, and figure-8, each can be used for many different recording situations based on your particular interest and what stereo configuration suits you best.
This versatile microphone can be used in numerous applications from male and female vocals, to drum overheads, acoustic guitar and even on the piano. This microphone captures the smooth, pleasing and accurate top end of instruments, while enhancing the midrange, making it a great mic for solo guitars or singer/songwriters. The Oceanus also features a small bump in the low end allowing it to catch the body of acousitic guitars or any other instrument you put this mic next to.
How We Use It
Here at Sound Pure we use the Lauten microphones on many of our own studio productions and we recommend this microphone to anyone looking to get a truly unique sound from this outstanding tube mic.
Clear the air for big revealing sound. Visually stunning, the LT-381 Oceanus is a fantastic vocal mic. It's an original high-performance transformer-less tube condenser microphone that produces full and detailed recordings.
Our new 31.25mm dual-diaphragm capsule captures minute details of the sound source. With the unique circuit topology and body design you will notice increased clarity as well as subtle tube character. Being a transformer-less mic it also minimizes feedback and signal loss, while the unique signal path eliminates the harshness often associated with transformer-less mics.
The LT-381 Oceanus features a variable polar pattern selector allowing you to choose omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8 as well as six intermediate positions. This variable pattern selector provides the ability to achieve many variations of sound characteristics. The rugged vintage style external power supply houses the polar pattern selector and supplies a consistent voltage to the microphone to achieve optimal performance. There are two features designed to reduce vibrations and noise. First, the capsule is internally shock mounted. Second, each microphone has a custom heavy-duty shock mount that securely holds the microphone and reduces external vibrations and noise.
Internally the LT-381 Oceanus is a innovative blend of classic and modern day components. This microphone features our new 31.25mm dual-diaphragm capsule designed to capture minute detail. It also contains one of the most unique circuit topologies of any microphone on the market today. It utilizes a NOS military-grade pentode tube with a carefully selected operating point as the input and gain stage, and a transformer-less tube output stage. Finally, our unique vacuum tube isolation chamber reduces component temperatures as well as noise.
*Large 31.25mm dual-diaphragm capsule
*Variable-step Omni, to Cardioid, to Figure-8
*Vacuum tube input & output
*Internal shock mount
*NOS Military grade tube
*High resolution capacitors
*Vintage style power supply
*Heavy duty shock mount
*Sustainably farmed wood mic box
*Premium Gotham 7-Pin tube mic cable
*Deluxe flight case
*Circuit: Transformer-less Vacuum Tube
*Polar:PatternCardioid, Omni & Figure-8 (variable)
*Dimensions:8.8 x 2.4in
*Freq. Response:20Hz to 20kHz
*Dynamic Range:100dB minimum
*Max. SPL 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 120dB
*Sensitivity:16mV/Pa OR -36v 2dB 0dB=1V/Pa 1000Hz
*Connectors:7-pin XLR & 3-Pin Standard XLR
*Power Requirement:Custom power supply 100 to 230v