Lauten Audio announces 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.
“Unlike any large diaphragm condenser microphones on the market today, the LS-208 offers radio broadcasters, voiceover talent, podcasters, and sound reinforcement engineers, studio-quality sound combined with exceptional noise rejection and dynamic-range capabilities for excellent results in any live environment,” says Lauten Audio founder Brian Loudenslager.
With the LS-208’s powerful off-axis rejection and internally shock mounted condenser element, it is also particularly well suited for recording voices and instruments in highly dynamic environments such as live on-stage, or in a studio live-room when many instruments are being recorded at once.
The LS-208 can handle sound pressure levels of 135dB without the need for internal or external pre-attenuation. This unique feature also allows for ultra-wide dynamic range. Highly unique for microphones of this type is the LS-208’s ability to capture the full human audio perception of 120dB of dynamic range. Many microphones are limited to 85dB of dynamic range after compensating for self-noise. The high-dynamic range gives engineers the ability to capture brilliant recordings of highly dynamic instruments in many environments and is especially useful for capturing horns, percussion, and guitar amps.
The new mic features independent, multi-stage, high and low-cut filters to help engineers balance recordings at the microphone and aid in successfully capturing a performance while reducing the need for mixing. The 2-stage low-cut (50 and 120Hz) filters reduce low-end rumble and proximity effect in voice applications. The 2-stage high-cut (8 & 10kHz) filters help tame bright instruments and high frequencies. The LS-208 features internally shock mounted condenser elements to help reduce mechanical shock and vibrations. The mic requires 48V phantom power, uses a Cardioid polar pattern, and features a JFET transistor circuit with a transformer-based balanced output.
The Lauten Audio LS-208 microphone comes equipped with a detachable spider shock mount, as well as a hard mount, both with adjustable elbows, and a foam windscreen. The microphone and all its accessories fit into the included hard case, perfect for touring.
For more information on the Lauten Audio LS-208 microphone, visit: http://www.lautenaudio.com
About Lauten Audio
Lauten Audio microphones continue to carve out a unique niche for recordists seeking microphones with an original sound. Their product line includes their flagship “Eden” LT-386, the award-winning “Oceanus” LT-381 transformer-less hybrid tube-fet condenser, and the FC-387 “Atlantis” solid-state Multi-voicing(r) condenser from their Signature Series, and their entry-level “Series Black” large and small diaphragm microphones, The LA-320 tube microphone, LA-220 FET, and LA-120 pencil condensers. Lauten Audio microphones have received rave reviews from both experienced recording engineers and leading Pro Audio magazines around the world. Lauten Audio is located in Silicon Valley, California, for more information visit http://www.lautenaudio.com or call 1-877-721-7018.
About Audio Plus Services
Established in 1991, Audio Plus Services is a leading North American importer and distributor of premium consumer and professional electronics brands including Focal Professional, SPL of Germany, Lauten Audio, Vovox, IsoAcoustics, Zaor Furniture, Cymatic Audio, Vicoustic, Pop Audio and EarSonics. Based in Montreal with U.S. shipping facilities in Champlain, NY, Audio Plus has sales personnel located throughout the United States to professionally service their active roster of more than 350 specialty A/V and Pro Audio dealers. Audio Plus specializes in products and services for the professional audio and performing musician markets, as well as the home theater and custom integration (CI) market – both residential and commercial – for North America. For more information about Audio Plus Services visit their website at http://www.audioplusservices.com/ or call (800) 663-9352.