Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387
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.
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.
Shock mount, Wood box
Extra-large 38mm dual-diaphragm capsuleCardioid, Omni & Figure-8 polar patternsMulti-voicing technology (3 distinct timbres)+10dB gain-10dB padMade in USA Low noise FETHigh resolution capacitorsCustom wound output transformer
Circuit: Solid-State low-noise FETType: Pressure gradient condenserPolar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional & Figure-8Freq. Response: 20Hz-20KHzDynamic Range: 120dB minimumImpedance: <200 ohmsMax. SPL: 0.5%THD@1000Hz: 130dBSelf-noise level: < 12dB(A)Sensitivity:16mV/Pa OR -36±2dB 0dB=1V/Pa 1KHzSpecial Features: 3 unique timbre settingsSpecial Features: -10 dB pad & +10dB gainPower: Requires 48v Phantom power
July 3, 2021
Happy that I did it!!!
I am so happy that I decided to switch from my Neumann TLM-103 to this mic. The forward position can compete easily to the TLM-103 and I also get to play with 2 other responses in addition to test out new tones on my VOX. As a hobbyist V/O artist/engineer, I was always having to play with mic position, de-essers and eq's, etc to get the TLM-103 to sound 'right' for my voice. Read more
As soon as I setup the Atlantis and did some test VOX I noticed that I can speak directly into the front of the capsule at regular distance and record the sound without 'needing' to treat my voice with de-essers or other tricks. The raw vocals sound good enough to move froward with straight as they are recorded.
The only way I could have known for certain whether the Atlantis would solve the sibilance issues with the TLM-103 was to take the risk and try one out for myself. I am happy that I did and I would recommend the Lauten Audio FC-387 Atlantis over the the TLM-103 any day!!! I'm happy enough with this new mic in order to consider selling my TLM-103.
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