Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Lauten Audio, a professional microphone maker, has begun shipping three new studio microphones: the Oceanus LT-381, the Clarion FC-357 and the Torch ST-221. Each new model compliments each other as well as the company's first product, the Horizon tube microphone, and enriches its professional studio microphone line.

“We are very excited to begin shipping and filling our pre-orders,” says Brian Loudenslager, Founder of Lauten Audio. “I am really proud of everyone involved that made these new mics come to life.”

Lauten Audio’s new studio microphones include:

Oceanus LT-381
List: $1599.00

The highly anticipated Oceanus LT-381 features a newly designed large dual-diaphragm capsule, NOS military grade pentode input, transformer-less triode output, and variable omni, cardioid and figure-8 polar patterns. Visually stunning, the Oceanus is a fantastic vocal mic. It is an original high-performance tube condenser microphone that produces full and detailed recordings.

"In a world full of clones and wannabees the LT-381 Oceanus is a new voice in an otherwise crowded field of mediocre pretenders. Try this microphone on your favorite singer and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. The Oceanus LT-381 now occupies a top spot on my short list of favorite vocal mics."
Douglas Grean, Producer/Engineer Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland

Torch ST-221 pair
List: $1499.00

The Torch ST-221 is a small diaphragm tube microphone that is packaged in pairs. These microphones feature interchangeable cardioid and omnidirectional capsules, NOS military grade vacuum tubes and premium high-resolution electronics. The Torch combines the characteristics of the small diaphragm and the tube, making it an ideal choice for recording instruments. The package includes 21 components and accessories.

"I was very impressed by your new Torch mics. The first time I put one up to record my acoustic guitar I forgot that I was wearing headphones. It sounded like my guitar, and not a mic'd version of it. The Torch is dead-quiet, and has a beautifully natural response. I love the full, but controlled bottom end"
Michael Nielsen, Composer/Producer

Clarion FC-357
List: $799.00

The Clarion FC-357 is a solid-state multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser microphone. The microphone is a blend of classic and modern FET sound. It has class-A electronics and a dual-diaphragm capsule capable of omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8 polar patterns. It also features a unique three-position attenuation and gain switch, which offers powerful recording options.

“I have a pair of FC-357's and I love them. I've been using them as stereo room mic's on drum kit to great effect as well as electric guitar and acoustic instruments. I have not yet found a situation in which these mic's don't sound brilliant. They are very open and life like without sounding brittle or harsh. I highly recommend them.”
Douglas Grean, Producer/Engineer Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland

"Each of these models offers a unique sound to recordists, and all of the Lauten Audio studio microphones are designed to compliment each other," says Mr. Loudenslager. "The feedback we received from our pre-release evaluations beat our expectations and really validated what we wanted to accomplish. I am very confident we have raised the bar for original sound and innovation as a boutique brand.”

“We are proud to offer a truly different microphone brand in the US," says Erik Papp of Summit Audio Inc., which is Lauten Audio’s sale representative in the US. "From the beginning of working with Lauten Audio I have been excited about being involved with a microphone manufacturer that is creating unique products. I have a lot of respect for their ability to successfully create original designs. After years in development with the new products, we have really great products to offer."

Mr. Loudenslager adds, “We have taken steps to differentiate ourselves in a crowded microphone market. Whether it is unique circuits, new capsule designs, or including more relevant accessories, we make products that empower recordists at all levels.”

The new Lauten Audio microphones are available at dealers around the world. Visit the company's website at www.lautenaudio.com for more information.

About Lauten Audio:
Lauten Audio is a high-end microphone manufacturer formed by professionals with diverse backgrounds ranging from microphone design, physics, recording engineering, and manufacturing. The company’s philosophy is to create original, high-quality microphones that empower recordists at all levels.

Lauten Audio is located in Santa Clara, CA, the phone is 1-877-721-7018 and the web address is: http://www.lautenaudio.com/

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