Monday, September 29, 2008

AES DEMOS! Summit Audio, Lauten Audio, Bricasti Design

Come Hear These!

Summit Audio, Lauten Audio and Bricasti Design invite you to hear our products during AES San Francisco at 1340 Mission Street/Broken Radio one of the most historic recording studios in the Bay Area.

Where: 1340 Mission/Broken Radio Studio
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Sunday by appointment only)
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (other times available by appointment)
Address: Broken Radio 1340 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone (Studio): 415-520-9566

A FREE shuttle is provided from the Moscone convention center to Broken Radio Studios.
Look for “1340 Mission/Broken Radio” sign on shuttle. Runs approximately every 30 minutes.

Coffee, pastries, bagels and fruit provided in the studio lounge

For more information contact
Summit Audio/Bricasti Design: 775-782-8838
Lauten Audio: 877-721-7018 Ext 704#

Some of what you can hear during the demo
Everest ECS-410 Channel strip and other famous Summit Audio products
Oceanus, Torch, Clarion and Horizon microphones from Lauten Audio
M7 Reverb from Bricasti Design

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The Lauten Audio Oceanus can be heard on all lead vocals in new song "Paralysis"

Los Angeles, CA (September 23, 2008) - Producer Douglas Grean recently completed sessions at Lavish Studios for artist Scott Weiland’s upcoming solo album, on which he used the new Oceanus LT-381 and Clarion FC-357 microphones from Lauten Audio.

"The Oceanus now occupies a top spot on my short list of favorite vocal mics," says Grean. "In an otherwise crowded field of clones, this mic is a new voice: big, open, and beautiful." The upcoming album, entitled Happy in Galoshes, is scheduled for release in November. "As soon as I tried the Oceanus I had to have it," Grean added. The new song "Paralysis," which is on the internet, is one of the songs where Grean used the Oceanus mic on all the lead vocals.

Grean’s first introduction to Lauten Audio microphones was a pair of Clarion FC-357s loaned from Damon Gramont of Summit Audio Inc., which is Lauten Audio’s U.S. sale representative. “I first tried the FC-357s as stereo room mics on the drum kit to great effect and then on electric guitar. I couldn’t find a situation where these mics didn’t sound brilliant. They are very open and life-like without sounding brittle or harsh. I called Damon and said I was using them on the album and had to purchase the pair. They are now my electric guitar mics of choice and serve double duty on acoustic instruments. There is not a session that goes by these days where I don't use my Lauten mics.”

Prior to finishing the album, Grean and Weiland had written and produced songs on Happy in Galoshes for nine years. “I’m glad I got introduced to the Lauten mics when I did,” says Grean. “They are a big part of the sound on those last six songs we recorded; wish I’d had them earlier!”

Grean is Weiland’s business partner and co-owner of Lavish Studios. He is also guitarist, keyboardist and musical director for Weiland’s live solo band.

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 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:

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Come visit Lauten Audio Microphones at AES it's FREE!

It’s AES tradeshow time again and Lauten Audio invites you to come see our exciting new microphones in booth#1226. Click the AES banner below to get your FREE exhibitor badges courtesy of Lauten Audio.

We look forward to showing our appreciation to current Lauten Audio owners and dealers as well as telling potential owners what our microphones can do to help enhance their sound.

We are also very excited to have Mike Terry, Producer and Engineer on hand at the show. Mike is a big part of the Lauten sound and it's great to be able pull him away from the studio for the show.

AES will be at the Moscone convention center in the heart of San Francisco. Exhibition dates are October 3rd, 4th and 5th and doors open at 10:00 AM each day.

Click the banner below to get your FREE VIP AES Guest Pass

See you there!