Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Front Page at Cutting Edge Audio & Video Group

I big shout out to Cutting Edge Audio & Video Group for getting us a beautiful front page spot on their website!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lauten Audio at NAMM Hall-A, booth# 6953

It’s The NAMM Show time of year!

Come see Lauten Audio microphones at The 2009 NAMM show. We are in Hall-A, booth# 6953 listed under Summit Audio Inc. in the exhibitor directory. We moved a few doors down from where we were last year and we are in high spirits. The last two quarters of 2008 were very good to Lauten Audio and we look forward to an excellent 2009.

As usual we are sharing a booth with Summit Audio and Bricasti Design.


Nashville, TN (January 12, 2009) – Three-time Grammy winning engineer Mark Capps added two pair of Lauten Audio microphones to his arsenal.

Capps grew up hanging around Nashville recording studios and backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. He comes from a now rare breed of engineers that got their start in a tape room making dupes. Capps played in Rock-N-Roll bands in his early years, but quickly realized that his true passion was on the other side of the glass. Capps has now spent more than twenty years as a freelance recording engineer in Nashville and has worked with more top talents than many see in a lifetime.

"I was first introduced to the Horizon tube mic through friends of mine in Nashville," says Capps, who now owns a pair of Horizons as well as a pair of the new Torch ST-221s. "On my session last week I used the Horizons on a Hammond B-3 Leslie Cabinet. I was totally blown away. They took the level great with the 20dB pad and they took the 'chirp' out and made it sound so smooth."

On most days you will find Capps at the Soundshop Studios where he uses his Lauten Audio microphones. After a recent cello session at the Soundshop Studios, Capps observed: "On the cello, I used both a Horizon and a Torch, with the Horizon in front of the F-hole eight to ten inches back and the Torch on the bridge, same distance but with the omni-directional capsule. The cello had detail for days. The producer and the cellist both commented on how great the mics sounded."

Capps has won Grammys for Engineering in 2005, 2006 and 2007, a Marlin award in 2006 and engineered numerous multi-platinum records.

Lauten Audio

Mark Capps

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Voice Acting Demos Starring Greg Phelps - Round-1

Lauten Audio is pleased to announce Round-1 of our Voice Acting demos featuring the incredible voice of Greg Phelps (

On these demos you can hear the Oceanus, Clarion and Horizon microphones through the Summit Audio ECS-410 Everest and 2BA-221 as well as the Great River ME-1NV. Coming soon the Benchmark - MPA1 and others...

All of these recordings are free of compression and processing. You are hearing Greg’s voice through the microphone and the preamp only, no eq, compression or processing.

The Voice Acting demos as well as many other demos are available under the "Lauten Sessions" section of the website.