Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Continuing our sound samples from the Chi McClean session at Broken Radio studios in San Francisco we now present Acoustic Guitars. For this session we recorded a Taylor 814ce and a Gibson J45. These two guitars have very different tonal qualities. The Taylor had newer elixir strings and the Gibson had strings of an unkown age, but didn't seem too old.

For these samples we used the Summit Audio 2ba221's and ECS-410 Everest, Brent Avril Neve 1272's and Universal Audio 710s. All of the Lauten Audio microphones were used including our Torch ST-221's in X/Y stereo.

The sound sample starts off with finger picking and then Chi picks up a pick (is that too many picks in one sentence?) for the strumming.

The files are in 24bit/96k and again no compression or EQ was utilized. These files are quite large and we recommend downloading them to your local harddrive prior to listening.

You can access these sound samples in our Lauten Session page here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Welcome Match Audio & Vision - Netherlands

We would like to welcome Match Audio & Vision to Lauten Audio's network of distributors. Based in Nieuw-Lekkerland, Netherlands, Match AV, is a highly experience team of audio/video enthusiasts and professionals. They will import and distribute the entire Lauten Audio line in the Netherlands.

For more information head on over to their website

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Male vocal samples are now available in the Lauten Sessions area of our website. Look for the Vocals - Chi McClean link under Solo Voice and Vocals.

A couple months ago we spent the day with Producer/Engineer Matt Boudreau at Broken Radio Studios in San Francisco recording Chi McClean, a fantastic singer/song writer with excellent vocal tonal quality. These sound samples are available in 24bit/96k wav files for a high quality listening experience.

We used our Clarion, Oceanus and Horizon microphones for this session a long with a nice diverse selection of preamps including the Summit Audio Everest; my favorite for this session by the way), the Summit 2ba-221, Brent Avril 1272's for you Neve fans, and the Universal Audio 710's.

The signal chain for this session was Mic -> Preamp -> Lynx Aurora Converters -> Pro Tools. As with all our samples, we used ZERO EQ and ZERO Compression.

Feel free to load these into your preferred audio editing software and add EQ or compression. Since these audio files are quite large we recommend downloading them to your local computer before playing. If you want to use these files for anything other than to hear what Lauten Audio microphones sound like, please contact us for usage rights.


P.S. Next up Taylor 814ce and Gibson J45 Acoustic Guitars!