In this video, music producer Kevin Porée gives us his thoughts on the Atlantis FC-387 and Eden LT-386 Signature Series microphones from Lauten Audio.
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Kevin Porée has been recording, mixing and producing music professionally for over 30 years, and in that time he's experimented with a wide variety of microphones. With this in mind, we recently set him up with a selection of mics from US manufacturer Lauten Audio, in order to get his opinion on three of their premium Signature Series.
Having spent some time with the Lauten Atlantis, Eden and Oceanus, Kevin wrote us an entertaining user review where he detailed how each one fared in the studio, testing all three mics as part of several real-world projects he's currently working on. These included voiceover work for an upcoming TV show, and a jazz album he's producing with artist Johanna Allitt, using the mics on a range of sources includings vocals and instruments.
Kevin clearly liked what he heard – after the review, he decided to add both an Atlantis and Eden to his microphone collection! He also kindly allowed Synthax Audio UK to visit him at his studio in London for a chat about his career, his approach to recording, and to find out what particularly impressed him about the Lautens.
Check out the video above to find out what he thinks of the Atlantis and Eden, and why he thinks valve mics are 'a bit like a bacon sandwich'!
Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 – Multi-voicing FET studio vocal microphone
The Atlantis FC-387 is a 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 Eden LT-386 by Lauten Audio is a Multi-voicing™ vacuum tube large diaphragm condenser microphone. The LT-386 is for discerning recordists in search of the most diverse and useful studio vacuum tube microphone. It offers a unique blend of classic and modern design theory which exhibits a smooth, rich low and mid-range as well as high mid and high timbre reminiscent of premier classic vacuum tube microphones. From its attached, semi-permanent, suspension mount, to its three different switches housed on the microphone itself, Eden offers an endless palette of sound.