New York, NY (January 18, 2008)–Lauten Audio, a high-end microphone maker, has announced a new distribution agreement with Germany-based Analog Audio GmbH. Under the terms of the agreement, Analog Audio GmbH will serve as the sole distributor in Germany for the Santa Clara, CA-based company’s entire microphone line, which will be on display at the 2008 Winter NAMM show in Booth 6983.
“Being introduced to Lauten Audio at the AES 2007 show in New York, we immediately saw the potential in the Horizon tube microphone and the three new models,” says Peter Brigel, sales director for Analog Audio. “Lauten Audio microphones not only fit perfectly into our portfolio of high-end professional audio products, they also have great potential to fill a gap in the mid-price market.”
Lauten Audio’s first commercially available product, the Horizon tube microphone, is a handcrafted boutique microphone. Lauten Audio’s new microphones include the FC-357, the ST-221 and the LT-381. The FC-357 is a solid-state, multi-pattern, large-diaphragm, condenser microphone, designed for recordists looking for very clean and natural sound reproduction. The ST-221 is a small-diaphragm tube microphone that will be packaged in pairs. The ST-221 combines the characteristics of the small diaphragm and the tube. Finally, the LT-381 features a newly designed, large, dual-diaphragm capsule, new-old-stock, military-grade, pentode input and triode output circuit, and variable omni, cardioid and figure-8 polar patterns.
“We are very excited that Analog Audio GmbH is distributing for Lauten Audio in Germany,” says Brian Loudenslager, founder of Lauten Audio. “They are a very well established and highly respected distributor of high-end professional audio products. We firmly believe that the extremely talented team at Analog Audio GmbH will give Lauten Audio the representation and commitment we desire.”