Los Angeles, CA (May 19, 2015)—Darrell Thorp, a seven-time Grammy-winning engineer and mixer, recently acquired a pair of Lauten Audio’s Atlantis FC-387 multi-voicing microphones.
During a session in 2014, Thorp, who won multiple Grammys for his work on Beck’s Morning Phase, had a challenging vocal session with a female singer, Suzanne Santo, from the band HoneyHoney, who had a powerful and dynamic vocal. Thorp talked the producer into getting a demo of the Atlantis microphone so he could try it on a few things.
“The producer wanted to try it on her vocal,” said Thorp. “We had tried other microphones without success. We put up the Atlantis and—bam—really airy and open,” says Thorp. “What really surprised us was how much the mic was smoothing out the 3k bump that was part of her tone. It smoothed the vocal into a more manageable place that I could handle better on the mix. And she loved the Atlantis as well,” added Thorp.
“It was truly an honor to have the intended design of the Atlantis validated by such a decorated engineer like Thorp,” says Lauten Audio founder, Brian Loudenslager. Released in 2012, the Atlantis was a collaboration between Lauten Audio and engineer/producer Fab Dupont.
Since that initial Atlantis demo Thorp has added a pair to his own collection. “I’ve now used them on drums, vocals, background vocals and guitars,” he says. “I recently used Atlantis on snare; turned it to the Forward setting, holy crap, the snare was really snappy and bright—perfect for the song. I like it on background vocals in Omni mode.”