Vienna, Austria (February 28, 2017)—Now shipping, Lewitt Audio’s LCT 640 TS large diaphragm condenser microphone aims to be a multipattern studio microphone operable within another dimension. Rather than committing to one polar pattern at the time of a recording, it allows engineers to select any other polar pattern—whether omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid or figure-eight—after the recording; according to the company, this is possible due to the independent circuitries delivered to the LCT 640 TS’s front and back diaphragms.
In addition to a standard XLR output, an included adapter cable allows dual outputs to capture the entire multipattern session—the chosen pattern via XLR and all other options via the secondary adapter cable; Lewitt Audio’s Polarizer plug-in allows the post-recording polar pattern change within any DAW.
Further, the LCT 640 TS allows for MS (mid-side) stereo recordings; users position the side of the microphone to the signal source and record both outputs to two tracks, adjusting signals for stereo width.
Other features of the LCT 640 TS include 40 Hz, 80 Hz and 160 Hz low-cut; -6 dB, -12 dB and -18 dB attenuation; and Clipping History, which allows the user to know if clipping occurred since powering up. It also includes a low-profile magnetic pop filter.
Other specifications of the LCT 640 TS include a 3 micron, gold-sputtered diaphragm; 1-inch transducer; 83.5 dB (A) signal-to-noise ratio; 133.8 dB maximum SPL handling (0 dB pre-attenuation for 0.5 % THD); 14.9 oz. weight; and measurements of 6.2- x 2- x 1.4-inches.
The LCT 640 TS is currently shipping at $899 street. Stay tuned to the pages of Pro Sound News and prosoundnetwork.com for a full review of the LCT 640 TS.