San Jose, CA (June 9, 2017)—Engineer Daniel Sanint chose his “go-to female vocal mic,” the Lauten Audio Eden, to record Ingrid Michaelson's new single, "Miss America," featuring Sara Bareilles, at Flux Studios in New York City recently.
Sanint discovered Lauten Audio working with Fab Dupont, owner of Flux Studios. "I remember the first time that I tried the Eden," says Sanint about the LT-386 tube condenser mic. "It was a vocal session that I did here at the studio with a female singer. My typical vocal chain is a Neve pre with some EQ, then I run through the LA-2A for a little bit of compression, that's how I print vocals… [I]t sounded great, right off the bat without EQ, and without compression. Ever since then, I've been using the Eden on a lot of sessions, mainly for female vocalists. It works very, very well with female vocalists."
Chris Kuffner produced "Miss America." "It was a pretty fast session,” says Sanint. “We got everything done in four or five hours. That was one of the reasons why, when Kuffner called, my first choice was to have just a couple microphones up including the Eden. The producer asked me to have a U47 for Ingrid. But knowing that the Eden has great top-end extension and great body, I chose it, as I typically don't even have to use EQ, the mic already has a great tone."
Sanint continues, "The other reason I often choose the Eden is because I know it's going to sound good regardless of the type of voice. Also, on a lot of these sessions, the artist comes in and you don't even have time to set your compressor or swap microphones…The immediacy of having a microphone like the Eden that is well balanced, that you know is going to work on any type of voice, is super important for us."