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Lauten Audio FC-387 Atlantis Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
Extra large-diaphragm FET condenser with three distinct voices, selectable polar patterns, and 3-way gain selection
The Lauten Audio FC-387 Atlantis is the three distinct FET microphones packed into a single, hand-finished brass enclosure. Designed in close collaboration with renowned Producer and Mix Engineer Fab Dupont, the Atlantis provides a dynamic and versatile wealth of sound that makes picking the right microphone for even the most troublesome sources as easy as flipping a switch. From modern, tight and bright to smoky vintage velvet, the Atlantis offers an analog abundance of ready-for-mix sounds in a single microphone.
Three separate signal paths are readily available for effortless timbral selection at the flip of a switch. The Gentle selection is warm with a vintage feel, ideal for taming bright or abrasive sound sources. The Neutral selection is classy and balanced with a smooth top-end, perfect for acoustic instruments. The Forward selection is bold, present and modern, without ever being harsh – the quintessential sound of modern Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B.
ONE OF A KIND CAPSULE
The capsule of a microphone captures music’s most meaningful moments and converts them into electricity with relentlessly unforgiving results. Lauten's precision-crafted 38mm capsule is one of the largest in the world -- a one of a kind super-transducer designed in Silicon Valley and tuned by hand to capture the spirit, soul and wonder of a performance with unprecedented authenticity and realism.
THREE-WAY GAIN STAGING
Further extending the versatility of the Atlantis is a three-position gain switch. The +10 dB selection is ideal for use with quiet sound sources and consumer-grade audio interfaces where more character from the microphone itself is desired. The -10 dB selection is useful when more color and saturation from a high-end preamp is desired, or when paired with very loud sounds. Set to 0, the output of the Atlantis is at its default output selection.
SELECTABLE POLAR PATTERNS
Polar patterns have a significant impact on the sound of a microphone because each selection determines what the microphone hears. A Cardioid selection will focus all of the microphone’s attention directly to where it is pointed. This is the most commonly used polar pattern for sound sources such as vocals. Figure-8 and Omnidirectional selections allow the sound of a room or other off-axis instrumentation to be captured in a more open, natural or authentic way. These patterns are extremely useful for recording acoustic sound sources like guitar, piano, or drums.
The Atlantis signal path is hand-populated with high resolution, low distortion polypropylene capacitors, a US made low-noise FET, and a custom wound output transformer that puts the finishing touches on every sound that passes through its copper windings. The result is a smooth, mix-ready sound brimming with life.
After being hand-polished, the Atlantis’ solid brass enclosure is hand finished with a durable, non-toxic ceramic coating and baked in an oven for curing before final assembly, burn-in, and testing.
DESIGNED AND BUILT IN SILICON VALLEY
Each Atlantis is lovingly designed and crafted to last a lifetime in Silicon Valley, CA by the Lauten Audio family.
- Three FET microphones in a single enclosure
- Selectable polar patterns for focused to open sound
- Custom wound output transformer for mix-ready sound
- Designed and built in Silicon Valley, CA by the Lauten Audio family
|Package Contents||Includes shock mount, mic box|
|Unit Weight||2.2 lb|
|Tube or Solid State||Solid State|
|Polar Pattern||Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight, Cardioid, Omni-Directional|
|Number of Microphones||Single Microphone|
|Impedance||< 200 Ohms|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Sensitivity||-35.9 dBV/Pa (16 mV)|
|Max. SPL||130 dB|
Excellent microphone that gives you 3 different flavors. The options on this mic are very usable, giving you 3 mics in 1. Worth every penny in my book!
This mic is unique...the gentle mode represents the low mids like no other mic. Great for vocals or drum room mics! It is not flashy but is singularly cinematic. Very cool to add an immediate analog vibe to a track.
The Lauten Audio Atlantis is an extremely versatile and honest microphone. I decided on this mic to be a compliment to an LDC tube mic that I already use. I have had the Atlantis for a few years now and it has shined on many sources, from vocals to Acoustic guitar to Front of Kick, Drum Room Mic and mono and stereo Over heads and more. There are so many available options and tonal variations that come built into this microphone that I thought I would never use, Well I have used them all and this mic has proven to be an invaluable tool in my mic locker.
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