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Lewitt LCT 640 TS

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Studio multi-pattern condenser mic

Change the polar-pattern - even after the recording

Designed and engineered in Austria, LEWITT’s new LCT 640 TS will revolutionize the way we think about the recording process. Set to Dual Output Mode the signal of the mics front and back diaphragm is provided by independent circuitries, any kind of polar pattern can be realized dynamically - even after the recording. Already recorded material can be changed dynamically by adjusting the polar pattern - room sound can be added or decreased, even a turn by 180° is possible. ​After recording with the LCT 640 TS you can use LEWITT’s Polarizer plugin to tweak the material with incredible ease of use. In Multi-Pattern Mode the LCT 640 TS has all the well-known characteristics of a great sounding studio multi-pattern condenser mic. It features five polar patterns: omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid and figure-8. 

Perfect Match technology takes care that all LCT 640 TS are having the exact same sensitivity at 1 kHz. The Dual Output Mode allows to record in stereo with only one LCT 640 TS - usually only possible with two microphones. Clipping History, 4 low-cut and pre-attenuation settings round off the outstanding feature list of the LCT 640 TS. 

The LCT 640 TS opens doors to a new world of recording techniques.

A TRUE NEXT-GEN STUDIO MICROPHONE

Freely change the polar pattern in postproduction

Designed and engineered in Austria, the LCT 640 TS will revolutionize the way we think about the recording process. Since the signal of the front and back diaphragm is provided by independent circuitries, any kind of polar pattern can be realized dynamically - even after the recording.

Revolutionary Dual Output Mode

The LCT 640 TS provides the signal of the front and the back diaphragm of the capsule separately. In addition to your standard XLR cable plug in the included adapter cable and experience all the possibilities of this true next-gen microphone. Use both outputs to capture the whole session instead of committing to a single source.

Change the material you have already recorded dynamically by adjusting the polar pattern, add or subtract room, and even turn your microphone by 180°. 

Think about all the possibilities!

POLARIZER plugin

Change pattern in your DAW

​After recording with the LCT 640 TS, use our plugin to change the pattern. Jump back and tweak your material.

Standard Multi-Pattern Mode

Plug in one 3-pin XLR and you have a large diaphragm multi-pattern condenser mic featuring the following polar patterns: omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid and figure-8 

Magnetic Pop Filter

Hides nothing, captures everything - except plosives and hisses.

This efficient magnetic pop filter will effectively reduce pops and hisses without covering 2/3rds of your vocal artist's face. The most subtle and convenient way of getting the most out of every single recording.

Stereo Recordings with one LCT 640 TS?

Definitely!

Usually, stereophony can only be done with two microphones. But now, it is way easier to use one LCT 640 TS. Just point the side of the microphone to the signal source and record both outputs on a stereo track in your DAW. Change the panorama for both signals to adjust the stereo width.

Perfect Match technology

Every single LCT 640 TS undergoes a series of measurements followed by adjustment of the polarization voltage to achieve exactly the same sensitivity at 1 kHz in every microphone.

Clipping History

Innovative features make life easier

It is easily possible to miss if clipping occurred during the recording. Clipping History lets you know if the microphone clipped since it was last turned on. 

Low-cut and attenuation

Adapt to every situation

Low-cut: linear, 40 Hz, 80 Hz, 160 Hz

Attenuation: 0 dB, -6 dB, -12 dB, -18 dB

 

Box Content

Protective (case Waterproof, breakproof, and dustproof)

LCT 40 Wx  (Large cylindrical foam windscreen)

LCT 40 SHx  (Microphone shock mount)

LCT 50 PSx  (Magnetic pop filter)

LCT 40 TS  (LCT 640 TS adapter cable)

DTP 40 Lb  (Cushioned mic bag)

Type: Condenser, externally polarized

Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer

Diaphragm: 3 micron gold sputtered Mylar

Transducer Ø: 25.4 mm, 1 in

Polar pattern (Dual Output Mode): Create any polar pattern in post-production

Polar pattern (Multi-Pattern Mode): omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid, figure-8 

Sensitivity: 31.4 mV/Pa, -30.1 dBV/Pa (cardioid)

                 30.3 mV/Pa, -30.3 dBV/Pa (omni)

                 34.1 mV/Pa, -29.4 dBV/Pa (figure-8)

Equivalent noise level: 10.5 dB (A), cardioid

Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD: 133.8 dBSPL, 0 dB pre-attenuation

Signal / noise ratio: 83.5 dB (A)

Dynamic range: 123.3 dB (A)

Pre-attenuation pad: 0 dB

                              -6 dB

                              -12 dB

                              -18 dB

Low-cut filter: linear 

                     40 Hz (12 dB/oct)

                     80 Hz (12 dB/oct)

                     160 Hz (6 dB/oct)

Internal impedance: 110 Ω

Rated load impedance: 1,000 Ω

Supply voltage: 48 V +/- 4 V

Current consumption: 5.1 mA 

Mic enclosure: Zinc die cast

Connector: Gold plated 3-pin XLR + Mini 3-pin XLR

Microphone dimensions: 158 x 52 x 36 mm, 6.22 x 2.04 x 1.42 in

Microphone net weight: 425 g, 14.9  oz

"Comparing it with an AKG C414 XLS setup with similar settings, the LCT 640 TS has a more flattering quality to it. The lows are bigger, and the upper midrange smoother and more pleasant, with a touch more air around the vocal. For our vocalist, this setting pulled a little of the life out of the bottom end, but was much smoother at controlling the proximity effect, and was our final preference. On acoustic guitar with the mic set to Figure-8, the LCT 640 TS sounded sweet and clear. The strings rang cleanly and the figure-of-eight pattern blocked any breathing noise from the guitarist. For this performance, we used the filter set to 80Hz, which was perfectly suited to pulling out any rumble without any noticeable effect to the tonality of the guitar. By enabling you to record both diaphragms, the LCT 640 TS provides something different to most multi-pattern microphones. However, if you enjoy experimenting with recordings, this microphone would be an excellent addition to your arsenal. Furthermore, if you are looking to invest in your first multi-pattern condenser, this can always be used as a standard condenser as well as in Dual-Output mode, and is a great-sounding microphone. A pair would provide a wealth of stereo options."

Full review on musictech.com   

 

"The LCT 640 TS will be particularly appreciated by those who see writing and recording as part of one organic creative process. There are so many things I haven't tried yet that I'm looking forward to do with this microphone. Automating the pattern response can be used during a mix as a more natural alternative to eq. Keep a part on omni, or even use the back capsule to make it sink into the mix and turn it to figure of 8 to bring it to the fore in the chorus... Very interesting and exciting stuff."

Andrea Rocca

Read the full version of the review at gearslutz.com - it provides numerous sound samples. All copyright credits are owned by Andrea Rocca.

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