Lauten Audio announces Tom Mic

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Lauten Audio announces Tom Mic

Lauten Audio tom mic
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Tom Mic is a fresh approach to capturing the sounds of rack and floor toms with its own specific capsule design and frequency response.

Lauten Audio announces the launch of Tom Mic – the world’s first large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone built explicitly for use on tom drums. Tom Mic has a tailored frequency response attuned to toms and utilises Lauten Audio’s newly designed Supercardioid capsule and powerful dual-bias circuitry, providing up to 28dB of off-axis rejection. The result is crisp, high-definition sounds with minimal cymbal bleed for professional, mix-ready sounds on the stage and in the studio.

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Maximum impact and tone, minimal bleed

​The microphone is carefully tuned to elevate the key frequencies for tom drums and provide maximum impact, dynamics, and tone with minimal EQing. Tom Mic’s bleed-blocking head design and dual bias circuitry ensure minimal cymbal bleed which results in pure, high-definition sonics that perfectly fit in the mix. For added sonic flexibility, Tom Mic also includes a pair of Lauten’s innovative high and low-cut filter switches enabling users to musically rebalance the attack and body of any tom at the flip of a switch.

“Being a fly on the wall during studio sessions, we learned that big, large diaphragm condenser microphones on Toms are a recording engineer’s dream,” explains Lauten Audio Founder Brian Loudenslager. “Typically though, they are limited to rooms in the studio with amazing acoustics and are unusable live due to bleed and the fact that they would get in the way of performing. We’ve made that dream possible in any situation. Tom Mic has that sound without the footprint or bleed. The most common feedback is that they’re so easy and forgiving to get a good tom sound without any processing.”

For more info, visit Lauten Audio here.