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Do you want to record your voice? Guitar for a song? A podcast or do voiceover? Then, the studio condenser microphone is the right tool for you. 

Jul 29, 2019 5 min read

LEWITT Content Team
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LEWITT microphone lineup

What is a recording microphone? 

Studio microphone

A recording or studio microphone is designed to record all details of your source, e.g. your voice or instrument.

Recording microphones are perfect for

  • Vocals and instruments
  • Podcasts and voice over
  • Whenever high sound quality matters

Characteristics of a typical studio microphone 

  • Detailed sound 
  • Condenser capsule 
  • Low self-noise
  • XLR connector  
  • Needs 48 V phantom power to work

The 48 V phantom power typically comes from a USB audio interface.  

Microphones for vocals

Recording vocals with the LCT 240 PRO

A typical choice for vocals is an XLR condenser microphone.

Condenser technology captures lots of details and and even when you sing or speak at low volumes, your voice can be captured effortlessly.

Here is a small list of recommended microphones from our product line. 

 

LCT 240 PRO from 149.-

LCT 240 PRO

  • Tailored for easy home recording 
  • "Record-ready" sound
  • Works great on many different sources
  • Cardioid polar pattern

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LCT 440 PURE from 269.-

LCT 440 PURE for vocals

 

  • Perfect for studio and home recording
  • Suitable for vocals, podcasts, and instruments
  • Shock mount and pop filter included
  • Cardioid polar pattern

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LCT 540 from 699.-

LCT 540 S

 

  • 1" true condenser studio microphone
  • Self-noise below the threshold of human hearing 
  • Ideal for extreme processing
  • Low-cut filters and attenuation
  • Cardioid polar pattern

View product page

Microphones for acoustic guitar 

Acoustic guitar recording

To record acoustic guitars, small and large diaphragm condenser microphones work great. 

What's the difference?

  • Small condenser microphones capture your acoustic instrument very accurately.
  • Large condenser microphones can add body and warmth to your sound.

Both work well and provide high-quality recordings; they just sound different.

For more, check out our article "How to record acoustic guitar"

Here are some recommendations from our product line.

LCT 040 MATCH from 99.-
LCT 040 MATCH acoustic guitar

  • Small diaphragm condenser microphone
  • Well-balanced sound with pleasant high-end
  • Made for acoustic guitar
  • Durable and light aluminum housing
  • Cardioid polar pattern

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Available as a stereo pair: LCT 040 MATCH stereo pair


LCT 441 FLEX from 399.-

LCT 441 FLEX

  • 1" multi-pattern studio microphone
  • Pure studio sound quality
  • Studio allrounder
  • High-end specifications
  • Eight polar patterns incl. three reversed ones

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LCT 640 TS from 899.-

LCT 640 TS on acoustic guitar

  • 1" multi-pattern studio microphone
  • Full, crisp, and well-balanced sound
  • Revolutionary Dual Output Mode
  • POLARIZER plugin to create any pattern after the fact
  • Stereo capabilities

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Microphones for electric guitar

Electric guitar

You can mic up guitar amplifiers with a dynamic microphone, a condenser, or - even better - both.

A dynamic mic is less sensitive, easy to handle, and reacts well to the frequencies of the electric guitar. A condenser capsule captures more details. 

For more, check out our blog about recording electric guitars at home.

MTP 440 DM from 99.-
MTP 440 DM on electric guitar

  • Lively and punchy sound
  • Works great for amps
  • Durable materials for longevity 
  • Cardioid polar pattern

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LCT 440 PURE from 269.-
LCT 440 PURE for vocals

  • 1" true condenser studio microphone
  • Best in its class for vocals and instruments
  • High-end capsule and circuit design
  • Cardioid polar pattern

View product page


LCT 640 TS from 899.-

LCT 640 TS on acoustic guitar

  • 1" multi-pattern studio microphone
  • Full, crisp, and well-balanced sound
  • Revolutionary Dual Output Mode
  • POLARIZER plugin to create any pattern after the fact
  • Stereo capabilities

View product page
 

Microphones for YouTube, podcasts, and streaming

The human voice is the most memorable sound for us humans. If you record your voice, it is extremely important to take good care of the audio quality. 

Your voice connects you with your audience.

Unknowingly sound quality heavily influences how long we can concentrate on something, e.g. your podcast, video, or meeting. Think about it. It's hard to watch a movie with bad video quality, but it is unbearable if the audio sounds off or distorted.

Here are some recommendations from our product line.

LCT 240 PRO from 149.-

LCT 240 PRO for vocals

  • Easy-to-use XLR microphone
  • For vocals, instruments, and streaming
  • Professional sound quality
  • Cardioid polar pattern 

 


LCT 440 PURE from 269.- 
LCT 440 PURE for vocals

  • 1" true condenser studio microphone
  • Best in its class for vocals and instruments
  • High-end capsule and circuit design
  • Cardioid polar pattern

View product page


LCT 540 S from 699.-

LCT 540 S for creating a podcast

  • 1" true condenser studio microphone
  • Self-noise below the threshold of human hearing 
  • Ideal for extreme processing
  • Low-cut filters and attenuation
  • Cardioid polar pattern

View product page


 


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