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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
  • Voice over
  • Actually, anything where sound quality matters

Characteristics of a typical studio microphone 

  • Detailed sound 
  • High-end components
  • Condenser capsule 
  • Low-self-noise
  • XLR connector  
  • Sturdy build quality
     
  • Needs 48V phantom power from audio interface or other source

What microphone do I need? 

First, you should ask yourself what you want to record.

Look at the list below and find your new mic. These are our recommendations.

Microphones for vocals

Recording vocals with the LCT 240 PRO

If you want to record vocals, your typical choice should be a condenser microphone.

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

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

Their sound was designed to capture your voice with lots of details and high clarity. If you move closer to the mic, your voice sounds fuller and bigger.

 

LCT 240 PRO from 149.-

LCT 240 PRO for vocals

This is your entry-level studio microphone. It works as well on vocals as it does it on acoustic guitar.

Included: Microphone mount, windscreen, transport bag


LCT 440 PURE from 269.-

LCT 440 PURE for vocals

This is the studio microphone you can use to record an entire album. Its 1" true condenser cardioid capsule is the same one we use in our top models. Great to improve your overall sound quality on any source.

Included: Shock mount, magnetic pop filter, windscreen, transport bag


LCT 940 from 1699.-

LCT 940 for vocals

This mic can be tailored to your voice by mixing two differently sounding characteristics, warm tube sound, and clear FET sound. 

Included: Shock mount, windscreen, 11-pin audio cable, LCT 940 PSU, transport case

Alternative: LCT 540 S from 699.-


 

Microphones for acoustic guitar 

Acoustic guitar recording

You can choose small and large condenser microphones to record acoustic guitars. 

A small capsule reacts faster to specific sound characteristics acoustic instruments make when they start producing a tone (transients). As a result, small diaphragm condenser microphones capture your acoustic instrument more accurately.

A large diaphragm condenser microphone tends to add body and warmth to your sound.

This can be useful when the acoustic guitar is the main instrument in your song. 

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

Also, check out our article "How to record acoustic guitar"

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

This small condenser microphone has a fast transient response and makes your acoustic guitar sound crisp and defined.

Included: Windscreen, mic clip, transport bag

Also available as a perfectly matched stereo pair: LCT 040 MATCH stereo pair


LCT 441 FLEX from 399.-

LCT 441 FLEX

This 1″ multi-pattern studio microphone with top-of-the-line technology delivers full-bodied sound for acoustic instruments. 

Included: Shock mount, magnetic pop filter, windscreen, transport bag


LCT 640 TS from 899.-

LCT 640 TS on acoustic guitar

This 1" multi-pattern studio condenser is one of the best mics you can get for recording acoustic instruments.

Included: Shock mount, magnetic pop filter, windscreen, transport case


 

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

Dynamic instrument microphone for lively recordings of guitar cabinets. It also works great on snare drums. 

Included: Microphone clip, transport bag


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

This is our studio microphone to record an entire album. Its 1" true condenser cardioid capsule is the same one we use in our top models. 

Included: Shock mount, magnetic pop filter, windscreen, transport bag


LCT 640 TS from 899.-

LCT 640 TS on acoustic guitar

This 1" multi-pattern studio condenser microphone works for all applications. You can even change the polar pattern after the recording.

Included: Shock mount, magnetic pop filter, windscreen, transport case


 

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.

Not everybody’s ear is trained to be able to point out why something sounds good or not. But unknowingly sound quality heavily influences how long we can concentrate on something, e.g. your podcast or video.

It is hard to watch a movie with bad video quality, but it is unbearable if the audio sounds off or distorted.

LCT 240 PRO from 149.-

LCT 240 PRO for vocals

Modern and detailed sound for vocals, speech, and podcasting.

Included: Microphone clip, transport bag


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

This is our studio microphone to record an entire album. Its 1" true condenser cardioid capsule is like the one we use in our top models. 

Included: Shock mount, magnetic pop filter, windscreen, transport bag


LCT 540 S from 699.-

LCT 540 S for creating a podcast

Ultra-detailed voice recordings, perfect for ASMR, and intimate sound experiences. Incredible low self-noise performance.  

Included: Shock mount, magnetic pop filter, windscreen, transport case


 


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