LEWITT microphone lineup

Which mic do I need?

Microphone buyer's guide for beginners

What is a recording microphone? 

A recording or studio microphone is built to record vocals, speech and a wide variety of instruments. 

It can be used outside of a traditional studio environment, for example, in your home. 

Want to record a podcast? Voiceover? Vocals? A song on your guitar? …. The studio microphone is the right tool for you. 

What are the defining characteristics of a typical studio microphone? 

  • Excellent for a broad range of applications 
  • Condenser capsule 
  • XLR connector  
  • Requires 48V phantom power 

What LEWITT 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 recording vocals.

Recording vocals with the LCT 240 PRO

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

This transducer 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.

 

Beginner

LCT 240 PRO
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

 

Enthusiast

LCT 440 PURELCT 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. Works well on any source.

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

 

Professional

LCT 940

Alternative: LCT 540 SLCT 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

Microphones for recording acoustic guitar 

Acoustic guitar recording

You can choose any condenser microphone to record acoustic guitars. There is a difference in sound when you choose a small capsule.

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"

 

Beginner

LCT 040 MATCH

Alternative: LCT 240 PROLCT 040 MATCH acoustic guitar

With its fast transient response, the LCT 040 MATCH makes your acoustic guitar sound crisp and defined

Included: Windscreen, mic clip, transport bag

 

Enthusiast

LCT 441 FLEX

Alternative: LCT 140 AIRLCT 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

 

Professional

LCT 640 TSLCT 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 recording electric guitar

Electric guitarYou typically mic up guitar amplifiers with a dynamic microphone onstage.

For the professional or home studio, you add a condenser mic to bring in extra details, but there is nothing wrong with just using a single mic.

It can either be dynamic or condenser.
A dynamic mic is less sensitive to surrounding noise. It is easier to handle because its frequency response reacts well to the frequencies of the electric guitar. A condenser capsule captures more details. 

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

Beginner

MTP 440 DM

Alternative: DTP 340 TT, MTP 550 DM
MTP 440 DM on electric guitar

Dynamic instrument microphone for lively sound on amplifiers. It also works great on snare drums. 

Included: Mic clip, transport bag

 

Enthusiast

LCT 440 PURE

Alternative: LCT 240 PRO, LCT 441 FLEXLCT 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

 

Professional

LCT 640 TSLCT 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

Your voice connects yourself with your audience.

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.

Maybe 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.

Beginner

LCT 240 PROLCT 240 PRO for vocals

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

Included: Mic clip, transport bag

 

Enthusiast

LCT 440 PURE

Alternative: MTP 740 CMLCT 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

 

Professional

LCT 540 SLCT 540 S for creating a podcast

Ultra-detailed voice recordings, perfect for ASMR and in-your-face sound. 

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

 


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