LCT 640 TS
Capture the scene
Change the polar-pattern – even after the recording.
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.
Stereo recordings with one LCT 640 TS?
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.
"By enabling you to record both diaphragms, the LCT 640 TS provides something different to most multi-pattern microphones. 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."
"The LCT 640 TS provides an amazing, very balanced sound, so it lends itself to recording almost any instrument or sound source. But it also innovates in terms of the way we record music: the LCT 640 TS records both sides of its capsule simultaneously and independently, which allows you to capture stereo recordings or blend your room sound with the main recording – all in one microphone! And because it’s one single capsule, the two tracks are perfectly in phase."
Warren Huart, Produce Like A Pro
"The real strength of this microphone is in its ability to allow real-time and/or post-production adjustment of the polar pattern. For example, being able to move smoothly from omni through to figure-of-eight not only has an audible effect on the character of the direct sound (mainly because of the proximity effect), but also changes the sense of perspective (ie. room-sound contribution), and any spill from other sound sources."
Hugh Robjohns, Sound on Sound
"The LCT 640 TS is an affordable mic that you will use all the time. The Dual Output Mode is so incredibly useful, I can’t see any reason not to engage it every time you record with the mic. When you have such a sonically excellent condenser like this under $900 and then add in the unique feature set, you have to try it."
Kevin Becka, MixOnline
LCT 640 TS
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.
Condenser, externally polarized
- Acoustical operating principle
Pressure gradient transducer
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
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
- Low-cut filter
40 Hz (12 dB/oct)
80 Hz (12 dB/oct)
160 Hz (6 dB/oct)
- Internal impedance
- Rated load impedance
- Supply voltage
48 V ± 4 V
- Current consumption
- Mic enclosure
Zinc die cast
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
Microphones measured according to: IEC 60268-4
Phantom power according to: IEC 61938
Noise measurement according to: IEC 60268-1