1" multi-pattern studio microphoneLCT 640 TS

  • Full, crisp, and well-balanced sound
  • Revolutionary Dual Output Mode
  • POLARIZER plugin to create any pattern after the fact
  • Stereo capabilities
  • Multi-pattern design
LCT 640 TS

  

 

LCT 640 TS
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Your two-output mic for endless possibilities.

It's full, crisp, yet well-balanced sound works on any source. Use the Dual Output Mode to record on a stereo track.

Now you can create any polar pattern in the mix with our POLARIZER plugin, even after recording. For those of you who still record like in the good ol' times; the LCT 640 TS serves as your classic multi-pattern allrounder.

The high-end components and cutting-edge design join forces to redefine your recording experience.

High flexibility

Let's call it the Swiss army knife of studio mics.

One microphone for precise vocal and instrument recording. The LCT 640 TS works as a traditional multi-pattern microphone, a stereo microphone, and a mic that can change the polar pattern after the fact. 

Whatever you record with the LCT 640 TS, it sounds incredibly detailed. Your vocals sound larger-than-life, your instruments full and vibrant. 

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Full, crisp, and well-balanced sound

It puts a spotlight on the natural sound.

You want a microphone that highlights the natural character of your source?

The LCT 640 TS features a premium-built 1” true condenser capsule providing the renowned LEWITT sound – crisp and full-bodied. It’s this unique combination that you can’t find with other microphone brands.

Revolutionary Dual Output Mode

What's the Dual Output Mode?

It changes the way we think about the recording process. To give you more freedom, the LCT 640 TS features a Dual Output Mode. Engage it, and you'll send the front and the back of the capsule's diaphragm to two individual outputs. 

This allows for stereo recording and changing the polar pattern after the fact. 

Do this in your DAW with our POLARIZER plugin. Sounds complicated? It isn’t! 

LCT 640 TS dual output mode mobile
LCT 640 TS dual output mode

POLARIZER plugin to create any pattern in the mix

You can adjust the polar pattern after the fact.

You can conveniently change and fine-tune your material recorded via Dual Output Mode.

We created a plugin, called the POLARIZER. It allows to set the polar pattern dynamically.

Now you can add or subtract room sound in post-production during mixing. By automating the POLARIZER, you can even create unique mixes and effects.

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POLARIZER mobile
polariser

Stereo capabilities

Perfectly-in-phase stereo recording, with a single mic.

You can use a single LCT 640 TS to record in stereo by switching to Dual Output Mode.

Just point the mic sideways to the source and adapt the stereo width in the mix.

Perfect match technology

The same sensitivity in every microphone.

Every single LCT 640 TS undergoes a series of measurements followed by adjustment of polarization voltage to achieve the same sensitivity in every microphone. It is what we call our Perfect Match Technology.

If you add more LCT 640 TS to your collection, you can use any two of them as a stereo pair.

Perfect Match

Multi-pattern design

Choose among the classic five.

Without the Dual Output Mode activated, the LCT 640 TS lets you choose between the five classic polar patterns that you usually find in a multi-pattern workhorse for studio recording.

These are:

  • omni
  • wide cardioid
  • cardioid
  • supercardioid
  • figure-8.

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Reviews

Audio Media International

"The LCT 640 TS is the swiss army knife of microphones and is always ready for action. It is a pleasure to use, well designed and built to last."

- Ross Simpson

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MusicTech Magazine

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.

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Produce Like A Pro

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

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Sound on Sound

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

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MixOnline

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

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Specifications

Type

Condenser, externally polarized

Acoustical operating principle

Pressure gradient transducer

Diaphragm

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 

Sensitivity

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 dB (A), cardioid

Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD

134 dBSPL, 0 dB pre-attenuation

Signal / noise ratio

84 dB (A)

Dynamic range

124 dB (A)

Pre-attenuation pad

 0 dB
-6 dB
-12 dB
-18 dB

Low-cut filter

linear 
40 Hz (12 dB/oct)
80 Hz (12 dB/oct)
160 Hz (6 dB/oct)

Internal impedance

110 Ω

Rated load impedance

1,000 Ω

Supply voltage

48 V ± 4 V

Current consumption

5.1 mA 

Mic enclosure

Zinc die cast

Connector

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

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Microphones measured according to: IEC 60268-4 | Phantom power according to: IEC 61938 | Noise measurement according to: IEC 60268-1

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