LCT 640 TS microphone

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.

"A combination of traditional and forward-thinking functionality"

Future Music
 

"Very well-designed, practical and extremely versatile"

Sound on Sound
 

"Opens up a whole world of flexible applications"

Recording Magazine


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.

LCT 640 TS dual output
LCT 640 TS dual output

Change the material you have already recorded dynamically by adjusting the polar pattern, add or subtract room, and even turn your microphone by 180°. 

Think about all the possibilities!

POLARIZER plugin

Change pattern in your DAW

​After recording with the LCT 640 TS, use our plugin to change the pattern. Jump back and tweak your material.

LCT 640 TS polarizer plugin
LCT 640 TS polarizer plugin

​After recording with the LCT 640 TS, use our plugin to change the pattern. Jump back and tweak your material.

Standard Multi-Pattern Mode

Plug in one 3-pin XLR and you have a large diaphragm multi-pattern condenser mic featuring the following polar patterns: omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercardioid and figure-8 

LCT 640 TS multi-pattern mode
LCT 640 TS multi-pattern mode

Magnetic Pop Filter

Hides nothing, captures everything - except plosives and hisses.

This efficient magnetic pop filter will effectively reduce pops and hisses without covering 2/3rds of your vocal artist's face. The most subtle and convenient way of getting the most out of every single recording.

Lewitt magnetic pop filter
Lewitt magnetic pop filter

Stereo Recordings with one LCT 640 TS?

Definitely!

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.

Recording in stereo the sounds of a pinball machine with the LCT 640 TS

Perfect Match technology

Every single LCT 640 TS undergoes a series of measurements followed by adjustment of the polarization voltage to achieve exactly the same sensitivity at 1 kHz in every microphone.

LCT 640 TS Perfect Match technology

Clipping History

Innovative features make life easier

It is easily possible to miss if clipping occurred during the recording. Clipping History lets you know if the microphone clipped since it was last turned on. 

Low-cut and attenuation

Adapt to every situation

Low-cut: linear, 40 Hz, 80 Hz, 160 Hz
Attenuation: 0 dB, -6 dB, -12 dB, -18 dB

LCT 640 TS pre-attenuation settings
LCT 640 TS pre-attenuation settings

Low-cut: linear, 40 Hz, 80 Hz, 160 Hz
Attenuation: 0 dB, -6 dB, -12 dB, -18 dB

What's in the box

LCT 640 TS box content

"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, Audio Media International 

"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."

MusicTech Magazine

"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.

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

10.5 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

 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