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The Lauten Audio Tom Mic Took 3 Years to Make and is Now For Sale


The Lauten Audio Tom Mic is said to be the world’s first large-diaphragm condenser specifically designed for rack and floor toms. As if that’s not special enough, the company also took 3 years to create and perfect this mic for professionals and musicians to use.

With a large-diaphragm condenser design and a super-cardioid polar pattern, the Tom Mic can superbly capture all the slap, beef, and thumps that rack and floor toms produce. The mic also has up to 28dB of off-axis rejection to help keep the bleed out so you don’t have to worry about the sound getting distorted or muddied.

The Lauten Audio Tom Mic Took 3 Years to Make and is Now For Sale

“We’ve made that dream possible in any situation. Tom Mic has that sound without the footprint or bleed. The most common feedback is that they’re so easy and forgiving to get a good tom sound without any processing.”, says Lauten Audio Founder Brian Loudenslager.

Another great feature of the Tom Mic is its high, low-pass, and three-position filter switches. These switches help revoice the microphone’s response to accentuate or attenuate the different sound elements of the rack and floor toms. One has the option to switch the filter to a flash 140Hz, an 80Hz for roll-offs on the high-pass, and a flat 5kHz or 12kHz for a low-pass filter. Alternatively, the Tom Mic also allows a user to do a combination of these settings so you can fully optimize it for various applications and to your preference.

Lauten Audio also designed the Tom Mic as a side-address microphone. This helps the mic have a precise placement at close proximity to one’s toms without getting hit by the sticks. Although the company made the Tom Mic durable and sturdy enough to take on the studio or the road so, it can definitely take a few hits and still come out well intact. With a solid brass headframe and mildew-resistant filter to prevent dust and debris from getting to the capsule, the Tom Mic can be your best friend in and out of the studio.

The Lauten Audio Tom Mic Took 3 Years to Make and is Now For Sale

“Being a fly on the wall during studio sessions, we learned that big, large diaphragm condenser microphones on Toms are a recording engineer’s dream,” Loudenslager shares. He also adds that the Tom Mic took three-plus years in the making, with much thought and effort put into it to reach the desired timbre, rejection, and size.

If you’re a sound engineer or musician, you can purchase this new best friend of yours for a price of $398/£349. Not bad considering the features and performance the Tom Mic offers!

Naomi Feller

Originally from the East Coast, Naomi started singing as young as 3 years old. In her early teens Naomi made some embarrassing YouTube videos before settling on a love for Podcast editing. When she's not pouring over endless amounts of audio, she lends her expertise to us here at Shout4Music with her crystal clear and finely tuned microphone reviews.

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