Musikmesse 2015: Lauten Audio reveals Eden microphone

Lauten Audio has almost completed its Eden project.
Lauten Audio has almost completed its Eden project.

MUSIKMESSE 2015: Lauten Audio has taken the wraps off Eden, the new 'multi-voice' vaccum tube mic that it'll be showing in Frankfurt this week.

Also known as the LT-386, the new mic is designed for those seeking a "diverse and useful modern vacuum tube microphone". A switch enables you to select different timbre settings, and you can also choose from three polar patterns and make use of a high-pass filter. Tonally, we're promised a "smooth and rich character".

That character won't come cheap, mind: Eden will have a list price of $3,999 when it ships in June. You can find out more on the Lauten Audio website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.