Lewitt LCT 640 Review
When you add them all up, the LCT 640 shares many of the features of a famous microphone called the AKG C414. Besides the designer’s background as an AKG employee, we’re looking at another compact, solid-state, large-capsule condenser with multiple pickup patterns, multiple HPF frequencies and pad switching.
More significantly, though, the 640 dealt impressively with everything we threw at it – exactly what we’d expect from a C414. Without ever sounding hyped, the 640 captured detailed, natural-sounding recordings with a true sense of refinement.
There is an interesting parallel between Chinese mics and Japanese guitars. The term ‘Japanese guitar’ was often used pejoratively, but by the late 70s many players had realised that Japanese guitars were often just as good – if not superior – to their big-name counterparts. It has become apparent that the same is happening with Chinese-made mics. The Lewitt LCT 640 is obviously designed to meet the big boys head-on – and frankly, they’d better watch out. MTM
Detailed, natural sound
Innovative and practical features
WALK ON BY
Low-ish output level
A particularly refined-sounding and versatile large-cap condenser.
Check out the entire review HERE
Winter NAMM 2014 Photo Gallery
TruNorth Music & Sound had an amazing show and presence at this years Winter NAMM 2014 in Anaheim Ca.
We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to all our partners who attended and helped to make the show such a great success!
Check out our photo gallery HERE!
AES 2013 Retrospective
The TruNorth booth was busy non-stop and generated a major buzz throughout the 3 day event. We were officially presented with 4 TEC Award Nominations for Lewitt Microphones DTP 640 REX & LCT 940 (Best Microphone Technology in BOTH Sound Reinforcement and Studio Categories) Eve Audio SC300 Series (Best Studio Monitor Technology) & Tronical Tuning Systems (Best Musical Instrument Technology Hardware)!
Eve Audio announced the shipment of their 4-Way Systems and ThunderStorm Subwoofers.
Lewitt announced the shipment of their new MTP-840 and MTP-940 flagship hand held mics.
Cymatic Audio demoed their new LP-16 Live Player that will be available soon.
Klotz Cables announced their partnership with TruNorth Music and Sound to much fanfare.
Zaor Studio Furniture debuted their Miza X desk and wowed attendees.
Tronical continued to "Spin Heads" dazzeling spectators and professionals alike.
Check out the TruNorth Music and Sound AES Show retrospective HERE
Lewitt, Eve and Tronical All TEC Award Nominees
TruNorth is honored to have not one, but three of its suppliers nominated for the coveted TEC Awards!
Lewitt Audio, Eve Audio and Tronical are all exciting new brands with incredible innovation and quality. We appreciate your support if you are a voter!
Cymatic & Eve Audio SOS Award Nominees
Cymatic Audio and EVE Audio are in the running for the prestigious SOS Awards from Sound On Sound Magazine!!
We would deeply appreciate your vote and support!!!!
TruNorth Announces Exclusive North American Distribution of Klotz Cables
Vaterstetten / Munich (Germany) based KLOTZ Audio Interface Systems A.I.S. GmbH, renowned makers of KLOTZ CABLES announced the appointment of TruNorth Music and Sound Inc. as their exclusive US American and Canadian distributor for their MI Retail product segment. An agreement was signed on July 30, 2013 between Dieter Klotz, KLOTZ A.I.S.’ Managing Director and TruNorth’s President Jeff Sazant.
Read the full Press Release HERE
Cymatic Audio LR-16 Review
"The quality was impeccable and I can’t remember the last time just grabbing multi-track audio was this easy..."
"Cymatic Audio has made 16-track live audio recording trivially simple, nicely affordable and transparent to the FOH engineer’s job"
- Mike Metlay Recording Magazine
Read the full review HERE!
Canadian Music Trades Interviews Jeff Sazant
Canadian Music Trades Editor, Andrew King, sits down with TruNorth Music and Sound's CEO, Jeff Sazant.
Find out what makes newcomer TruNorth Music and Sound a fresh company with years of experience and know-how.
Also, learn more about the exciting new brands we offer.
Read the full article HERE!
TruNorth Announces Exclusive North American Distribution of Tronical Tuning Systems
Lewitt Sound Booth
Introducing the the Lewitt Audio Sound Booth. Now you can experience the Sound of Lewitt and have a critical listening experience like no other. Compare Lewitt mics with other Lewitt mics or other well known competitors products. All the recordings were done by no other than Multi-Grammy Award Winning Engineer/Producer/Musician, Bob Horn at his Echo Bar Studios.
Lewitt lays it on the line and has Nothing To Hide...listen for yourself LAUNCH.
Pro Tools Expert Reviews the Cymatic Audio Live Recorder LR-16
Check out this fantastic overview of the Cymatic Audio Live Recorder LR-16 from the great guys at Pro Tools Expert. James Ivey demonstrates the basic features of the unit and shows you just how easy it is to use and operate as a live field recorder and how to use it with Pro Tools. Watch the video on YouTube HERE!
Recording Magazine Review of the Lewitt LCT-940
"In my LCT 640 review I stopped short of labeling that mic a “workhorse” despite its versatility, and I called it “too sonically pretty for that designation”. As for the LCT 940? Thanks to its unique tube blending capabilities, 9 polar patterns and many pads and filters, rather than a workhorse, I would instead label the LCT 940 as a highly artistic mic with a wide range of tonal variation that can be caressed and carved to fit a plethora of applications, all with a hint of beauty and sweetness.
...no other tube mic at any price has this level of tonal variation."
Read the entire review HERE
Eve Audio Announces 4-Way Systems & Subwoofers
Berlin-based EVE Audio is the new star in the sky of professional studio monitors. Founded by industry veteran Roland Stenz and debuting at Musikmesse 2012, EVE Audio is poised to emerge as a 'Best In Class' brand of active studio monitors.
Celebrating a very successful year, EVE has released its new range of four-way speakers and subwoofers at Musikmesse 2013. Like all EVE speakers, the four-way models come with an AMT tweeter and standard DSP. Included in the 4-way series are the SC407 and SC408, utilizing 6.5” and 8” bass driver elements respectively.
Also introduced are the ThunderStorm series subwoofers, which offer four models, including the TS107, TS108, TS110 and TS112. Every subwoofer comes with a wireless remote that allows for optimum control of subwoofer level, overall system level and subwoofer bypass/full range operating mode.
With the release of the four-way systems and subwoofers, Eve Audio offers complete monitoring solutions with twelve models to choose from. Delivery to No. America is expected byearly Q3 2013.
Eve Audio Review in Recording Magazine
"The SC205 is only one of a line of 2-way speakers from
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Lewitt Wins the EM Editors Choice Award & Endorsed by Serenity West Studios.
Lewitt takes the prize again, winning the prestigious Electronic Musician's Editors Choice Award for 2013! The only microphone selected in the years cream of the crop products was the Lewitt LCT-940!
Lewitt is also proud to announce our partnership with Serenity West Studios. Known for being one of today's top studios with artists such as Adele, The Roots, Justin Timberlake, Sean Combs...utilizing their facilities...
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Lewitt Audio - New for 2013
MTP-840 & MTP-940
Lewitt raises the bar once again! Introducing two new live handheld models for the MTP Performance Series, the MTP 840 & 940. Never before has a handheld microphone reached the quality, specifications and modern features that the MTP 940 delivers. Lewitt announced these new flagships at the 2013 NAMM Show. With a Dynamic Range of 135dB and Self Noise of just 9dB, Lewitt's MTP 940 ushers in a New Age for high end handheld performance microphones for professionals.
To find out more download our press release HERE
For Hi Resolution images of the MTP 940 go HERE
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Cymatic Audio - New for 2013
Live Recorder LR-16
Introducing the Live Recorder LR-16...the worlds easiest to use 16-Track recorder! Record Direct to USB Thumb and Hard Drives! No Computer Required...but it also doubles as a16 X 2, 24 Bit 96kHz USB Class Compliant audio interface for your iPad, Mac or PC!
Find out more on the Cymatic Audio Page HERE
Join the Cymatic Audio Facebook Page HERE
TruNorth Announces Exclusive North American Distribution of Eve Audio Studio Monitors
TruNorth is proud to announce our Exclusive North American Distribution partnership with Eve Audio Studio Monitors. Eve Audio is poised to emerge a "Best In Class" brand" of active studio monitors. Based in Berlin, Germany, Eve is born from industry veterans, Roland Stenz and Kerstin Mischke, who head up a team of talented and accomplished individuals with a passion for what they do.
For more information about this incredible new line of professional studio monitors please visit our Eve Audio page HERE
For the official Press Release in PDF format go HERE
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Lewitt Takes the Prize at AES San Francisco
|Lewitt's DTP Percussion Series took Best Of Show honors from the esteemed group of Editors at ProSound Network. During each of the pro audio industry’s major US-based conventions and trade shows, the editors of PSN and PAR, with assistance from the editors of sister titles MIX and Audio Media, comb the exhibit halls for new and noteworthy products.
For more details go HERE.
Dan Penn & David Crosby - Lewitt's Living Legends
|Our ever growing list of endorsers continues to expand, attracting Artists from all walks and eras of the Recording Industry, illustrating LEWITT’s sonic ability to transcend all musical genres. Over the past few months this illustrious group has grown by several international greats. We are now honored by Dan Penn and David Crosby joining the ranks of Lewitt Endorsees. To find out more about these two legendary artists go HERE!|
TruNorth Distributes Stetsbar
Stetsbar is the modern, professional, linear tremolo system that retro fits to stop tail, hard tail, Tele and Strat style guitars without any modification - no new holes, no routing! Hi-tech micro roller bearings combine with a bridge that moves with the trem to give the Stetsbar unrivalled pitch range and stability for its class coupled with a extremely smooth up and down action.
With a straight forward, rapid fit to guitars like the Gibson Les Paul, SG, ES335, Flying V, Fender Telecaster, Stratocaster and many more, Stetsbar is the trem of choice for professional and amateur guitarists worldwide and - with the OEM version - for guitar builders who need the best.
Available in four models and gold, nickel, chrome and black finishes, now is the time to experience the difference that Stetsbar will bring to your guitar!
Go to the Stetsbar page HERE