As a drummer and a mic sales guy I have to rant about a recording I just did. 6pc drum set with (2) LCT340 for overheads (stereo) and a 640REX kick mic in a 22' kick with Remo Powerstroke 4 heads. Result= UNREAL! REALLY impressed! The kick mic was sick. I have used 98% of the kick mics on the market and this was sick. I used a blend of the dynamic (80%) and 20% condenser. Punch with attack with minimal EQ'ing. The overheads were clean with zero noise. I rolled off the low end at 40Hz. The snare popped out of the mic just great. I'm really, really impressed with the Lewitt line. The 640REX is THE kick mic! - Mics At Chuck's
Lewitt Audio - New for NAMM 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 will proudly be announcing and demoing 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.
Click HERE to view our NAMM Invitation!
To find out more download our press release HERE
For Hi Resolution images of the MTP 940 go HERE
Cymatic Audio - New for NAMM 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
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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 todays top studios with artists such as Adele, The Roots, Justin Timberlake, Sean Combs...utilizing their facilities...
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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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TruNorth Distributes Stetsbar Tremelo System
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
TruNorth Distributes the Beat Thang in Canada
Create and Experience Music Wherever You Are
The Beat Thang Mobile Music Production Studio comes with everything you need to make your own original Hip Hop, Dance, Pop, Dubstep, Industrial or Electronic music productions.
Loaded with over 3,000 original, professionally mastered sounds, a sampler with waveform editing, built-in effects, chromatic keypads, and a fully portable rugged design, the Beat Thang simplifies professional music production down to its core by providing you with all the tools you need to make high-quality, radio-ready, club-friendly music right out of the box. Go to the BKE Beat Thang
Lewitt LCT640: The Holy Grail? - Review
The Lewitt LCT 640 is the most versatile microphone I have ever used. I couldn’t get this mic to sound bad on anything. It was just way too easy to get a quality sound. Present, clear, and soft are the words that come to mind when describing this amazing microphone. It also has incredibly low self-noise. Noise was never an issue even at higher gain levels. I can’t even really give specific placement or usage tips because it’s just so easy to get a good sound with this mic. Let your vocalist practically eat and spit on the microphone; it sounds good. Have your vocalist sing from 1–2 feet away; it sounds good. I rarely find it this easy to get such a fantastic sound with other microphones.
Amazing sound and build quality, HPF, pad, and 5 polar patterns all for the street price of $800!? That’s insane! If you’ve been searching for the holy grail of all-purpose, versatile microphones look no further. Well, at least, MY search has ended here. Go to Recording Hacks
Hear the Gear
Experience Lewitt microphone audio samples and comparisons in high fidelity wave file format!
Hear the Gear is a fantastic website designed to assist audio recording enthusiasts.
Become more familiar with the world's audio gear by hearing what others have achieved with it. Learn and share recording, mixing, and mastering techniques. Go to Hear the Gear
Lewitt is on tour with Adele!
Drummer Derrick Wright chooses the DTP Percusion Series!!!!
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iDrum Magazine Reviews the Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Pack
"Lewitt's DTP Beat Kit Pro is a serious and highly professional package that any drummer, percussionist or studio engineer would be proud to own. The range offers a rugged build, excellent mounts and, best of all, quality results."
New! DTP 640 REX Now Shipping!!!
The two high performance workhorses of the DTP Percussion series, the DTP 340 REX and the DTP 640 REX, have undergone a model upgrade in 2012. Now the two bass specialists are even more versatile and specialized. The word on the street is that this is the "BEST KICK DRUM MIC EVER!"
"'Strengthening our strengths’ is certainly the guiding principle behind every meaningful advancement", notes Roman Perschon, CEO of LEWITT, “but it’s not so simple when it comes to microphones. Naturally all microphones have an area of application for which they are particularly well suited – our two REX models are of course great for kick drums and will stay that way. But they are not only great for kick drums. The DTP 640 REX in particular is a good choice for all bass-heavy applications and this is exactly what so many users appreciate about our microphones. Our goal in the REX model upgrade is to preserve the wonderful creative freedom in the application, while providing an even more specialized frequency response geared towards a fuller sound on the kick drum." Impossible? Not at all.
Both the DTP 340 REX and the DTP 640 REX will now have a slide control-activated ‘Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR)’ in which the dynamic element guarantees an unbeatably powerful sound emphasizing frequencies from 70-150 Hz and 3-5 kHz – especially optimized for use on kick drums. The flagship of the DTP series, the DTP 640 REX, combines this sound quality with the advantages of dual-element technology – a dynamic element and condenser element precisely positioned in the housing to capture the sound as comprehensively as possible will naturally still remain on separate channels on the mixing board. This is how the greatest possible variability in shaping ideal frequency response for powerful bass will be offered. Like its younger brother, the DTP 340 REX, the DTP 640 REX has selectable EFR via the slide switch on the microphone, which adapts only the character of the dynamic element to the frequency range relevant for kick drums; the condenser element continues to work with a neutral response. You can use the mixing board to combine and further process these two sound qualities on demand and according to the desired sound. The DTP 640 REX demonstrates the advantages of the two elements when recording with ‘Dual Enhanced Frequency Response’. Here, the two elements share the work: with this setting, the condenser element focuses on frequencies from 70 to 150 Hz and delivers a full body sound. The dynamic element provides the necessary power by focusing on the range between 3 and 5 kHz. With the possibility of being able to adjust the two signals separately on the mixing board, you can actively intervene in the character of the kick drum and more quickly achieve the desired sound. “Now the DTP series motto applies more than ever: ADD MORE BOOM TO YOUR CHA”, beams Steffen Grachegg, Head of Marketing at LEWITT. “The new features make the REX series a perfect kick drum microphone without having to give up the balanced character that has brought us so much praise for both the 340 and the 640 REX because all the features are naturally preserved and can be turned off when not needed. We give users total control over their sound.”