Lewitt’s LCT 640 TS Studio Microphone Wins 2018 MIPA Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2018 – The multi-award winning LEWITT LCT 640 TS has just been honored with a Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) in the category “Recording Hardware.”

The Musikmesse International Press Awards are the Grammys of the professional audio industry and represent the most conclusive survey of quality and innovation. The winners of the 19th Annual MIPA Awards, chosen by a jury of journalists from over 100 leading magazines worldwide, were announced at a ceremony held during the music trade show Musikmesse  and Prolight + Sound.

This MIPA Award is the fourth major prize won by the LCT 640 TS since its launch in late 2016. “It’s a true honor to be recognized by our industry peers for the innovation that the LCT 640 TS represents. Immense care went into its design, and end users are responding with overwhelmingly positive reactions. We thank the voters of the MIPA Awards for this prestigious distinction,” says LEWITT’s CEO Roman Perschon.  

LEWITT’s LCT 640 TS studio microphone wins 2018 MIPA Award

The LCT 640 TS opens the door to a new world of recording techniques. When it’s set to Dual Output Mode, the signals from the mic’s front and rear diaphragm are provided by independent circuitries so that any kind of polar pattern can be realized – even after recording. Previously recorded material can be altered dynamically by adjusting the polar pattern: room sound can be added or decreased, and even a turn by 180° is possible. After recording with the LCT640 TS, LEWITT’s incredibly easy-to-use POLARIZER plugin can be used to tweak the material. In Multi-Pattern Mode, the LCT 640 TS has all the well-known characteristics of a great-sounding multi-pattern studio condenser. Perfect Match Technology ensures that all LCT 640 TS mics have the exact same sensitivity at 1 kHz. Dual Output Mode permits recording in stereo with only one LCT 640 TS, rather than the usual microphone pair. And Clipping History plus four low-cut and pre-attenuation settings round off the exceptional list of LCT 640 TS features.

The full list of awards won so far by the LCT640 TS:
• MIPA Award 2018
• Music Tech Choice 2017
• Future Music Gear Of The Year 2016
• Future Music Platinum Award 2016

 More about the LCT 640TS: https://www.lewitt-audio.com/microphones/lct-recording/lct-640-ts

Allen & Heath’s New SQ – Experience this Compact, 96kHz Digital Mixing Powerhouse at NAMM

For Immediate Release – January 19, 2018 – With their 96kHz XCVI FPGA engine, Allen & Heath’s new SQ Series Digital Mixers bring the high-resolution audio performance of the company’s highly acclaimed dLive Digital Mixing System to a compact, cost-effective, multi-application platform that’s both easy-to-use and highly customizable.

Jeff Hawley, Marketing Manager for Allen & Heath USA, commented, “Since its introduction in October, we’ve seen interest in SQ that is just off the charts and we’re excited to be featuring it at NAMM! We’ll have an active display in our booth so that FOH and monitor engineers can experience SQ features like the Chromatic channel metering system and the drag-and-drop ease of setting up a mix.”

Two models offer a choice of size and control configuration. The rack-mountable SQ-5 has 16 onboard preamps, 17 faders and 8 softkeys while the SQ-6 provides 24 preamps, 25 faders, 4 assignable rotary controls and 16 softkeys. Both models support up to 56 input channels via remote expanders and both feature a networking slot for optional Dante, Waves and other cards. An ecosystem of apps, remote expanders, networking cards and personal mixers multiplies SQ expansion and integration possibilities. The new SLink intelligent port allows connection to Allen & Heath’s 96kHz and 48kHz expanders and can link to another SQ mixer, a Qu Series mixer or a dLive system.

Allen & Heath’s New SQ – Experience this Compact, 96kHz Digital Mixing Powerhouse at NAMM

Live sound engineers can customize an SQ mixer’s workflow using a capacitive touchscreen, illuminated rotary controls, custom naming on fader strips and assignable softkeys. Houses of worship can use scenes and layers to configure the mixer for worship, broadcast and special events while simplifying setup for volunteers. Rental and production companies will find SQ mixers well suited to music festivals and touring artists and can use the integrated auto-mixer for corporate events and conferences.

With the built-in “SQ-Drive”, recording engineers can capture high resolution stereo and multitrack to a USB drive. In the studio, an SQ mixer can become a plug ‘n play, Core Audio or ASIO compliant, 32×32 96kHz audio interface, with MIDI and DAW control capabilities. To complement an SQ mixer’s built-in EQ, compression and effects, users can add Allen & Heath’s optional boutique plug-ins while the mixer’s DEEP processing architecture maintains <0.7ms latency.