Lewitt Microphones is an Austrian brand which specializes in studio microphones. These two new condensers mark a bit of a departure, being aimed at the decidedly budget-conscious end of the market: the USD 99 LCT 040 MATCH and the USD 149 LCT 140 AIR. Both are full-fledged small-diaphragm condenser microphones primed for home studio owners intending to record acoustic instruments and vocals.
LCT 040 MATCH
The LCT 040 MATCH has a compact and ergonomic design that makes it suitable for recording in tight spaces and aids positioning flexibility. It’s based on a custom capsule design, optimised for instant transient response. It’s also meant to bring through the natural qualities of acoustic instruments, such as strings, drums, and percussion. Lewitt is intent on selling this mic in pairs for stereo recording, bundling a pair of LCT 040s for USD 189. Each pair goes through a proprietary analysis and matching process to ensure what the Austrians claim is “perfect matching.”
LCT 140 AIR
The slightly more expensive model is a bit larger, but that’s well compensated by its flexibility. Lewitt added a SOUND toggle that lets you switch between two capturing modes – linear response or “air”, which sounds more open, presumably due to corrections in the high end. There’s also a low-cut filter alongside off-axis sound suppression and pre-attenuation. This is a very interesting microphone which likely delivers more than its price tag would initially suggest.
Availability details are yet to be confirmed, but Lewitt will be taking these to NAMM 2019 for show. The event is being held between Jan 24 – 27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, USA. We expect more information will be available around then.