Studio Deals from Neumann, SSL, and Lewitt
Quality recording gear doesn’t always have to cost the earth. With this week’s batch of Studio Deals, we’ve selected some essential items for the different parts of your audio setup.
From recording tools to studio monitors, we’ve got a range of offers that can help you produce more professional results. Let’s take a closer look at what’s available:
Need headphones? The ATH-M40X is a tried and tested closed-back design, perfect for just about any application in the studio, especially if you need to monitor discretely while tracking. However, they are also neutral enough for mixing and DJing.
The 40 mm driver with neodymium magnet system and CCAW voice coils provide plenty of low-end punch, and the 35-ohm impedance rating means you can use them with a wide range of devices.
Lewitt LCT 440 PURE
The LCT 440 is a single-pattern large-diaphragm condenser built to be the center of your project studio’s vocal booth. The simple unpretentious design makes it easy to set up and it will also do well on guitar amp cabinets and in overhead configurations.
Included with the mic is a shock mount, windshield, and pop filter which adds plenty of value at an already attractive price. The LCT 440 is bound to become a workhorse, no matter what recording application you have in mind.
The 12 is the flagship of SSL’s range of budget audio interfaces. The renowned console manufacturer made a serious impact by entering this end of the market, and now the 12 moves back to its roots with some slightly more professional features.
You get 4 mic pres with the 4K channel modeling feature and up to 32 Bit 192 kHz recording capabilities, and the 8-channel ADAT input provides expandability. In addition, the 12 is SSL 360° compatible and comes with a range of free software.
SSL Ultraviolet EQ
The Ultraviolet EQ brings the EQ section from the popular Fusion processor to the 500-series format with an affordable and easy-to-use design. The 4-band EQ can shape your master bus or channel groups, but it can also be used on individual instruments.
It provides 2 switchable shelving filters and 2 sweepable mid bands with a focus feature, for working more precisely. Overall, it should be able to process anything except maybe kick drums, which require special attention on the low end.
Neumann KH 120 II
This 2nd generation of the KH 120 takes the popular project studio monitor to another level. Although it’s considerably pricier than its predecessor, Neumann has beefed up almost every aspect of the design.
They go deeper with more punch and clarity, plus the stereo imaging has been improved as well. In addition, there are manual corrective EQ controls, as well as DSP room adaptive assistance via the Neumann MA1 system.
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