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Lauten Audio Clarion FC-357Item ID: Clarion
Large-diaphragm FET Condenser Mic w/ Cardioid, Omni, and Figure-8 Patterns, Gain and Attenuation Switches, Shockmount, and Flight Case
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A Fantastic-sounding FET Condenser Mic!The Lauten Audio FC-357 Clarion FET condenser microphone makes a great addition to any studio! Its selectable multiple patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8), gain and attenuation switches, FET circuitry, and included accessories make the FC-357 Clarion both classic-sounding and very versatile. Great for everything from vocals to instrument miking to overhead use, this large-diaphragm mic offers low-noise operation for today's exacting digital recording requirements. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer to find out more about the great-sounding and affordable FC-357 Clarion!
Lauten Audio FC-357 Clarion Large-diaphragm, multi-pattern FET Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
Classic FET sound with a modern touch
The FC-357 Clarion blends classic and modern FET sound. It features a uniquely tuned frequency response that produces the smooth natural character found in classic FET condenser microphones with a touch of smooth modern airiness. Lauten Audio's engineers paid careful attention to remove any harsh character often found in modern FET condenser microphones, so what you get is a classic-sounding and very versatile mic.
A stellar addition to any mic locker
The FC-357 Clarion has the features you need to achieve the sound you want. The unique three-position attenuation and gain switch offers you powerful recording options with no adverse distortion. The +10dB gain switch, which boosts the microphone's output, makes it less dependent on preamps to achieve excellent sound. Alternatively, leave the gain switch at its default, or use the -10dB pad to reduce the microphone's output and use the gain on your preamp to get more preamp character. The -10dB pad also makes this mic great for recording very loud sound sources.
The FC-357 Clarion also has three selectable polar pattern options: omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8. With three polar patterns you can tackle any recording technique. Finally, the heavy-duty shock mount reduces external vibrations in any environment.
Quality internal components
Using a custom-designed 28.25mm dual diaphragm capsule, the FC-357 Clarion lets you capture sources very accurately. The electronics include a low-noise FET and custom-wound output transformer that work together to provide you with an authentic and classic sound with a modern touch.
Lauten Audio FC-357 Clarion Large-diaphragm, multi-pattern FET Condenser Microphone Features:
The Lauten Audio FC-357 Clarion combines both classic and modern touches in a great-sounding FET mic!
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Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
by Holly Rose Thornbutt from OregonWhat a great mic. It is war and clear and what great output without struggling with my mixer to sound out. Wow, blew me away.
May 9, 2013
Music Background: none
Big and rich sounding versatile microphone
by Tom Payton from Lafayette, INLove this mic. So far I have put it to work on acoustic guitar, vocals, and drums. It does well on a variety of sources. The Clarion has a unique big and rich sound. It can lay back and softly si... read more [+]t in the mix or really get out in front and take charge if you like. It is a forgiving mic and requires very little tweaking of the recorded tracks. I was searching specifically for a mic to take the harshness and brittleness out of acoustic guitar tracks, and this mic definitely accomplishes that goal. The high end is deceptively soft, and decidedly not harsh, but the highs are definitely all there. I am very pleased to own this microphone. Thanks to Mike Soper for steering me in the direction of Lauten Audio. It's just what I was looking for. close [-]
April 21, 2013
Music Background: Musician, home studio operator
by Shock from Chicago, ILThis is with out a doubt an open and detail mic. I have a AKG C414b xls and while this is a great universal, It doesn't give me the BIG SOUND!!! i get from the Clarion. thru my UA LA-610 its nice, big... read more [+], detail and clean sound Im looking for.
February 10, 2013
Music Background: Recording Engineer/Producer
Thanks to Paul Allen my sweetwater rep.. close [-]
Holds Its Own
by Matt Yonker from Nashville, TNI've had this mic for a little while now, and I really dig it. I've used it on Outside Kick, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Mono Drum Room and Vocals, and it has preformed well on all. I have more expe... read more [+]nsive mics, but the Clarion definitely holds its own. I'm actually considering picking up another for stereo OH's. Really nice mic, can't beat it for price. Plus the variable patterns are always nice to have. close [-]
April 26, 2011
Music Background: Producer, Engineer, FOH, Drummer
Welcome to the world of Big Boy Microphones
by Jon Wolff from Philadelphia, PAI brought this challenge to my SE Josh Sites:
March 25, 2011
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Musician, Songwriter
I need a versatile multi pattern condenser mic that will blow me away.
Without hesitation, he pointed me straight at the Clarion. No... read more [+]t only does it meet those needs, but exceeds them in every way possible. When calling him back to rant and rave about the clarity and quality I'm getting from this gargantuan mic, Josh just laughed:
"Welcome to the world of Big Boy Microphones." close [-]
Carter, Mattaponi, VA
Lauten Audio Clarion FC-357
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