Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Large-diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone with 3 Voicings, 3 Gain Settings, and 3 Polar Patterns (Omni, Cardioid, and Figure-8)
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A FET Mic You Can Use on Anything!

If you're looking for extreme versatility, Lauten Audio's Atlantis FC-387 is going to knock your socks off. This amazing large-diaphragm FET condenser mic takes Lauten Audio's reputation for building uniquely diverse microphones to a whole new level. Three distinct voicing switches let you use the Atlantis FC-387 to bring out the richness in your lows, the character of your mids, and the smoothness in your highs. So, what's a microphone like the Atlantis FC-387 good for? EVERYTHING! Ask your Sweetwater Sales Engineer about the Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 today!

Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 FET Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
  • One microphone, three distinct voices
  • A polar pattern to fit any environment
  • Gain options for a wide range of sources
One microphone, three distinct voices

The Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 FET condenser microphone gives you a degree of control over your sound beyond the reach of most typical mics. That's largely because of its 3-way voicing switch, which lets you subtly but effectively contour its basic character. Set to its Gentle postion, the Atlantis FC-387 levels out bright peaks, taking the bite out of sibilant esses. The Neutral setting maintains even transparency without noticeably altering your sound, whereas the Forward voicing lets you add life to dull sources, without reaching for your EQ.

A polar pattern to fit any environment

Just as important as its various voicings, the Atlantis FC-387 gives you three polar patterns to choose from, allowing you to record in any environment. The omnidirectional setting is open and responsive, allowing you to capture both the crispness of your source and the resonance of your recording environment. The Atlantis FC-387's cardioid mode, on the other hand, gives you excellent off-axis noise rejection and naturally tames some of the low end. Finally, Lauten Audio gave the Atlantis FC-387 a figure-8 setting, which provides you with amazing side-noise rejection.

Gain options for a wide range of sources

Once you start using the Atlantis FC-387, you're going to want to stick it on everything. Luckily, Lauten Audio gave it a 3-way gain switch, so it can accommodate any instrument. For general use, the 0dB setting gives you the purest, most transparent sound. For a bit more presence (and to hit your mic preamp a bit harder), you can kick the Atlantis FC-387's output up by +10dB. If, on the other hand, you're recording a blaring guitar cab or using a pair of Atlantis FC-387 mics as overheads, you'll probably find its -10dB setting useful.

Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 FET Condenser Microphone Features:
  • Extremely versatile FET condenser microphone that's great for anything from vocals to didgeridoos
  • Large-diaphragm, solid-state FET design provide a naturally smooth sound
  • Individually hand-tuned capsule and premium high-resolution electronics provide unrivaled sound quality
  • Switchable omni, figure-8, and cardioid polar patterns let you adapt to any environment
  • 3 voicing options let you change the contour of your sound, mellowing out highs or bringing them forward
  • 3 gain settings let you boost weaker signals and pad louder sources such as drums and guitar amplifiers
  • Requires +48V phantom power
The Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387 FET condenser microphone is an amazing all-purpose mic!

Additional Media

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8
Diaphragm Size 1.23" (31.25mm)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 130dB
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Self Noise 12dB (A weighted)
Pads -10dB
Color Silver
Connector XLR
Weight 2.2 lbs.
Included Accessories Shock Mount, Wood Box
Manufacturer Part Number LAUTATLAFC387

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 18 reviews
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5/5

Stunning versatile mic

Let me be quite frank. I have a boring, mediocre singing voice. But this mic brings out nuance, depth and warmth that I didn't know possible. I'm a home hobbyist, but I have tried out numerous high end mics and this one just had a warmth to it without feeling like a colored sound. The switches give me multiple options depending on the instrument to dial in the tone I'm looking for. It's a nice match with the Shadow Hills Mono GAMA preamp, which also has multiple settings. Between these two I can get such an amazing range of sounds out of one microphone. No mic is meant for every purpose, but if I only had to pick one, this would be it. And unlike other multi-taskers, you don't get a "good at everything, great at nothing" outcome. The results are truly extraordinary.
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

Fantastic mic!

beautiful design……..fantastic customer service…..all of the advertised features work as described…….all three position switches are usable and provides tremendous versatility. that's all great….but how does it sound????? smooth as butter…..i have never heard a mic that gives you back exactly what you put into any better……it does not hype the lows or the high end…..nor does it scoop the mids……you can pretty much use it with little to no EQ, if that's what you are looking for, BUT, if you desire to shape the sound for a particular mix this mic will take eq very well. the main thing i love about this mic and noticed right away after recording with it was that it became suddenly much easier to place vocals in the mix……they simply just sit better in the mix with this mic. the mic also sounds wonderful on acoustic guitars as well. i can't imagine owning anything any better for the money!
Music background: studio owner, producer, engineer, artist, 27 years experience.
5/5

Nick Church Knows What He's Doing

So far I have recorded male vocals (my own), female vocals, and guitar and I am completely blown away at the versatility of this mic. The vocals and the guitar came out so rich and smooth without sacrificing each timbres personality. I was hesitant about buying this mic with the price tag but my sales engineer, Nick Church, assured me that this would be the best sounding and most versatile mic to add to the studio. AND IT IS!!! I can't wait to track strings, drums, duets... everything with this mic. I totally dig the multi pattern settings as well as the pad control. The only thing I don't like about this mic is its size and weight, but hey that's what boom stands are for. Oh and this comes in a wooden box... pretty classy. Get this mic. Your friends, bandmates, and coworkers will die of jealousy.
Music background: Student, Musician, Vocalist, Future Producer
5/5

Very Nice!

Ive been looking for a mic to record female vocals that wouldn't enhance the harshness of the upper mids. This mic is pretty sweet. You notice right away that this thing has a great 3D stage and its crystal clear. The three voicing are extremely musical and tasteful. Super SMOOOTH! I have quite a number of mics but this one is at the top of my list for vocals. You can't go wrong with this. You get more than you payed for! It is big and its a bit heavy, I would recommend getting a good stand if you don't have one to go along with it. Ive been pairing this with a UA6176....its just like butter!
Music background: Producer/Engineer/Musician
5/5

Lauten Atlantis Microphone

Thsi mic is very very warm. Used it on steel guitar and vocals and works great on both. I ran it through a Focusrite mic pre - and didn't care for it - ran the mic by itself and was blown away by the way it sounded alone. Only drawback is you have to stand directly in front of it. Pattern is very tight. But other than that..Awesome mic...
Music background: Studio Engineer, Musician

Sweetwater Advice

Marcos Sanchez

The Lauten Audio FC-387 Atlantis microphone is without a doubt one of the most revolutionary mics to come around in recent years. Sure, the modern FET circuitry and the beautiful-sounding capsule aren't necessarily groundbreaking (although they do sound remarkable in their own right!). But where the Atlantis really shines is in its flexibility and tonality with modern recording setups. The three polar patterns mixed with the three "voices" of the Atlantis allow you to use this one mic in a variety of setups on just about any instrument - so much so that it will easily become your new "go-to" mic. The Atlantis will give you that character and richness you expect from a classic microphone without having the drawbacks of vintage mics that were designed to go through consoles full of tubes and transformers, to tape machines full of tubes and transformers, and then back into the console to get that final sound: It'll sound great plugged in to the built-in preamp of your audio interface - without any of the harshness. Overall, the Lauten Audio FC-387 Atlantis microphone is my new hands-down favorite, because I haven't heard anything close to its versatility, rich tone, and overall build quality. It's definitely worth consideration as the next addition to your mic locker.

Nick Church

Everyone will tell you there is no such thing as "the perfect microphone," and I suppose, by the strict definition of the word, they would be right. But in my opinion the Lauten Audio Atlantis large-diaphragm, multi-pattern condenser mic comes very, very close indeed. They started off by making a capsule that sounded excellent on its own, and then included three switch-selectable "voices" that change the mic's fundamental character, added 3 polar patterns and 3 gain or pad settings, which results in about 27 different mics for just under $1,500, and if that doesn't justify the tag "perfect" then I'm not sure what does. This one mic will allow you to soften an edgy female vocal, liven up a muffled male voice, capture drums as an overhead and/or room mic, and work really well for all kinds of other instruments, and everything it records will be able to sit well in a mix without having to EQ it to death. If you are thinking about adding just one "perfect" mic to your studio, then make it the Lauten Atlantis!
See also: Condenser Mics, Lauten Audio, Lauten Audio Condenser Microphones, Lauten Audio Condenser Microphones