Studio Projects LSD2

Large Diaphragm Coincident Stereo Microphone with Shockmount
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Studio Projects LSD2
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Two Heads Are Better Than One!

The LSD2 is comprised of two separate dual-membrane solid state microphones contained within a single housing. Its capsules are mounted in close proximity on a vertical axis - the upper capsule assembly having the ability to rotate 270 degrees horizontally, relative to the lower capsule. Two C&K three-way switches control the polar response, highpass filtering and -10dB pad for each capsule (The switches on the front of the body correspond to the lower fixed capsule, while the switches 180° opposite on the back of the mic control the rotating upper capsule). It is the combination of capsule articulation and independent pattern switching which allows a user of the LSD2 to achieve all manner of coincident pair stereophonic recording techniques. Due to the close proximity of the capsules, there is no phase cancellation resulting from time delay between the two signals. This translates into excellent mono compatibility.

The inner workings of the LSD2 are essentially that of two Studio Projects Model C3 microphones. The capsules are 1.06" (27mm) diameter, dual membrane, Braunmuhl-Weber design. These are independently coupled through low-noise amplifiers based on FET driven discrete balanced output stages. The outer housing is plated brass with a single layer brass wire mesh grill surrounding the capsules.

Included with the LSD2 microphone is a dedicated 7-pin XLR to dual 3-pin XLR "Y" cable, magnum-sized foam windscreen, standard shockmount and carrying case.

  • Studio Quality Coincident Stereo Microphone
  • Twin Dual-Diaphragm Pressure Gradient Transducers
  • User Adjustable Stereo Image - Upper Capsule Rotates through 270°
  • Individually Selectable Polar Response, Omni, Cardioid, Figure of Eight
  • Selectable -10dB pad/Hi-pass filter
  • Low Noise, Solid State Circuitry

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Manufacturer Part Number LSD2

Customer Reviews

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Recording on a student's budget

I am a college student who has a limited budget for "toys" but when I was asked to record our school's choir in their Home Coming concert last year I did not have quite the right mics. This is where my sales engineer Josh Dillon came in and recommended the LSD 2 from Studio Projects. I was a bit apprehensive at first but after using them just once I was hooked. This mic was far more versatile than I could have imagined. Needless to say the choir director was very pleased with the recording and many of the tracks made it on the choir's latests album. I would strongly recommend this product to anyone not just those of us who are on a budget.
Music background: Recording Student

Studio Projects LSD-2

I purchased my SP LSD-2 from Craig at Sweetwater about a month ago. Ordered it on a late friday afternoon from California and got it saturday morning! (he overnighted it). This is a very nice mic for the money. I use it for mostly live recordings of my band through an Apogee Mini-me and it sounds very big and smooth. I especially like the switchable polar patterns. You just have to be careful as this is a very sensitive mic, capable of high sound pressure levels and it can overload the front end of mic many pres. Once you get used to setting it's level, it records very well. I often use the low cut filter as this mic reproduces alot of bass. At first I thought that the low cut filter was set too high at 150hz, but after using it, I have found that it is more useful at 150hz than if they would have set it at 80 or 100.
Music background: Musician/Producer


The mic has a very clean sound and detailed transients come through with no detectable change. The shock mount is very useful in aligning the mic with the source. i believe that this mic will become a staple in reomte recording venues.
See also: Condenser Mics, Studio Projects, Studio Projects Condenser Microphones