Experience warm tube sound.
- 1" multi-pattern tube microphone
- Full-bodied tube sound with smooth high-end
- Classic tube sound with modern technology
- 12AX7 tube
- Remote control and power supply in one
- Multi-pattern design
Your tube mic sounds even better than it looks.
If you are looking for a larger-than-life tube sound, look no further. The LCT 840 stands for exceptionally warm and classic tube sound.
The dual triode 12AX7 tube delivers a comforting sound with smooth high frequencies while still preserving the ability to cut through the mix.
Low self-noise and high dynamic range exemplify how the LCT 840 is a classic design brought into the present.
Full-bodied tube sound with smooth high-end - The LC10 capsule is precision taken to a new level.
The externally polarized dual-diaphragm 1″ capsule captures every nuance of your performance thanks to its 3-micron-thin, gold-layered, low-mass diaphragms. It handles everything from vocals to full orchestras.
Warmth and precision in all situations.
Dual triode 12AX7 tube for warm sound - Get to the heart of that iconic tube sound.
The LCT 840 is fully devoted to warm tube sound. We use a dual-triode 12AX7 tube to create that warm and comforting sound with smooth high frequencies while still preserving the ability to cut through the mix.
Check out the sound samples and find out why users claim they found THE tube microphone with the LCT 840.
Remote control and power supply in one - Make yourself comfortable.
The user interface on the remote control with an integrated power supply allows a quick setup of polar pattern, pre-attenuation, and low-cut.
It is easy to check or change the settings on the remote power supply unit, even in complete darkness due to its illuminated user interface.
Multi-pattern design - Here are your five classic patterns.
A polar pattern affects how much room sound you end up recording. But switching your polar pattern not only changes the directivity, it also alters the frequency response, resulting in a different sound.
You can also control the proximity effect and have it pronounced or reduced according to your application.
"The LCT 840 sounds like a very warm-sounding U87 with a cleaner low end, and it really solved a lot of my EQing issues."
J.P. Negrete is the founder of Melrose Sound Studios in LA. He has worked with artists including Flo Rida, Skrillex, Nelly, Jason Derulo, Cody Simpson, Pitbull, B.o.B, Kelly Rowland, David Guetta, Tyrese, and many more.
Choosing the best gear for your recording set-up and budget?
Choosing the correct item for your home recording set-up is easy for some and confusing for most. Even if you have been working with audio for years, things are constantly changing. The marketing guff and searching the net usually sends you down a rabbit hole of time-wasting.
The core of Indigo Oak Studio is to help people set up and record by taking the mystery and costs out of recording. Right now, that cost you will save is time and patience.
I can search the net!
Do you want to know why there is not a definitive answer to your question on the net? Because no one knows what is right for you. All your specific variables add up to a unique situation. The articles and reviews you are reading are usually specific to their situation, or they're generalising. Neither is going to help you.
I offer free advice
Check out my blog and look throughout my site for free advice focused on Kiwis recording at home.
Need more advice?
Are you just wanting to record some regular stuff in an ordinary place? News flash - there is no such scenario! You may as well walk into Resene and say, "Which is the best paint for my room?" Blank stares follow. Are you wanting to record a super tight double kick in an old shed, some opera vocals in a tiny bedroom, or a big band after hours in an office building?
Get personalised advice from an expert
I've been doing this for 20+ years, and I have been in more home studios than anyone else in New Zealand! I've experience helping people get the best for their unique situation. According to my long list of client reviews, I successfully provide the highest standard of service. Save yourself time, stress, and the cost of getting the wrong thing.
But you'll sell me the most expensive thing and hound me until I buy
Nope - I am a big fan of only getting what you need. I have recorded many demos using some very inexpensive gear (including things just lying around the house). So if you have a small budget, I will work hard to find the best solution to fit that budget. I am also a "soft seller". I might reach out once after our catch up to see if you have any more questions, but after that, I will leave you to make up your mind in your own time.
Do you offer personal help setting up and learning to use the gear (and the whole recording and mixing process if required)?
YES - I can be booked in to get you up and tracking. I can teach you as little or as much as you would like to know about home recording and mixing.
I charge to give personalised advice - WTF?!? Yep. But why? Because I value my time, and a lot of people want my help. So I only personally people who value my time. "But if you give me the advice, I'll buy the product." I am a small independent business, so there is not much money to be made selling electronics on the internet. Also, note - Some people take my recommendations and then purchase from one of the big chain stores... Then ask me to help them set it up because the salesperson from the chain store doesn't seem very helpful...