NAMM 2019: Lewitt to debut $99 pencil mic

Austrian manufacturer Lewitt is launching what is said to be its ‘most affordable ever’ condenser microphone at the 2019 NAMM Show later this month.

The LCT 040 MATCH, which debuts at $99, will be available as a single pencil mic as well as a stereo pair package, utilising a new stripped-back, ergonomic design for maximum positioning flexibility.

The LCT 040 MATCH stereo pair retails for $189. To guarantee flawless matching, Lewitt is using a custom-developed process which extensively analyses the microphones and couples those exhibiting identical behaviour, opening up new possibilities for studios striving to achieve the best possible stereo recordings.

Meanwhile, the new LCT 140 AIR includes ‘exceptional’ off-axis sound suppression, pre-attenuation and low-cut filter, while the SOUND toggle allows users to switch between a linear response or a nuanced, ‘airy’ mode for open, more characterful recordings. The LCT 140 AIR will debut at $149.

“We take great pride in the fact that Lewitt microphones are loved by an expanding community of high-profile engineers who want a modern alternative to old technology, and now we feel the time is right to bring the same design ethos to everyone who loves sound as much as we do,” said Roman Perschon, founder and CEO of Lewitt. “With the LCT 040 MATCH and LCT 140 AIR, more people than ever before will have the chance to experience Lewitt, and I can’t wait to introduce them at the NAMM Show.”

Lewitt will exhibit alongside its US distributor, American Music & Sound, in Hall A, booth 11110 at the 2019 NAMM Show.