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My name is Gary Osborne, inventor of Lampifier microphones.
I'm often asked what's different about these mics.
When an ordinary mic is plugged directly into a PA or mixer, problems arise when speaking or singing.
Plosives like the letters “p” and “b” cause popping sounds in the speaker.
Consonants like “t”, “d”, “sh”, and “ch” can be harsh or over-emphasized.
And level drops can occur.
Lampifier mics have an audio processor inside that filters out these dynamic problems.
The secret is a new kind of dynamic range compressor that's unlike anything else.
There's a tiny “audio bulb” light bulb inside that decreases pops, drop-outs, and harsh consonant sounds.
Ordinary compressors require a lot of setup.
The audio bulb compressor does not because it is self-adjusting.
It automatically changes compression ratio and attack/release as needed, based on the incoming audio signal.
At low volume it's a soft compressor.
At high volume it's a limiter.
And at extremely high volume it goes back to operating like a compressor.
After years of testing, I have optimized the audio bulb compressor for vocals, speech, and musical instruments.
Although it's easy to use, there are complex functions and interactions happening inside to bring out the best of your sound source.
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New! There's Never Been a Microphone Like THIS
A Lampifier Microphone is the combination of a Professional Microphone and a new kind of Audio Processor.
The microphone is phantom powered and it's programmable.
• Vocals cut through the mix.
• Less vocal fatigue.
• Faster setup.
• Easy to use.
• No batteries.
Programming Lampifier Microphones
Lampifier microphones are factory programmed according to how they will be used.
This is much different than the way an ordinary compressor is set up, which involves an audio tech or “sound man” listening and adjusting the parameters in real-time.
There are two kinds of “hardware” Lampifier microphones; a model 111 and a model 711.
For those two mics there are dozens of different programs having names like “Pro Concert Vocal” for a singer in a rock band, and “Reggae/Latin/Soul” for a softer singing style.
There are also programs for Choir, Horn Soloist, Drum Set Overhead, Podium, etc.
Mics can be reprogrammed by the end-user with the help of a free Online Programming Tool.
An adhesive label on the mic's body identifies the factory preset program.
Built-In Audio Processing
Self-adjusting, patent-applied-for processor inside the microphone.
No batteries required. Plugs into any phantom powered mixing console or amplifier with an ordinary microphone cable.
Lower Overall Cost
Microphone with internal sound processor costs about the same as an ordinary professional microphone.
Ready to Use
Pre-programmed and ready to go. Just plug it in and play!
Polished, Professional Sound
Dynamics are intelligently controlled at all sound levels from soft to loud, giving better articulation and clarity.
The sound processor blocks low level feedback and decreases high level feedback.
Louder & Clearer Sound
Helps vocals and instruments cut through the mix.
May be re-programmed for different applications.
Programming controls are hidden inside the microphone handle to avoid unintentional changes to your important settings.
Three-pin low-impedance XLR output is compatible with professional mixing consoles and amplifiers.
What are the differences between the Models 111 and 711?
The model 111 is normally located closely to a sound source – only an inch or two from a singer’s mouth or a guitar cabinet for example.
The 111 has a super-cardioid polar pattern that gives it very good resistance to feedback.
The 111 can be used on a loud stage.
On the other hand, the 711 is normally located six inches or more from the sound source and has a cardoid pattern.
It is well suited for lower volume.
What do the microphones sound like?
To my ear, the model 111 sounds similar to an SM-58 with a bit more “brassiness” or “presence.”
Yet the internal processor makes the sound much “smoother”.
So I think it sounds at the same time brighter and smoother than a ’58.
The 711 has a large diaphragm and a wide, flat frequency response.
To me, it sounds a lot like a condenser mic without the dryness.
But the internal processor greatly increases the mic’s sensitivity.
So I think it sounds like a highly sensitive studio-quality condenser mic.
Global Use Programs
Taking all this into account, there are two Global Use programs, one for the 111 and one for the 711, that are the best place to start when choosing which Lampifier microphone is best for you.
If you plan to use the mic up close, in a loud environment, or with a powerful singer; start with the 111 Global Use.
For a farther away sound source, in a quiter environment, or for “overhead micing” start with the 711 Global Use.
These two microphones usually work well without any additional programming.
But if you want to fine-tune the microphone to the application, the free online programming tool guides you through the programming steps.
Where Can I Buy Lampifier Microphones?
I hope that you'll buy mics from one of the Authorized Lampifier Dealers.
If no dealer is in your area, you can purchase online from this website.
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