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.
"The only on-air mic I use."
ART / BBC World Service
"The Lampifier mic has become my primary vocal mic for almost every setting."
Singer, Song Writer, Minister
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