GL21 Lanen Acoustic Guitar & Ukulele
A totally new range of instrument mic systems for on stage recording of all your acoustic instruments.
We have perfected an electret capsule that can take up to 140dB. At that level of performance the capsule will preserve the full harmonic envelope, which adds warmth to the sound of your instrument.
The GL21 Lanen Acoustic guitar & Ukulele has been designed for guitars, ukuleles, mandolins and banjos.
For the clamp, we chose to develop two sizes of clip, rather than one single adaptable clip:
The first type is for guitars with a thick soundboard or internally strengthened near the sound hole,
The second clip is smaller and curved in shape - the mic can be positioned on guitars or ukuleles whose soundboard ribs are near the sound hole towards the neck side.
As well as the simple mechanics of the thing, (and if you’ve ever lost a tiny screw on a small dark stage, you’ll know what I’m saying), both clips are designed to keep your instrument safe from damage.
The top features of the GL21 Lanen Acoustic Guitar & Ukulele
- Excellent natural sound.
- Very high acceptable sound pressure level (140 dB).
- UHF compatible (with Prodipe DSP/UHF Bodypack system - sold separately and available soon).
- Easy mounting.
- Lightweight rubber clamp specific to the instrument.
- Very high level of protection from instrument vibration.
- Mini XLR to XLR connector adaptor ensures that the mic lead is properly positioned on your instrument (48V phantom power supply required for wired connection).
Presentation by Ludovic Lanen
"Of all the components in a mic, the one that has to be infallible is the capsule. For the new Prodipe instrument mic range we have perfected an electret capsule here in France which can handle up to 140dB. And with this level of performance, our mic will preserve the full harmonic envelope and warmth of your instrument.
I have called upon only the best musicians to test the mic systems: Patrick Bourgoin for the saxophone, Yvon Guillard for the trumpet, Claude Salmiéri for percussion of course, Clément Garcin for the guitar and ukulele, Jean-Claude Auclin for the cello and Gérard Prévost for the double bass.
Our inspiration for developing the capsule has been the most reputed mics in the field. We have constantly compared the performance of our mics with DPA’s.
Each of the 21 Series mic systems is priced at 99 euros. But don’t let the price be the deciding factor. Buy the mic for its pro quality, because that’s our objective: to make pro quality available to everyone. And with this new range, Prodipe have done it again. They just can’t stop making their mark on the world of pro audio."
- Ludovic Lanen
Ludovic Lanen has been a sound engineer for many years now. He has worked in the studio and live with Francis Cabrel, the National Jazz Orchestra, François Béranger, Patricia Kaas, Serge Lama, Claude Salmiéri, Bertand Lajudie, Paga Group, Michel Delpech, Francis Lalanne, Jean Félix Lalanne, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gilbert Montagné, Rose Laurens, Chimène Badi, Yves Duteil, Zachary Richard and Nolwenn Leroy.
Presentation by Clément Garcin
"I was happy to participate on the guitar and ukulele mic tests. And if I had to summarise the experience in one word, I would say: productive. The capsule reproduces the sound remarkably well with lots of warmth.
The two clamps supplied with the mic are excellent for all types of guitar. Prodipe are really an astonishing brand. I love their equipment."
- Clément Garcin - Guitarist
Before you’ve even had the opportunity to listen to his music, you may be lucky enough to meet a young Clément Garcin, and it may be just a chance meeting, but the occasion will not be one that you will easily forget. Quite the opposite, it will be unforgettable. You could almost write or say about your time with Clément Garcin that it was “like recalling the past”. But what and who, exactly, it’s hard to tell.
One thing for sure though is that when you are with him, and no doubt at an unconscious level, there comes a vague sense of reminiscence, carried along by that common factor, that inexplicable something that makes us act a certain way when we are in front of a person of greatness. So you want to find out more. And then all of a sudden it dawns on you. The person standing there is none other than Gérard Philipe’s grandson, the same Gérard Philipe who was an iconic French actor in the 1940s/1950s.
It is not difficult to see the physical resemblance, but it’s more the intelligence of the performer and a mutual respect for art that have given grandson and grandfather a common destiny. They share the same modesty, so that even if we imagine them blessed by God at birth, they don’t actually notice. They doubt their talents; they work hard; they search for direction.
And Clément has chosen music.
Boasting a diploma with honours from the Music Académie International (MAI) at Nancy, Clément Garcin returned to Paris to pursue his studies with renowned teachers such as Emil Spanyi, Misja F. Michel, Serge Krief and Boulou Ferré.
Being both a lover of the guitar and a lover of jazz, he founded ‘Sweet Swing Trio’, a group with whom he regularly tours France.
He has also played in ‘Edith, Marilyn, Simone and Montand’, Hélène Arden’s musical show, and has accompanied numerous stars from a whole range of musical backgrounds, such as Frédéric Belinsky, Thierry Cojan, Sarah Lancman, Gérard Holtz, Claude Salmiéri and Boulou Ferre.
Alongside this he has co-composed and recorded the likes of the score for ‘Communication moderne’, a short film, and has produced and recorded for other musicians, for example, on ‘A deux faces’, the album by Joshua Lawrence.
Clément Garcin’s passion for music has naturally brought him to Prodipe, the least expensive of the leading brands, and the brand that has pushed for more reasonable prices over the years in a bid to support musicians everywhere. If the one has ‘made it’, the other is on the ‘right track’. To be continued.
- Sensitivity: -47dB ±3dB (0dB=1V/Pa to 1KHz)
- Max SPL (140 dB)
- Impedance: 2.2 KΩ
- Directivity: unidirectional
- S/N Ratio: 68dB
- Frequency Response: 50Hz to 20KHz
- Cable lenght: 1 m