New Models Added To Audio-Technica Studio Microphone Ranges
Audio-Technica’s 20 and 40 Series studio microphone ranges have been extended with the addition of two new models apiece – the AT2035 and AT2050, and AT4021 and AT4022. The expansion of the affordable 20 Series and pro-oriented 40 Series coincides with the discontinuing of the mid-range 30 Series.
The AT2035 is a large diaphragm side-address condenser model designed to offer smooth, natural sound, low noise and high SPL handling. Featuring a cardioid polar pattern, the versatility of the AT2035 is enhanced by the presence of a switchable 80Hz high-pass filter and 10dB pad, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, particularly where the isolation of a sound source is important.
Further up the 20 Series ladder, the AT2050 is another large diaphragm side-address condenser, this time with three switchable polar patterns. Users can opt for omni, cardioid or figure-of-eight pickup, with the microphone’s dual-diaphragm capsule design ensuring pattern definition across the full frequency range. In addition, the AT2050’s diaphragms are gold-vaporized and aged for optimum tonal character over years of use.
The new AT4021 and AT4022 are high-performing condenser microphones created to deliver a wide dynamic range and cope with high sound pressure levels. With flat, extended frequency response and low self-noise, the new models are ideally suited to digital recording set-ups and for recording acoustic guitars, strings, percussion and other acoustic instruments where sensitivity and natural tone are of paramount importance.
Both the AT2035 and AT2050 are supplied with an AT8458 shock mount, threaded adapter (5/8” to 3/8”) and a soft protective carrying case. The new 40 Series models come with stand clamp and threaded adapter (5/8” to 3/8”) and protective carrying case.
The AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone represents an exceptional value while offering all the performance advantages of a high-quality studio and stage microphone. Intended for a wide variety of miking applications, including overheads, acoustic instruments and guitar cabinets, it features a large diaphragm for smooth, natural sound and low noise. High SPL handling and a wide dynamic range offer unmatched versatility, and a custom shock mount provides superior isolation. The mic’s cardioid polar pattern reduces the pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source. Designed to provide versatility in the most demanding recording applications, the AT2035 has a fixed cardioid polar pattern and features excellent performance specifications, including: a flat, extended frequency response (20-20,000 Hz); high SPL handling capability (148 dB, 158 dB with the 10 dB pad); and an element yielding extremely low self-noise (12 dB SPL). Employing Audio-Technica’s modern engineering and manufacturing technology, every aspect of the AT2035 has been tailored for a very smooth, natural sound while ensuring maximum accuracy, making it a perfect complement for today’s digital recording equipment.
The AT2050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone is ideal for studio use and live sound productions with vocals, piano, strings, overheads, guitar amps and more. It offers three switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid and figure-eight. Its dual large diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar pattern definition across its full frequency range (20-20,000 Hz). The AT2050 has the ability to handle high SPL’s (149 dB, 159 dB with the 10 dB pad) with extremely low self-noise (17 dB SPL). In addition, its dual diaphragms are gold-vaporized and aged to achieve optimum characteristics over years of use. Finally, its state-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T’s stringent consistency and reliability standards.
The AT2035 has an RRP of €149 (ex VAT) in Europe and £129.95 (inc VAT) in the UK
The AT2050 has an RRP of €229 (ex VAT) in Europe and £199.95 (inc VAT) in the UK
The AT4021 has an RRP of €299 (ex VAT) in Europe and £249.95 (inc VAT) in the UK
The AT4022 has an RRP of €329 (ex VAT) in Europe and £269.95 (inc VAT) in the UK