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Audio Technica Microphones Review

See what the press has to say about Audio-Technica’s most affordable studio condenser, the AT2020. We’ve excerpted remarks from several reviews.

“If you want an affordable mic that will work on a wide variety of sources, the AT2020 is hard to beat. It sounds great, is quiet, and, sheesh, at that price, go out and buy a pile of them.”

“The AT2020 fills out the Audio-Technica line with an amazingly affordable side-address large-diaphragm mic that’s aimed at general-purpose use in home and project studios. But there’s no reason it can’t be used in pro studios, too!”

“The AT2020 has natural midrange and good dynamics. Its restrained low end kept boominess under control when the mic was too close to the soundhole; excellent for seating a strummed steel-string part in a rock mix.”

“If you want an affordable mic that will work on a wide variety of sources, the AT2020 is hard to beat. It sounds great, is quiet, and sheesh, at that price, go out and buy a pile of them. Not that you’ll want anything to happen to them, but for a “pro“ studio, if they get beat up by errant drum sticks, you won’t be out a bundle. For a home or project studio this is a great mic to get you started. Good for vocals and instruments, if you can only afford one decent condenser mic, the AT2020 should be a contender for you.”

“…the AT2020 [is] a fine microphone, offering a sound all its own that’s equally valid in the right applications—even in a mega-studio.”
“The hundred dollar wonder beat out all the competition.”

“The AT2020 comes from a company with an amazing list of great products for project and home studios, and will likely become a standard in that market.”

“Audio-Technica has aimed to raise the bar for performance at a home studio price with the AT2020. It has a straightforward and functional design and is built to handle high SPLs and weather years of handling. Its black metal body and small cylindrical shape look both stylish and humble, and the threaded stand mount lets you pivot the mic into any position you could need. The AT2020’s standmount gives you easy access to the mic’s XLR jack, and provides a satisfying ‘click’ when your connection is secure.”

“The AT2020 sounded detailed and clear; …overall it actually had the better sound [tested against the CAD e100² with a street price of about $250 and the Neumann BCM 104 with a street price of about $800] for the vocalists who were recorded.”

“Remarkably, I found a project on the first try where the hundred dollar wonder beat out all the competition.”

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I have read anecdotal reports

by BlastroKnow

About using condoms for microphone protection but it does just seem like part of the freq range is going to be impeded. It certainly would be easy enough {especially if you have 2 of those things since you are talking blumlein} to set both mics up one sheathed and one not and record some white noise and look for any frequency suppression with spectral analysis.
And blumlein at the beach brings up 2 logistic questions - how are you powering those things? and blumlein takes some tricky stand work to get configured so extra stand parts to haul and a flat solid place to actually set them up.

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  • The price/performance standard in side-address studio condenser microphone technology
  • Ideal for project/home-studio applications
  • High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and superior transient response

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  • Frequency Response: 20Hz ? 20KHz Sensitivity: 98 dB (1mW at 1KHz) Impedance: 16 ohms
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  • Extended frequency response for optimal vocal reproduction
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Popular Q&A

Who have Audio Technica AT2041 Studio Microphone?

Is Audio Technica AT2041 Studio Microphone compatible to us with: Pyle-Pro PAD10MXU 2 Channel Mini Mixer With USB Audio Interface?

and or Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB Recording Audio Interface

please help..please suggest any audio interface if its not compatible with the 2 thanks :)

Yes - Both mics will work with both interfaces. I think you should get the Focusrite interface myself - it is much better quality than the Pyle.

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