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Audio-Technica AT4050 - Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone

You Pay: $699.00

The AT4050 by Audio-Technica is a multi-pattern condenser microphone designed to provide years of high-quality performance in any recording environment. Its transformerless design and "extended life" dual-diaphragm capsule produces a warm detailed response with virtually no low-end distortion.

Multiple Polar Patterns
The AT4050 features 3 switchable polar patterns. Cardioid, omni-directional and figure eight provide flexibility in allowing the microphone to be used in a variety of recording scenarios.
Gold Diaphragm Design
The capsule features a 2-micron thick, vapor-deposited gold diaphragm resulting in a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, 132dB dynamic range (without pad) and handles sound pressure levels up to 149dB.
Hi-Pass Filter Switch
The recessed high-pass filter switch effectively eliminates noise and low frequency rumble below 80Hz.
Pad Switch
The AT4050 features a 10dB attenuator switch, increasing the sound pressure level capabilities to 159dB.
Included Shock Mount
The included AT 8449 spring loaded shock mount effectively eliminates handling noise caused by shock to the microphone and stand.
Transducer Condenser Capacitor
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni-directional, Figure-8
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 132 dB, (1 kHz at Maximum SPL)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level 149 dB SPL, (1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.)
Power Requirements Phantom 48v (±4v)
Output Impedance 100 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad Yes, Polar Pattern; 10 dB Pad; Roll-Off
Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes, 80 Hz, (12 dB per Octave)
Dimensions 6.69 x 2.10" (170.0 x 53.4mm) LxDdiameter
Weight 16.9 oz (480 g)
Audio-Technica AT4050 - Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone
  • AT8449 Shock Mount
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaAT4050 - Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (5)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (4)
      • Professional recording (4)

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      5.0

      Very Nice!

      By Rodrigo Tavares

      from Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT4050 - Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount:

        I've had the AT4050 for less than a month and today I did some very fine recording with it. I was impressed and decided to write here. It is a very good mic, very professional sounding, no compromise kind of mic. No surprise it is the best selling mic in its price range. Buy with confidence.

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        5.0

        Versatile Mic

        By Astounding

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT4050 - Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount:

          Great mic, pattern options add for versatility. You may want to consider two mics for half this price though depending what you're doing.

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          4.0

          Very good

          By AL

          from GP

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT4050 - Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount:

            Very good mic, with lots of details, very clean, accurate and transparent. On voice, you can ear each breath of the singer. I didn't give 5 stars because I was Expecting more gain (than the shure ksm32)but it give just the same output level.
            But sound is lots better!

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            5.0

            i would buy this product again and again

            By Gabriel Jover

            from Madrid , Spain

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

            • Bulky/Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT4050 - Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount:

            Its great , very great.

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            5.0

            Best Bang For Your Buck

            By Neilly

            from Clearwater, Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Honest
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Audio-Technica AT4050 - Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount:

              The AT4050 microphone is a great product. It gives an honest representation of sound whether you are recording vocals, flutes, or stringed instruments. I am a multi-instrumentalist and am very pleased with its capabilities in capturing the sonic qualities straight across the spectrum of musical instruments in numerous settings. The multi-pattern features are a huge bonus, along with the low cut and -10 dB pad switch. All I can say is that at the end of the day you got one heck of a good microphone.

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              5.0

              good for the money

              By rafael musician

              from campinas, brazil

              About Me Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Quiet
              • Simple Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional

                Comments about Audio-Technica AT4050 - Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount:

                It´s not a neumann but is a VERY good mic!! I´ve done some recordings for the university and it works great recording almost everything, from vibe to flute to saxophone to timpany...

                I´ve used to record a flute in my new CD, if anyone wanna hear the sound, go to myspace - rafaeldelima, the music to listen is GAIA. we use a neumann u87 on sax, AKG c414 on guitar and acustic bass, neumann km184 on cello and 10 string guitar, just to number a few. If you compare the sound, the flute with the at4050 just sound very good side with this (well known) more expensive mics.

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