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Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone

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The Audio-Technica AT8015 (AT815B) is a wide-range condenser microphone with a line + gradient polar pattern specifically designed to provide the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long distance sound pickup. It was created for use in professional recording, broadcasting, film/ TV/video production, high-quality sound reinforcement and other demanding applications requiring excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear.

Audio Technica engineers have utilized the newest low-mass condenser technology in the quest for superior performance. The permanent charge is now on the fixed back plate, rather than on the moving element. With the fixed-charge "back plate" construction, a gold-vaporized diaphragm just 4 microns thick (about 0.00016") can be used. This reduces moving mass, improving frequency response and transient response while reducing distortion.

Designed for professional recording, broadcasting and film/TV/video production
Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup
Excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic
Switchable low-frequency roll-off
Operates on battery or phantom power
Transducer Fixed-Charged, Back Plate, Permanently Polarized Condenser
Polar Pattern Line + Gradient
Frequency Response 30 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Phantom 106 dB, (1 kHz @ Maximum SPL)
Battery 91 dB, (1 kHz @ Maximum SPL)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 70 dB, (1 kHz @ 1 Pa A-Weighted)
Maximum Input Sound Level Phantom 130 dB, (1 kHz @ 1% THD)
Battery 115 dB, (1 kHz @ 1% THD)
Power Requirements Phantom 9 - 52v DC
Battery AA (1.5v)
Output Impedance Phantom 500 Ohms
Battery 600 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off -12dB/Octave, (@ 180 Hz)
Applications Video, Film and Broadcast Production
Dimensions 18.11 x 0.83" (460 x 21mm) LxDiameter
Weight 7.1 oz. (200 g)
Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone
  • (AT8405) Snap-in (Stand) Clamp
  • (AT8135) Windscreen
  • (1.5v AA/UM3) Battery
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaAT8015 - Shotgun Microphone
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound quality (8)
    • Durable (6)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Long lasting (4)
    • Simple use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional (9)
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        • Primary use:
        • Business (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      sound good

      for bioacustics are excellente and for birding recordings in windy areas or natural places

      for bioacustics are excellente and for birding recordings in windy areas or natural places

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good for the price

      I've used this on a variety of films and commercial shoots. Its ok. Very low output level. I thought it sounded good until I put it up next to a Rode NTG-3....Read complete review

      I've used this on a variety of films and commercial shoots. Its ok. Very low output level. I thought it sounded good until I put it up next to a Rode NTG-3. When compared the AT8015 sounded thin and weak. Not exactly apple to apples, though. For the price its a good mic, and very good at rejecting off-axis sounds.

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      5.0

      An overall excellent microphone

      By Mike

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Film professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Large

      Best Uses

      • Filmtelevision
      • Production
      • Professional

      Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone:

      I've used a few other microphones, and for the purpose of getting quality audio from a large distance, this is by far the best. The large size allows it to get a great directional sound that rarely needs any tuning in post.
      It's simple to set up. The battery is included and all you have to do is plug the XLR cable in and go. Of course most mics work like this, but I've seen some that are more complicated.
      The only complaint is probably the size. With it being so large, it makes it so that many accessories cannot be used from other mics and it may be unwieldily to bring everywhere.
      However, this is a great product at a great price and I would definitely recommend it for anyone from enthusiast to professional.

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      • Business

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      4.0

      Great for the price

      By Ed

      from Bethesda, MD

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bang For The Buck
      • Durable

      Cons

      • A Little Tinny Sounding

      Best Uses

      • Hostile Audio Environment
      • Outdoors
      • When You Can~'~~t Get Close

      Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone:

      This is a very directional microphone that rejects side sound very well. It is pretty long and the audio quality is a little on the thin side - certainly not warm and fuzzy - but what do you want for [$]? Not a primary mic, but in a difficult audio environment, it can be a life saver. Also a first choice if you can't get close to your subject. It does reach out very well. And AT builds thier mics like tanks, so you know it's rugged.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Excelent choice with a best price!!!!

      By rasodre

      from Sao Paulo Brasil

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone:

        My partner show me this product to solution my problems with outside audio captions and i love it!!!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Precision microphone at a great price

        By Craig

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone:

          Best Shotgun I've used for the money, especially in a high noise area. I used it on a Motorcycle Doc and we interviewed riders sitting on their bike with the motor running and still got clear dialog. The level could be a little hotter, but not much of a concern. The over caveat is when booming great care must be made to keep the mike pointing toward the mouths of the speakers/subjects.

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          • Business

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          3.0

          Good for the price

          By Audio Boyscout

          from North Carolina

          About Me Gearhead

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Good beginner's shotgun

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone:

            I've used this on a variety of films and commercial shoots. Its ok. Very low output level. I thought it sounded good until I put it up next to a Rode NTG-3. When compared the AT8015 sounded thin and weak. Not exactly apple to apples, though. For the price its a good mic, and very good at rejecting off-axis sounds.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great MIC!

            By Brian Morgan

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

            • HUGE

            Best Uses

            • Productivity
            • Professional

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone:

            this mic is great for anything you need audio wise. The only problem with it that I have is that it's HUGE! But whatever as long as it gets good audio who really cares? I mean this will get professional audio and you'll be happy with it. Just make sure you hook your actor or actress up with a lav mic as well because those are important to getting good audio!

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            4.0

            Great mic for selective pickup

            By Colinwalks

            from Perth, West Aust

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Simple Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Productivity
              • Professional

              Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone:

              Works well for isolating sounds in high noise environments.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Quality Sound at an Affordable Price

              By Ryan Pick

              from Providence, RI

              About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Lightweight
              • Simple Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Den
                • Presentations
                • Professional

                Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone:

                I use the product mainly in business and I would recommend it. It gives quality sound without any added noise.

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                • Business

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                5.0

                Can't wait to get another

                By Joe

                from Vero Beach, FL

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Sound Quality
                • Lightweight
                • Simple Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional

                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone:

                  This is an awesome shotgun mic and it's a great price. I bought it to use on video shoots that I produce. At the moment we're mostly using it to record dialogue. My director uses a Canon 7D camera and with this mic we are now able to get great audio along with the HD video.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Audio-Technica Shotgun AT8015

                  By KA Audio

                  from Chicago, IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Lightweight
                  • Simple Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional

                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone:

                    This microphone is used for audio testing in different venues and has performed admirably. The results have been as expected and better. The balance and overall quality makes this a mic to own. As is usual with most microphones of this size, the case could be a little more substantial, but that is to be expected. The best thing of all is that with one AA battery you can use this mic without phantom power. Great when recording on the fly with simple equipment, or for non-pro purposes.

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                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    sound good

                    By pradasso filmmaker

                    from Bogota, Colombia

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional

                      Comments about Audio-Technica AT8015 - Shotgun Microphone:

                      for bioacustics are excellente and for birding recordings in windy areas or natural places

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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