Audio-Technica AT4040 Condenser Microphone

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AT4040 Condenser Microphone
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Audio Technica Studio Condenser Microphone

The AT4040 side-address, condenser microphone features an advanced, large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics. Shock mount included.

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I'm lovin' it! 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Royal Vista, Alberta
I'm new to recording, but so far I am very happy with this microphone. I'm using it to record acoustic guitars into Audacity and the recordings have all the warmth and clarity that I love in my vintage Martins. My old Guild 12 string sounds amazing!
To top things off, I picked up at a really great price from the recent Attic Sale.
Jim
Very happy in Calgary
Posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2022
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Great capacitor microphone for many different application 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton Whyte, Alberta
This mic is great for many applications from spoken word to advanced recording of acoustic instruments, which is most likely the greatest challenge to a recordist for in such cases you cannot hide anything. I particularly appreciate it when used in M/S array alongside the AT4050. The AT4050 faces the sides ("figure-of-8" pattern) and the AT4040 faces the sound source. What I love about this microphone, apart from its clean, balanced tone, is its very low equivalent noise level (popularly known as "self noise"). It is astonishing how little EQ recordings made with the AT4040 (and the AT4050) require. This microphone should be in all studios, even those oversaturated with the Neumanns.
Posted by Piotr Grella-Mozejko on Feb 24, 2019
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Proper Quality 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   London South, Ontario
Such an amazing mic for the price.I use it mainly for vocals but its also great on acoustic guitar, piano, drum overheads, room mics, ect. Sounds very close to the 50-50
Posted by Noah on Apr 23, 2018
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HEY, other reviewers. Use a wind screen 8 of 12 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Royal Vista, Alberta
As it is common practice to use a windscreen for any vocal condenser mic, the AT-4040 is no different. Other reviewers on this page are obviously very armature. This an amazing mic. Just buy it. You will not be disappointed. Love it on anything. 35 Years in industry. Live and Recording
Posted by Brian on Nov 1, 2017
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Amazing 6 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Nanaimo, British Columbia
This mic can be IMO compared to a C414 with its high prescence boost! I use it mainly on Rap vox, acoustic guitar, guitar cab. It apparently is very good on percussive sources because of its transformerless design allows transients to be picked up at a faster rate! this is a bright mic , and can be poppy and essy at times but if you know what your doing great results can be achieved! I would choose this over a cheaper rode nt1 or nt1-a any day! also ive heard this is a great mic for rooms and overheads, as I said being remminisant of a C414! Its also popular among the bluegrass community because its great on stringed instruments! I also know that its great on alot if female vox too! cant go wrong! just use a pop filter!
Posted by James Cassidy on Jun 4, 2017
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good low to mid priced large diaphragm condenser 4 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
Used this one quite a bit over the years. Its dependable and consistent. Quite a low noise floor for the price, good for vocals, and I like it for drum overheads as well. As with any transparent condenser like this, it benefits from the use of a pop filter to help with plosives. Good choice for a variety of situations, cant go wrong at this price.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2013
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stevenkdowner 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Scarborough, Ontario
Been using this mic for 2 plus years now. Veru clean sound. Certain voices and tones seem to create hard "p's" but nothing some attentive mixing couldn't fix
Posted by steven on Sep 24, 2013
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Great Value 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
Great overall mic, I've used it for vocals, acoustic guitar, shakers, bongos etc.. Great overall performance especially when paired with a good mic pre, I have a LA-610 MKII and am very pleased with the results.
Posted by Winnie on Aug 1, 2013
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Great Mic. 2 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Mississauga, Ontario
I have a lower male voice and it suits my voice perfectly . Don't no what people are talking about with the Ps. First Mic I've own were i didn't need a windscreen !!!
Posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2013
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Its OKAY 1 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Regina, Saskatchewan
I've had better mics for the same price range. It does give a warm sound but its true you have to watch your "P's" and its almost muffled sometimes. I don't know if its my accessories but I certainly expected more from this.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2012
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10+ 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Markham, Ontario
This is a very warm and accurate mic !!! worth evey penny.
Posted by Rolf Fiesel on Oct 20, 2012
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4040 tops !!! 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Markham, Ontario
Super warm... watch your "P"s but it the tops so far in my studio !!!!
Posted by "S4" Studios on Oct 18, 2012
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Closest Store   Abbotsford, British Columbia
Posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2009
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