Audio-Technica AT4050 - Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

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AT4050

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With three switchable polar patterns, the large-diaphragm Audio-Technica AT4050 exhibits a remarkable combination of qualities: high-SPL capability with transparent and airy uppers/mids complemented by rich low-end qualities. Its dual large diaphragms are gold-vaporized and aged for consistent, outstanding performance. A precision-machined, nickel-plated brass acoustic element baffle provides rock-solid element stability and exceptional sensitivity.

Superb multi-purpose mic1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Whyte, Alberta
I used the AT4050 to record s show on CJSR Radio devoted to avant-garde and expermental classical music. The mic worked very well, it delivered beautifully: it was MY voice that I heard when the pre-recorded show was broadcast, no proximity effect and no sibilance (I have to admit I never spoke into the mic, it had always been placed at an angle to the left of my head/mouth). The AT4050 offers smooth, consistently clean tone throughout the entire spectrum - with this truly priceless mic what you hear initially is what you get in the end. As of late, I have been using it to record a variety of acoustic instruments. I use M/S array with the AT4050 facing the sides and the AT4040 facing the sound source. The results are staggering. The sound is pure, there is really no significant colouration [yes, this spelling is correct], even the violin highs in aggresive passages do not sound harsh. As the legendary English actor Terry-Thomas used to exclaim: "Good show!" Is it a "desert island" mic? On its own - perhaps, with its sister AT4040 - for sure.
Posted by Piotr Grella-Mozejko on Feb 24, 2019
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Amazing mic, great value!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
I bought this mic for my studio. I was mostly using shure sm7bs for vocals and guitar. I needed something crisp and clean. The mic guy at the store was extremely helpful. My price range was 700-1200 and he got me the right mic for the right price. He suggested the 40/40 at first but I knew I needed something higher end with more power. So I took a look at this and decided on it. I use it with the apogee quartet which is an awesome interface. The pre amp on the quartet is fantastic. I also run it through an art tube pre amp every now and then to add extra warmth. But it's fine on its own. I mainly use it for vocals. It really gets the job done! I pair it up with a shure sm7b and get the best tone and dynamic with the two together on a good vocal track. Make sure you use a pop filter with this mic. I recommend it to everyone who needs an awesome vocal mic but doesn't have crazy money to spend. You'll get more than you need with this!
Posted by Parker on Jan 10, 2016
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AT 40502 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I have many good mics but I keep coming back to the 4050 for vocals and acoustic and electric guitars...very subtle but can be hammered with great power...covers the full spectrum...I know that I will get every frequency I'm looking for...I worry sometimes that I use it too much...I never use it on drums...I have used it on just about everything else...my most reliable workhorse recording mic...
Posted by Sounds Reasonable on Apr 25, 2014
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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
Recorded a wide range of vocal styles (both male and female, harsh and soft), and this mic presented very impressive results in my home studio. I don't have much else to compare it to as this is the first recording I've ever done, hence all the 10s. But for a mid-priced mic, it delivered on everything that I needed it to do.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2010
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