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Three switchable polar patterns: omni, cardioid, figure-of-eight
Switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad
Large diaphragm for smooth, natural sound and low noise
Includes shock mount & protective pouch
State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards
The versatile AT2050 provides consistent, superior performance in switchable cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-of-eight polar pattern settings. Its dual large diaphragms are gold-vaporized and aged to achieve optimum characteristics over years of use. Equipped with a switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad, the microphone is ideal for studio and live sound use on vocals, piano, strings, drum overheads, guitar amps, and more.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been a professional syndicator for 20 years working out of Nashville, and purchased this mic to use with my iPad for field recordings. The mic sounds good with it's own built in pre-amps through the USB and frankly, was everything I had hoped for when doing work outside the studio. It even has a headphone jack for live monitoring with zero latency. Sweet.
On a lark, I decided to swap it out with my Electrovoice RE-20 on air studio mic. For this test I used the XLR connection instead of the USB, and ran it through the same audio chain as the RE-20. WOW...was I surprised! I think most listeners would not be able to guess which is the RE-20 and which is the AT2005. In fact it sounded so good, I just did a full show with it. It has a pleasantly warm low end and a clean high end that isn't tinny or irritating. Well balanced and perfectly to my liking.
Note, it will sound much better using the XLR connection with a good board and digital converter, than it does...
In the beginning, I bought a CAD U37 mic thinking that it would be a good mic for broadcast And that it would have that warm bassy voice but then I larned it was a condenser mic (it used make my voice sond pretty dry or cold, and it was way too sensitive. It picked up even a fart noise about 12 meters away) . I then searched for lots of videos And I realized that I needed a dynamic microphone. In fact it was there that I learned what was dynamic and condenser and cardioid.
I was looking for a cheap alternative to the Shure SM7B which in my opinion is the best vocal & broadcast microphone ever made. I came across this At2005 USB model and it sounds pretty close to the SM7B, it's USB, and the price is 7 times less.
This microphone is excellent because it has that warm bassy sound and captures your voice the way people hear it. It is of excellent heavy quality and does not pick up any unwanted noise instead just your voice. It does come with an xlr cable but...
This mic was recommended to me by a professional radio broadcaster. It makes my podcast sound more gooder! No really. It does. I added a windscreen to it. The pic I'm including is with that windscreen installed. It does not come with the mic!
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