UnheardSound
 
 
 
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    November 20, 2011
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    November 28, 2011
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UnheardSound's Reviews
 
The length (14.53") of the AT8035 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone is well-suited for ENG, outdoor recording and other specialized uses. The microphone is designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition. Suited for both boom & handheld use, it provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup, featuring excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic and switchable low-frequency roll-off. It operates on battery or phantom power.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Good for isolating natural sound
PostedNovember 28, 2011
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UnheardSound
from Central New York
Environment:Other
Expertise:Intermediate
How Long:Over a year
Reliability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Audio Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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In addition to handheld and boom mounted application for ENG and Video Productions, this camera performs well as an on-camera mounted microphone. With its narrow pick-up angle and when camera mounted, isolating and picking-up natural (nat) sound is as simple as pointing the camera to your subject or sound source.
Pros Film/Video Production, Ambience, Studio Broadcast, Sports Broadcast
Cons length, weight
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Audio-Technica’s omnidirectional AT899 is engineered for intelligible, accurate voice reproduction. Its low-profile design (a mere 5 mm in diameter) assures minimum visibility. The mic may be worn as a lavalier and is easily hidden in clothing or hair. It offers the convenience of battery or phantom power; its switchable low-frequency roll-off reduces popping. <br/>
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Incredibly Tiny Performer
PostedNovember 28, 2011
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UnheardSound
from Central New York
Environment:Studio
Expertise:Intermediate
How Long:Up to a year
Reliability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Audio Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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This incredibly tiny microphone performs well hidden in sets, articles of clothing, in a news desk, or interviews, and with all of the included mounting accessories, doing so is easy.
Pros Film/Video Production, Studio Broadcast
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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.<br/>
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well Designed Multi-Pattern Condenser
PostedNovember 25, 2011
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UnheardSound
from Central New York
Environment:Other
Expertise:Intermediate
How Long:Less than a month
Reliability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Audio Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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This microphone meets the expected versatily of a multi-pattern microphone with a sound quality that can be compared to its higher cost counterpart. Polar pattern, low-cut, and pad setting on this microphone can be changed easily without using a tool, and it fits nicely on its shockmount.
Pros Vocals, Ambience
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Ideal for home studio and live applications, the low-profile AT2021 offers an extended frequency response, high maximum SPL and wide dynamic range. The microphone is outstanding for acoustic guitar, overheads, piano and group vocals. Its low-mass element offers a superb transient response.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Brighter Sound
PostedNovember 22, 2011
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UnheardSound
from Central New York
Environment:Other
Expertise:Intermediate
How Long:Over a year
Reliability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Audio Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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A pair of this microphone delivers the spatial perspective that I want and still place them in an unobtrusive manner. What is surprising is the fact that the more cost effective AT2021 has a brigther sound, suggesting a wider frequency response than the darker sounding and similar looking PRO37.
Pros Piano, Vocals, Film/Video Production, Field Recording, Guitar
Cons small size limits shockmount option
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<a href="http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/happenings/419c6513f828c90d/index.html" target="_blank"><b>The AT2020 reviews are in! Click here for details.</b></a><br/>Audio-Technica’s stringent quality and consistency standards set the AT2020 apart from other mics in its class. Its low-mass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. With rugged construction for durable performance, the microphone offers a wide dynamic range and handles high SPLs with ease. The AT2020: the new standard for affordable side-address studio condensers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cost Effective Side Address Microphone
PostedNovember 20, 2011
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UnheardSound
from Central New York
Environment:Studio
Expertise:Intermediate
How Long:Over a year
Reliability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Audio Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Low self-noise, nearly flat frequency response, good sensitivity, with a rugged and durable housing at a very affordable price. Definitely one of the best performer in its class and price range that I actually have two of them in my 100+ personal microphone arsenal.
Pros Other, Vocals, Film/Video Production, Ambience, Voiceover/Dialog
Cons shockmount is available but not included
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The length (14.53") of the AT8035 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone is well-suited for ENG, outdoor recording and other specialized uses. The microphone is designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition. Suited for both boom & handheld use, it provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup, featuring excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic and switchable low-frequency roll-off. It operates on battery or phantom power.
 

Difference between at835b and at8035b

I was wondering what was the difference between the at835b and the at8035b? I already have an at835b and have thought about buying another off of ebay and strapping the two together to achieve a stereo setup, but how much different would an at8035b be? I can buy a brand new 8035b off of B&H for not much more than a used 835b off of ebay, but if I strapped an 8035b to an 835b would it sound too different? Maybe a stupid question, but I am an Audio-Technica Loyalist.
If your intent is to capture a "stereo sound", you really should not worry too much if they would sound different because that is what you are trying to achieve to begin with, i.e. making one channel sound different from the other channel. If they sound exactly the same, then your setup would sound like a two-channel-mono instead of the "stereo setup" that you want.
2 years, 8 months ago
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UnheardSound
Central New York
 
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.<br/>
 

best way to mic a Steinway Baby Grand B with 2 AT 2050's

looking for position and direction of mic

a colleague says to mic the pianos with the head of the mic not pointing down but pointing sideways

i said it should be pointing down, the mic technique directions suggest I am right
My suggestion is to mic the piano at full stick with the two AT2050 set to a cardiod pattern. Keep in mind that the AT2050 are side address mics, so the active sides should point toward the piano. Place the mics on stands about 4-5 feet away from piano in a near-coincident position at a height that would bisect the opening of the piano lid.

You can also place mics on opposite sides of the piano, directly across from each other and at a height that is similar to the pianist's height when playing. Try it with the Omni pattern and moved the mics until the sound is almost exactly as what the Pianist hears. This should be done in full stick as well. A bit more difficult and time consuming to do, but the result might surprise you.
2 years, 8 months ago
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UnheardSound
Central New York
 
<a href="http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/happenings/419c6513f828c90d/index.html" target="_blank"><b>The AT2020 reviews are in! Click here for details.</b></a><br/>Audio-Technica’s stringent quality and consistency standards set the AT2020 apart from other mics in its class. Its low-mass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. With rugged construction for durable performance, the microphone offers a wide dynamic range and handles high SPLs with ease. The AT2020: the new standard for affordable side-address studio condensers.
 

Is it possibe that this mic will connect with the computer using the cable for the at2020 usb mic?

I have the at2020, but I need a way for it to hook it up to my computer. I'm using this mic for studio recording. If anyone can help me with this, it would be well appreciated.
If I understand your question correctly, you have an AT2020 instead of the AT2020 USB and you want to hook it up to the USB port of your computer. There are a number of manufacturers that make USB adaptor that would allow you to connect a microphone with an XLR connector to a USB port of your computer and provide the phantom power that your condenser microphone requires. To my knowledge, Audio Technica does not have one, and as such, I would guess that it would be ok to tell you that Shure has one called X2U, MXL has the Mic Mate, and Blue has the Icicle.
2 years, 8 months ago
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UnheardSound
Central New York