Audio-Technica AT4050 SM

Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Dual diaphragm capsule
  • Switchable characteristics: Cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-8
  • Frequency range: 20 - 18,000 Hz
  • 132 dB
  • 100 Ohms
  • Switchable roll-off at 80 Hz
  • 48 V phantom power is required
  • Weight: 510 g
  • Incl. suspension model AT8449 and plastic case

15-Year manufacturer's warranty if registered with audio-technica.com within 30 days

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Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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High quality all purpose large diaphragm
MMichelin, 26.04.2020
Audio Techinca is the first manufacturer to bring high-end microphones to a decent, human price. I have been using their microphones for the past 14 years, along with vintage Neumanns or Wunders, Telefunkens or Pelusos. It stays in the line, fulfilling every task beautifully: piano, guitar cabinet, acoustics, vocals, over-heads etc etc.
My AT relation ship began with AT4060(what a cool mic), which drove me to my 4050’s.
I will never forget the Japanese 3035 from AT!
Go for a 4050, an honest multi pollar pattern, that will stay with you for years!
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Excellent mic!
24.07.2015
This one became my favourite all-round mic to record vocals and a guitar at the same time (room) or separately. Details and frequency levels are superb. No high-freq boost whatsoever is pre-build or preconfigured in the mic. Highly recommended for male vocals and acoustic guitars, and probably for other different areas of application.
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Gaiabae, 16.02.2021
Before this mic i recording on my TLM 102 and the reason i choose to buy it this mic is for upgrade cuz i feel with this mic neumann dont make any sense in my studio. i feel live i hear everything from neumann, i now very well, and nothing can make impress me. Now, with my new 4050 i feel i can do next level at my music, feel like i m in a new challange and ready to drive!
If u have money to buy this, buy it.
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Der treue Freund.
Olaf aus R., 29.10.2009
Bei der Suche nach einem Großmembranmikrofon wird man ja schlicht erschlagen von der Fülle der Angebote, und das in jeder Preisklasse. Ich wollte ein Großmembran haben, dass am besten alles kann: Gitarre und Flügel genau abbilden, beim Overhead glasklar und schnell sein, den Gesang warm und persönlich machen - und: nichts kosten! Okay, war natürlich nicht möglich. Nun kam ich per Recherche auf das AT4050 mit Niere-, Acht- und Kugelcharakteristik, vor allem weil Hersteller und Preis in Ordnung ist und man eine lebenslange Garantie erhält (!).

Im mittelfristigen Test hat sich dann gezeigt: 1. dass Gitarre und Klavier schön und genau abgebildet werden. Ich benutze es auch für Liveauftritte im Klavier./ 2. dass es als Overheadmikro im Paar (ich hatte mir noch ein zweites zugelegt) fein und Becken-betont ist, oder in Achtcharakteristik gut als Subsnaremikro arbeitet / 3. Gesang sehr authentisch macht, jedoch nicht färbt oder besonders nach vorne bringt. Das muss man aber vorher wissen, wie man das mag. Vielleicht hilft hier manchmal auch einfach guter Röhrenpreamp.
Fazit nach längerem Gebrauch: ein preislich sehr interessanter Allrounder, robust gebaut und ehrlich im Klang.
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