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Audio-Technica AT2020

Audio-Technica AT2020
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item number 186943
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available since November 2005
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Audio-Technica AT2020 condenser mic - 16mm diaphragm, cardioid pattern, frequency response: 20 - 20.000 Hz, max SPL: 144dB. 48 Volt phantom, Includes holder and case.

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Great value studio condenser mic

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I am recording live drums on demos and band tracks. I bought a pair of these AT2020 mics to use as drum overheads, after also considering others such as Behringer B1, Studio Projects B1, Samson C01, etc. I chose this model for sound quality and build quality based on reviews.

Set up in the 'recorderman' configuration, the AT2020's capture a nice balanced stereo image across the drums with a nice 'live' sound that doesn't require your room to be perfect. Add kick and snare and you have a great basic working drum sound with only 4 mics.

I am very happy with these mics. The sound is excellent and they are well-built. They don't have a lot of features (no pad or roll-off), so what you see is what you get; but they do the job very well.
Of course there are better mics on the market, but you have to spend an awful lot more to get a significant improvement. I tested my AT2020's against a friend's AKG C214 (which costs four times the price). The C214 was just a little warmer at high frequencies, but with a little EQ they were almost indistinguishable.
Highly recommended for the price.

(Don't forget to buy a shock-mount! T-bone SSM 6 works well with this mic).

Great Microphone

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I bought this Condenser microphone to try experiment with recording vocals. Out of the box it comes with the manual, protective pouch and holder. I was astonished with the quality of the microphone, the metal casing seems very solid and looks like it will hold for a very long time.

Regarding the sound I was blown away by the quality of my recordings. The Audio Technica AT2020 captures all the nuances and details of the vocalist. The microphone is very sensitive to noise and thus a pop shield is mandatory. It is also recommended to use a shock mount to ensure a good recording quality as the microphone will capture even the slightest noise.

Overall its a great microphone if you're a beginner or a musician on budget. Its hard to beat this price for the quality you get from this mic.

Amazing Value

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I have always been a fan of audio technica mics and i needed a pair for an upcoming recording, i chose these due to their amazingly low price as they are very similar to the higher end mics that they produce, the mics came in leather wallets with the mic holders and have impressed me from the first time i used them, the sound of the mics at this price point is usually what lets them down, but these mics sound like they cost four times as much, i have used them for recording backing vocals, acoustic guitars and even cello. the sound is quite bright and there isn't any on body options like a pad or bass rolloff, but in my opinion, for the money you cant beat them with any of the other low priced options from other manufacturers.

Great Mic for a small budget

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The AT2020 is a classic and in this price range pretty much unbeatable.

The little con: It picks up absolutely everything. Yes it's a condenser mic so it's expected to be highly sensitive, but you need a really quiet space to work with it. I use it at night only in the home studio. Be sure to know how to set up your levels and how to use EQ, otherwise you might end up struggling a bit with parasite noises.

The Big Pro: The texture of the voice recording is amazing. For this price, it's unbelievable. This mic captures all the details, depth, flaws and subtleties in a singer's voice. It's especially good for broken/lower voices in the Folk, Rock or Country genre. I wouldn't use this high pitched voices.

Don't even think of using it without a pop filter and use it for voice recording only. No good for instruments at all. You would get angry.


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