Audio-Technica AE 3000

Condenser Instrument Microphone

  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Bass roll-off: 80 Hz / 12 dB / Octave
  • Impedance: 100 Ohm
  • Sound pressure: 148 dB max SPL (158 dB max SPL with 10 dB pad)
  • High-pass filter
  • 10 dB pad switch
  • XLR connector
  • Dimensions: 115.5 x 48 mm
  • Weight: 170 g
  • Bag and stand adaptor included
  • 15-Year manufacturer's warranty

15-Year manufacturer's warranty when registered within 30 days at audio-technica.com

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Further Information

Clip-On Microphone No
Dynamic Microphone No
Condenser Microphone Yes
Gooseneck No

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Perfect one for me.
Vihren Hristov, 13.11.2020
As a drummer I like more open and resonant sound - Keith Carlock vibe. I tried so many close miking technics and mics - AKG D40, Sehnheiser E604, Shure Beta 98 d/s and SM57, Beyerdynamic TG D58, EV N/D468 (which I'm realy happy about) and etc. But close miking make the drums sound a bit "chocked" to me, like a hit straight to the face. In a pop-rock scenario that "hit in the face" type of sound is perfect - low tunings, double ply clear heads, but in more kind of a jazz seting or even pop-rock but a bit retro sound with less attack - for example I have DW Maple Mahogany set (short stack sizes) which goes really well with coated heads (Aquarian Modern Vintage Medium top and Texture coated bottom), no hole in the resohead of the bass drum (both heads are Modern Vintage Medium), medium-high tunings and boy those drums sound realy mellow and warm and I tried the Simon Phillips concept, who said that drumset sounds better from a few steps distance, or Terry Bozzio who use only 5 mics on his set - 1 overhead and 4 infront of the set. And since there are a lot producers/sound engineers who make great mono drum sounds, I decided to put on my set only 3 mics - AKG D112 infront of the kick, D40 on snare and Audio-Technica AE 3000 as side-address/overhead, but way lower as placement as regular overhead (in a studio situation) since my toms are leveld with the snare and the cymbals are just a bit higher than them. This way the mic pics all frequensies from the toms (lower end and warmth) and the top clarity of the cymbals. The end result is more natural and balanced sound of the whole set I'm realy happy about. As Terry Bozzio says - we mike a sections of the piano, not every string alone, so why doing it different with a drumset?! The mic itself is small enough and looks realy sturdy - no play in the mesh grill. The 10 db pad is must for close miking but I don't use it as side-address/overhead. The low cut is great too, altough most modern even semi-proffesional mixers has such. Bottom line - great purchase for my needs.
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ColmR, 29.03.2014
This is a very versatile microphone. It has made a huge impact to my live guitar sound as i'm noticing much more low end presence on my marshall 1974x. A low cut is a handy feature for stopping the bass drum coming being picked up. Comes with everything you need and a neat bag. Excellent product
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Kirschner, 18.12.2017
I tried it for snare top and kick outside. Works properly with a huge attack
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