Audio-Technica ATM 450

Small Membrane Condenser Microphone

  • Especially for acoustic guitar and overhead recording
  • Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 40 - 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Max. SPL: 152 dB
  • 80 Hz High pass switch
  • 10 dB Pad switch
  • Membrane on the side for better positioning
  • Weight: 98 g
  • Incl. leather case, wind shield and clamp

15-Year manufacturers warranty if registered on audio-technica.com within 30 days.

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  • Bossa Dry
  • Bossa Wet
  • Strumming Dry
  • Strumming Wet
  • Blocks Dry
  • Blocks Wet
  • Ride

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Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut Yes
switchable pad Yes
characteristic cardoid

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Awesome SDC That goes places others wouldn't
Theodore Miller, 29.09.2020
Awesome sounding mic, but for me the main selling point is the fact that it is both 'Side address' whilst also being a Small Diaphragm Condenser.

This opens up lots of options for discrete mounting situations where you can't have a 5 inch long mic+xlr behind the pickup pattern without it hitting into other things. (Think weird drum kit setups!)

I have personally used this mic on multiple drum elements and strings pre covid and absolutely love it, the form factor alone is bound to get you out of a pinch every now and then! Everyone should have one in their mic box.
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Cutest microphone in my case
14.04.2015
Picked this up on recommendation from friends, and I'm really enjoying it so far. It's only gone out on a couple of gigs, but so far it's rocked on upright piano and drumkit. Used it on a jazz gig this evening as part of a 2-mic drum setup, with a Beyer M88 on kick and the 450 sat below the ride, pointing towards the snare. It had a really tight sound, great focus on the drums and excellent rejection of other instruments and monitor bleed on the stage.

Brought it as part of my package for larger multi-mic drumkit setups on snare, hihat and ride duty, but loved it on the simple, stripped down configuration. Going to have to get another couple later this year so I can stick it on more stuff at the same time.
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Pure Sound for everything.
Monzshih, 19.06.2018
I got two of ATM450 for overhead usually.
The sound is pure. Just need to low cut. And everything is good.
Great mic!
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Fantastic Mic
AMJ09 , 07.02.2019
I bought this mic to use as a HI-Hat mic and it certainly delivers.

It's a great sounding mic that gives a clear representation of the hi-hats at a reasonable price. The side address allows for easier placement on smaller format stages and helps keep everything looking tidy.

A fantastic mic at a great price.
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