Audio-Technica AT 4021

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Characteristics: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Switchable 80 Hz low cut
  • 250 Ω
  • 146 dB SPL max.
  • Switchable 10 dB pad
  • XLR connector
  • Dimensions: 144 x 21 mm
  • Weight: 119 g
  • Incl. tripod adapter AT8405a, windshield and plastic case
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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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Versatile micro with clear, clean sound.

Jonas316, 05.11.2011
Super Micro! Suitable for many shooting situations. Whether for stringed instruments, pianos, grand pianos or as the main stereo microphones for a choir. They always sound excellent. Also percussive instruments can be very clean with it, thanks to the very high SPL. From the sound, it may not be as neutral as a Neumann KM184, but comes close to the start and is still a little presenter, which can be quite useful for some recordings.
To my previous speaker, I can only say: Since they have obviously got a broken micro! If a microphone sounds "broken", then something may be wrong. If you had exchanged the micro for a new, not defective one, you probably would have also enjoyed this microphone.
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04.01.2015
I use it with a marantz PMD 661 MKII for the capture of close sounds (close mic) of all kinds, for sampling, because of its very good rejection front-back, and especially for its extended response for low frequencies Unusual for a cardioid. This allows me to capture a wide spectrum of sound.

A very natural tone, especially for stringed instruments, but excellent for the voice in all its frequencies. For the latter, the sensitivity of the AT4021 requires the use of a pop filter or windbreaker.

Could we say comparatively that there is no air? Like the Newman KM 184 or Microtech-Gefell M295, and at the bottom, a little too closed if placed too close to the source but for its price, the AT4021 gives a clear rendering, and one obtains of trés Good results with digital recorders (with phantom power, of course).

Very discreet and impeccable finishing, I take it everywhere outdoors, you can avoid handling noises by holding it carefully, on the other hand provide a windpack because the very light foam pad that is delivered with does fulfills its function Than inside with the microphone fixed on one foot.

I will recommend it as a first cardioid, or as an additional microphone for all types of applications in the studio.
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