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AT 3035 vs ....

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by swingguy, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. swingguy

    swingguy Guest

    Any experience with the Audio Technica 3035 for sax recording?

    How's it compare to AT 2020 or Shure KSM 27 or SM57or Marshall V6?
     
  2. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    I've used the 3035 on tenor through a 12AX7 tube pre channel, also through Mackie 8Bus pres. I also use a 4050. They're both good, with the 3035 being a little warmer sounding. I also use it on guitar cabs and it's my secret weapon for female vocals. I need to buy another one! Great mic for the money.
     
  3. swingguy

    swingguy Guest

    Thanks for the feedback
     
  4. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Sure thing!
     
  5. jahme

    jahme Guest

    All i know is that the AT2020 is a bad microphone from other reviews online. its rating is in the low 6's. not pretty good for an audio technica mic.
     
  6. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Active Member

    Interesting, the only I review I have seen was in Recording Mag and it was reasonably positive. Any links? I'd like to read more.

    That sounds like an HC rating scale. Is it?
     
  7. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    also isnt the 2020 suposed to be good for things where a high SPL enduance is good?
     
  8. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Well, I just bought a couple of 2020's from an ebay store, $82 each. I'll let you all know what I think after I can noodle with them a bit.
     
  9. swingguy

    swingguy Guest

    been trying some mics. So far the SM57 and AT 3035 are my choice (haven't tried a Marshall yet). I can't believe how "dead" that AKG C 1000 is compared to any of these, even a cheapAvlex D 73 and an olf Fostex!

    Hoping to get ahold of a Marshall soon but it may turn out all I need is the old tried-and-true 57! It sure is clean. The AT has a bit more "warmth" but with a touch of post eq I could almost exactly match it with the 57.
     

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