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Microphone articles & shootout: SM7B, SM57, Beta 58A, BG2.1, RE20, AT4050

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21 years 2 months
Hi microphone lovers! I wrote some articles and created sound clips for a bunch of microphones on Gear-Wiki. I thought I'd share the links as I hope this can be useful.

Articles:
[="http://www.gear-wiki.com/wiki/19/SM7B"]Shure SM7B dynamic broadcast/vocal microphone[/]="http://www.gear-wik…"]Shure SM7B dynamic broadcast/vocal microphone[/]

At4050

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21 years 2 months
I just joined these forums, so asking a question like this probably won't start me off on the right foot, but here goes:

I am currently using an AT2020 USB microphone. Now I am attempting to dive a little deeper into the recording world, so my first task was going to be purchasing a new microphone. I read countless reviews on many different mics, and I have come to the conclusion that the AT4050 fits my criteria perfectly. Now brace yourselves, because here comes the pathetic question.

How diverse is the AT 4050

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21 years 2 months
I am really looking at buying an AT4050 for my home studio but i want to make sure I'll be able to use it for multiple applications, namely recording rock and softer acoustic vocals, guitar cabinets and acoustic guitars. I also have an AT3035, an sm57, Sennheiser 109e and an sm81. Do you think an AT4050 would be a good next microphone to purchase for the price and do you think it will serve all my needs?

A-designs p-1 and AT4050

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21 years 2 months
I'm thinking about upgrading my mic collection and with it my pre amps. Right now I have an Audio-Technica AT 3035 and a PreSonus tube pre with 2 inputs. They have both gotten me plenty of decent recording but I'm now looking to upgrade. I've been doing a lot of research and I feel pretty dead set on getting the A-designs P-1 pre amp and the AT4050 mic. I use Mbox 2 and protools. Does anyone see a problem with either of these investments, seeing as I'm doing mostly personal acoustic recordings.

AT4040 vrs AT 4050 vrs Studio Projects T3

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21 years 2 months
Hey everyone, been researching this last night and today.

The AT 4050 seems cool but I already have a multipattern mic(AKG perception 400)... so my main question is, is the 4040 the same thing just without multiple pickup patterns?

Plus, what is the general opinion of the T3 vrs the AT mics?

thanks

edit: by the way, with any luck I am going to be running whichever of these mics I choose through a UA LA-610.

Mic Pre to go with AT4050, 002R?

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21 years 2 months
Out of the loop for the last few years. Rebuilding the studio for the next CD. I'd really appreciate your thoughts on which Mic Pre would go good with my AT4050 and 002R set up. Looking for something around $1000 for male and female vocals, acoustic guitars. 2 channel would be cool.

The Apogee Mini MP has been recommended. Not sure about the difference between SS and Tube or whether the SS can give me the warmth I want.

Thanks a lot!

Choir recording: AT 4050 or Studio Projects C4?

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21 years 2 months
Hi all,

I am recording a concert at my church on Sunday, and am trying to decide which pair of mics to use. I have C4s and AT 4050s available. I will have almost no time to try different options since the concert is right after the last service, so I need to just pick what I think is best and go with it. The room had bad acoustics, so I already decided to forego omni options and to use an ORTF set up with either pair in cardoid mode. The choir is pretty small: 20 people set up on steps on three rows.

Problem with AT4050, or am I just stupid?

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21 years 2 months
Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time caller.

I just received an AT 4050 from a very reputable eBay seller. It was a demo unit from a music store mic display, and appears to be in very good condition. It sounds great, with the big exception that, in figure 8 mode, the two lobes sound dramatically different. The front sounds similar to the mic in cardoid mode, but the back has far more low end, and is also more sensitive.
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