AT4033 for vocals

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by chris lyth, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. chris lyth

    chris lyth Guest

    Hi I'm looking into buying a mic for vocals i don't have that much to spend and was looking at the AT4033. has anyone used this for vocals - if so what are your experiances. Or should i be looking at something else. Any suggestions in this price range would be great :)

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    The 4033 is a great mic for vocals... I have had a pair for years and I still love them! In addition, they are about the closet thing to an all purpose mic that there is.. I don't think you would ever regret buying one.
  3. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Woodbridge, Va
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    I second Kurt on that. I've owned & used an AT 4033 ever since 1992 (got it when they were going for about $500 bucks). I most recently added an AT 3035 which IMHO, I kinda like a bit more than the 4033, 'cause it has a little more in the bottom. But overall, & like Kurt said, both are excellent all purpose mics.
  4. chris lyth

    chris lyth Guest

    Thanks thats made my mind up for me

    chris :D
  5. bgavin

    bgavin Guest

    I own an AT4040 which is a large diameter condensor, and the AT4033 is a medium diameter electret.

    I do not own the AT4033, but have been doing a huge amount of research for my mic locker. The comment about the AT4033 being "nasal" has surfaced fairly frequently. If your voice tends toward this characteristic, perhaps auditioning the AT4033 is in order, prior to buying it.

    My AT4040 is what I would characterize as accurate, bright, and fairly neutral in coloration. Like the AT4033 and other AT, it's a work horse.
  6. longgone1

    longgone1 Guest

    I have owned the 4033 as my main mic for 3 years now. It does well on vocals. Not the greatest on most female voices. It gets a little harsh around 2K. I really like it on my voice and it has worked really well on a band I recorded that had a maynard from tool/ kurt cobain type voice. Like Kurt said it is a good all around mic. good for acoustic guitar and good for drum overs. It is lacking a little in the lows but for the price it's a great mic.
  7. launchpad67a

    launchpad67a Guest

    It's a great mic, I have the 4033SE. I use it on for all kinds of applications but mostly vocals.
    If you want to hear a good example of this mic on vocals, check out one of my websites. All the vocals on this cd were done with the 4033 !!
    Go to the 'music' page. Very cool !


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