opinions on AT-4047 ?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Clive Banks, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Clive Banks

    Clive Banks Guest

    Hello . Just about to put some money on an AT-4047 and would like to know if anyone can suggest an alternate microphone that I may have overlooked,
    Looking for that smooth dry up front sound. :wink:
  2. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    The 4047 can, I believe, give you the sound you have described. I think it's a great mic. You really need to try before you buy though. In my experience, it can really come alive if you give it a bit of distance, but if your room sucks that's not an option. Another thing you need to check is that you like the sound of the bass cut if you want to get REAL close. Having said that, I've done plenty of recordings close up without using the bass cut and didn't have problems.

    It's a very enjoyable mic to use, but don't forget that it has quite a good 10 dB pad if for when you get over-excited :wink:

  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    The 4047 is a very good mic. Buy it.
  4. I just picked up a 4047 and think it is a very nice microphone. I look forward to trying it out on vocals, but have so far used it on violin and as an 'out-front' kick drum microphone. It was sweet in both applications. Definitely a richer micropone than the 4040's, which I also own and am quite fond of...a good purchase IMHO.
  5. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    The 4047 is a real jewel...many posts by certain members already chiming in have touted the virtues of that model. I use it for VO, and for sultry, smokey female jazz vocals.
    How much is that mic in the window? Worth every penny!
  6. I absolutely love my 4047. I got one through eBay, and it was worth every penny. By the way, I got it, not new but very well-cared-for used, for $330.

    I've used it on only vocals and acousitc guitar so far (on the 12 fret spot, coupled with a C414 on the bridge spot), and it has not failed to disappoint. I would love to get a second for other applications (overheads on some things, etc), when I get the money together for more purchases...

    ...damn, I'm sounding like a SalesTroll. I'm not, really. I was really just blown away by this mic. I recommend it highly. Good luck!
  7. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    im sure you didnt mean "never fails to disappoint"

    never fails to impress, mabey? just nit picking sorry.
  8. No, that's exactly what I meant: disappoint. It's such a fine mic it disappoints me when I use it because it makes me wish I were a better singer! Then I'd be using the mic to the best of its ability.

    Understand now? :)


    ...yes, actually, what I meant was: "it has never let me down". Happy? Maybe I shouldn't post while drinking Mohitos...!! :lol:
  9. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    lol no i like it better the original way now. :)
  10. I love mine too, and i also got it off Ebay.
  11. Guasp

    Guasp Guest

    I got my 4047 new for $400. worth every penny. i use it on vocals and acoustic guitars mostly. also it has a particular sound i like when used as a mono drum overhead

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