Audio-Technica AT4050 Large Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone

Overview

It's hard to get a better large-diaphragm condenser mic for the price than the Audio-Technica AT4050. This multipattern mic offers up three polar patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-of-eight. Along with a polar pattern switch, the AT4050 sports both an 80 Hz high-pass filter and a 10dB pad. Thanks to its transformerless circuitry, low-frequency distortion is all but eliminated and high-speed transients are reproduced faithfully and without clipping. The AT4050 boasts extremely clear and transparent highs and mids, balanced out by a rich, thick low-end to give you an all-around fantastic tonal quality, making this mic ideal for both studio and live circumstances, mic'ing vocals, amps, strings, drum overheads, and more.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • AT4050 Large Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone
Finish
  • Black
Year
  • 2010s
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Reviews for the Audio-Technica AT4050 Large Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone
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  • Fantastic

    Verified Purchase

    Really great all around mic. I'm using it on vocals and acousticv guitar plus vocals mostly. What I really like about it is that it doesn't add a ton of color or "mojo" its just a clear faithful representation of what you are signing or playing. Other mics out there are definitely better for adding fairy dust, but this is clear, crisp, accurate, great mic.

  • Perfect.

    Verified Purchase

    Just realized i never dropped my feedback so now's the time. Great mics from a very reliable seller. AT 4050 behave amazingly well in very diverse environments. Right now they're used as drum overheads but they deliver superbly on guitars and voice tarcks as well.

  • Great Work Horse Mic

    Verified Purchase

    I purchased the AT4050 to experiment with as a dedicated mic to capture low frequencies of the front bass drum reso head to help round out the overall drum sound in live sound applications. So far so good. If you purchase one for this application just be sure to use the appropriate foam windshield.…

  • Outstanding!

    Verified Purchase

    I have been recording with a Rode Nt2a & a Bluebird for years, this AT 4050 blows them out of the water so much that I boxed up the Bluebird and now feeling to do the same with the Rodes, no comparison at all. This AT 4050 does it all for my needs, very happy I was finally able to obtain an excellent recordng mic!

  • dig it

    Verified Purchase

    i've seen a lot of good reviews, and a friend of mine who does recording at Lincoln Center told me that this mic is super useful... I found an amazing price on a used one, and it sounds very good... it doesn't seem to add a lot of color (or faerie dust) but it works well on voice and acoustic guitar…