Audio-Technica AT2035 : moosers's user review
The Audio Technica AT2035 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone that is designed for use in the recording studio. It has an XLR connection and I believe it come with the shock mount that it is best suited for use with. Since it is a condenser microphone, taking it outside of the studio is not recommended, but this mic is cheap enough that if you wanted to experiment, there wouldn't be that much on the line. The mic is a sleek black and is easy on the eyes, while the large grill and shape make it easy to sing into and place.
I've been using the Audio Technica AT2035 microphone for about three years and while it isn't the best sounding microphone in the world, the price makes it very attractive for home studio owners. The sound quality of the microphone is definitely usable and is clear in tone quality, but lacks the fullness and overall definition you'd get with a high end condenser microphone like a Neumann U67 or U87. This being said, for the home or project studio owner, this is a good microphone for a number of different applications, including vocals, acoustic and electric guitars as well as trumpet, trombone and other horn instruments. While this is a good microphone, and the price is cheap, these days there are a lot of options out there in this price range, like the Rode NT-1A, which I believe is a superior microphone to the AT2035. However, I would encourage those interested in a microphone of this quality, in this price range, to check out a few different microphones to see what will work best for their type of situation and the AT2035 is worth looking at. I definitely recommend the Audio Technica AT2035 for home studio owners looking for a cheap large diaphragm condenser.