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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 9 reviews )
 5 reviews56 %
 3 reviews33 %
 1 user review11 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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JimboSpins's review"a must have"

Audio-Technica AT2035
The AT2035 is a large condenser microphone with low noise. The qualities of the recordings you will get with this microphone are very natural and give you a “true” sound. It is a great microphone for vocals, guitar tracks and even drums (mainly a kick drum). This microphone is very versatile and sounds great in live and in studio recordings.


You can use this microphone in wide open spaces and not have to worry about external noise being picked up from other sound sources. This microphone is a great choice for someone who records at home and records from a few different instruments. The AT2035 has the perfect frequency range giving a thick and warm sound no matter what vocal tone your voice is. It does have a low frequency roll off switch with a standard 3 pin XLR connection.
After recording with this microphone you will not need to boost many frequencies, just maybe a little on the high end if you have a deeper voice. I have been using this microphone for over a year and I fell in love with it after just the first few uses. I was in search of a microphone that was not only affordable but that could record many different instruments and vocal types and also a microphone that I could use live for a few different sets. This microphone does not get much use live from me anymore, but I still use it at home to record sometimes. This microphone is affordable and works great, I have also used many of the other Audio Technica AT microphones and many of them are the same. Even the ones that cost more than the AT2035 like the AT2050; I do not feel like that microphone is better than the AT2035 and the AT2035 is cheaper and gives you a better quality recording.

ejendres's review

Audio-Technica AT2035
This is a budget cardioid condenser mic, which basically is a nice way of saying it is cheap. However, it has some really nice features that you don't see on a lot of cheap condensers. It has a -10db pad and a high pass filter that are both activated by physical switches on the mic. I'd say this mic is best suited for the studio. It is really well built and seems quite tough, but like all condensers it is prone to feedback and picking up unwanted sounds. Those two aspects of the mic make it less than ideal for live use.

Another great thing is that it comes with a shock mount.


I really like this mic. It has great clarity. I've used it for recording acoustic guitar, bass amps, guitar amps, and vocals.

For acoustic it really captured the warmth and body of the guitar. It sounded great on its own, but I also tried blending it with an SM57 (placed at the 12th fret) and it sounded phenomenal. The SM57 really brought in some of the high end sparkle.

The -10db pad really comes in handy when recording loud guitars. Sounded great alone, and again, I also really liked it paired with an SM57. And the built in high pass filter makes it so you don't really need to eq your guitar tracks. Its really handy.

It also does great for vocals. I've used it extensively for recording my voice. Seems to stay very true to your actual vocal tone. Its also very sensitive.

I am a layman when it comes to studio, so I can't tell you which high end mics the AT2035 competes with. What I can tell you is that this is a clear, great sounding condenser that makes a great addition to any home studio.

Anonymous 's review""Suffers" from the "strangeness" of the 20-series"

Audio-Technica AT2035
That being said: The AT2035 is a cardioid condenser microphone that targets the entry market, although the microphone, as part of the AT20-series, does possess the unique characteristic of feeling non-hyped, but slightly squished. This means that it doesn't have the natural "air" of the other low-entry condenser microphones, but it lacks the sibilance peaks and the harshness of the high frequencies of them as well.

The AT2035 has a high-pass switch and a pad for high SPL's. Useful to have, but personally, I did not employ either of them regularly during my time with the 2035. That peace of mind, however, does make me feel more confident in singing into one than into a 2020. That, and the shockmount that comes with the microphone makes this microphone much more intimidating.

This isn't exactly specific to the AT2020 and the AT2035, but I experience a certain level of anxiety singing into a condenser not in a shockmount. Not because I'm afraid of vibrations, but because the shockmount, like a pop filter, seems to tell a singer where he or she should be.


The gripe I have with the AT2035 and most other 20-series mics is its lack of fullness. Great condenser microphones feel like they're enveloping you in the sound; they have a natural size to them that the 20 microphones lack. However, the 20-microphones are set apart from the other entry-level microphones because the other ones for the most part feel like they're poking rather than enveloping.

I'm grateful that the way in which the 20-series is cheap is its avoidance of that "fullness" altogether; I appreciate Audio-Technica for not trying badly to recreate that detail.

If you were constrained to these entry-level microphones, I would strongly recommend any of the AT20-series microphones. They are leaps and bounds above all of their peers.

Although. If deciding between the 2020 and 2035, go for the 2035; it's slightly less noisy, and it's more sensitive and a little more flattering.

rentaul's review

Audio-Technica AT2035
pretty good cardioid microphone for miking voices, features an interesting 10 dB pad and high pass filter at 80 hz, well adapted to control voice recording, this a a first pleasant purchase, for anyone


Satisfied by my purchase .... suprising quality/price ratio

moosers's review

Audio-Technica AT2035
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.
Audiofanzine FR12/08/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Audio-Technica AT2035
(Originally written by arisk16/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Audio Technica AT2035

• Large diaphragm for a smooth and natural sound and less noise

• High SPL handling and exceptional dynamic range making it very versatile

• Shock mount for a better capsule isolation

• Switchable 80Hz high-pass filter and -10 dB pad

• Cardioid polar pattern for better sound source isolation and sides/back rejection


CAPSULE Permanently polarized condenser with fix loaded plate


Frequency response20-20,000 Hz

LF ATTENUATION80 Hz, 12 dB/octave

OUTPUT LEVEL-33 dB (22.4 mV) at 1V/Pa


MAX. SPL148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D. ; 158 dB SPL -10 dB pad (nominal)


DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)136 dB, 1 kHz at SPL max.

S/N RATE82 dB, 1 kHz/Pa

PHANTOM POWER REQUIRED11-52V CC, 3.8 mA (typical)

SWITCHESFlat, low-frequency attenuation, -10 dB pad (nominal)

WEIGHT14.2 oz.

DIMENSIONS Length: 6.69"; Max. body diameter: 2.05"


ACCESSORIESAT8458 shock mount for microphone stand with 5/8"-27 thread; Adapter for 3/8"-16 stand thread; Soft case


Excellent value for money

choisissez's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent in its range"

Audio-Technica AT2035
A view in the previous notices


Bought today, I tested different microphones in different ranges (C214, C414, C 535, Rode NT1 ...) My goal is to find a micro home studio the versatile neutral as possible for this price range.
This mic is amazing for the price, I tested today on vocals and percussion (with roland quad capture card) and I am amazed by the realism small bump in the treble correct depending on the source.

Beautiful robustness to grip, vendors have told me that they never return to the material audiotechnica.
Excellent price / quality ratio, I think to go to step one must go beyond the € 500 (for my use anyway, after that is a matter of taste), so I care!

ButterFloÿ's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Audio-Technica AT2035
Micro condo, give t have the specs.


I used to record voice, drums (large sweet in the mouth, my drummer has hit the Bonham), classical guitar, acoustic, and even my big Marshall lights when I want to put too much drinking and having a sound.

It resists very well to heavy pressure, I think it has a pleasant sound, I have no ear phnomnale, but purists (relous, even), m ' have spoken well.


jaylv's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Audio-Technica AT2035
See feature in the other opinion.

I bought € 159 in "Microphone"

Comes with suspension kit and a proper leather. Unfortunately this kit can contain only the microphone or the suspension. (Hence my 9 / 10)

Note that this is the same capsule as the AT2020 with two more functions that are essential for me:
Pad-10dB of attenuation (see below)
A cut-down to compensate for the proximity effect (on some serious voice for example)
These 2 explain more my choice for this microphone rather than the AT2020 microphone as they make this much more versatile.


I use it for one month principally to record voiceover commentary for documentaries. (NB: I am a sound engineer for turning)
I use a pop filter <strong>Studio Projects SP-MPF</strong> screen sound Vicoustic Flexi Screen lite.
I use my mixer I Sounddevices 302 for filming as the preamplifier.
I record the voice quiet apartments or home (not short cab studio!) And this little config. gives me satisfaction.
The hiss level is very satisfactory, the tone of voice is respected and intelligibility is always good.
In short, the results are very good price in relation to the microphone, I even received the following comment by a director after mixing his film: "... I am very pleased with Monday's taken, the voice of Katherine Password well, technically, the catch is impeccable. The mixer was hard to believe we had done it in a basement with a tiny piece of foam, it just had to ask the voices and just rework !

On the other hand, I made a recording of an acoustic guitar and singing with my son guitarist.
Me at the very timbre of the instrument and voice found its place in the mix without any problem.
I also did a quick test mono overhead on a battery to test the resistance of the microphone at high pressures: With the-10db pad engaged, there was no problem and I hit hard! (Without the pad, I reached the limit, which is normal)
In short, if you are looking for a mic too expensive and versatile for lots of things, you can go there without fear.

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