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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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JimboSpins12/07/2012

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
06/29/2011

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
moosers03/12/2009

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.