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  • JimboSpinsJimboSpins

    Good in all situations

    Audio-Technica AT4033Published on 01/22/13 at 22:53
    The AT4033 is a large diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone that comes with a shock mount and protective case. This microphone has become a handy microphone to have for use because of its versatility. It has low noise, and sounds really good on instruments and on vocals. I have been using since 2010 and still use it to this day but for more of a backup in case something happens but it is usually with us no matter where we are or what band we are working with. It has a 10 dB pad and a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz.

    OVERALL OPINION

    You can do just about anything with this microphone and feel very good about the quality of it. It sounds great when used on an acoustic gui…
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    The AT4033 is a large diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone that comes with a shock mount and protective case. This microphone has become a handy microphone to have for use because of its versatility. It has low noise, and sounds really good on instruments and on vocals. I have been using since 2010 and still use it to this day but for more of a backup in case something happens but it is usually with us no matter where we are or what band we are working with. It has a 10 dB pad and a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz.

    OVERALL OPINION

    You can do just about anything with this microphone and feel very good about the quality of it. It sounds great when used on an acoustic guitar especially because it picks up just a little bit of room noise. So if records a very natural sound and has a natural reverb to it. If you use a good interface with it you will be very pleased with the quality you can get on the AT4030.
    The output impedance is 100 ohms and the microphone is built very tough. It will last a long time. I think I have even dropped it a few times and there isn’t even a scratch on it at all. This microphone is the versatile microphone that all bands and musicians need because it will work great with any type of vocal male or female and sound great with different instruments in just about any room space. I have not tried this microphone live and probably never will just do to all of the good live microphones that we have and use. But if you didn’t have a live microphone this would be great for a singer/ acoustic guitar player who goes solo to do gigs. It will give you a very natural sound and a light ambient feel.
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  • MGR/AlexVMGR/AlexV

    Audio-Technica 4033

    Audio-Technica AT4033Published on 03/25/10 at 16:00
    The Audio-Technica 4033 is a large diaphragm cardiod condenser mic. I am a student, musician, writer, and pretty good line dancer residing in beautiful Nashville, TN. I've been a drummer and guitar player on and off for the past 10 years of my life and have began engineering and producing in the past 4. I currently play drums for the band Brookline and you can see me rockin' an Orange County Drum and Percussion or Mapex kit decked out with Zildjian K Hybrids.

    I bought a pair of these mics a few years back for right around $400 a piece from Sweetwater. I was wanting to expand my mic catalog at home and have a good stereo pair of large-diaphragm condensers

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    The Audio-Technica 4033 is a large diaphragm cardiod condenser mic. I am a student, musician, writer, and pretty good line dancer residing in beautiful Nashville, TN. I've been a drummer and guitar player on and off for the past 10 years of my life and have began engineering and producing in the past 4. I currently play drums for the band Brookline and you can see me rockin' an Orange County Drum and Percussion or Mapex kit decked out with Zildjian K Hybrids.

    I bought a pair of these mics a few years back for right around $400 a piece from Sweetwater. I was wanting to expand my mic catalog at home and have a good stereo pair of large-diaphragm condensers

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    The 4033 sounds great on just about anything. I use this at home on my acoustic guitar all the time and bring it to any studio I know I'll be tracking guitar at. I have done many 'blind' mic shootouts with this mic in line with others such as the U87, 147, 414, and even a 49 and this came up on top!

    This mic is tough! It has been banged and bruised over the past few years and still sounds great and never suffered any damage. It is one of the only large-diaphragms that actually comes with a solid shock mount!

    Bottom Line? Whether your tracking in your living room or on Music Row with the big dogs, this mic is a must have! It sounds incredible and stands up next to mics over 5 times it's price!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • PodemniacusPodemniacus

    I love it

    Audio-Technica AT4033Published on 04/11/12 at 00:51
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Song
    Acoustic guitar
    Percussion

    OVERALL OPINION

    Excellent micro
  • lolo57lolo57

    Audio-Technica AT4033Published on 10/07/04 at 08:37
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Micro Audio Technica AT 4033

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use the microwave for 3 years or so, I could compare it to a direct Manir cu41 SANKEN worth all of the same 3000euros, a well-U87 sr, and many other of the microphones genre.
    I must say that this micro m'pate, it is versatile, easy to work and put a hand to the sharp correction, I have never heard the final mix the diffrence between this small AT4033 nothing at all, plus microphones and other deficits.
    I speak particularly well voice recording sr. When I plug the same "thing" in AVALON vt737sp what I think (and even sr) is important. However, I ct a, a envoice of mindprint and your exact trs is good. Although sr correction and co…
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    Micro Audio Technica AT 4033

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use the microwave for 3 years or so, I could compare it to a direct Manir cu41 SANKEN worth all of the same 3000euros, a well-U87 sr, and many other of the microphones genre.
    I must say that this micro m'pate, it is versatile, easy to work and put a hand to the sharp correction, I have never heard the final mix the diffrence between this small AT4033 nothing at all, plus microphones and other deficits.
    I speak particularly well voice recording sr. When I plug the same "thing" in AVALON vt737sp what I think (and even sr) is important. However, I ct a, a envoice of mindprint and your exact trs is good. Although sr correction and compression are not of the same ilk ..... but hey, the price is not the m ^ me either.
    It is a micro price indisputable quality report
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  • Anonymous

    Audio-Technica AT4033Published on 05/07/05 at 19:54
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    Top!

    OVERALL OPINION

    8 years ... ras ... for voices, instruments ... Precious!
  • Dom BrunetDom Brunet

    Audio-Technica AT4033Published on 01/13/07 at 13:44
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    I just did a little test between ATM11 AT4033 and (v 1.5 release in 1982!)
    Well I would say more so than standard breath, in terms of
    made it very very close!
    It is true that the ATM11 is a exeption in this area, compared to a Schoeps
    a few years ago in the studio!
    While I'm at, there is another exeption is the Beyer M88 for voice!
    Even if the mode is the static type U87 AT4033 microphone is a good-looking studio
    and ATM11 an exeption of madness!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for one month
    Look like its U87, but watch it rivals in performance with a good old ATM11!
    Bought new € 320 it will last a good thirty years, I was already 25 years atm11
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    I just did a little test between ATM11 AT4033 and (v 1.5 release in 1982!)
    Well I would say more so than standard breath, in terms of
    made it very very close!
    It is true that the ATM11 is a exeption in this area, compared to a Schoeps
    a few years ago in the studio!
    While I'm at, there is another exeption is the Beyer M88 for voice!
    Even if the mode is the static type U87 AT4033 microphone is a good-looking studio
    and ATM11 an exeption of madness!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for one month
    Look like its U87, but watch it rivals in performance with a good old ATM11!
    Bought new € 320 it will last a good thirty years, I was already 25 years atm11
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  • JmzJmz

    Audio-Technica AT4033Published on 01/31/08 at 08:36
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    Trs condenser microphone (too?) Versatile. I have 8 years (one of my first wages passsl in it, so think the memory!).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Here I will not add much normment what t said before, but I "plussoie" as they say. It works well on trs trs voices (including fminines) for her (all of the same lightweight) ct "U87".

    I used quite often in overhead on batteries in acoustic diffrent trs, I almost never of the t rsultat.

    One could blame him a lightweight prsque lack of personality as it is Fidler. So if you Searching for "strange" or "vintage", go your way, or do it through some chose.Mais for balance and neutrality is trs trs well. As it begins to be old (my first "real" Micr…
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    Trs condenser microphone (too?) Versatile. I have 8 years (one of my first wages passsl in it, so think the memory!).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Here I will not add much normment what t said before, but I "plussoie" as they say. It works well on trs trs voices (including fminines) for her (all of the same lightweight) ct "U87".

    I used quite often in overhead on batteries in acoustic diffrent trs, I almost never of the t rsultat.

    One could blame him a lightweight prsque lack of personality as it is Fidler. So if you Searching for "strange" or "vintage", go your way, or do it through some chose.Mais for balance and neutrality is trs trs well. As it begins to be old (my first "real" Micral) I tend not out for large okaz because I flip it to the ide dteriore! (Even when it is designed).

    Dception the only experience I had with this Micral is its unique directivity which limits the possibilities :-( (

    But his great ERRF 4060 offers the other figures I think.
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  • TrblftTrblft

    Great

    Audio-Technica AT4033Published on 07/27/11 at 16:24
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    It's a song that gives micro sound of a scratching folk dingo, I guess any instrument is returned as well. Bought second-hand ', I do not never part because it gives my voice a metallic appearance that I do not want to lose, no microphone is the sound there.
    It is a condenser mic if I remember correctly, therefore the headphone of course, but hey, great tool.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have since 2001 I believe, be 10 years, I have not tried it and I bought it from view on the net, I did well, he's great at the time I ' had paid occas' almost € 400, but it's worth.
    The big plus is its sound, little more is the sound of the guitar folk, genial, less is certain is that he must leave the…
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    It's a song that gives micro sound of a scratching folk dingo, I guess any instrument is returned as well. Bought second-hand ', I do not never part because it gives my voice a metallic appearance that I do not want to lose, no microphone is the sound there.
    It is a condenser mic if I remember correctly, therefore the headphone of course, but hey, great tool.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have since 2001 I believe, be 10 years, I have not tried it and I bought it from view on the net, I did well, he's great at the time I ' had paid occas' almost € 400, but it's worth.
    The big plus is its sound, little more is the sound of the guitar folk, genial, less is certain is that he must leave the artillery (pop filter, phantom power supply, foot , elastic suspension ...) but anyway all good micro has this disadvantage, if the sound does not.
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  • coolwaisscoolwaiss

    one must have "brilliant"

    Audio-Technica AT4033Published on 08/30/11 at 11:35
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    See previous reviews

    OVERALL OPINION

    On first listen, an increase in the acute setting, is visible, the rest of the spectrum is reproduced with a "transparency" amazing. The quality / price ratio is excellent and the choice is again.
  • Anonymous

    It just may be the perfect microphone for you. But then again, it may not.

    Audio-Technica AT4033Published on 06/25/11 at 22:49
    The AT4033 is a brilliant little medium-diaphragm condenser microphone that you REALLY need to try out before you commit to it. I mean it. I like to preface all of my microphone reviews by saying that microphones are subjective, and that at a certain price-point, you are virtually guaranteed quality if you use the microphone properly. That being said, the AT4033 is one of the TRUE examples of this mantra.

    The AT4033 touts itself as a very specific microphone. Oddly enough though, you'll see that home and project studios are using this microphone as a workhorse on things like guitar, drums overheads, even kick. The truth is, it's a medium diaphragm condenser. It's better for instruments t…
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    The AT4033 is a brilliant little medium-diaphragm condenser microphone that you REALLY need to try out before you commit to it. I mean it. I like to preface all of my microphone reviews by saying that microphones are subjective, and that at a certain price-point, you are virtually guaranteed quality if you use the microphone properly. That being said, the AT4033 is one of the TRUE examples of this mantra.

    The AT4033 touts itself as a very specific microphone. Oddly enough though, you'll see that home and project studios are using this microphone as a workhorse on things like guitar, drums overheads, even kick. The truth is, it's a medium diaphragm condenser. It's better for instruments than LDC's, and while it seems a bit naive to make that sweeping generalization, (I know a few SDCs that are good on vocals.) the AT4033 does in fact prove all of its stereotypes true. That's exactly WHY you need to understand what you're getting into with this microphone.

    I don't want to scare you away; it's fantastic on pretty much anything you throw at it. Guitar, overheads, kick, backing vocals, even gang vocals! (Gang vocals with this thing are FANTASTIC, in my humble opinion.) The AT4033 seems to lend a subtle sheen to it, a sparkle, a glimmer.

    Unfortunately, you know exactly what I forgot to mention: lead vocals. Isn't the AT4033 supposed to be a vocal microphone? Well, yes, but let me finish. The AT4033 is just about the least forgiving microphone I've come across to date. This doesn't mean it always sounds harsh on everything; on the contrary, this means that when used in a certain way, it blows just about EVERYTHING out of the water, but when used improperly, you're left scratching your head as to why it's not working.

    The AT4033 flatters "correct" singing (support from the abdominal muscles, correct vowel formation, all the things that make opera possible, in other words). It also seems to do very well with high, but contained voices. (Think wispy jazz soprano.) That's about it, for me at least. Maybe pairing it with a colored preamp would yield different results, but the transparency of the microphone just grabs imperfections the wrong way. This is because that sheen and glimmer that the AT4033 is so respected for also creates this filmy layer of sound that traps a throaty voice where it comes from, the throat. It's clear that when listening to this microphone, despite its sheen and glimmer on the high-end, there's a weird "swallowy" sound.

    If that's what you're going for, fine, but if you're like me, and like the vocal sound to feel as if it's soaring around the cranium, then this isn't the microphone for you unless you have one of the two aforementioned types of voices. It downright lacks in size of sound. Everything's there but the sensation of openness. Other reviews have called the sound "narrow." The only way this microphone can work is if you want the sound, or if you have a singer big enough to balance it out. (But the balance is beautiful if it works.)

    OVERALL OPINION

    The characteristics take a 10 because with proper application, this microphone can absolutely and easily outclass microphones ten times as expensive. Unfortunately, this microphone doesn't work on everything. (What microphone does?) That's to be expected, obviously, but I have never known another microphone so impressive that can crash and burn so catastrophically.

    They go for $400 new, but can be found used for under $200 if you look carefully enough.

    I'm getting rid of mine; I record mainly vocals, and with my limited budget, I need to find something that isn't particularly flattering, but will never actually utterly fail. My friends all have very different voices. Oddly enough, my voice is the classical one that could work well with the AT4033, but alas, I am sensitive to the plight of the common singer as well.
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