JimboSpins 01/22/2013

Audio-Technica AT4033 : JimboSpins's user review

« Good in all situations »

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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.


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.