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  • AlexPalmitoAlexPalmito

    Audio-Technica AT4050Published on 08/05/08 at 12:35
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    ...dropoff Window

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I had always heard good this microphone, so I craqu away when I saw the crazy price at which it is found on ebay nine to us at the moment (even with 77 euros in taxes! Is say!)
    I really qu'aujourdhui test and I am not disappointed!
    THIS IS A MICRO SLAUGHTER !!
    as I like: Introduced, hot, dfini, deep, saturated and never more beautiful it is !!
    today I recorded a soul singer and I have not had a voice equalizer! I believe that AC had never happened to me!
    Everything is serious in this mic and inspires confidence, switches, suspension (available, not like in some !!)
    what I like most is the sound (the rest we do not care a bit, right?)
    what …
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    ...dropoff Window

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I had always heard good this microphone, so I craqu away when I saw the crazy price at which it is found on ebay nine to us at the moment (even with 77 euros in taxes! Is say!)
    I really qu'aujourdhui test and I am not disappointed!
    THIS IS A MICRO SLAUGHTER !!
    as I like: Introduced, hot, dfini, deep, saturated and never more beautiful it is !!
    today I recorded a soul singer and I have not had a voice equalizer! I believe that AC had never happened to me!
    Everything is serious in this mic and inspires confidence, switches, suspension (available, not like in some !!)
    what I like most is the sound (the rest we do not care a bit, right?)
    what I like least ... uh ...? the French customs !! (77 euros !! 500 !! bullets for something and some 200 euros !! ca ca 19.6 not !!) to nitpick: to plug it's super hard, and to exit the XLR is a Horror !! it looks like my XLR are too big !! Finally, we all know that it's going to last but it's really the galley!
    The price quality ratio is amazing at the moment (thank you and thank you ebay the course $!) I still take one (or two) by not long !!
    ca responds to the last question: I repeat that choice, not once !!
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  • JimboSpinsJimboSpins

    One of the best vocal mics in this price range

    Audio-Technica AT4050Published on 01/22/13 at 22:44
    The AT4050 is a large diaphragm condenser that gives you the ability to change your polar patterns on the fly. So no matter where we were recording at we could easily adjust the polar patterns to give us the best possible quality. I have uses just about every single Audio Technica microphone that has come out over the last 10 years and this one was one of the more impressive ones to me. I was very worried at first when I saw the price tag because I thought they were just jacking up the prices but still keeping the same quality microphones.

    OVERALL OPINION

    You can use this microphone for instruments but I think it should stay on vocals. If you want to get the best out of it, you …
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    The AT4050 is a large diaphragm condenser that gives you the ability to change your polar patterns on the fly. So no matter where we were recording at we could easily adjust the polar patterns to give us the best possible quality. I have uses just about every single Audio Technica microphone that has come out over the last 10 years and this one was one of the more impressive ones to me. I was very worried at first when I saw the price tag because I thought they were just jacking up the prices but still keeping the same quality microphones.

    OVERALL OPINION

    You can use this microphone for instruments but I think it should stay on vocals. If you want to get the best out of it, you will need to use it on vocals. It will sound great with male and female vocals of all vocal ranges. To me this is one of the best reasonably price vocal microphones that is on the market. We have recorded with this microphone over 40 times and several different artist and bands. We have not received a complaint yet. I actually wanted to see how this microphone would sound live but I just haven’t had the time to do it yet.
    You can switch from figure 8, cardioid, or omnidirectional polar patterns right on the microphone. It comes with a shock mount and it is very durable, I do not think there is any need to worry about dropping it because it is made out of durable metals and the grill is very solid too.
    The highs are clean and very transparent, the lows are rich and full just like I like them. I have been using this microphone personally since 2009 and in about 2011 I started recording other musicians with it. It has sounded great with all vocals. I am still kind of anxious to try it live and really try it out on some instruments.
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  • boogie-rafboogie-raf

    super - value

    Audio-Technica AT4050Published on 05/07/12 at 07:31
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Mambrane capacitor wide, variable directivity.

    OVERALL OPINION

    5 Years, I have a lot of microphones. It's close enough to AKG C 414, a bit less bright, which is not bad, and much cheaper. it is a very versatile mic. great sound, beautiful finish. We could do a whole album with that.
  • harpman666harpman666

    Audio-Technica AT4050Published on 01/06/06 at 10:57
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Micro static large double membrane capsule
    - 3 Directivity: cardio, and eight omnio
    --10dB attenuator
    - High Pass Filter
    - Robust microphone extremenet
    - Suspension mechanism dubious and impractical

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have 7 years.
    It is a very transparent micro clear that renders precisely the source and color unless the C414 eg.
    Very good value for money. They are very solid pickups.
    I have a pair 4050 and 4033 very good on acoustic guitar or overheads.
    Also very good voice or brass.

    I would do this choice for the excellent report qulité price and versatility.
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    Micro static large double membrane capsule
    - 3 Directivity: cardio, and eight omnio
    --10dB attenuator
    - High Pass Filter
    - Robust microphone extremenet
    - Suspension mechanism dubious and impractical

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have 7 years.
    It is a very transparent micro clear that renders precisely the source and color unless the C414 eg.
    Very good value for money. They are very solid pickups.
    I have a pair 4050 and 4033 very good on acoustic guitar or overheads.
    Also very good voice or brass.

    I would do this choice for the excellent report qulité price and versatility.
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  • U-FLYstudioU-FLYstudio

    Audio-Technica AT4050Published on 08/01/08 at 15:17
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Micro static large double membrane capsule
    - 3 Directivity: cardio, and eight omnio
    --10dB attenuator
    - High Pass Filter
    - Robust microphone extremenet
    - Suspension mechanism dubious and impractical

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's a microphone in his rich, with an average sensitivity versatile enough, in his heart a precise and both slightly colored in the upper midrange and Omni AB couple quite interesting. It offers a more raw than many pickups generated by the range Neumann (Neumann, BPM, Rode, Studio Project etc ...) by the range between 8 and 20 kHz and less present, but staining in the upper medium and predict.
    the size of the capsule, the output impedance microphone give …
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    Micro static large double membrane capsule
    - 3 Directivity: cardio, and eight omnio
    --10dB attenuator
    - High Pass Filter
    - Robust microphone extremenet
    - Suspension mechanism dubious and impractical

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's a microphone in his rich, with an average sensitivity versatile enough, in his heart a precise and both slightly colored in the upper midrange and Omni AB couple quite interesting. It offers a more raw than many pickups generated by the range Neumann (Neumann, BPM, Rode, Studio Project etc ...) by the range between 8 and 20 kHz and less present, but staining in the upper medium and predict.
    the size of the capsule, the output impedance microphone give this a slightly different color of all modern large diaphragm (more or less close to the U87Ai), it is interesting in this respect, when it does not work diaphragm with a large static, it is often here that it works with AT4050, very effective sources or the holding of the medium must be real (in pizz bass, drums classic, viola, harp, toms, recovery Amp guitar, rhodes and wurlitzer etc ...)

    a very good microphone, his little brother "live" RA 3000 is to listen, it's a real success!
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  • joufjouf

    Audio-Technica AT4050Published on 02/04/09 at 14:36
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I bought used on Ebay for recording vocals in my home studio.
    Specifications are linked in the post below

    OVERALL OPINION

    I recently received, and I ended up with this micro work started with a Neumann TLM 103.
    Sincerely singing voice on the application (an African singer with a lot of register and dynamics) I did not feel the AT4050 below. The daughter chose for that matter. And it's still his "instrument" to it. I have a sheet on my system and I could not really feel the difference.

    This is a super micro, but I am a neophyte. I still spend much time in front of my plays and I begin to hear when it sounds. I think with my requirements (I can not afford to work with the pr…
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    I bought used on Ebay for recording vocals in my home studio.
    Specifications are linked in the post below

    OVERALL OPINION

    I recently received, and I ended up with this micro work started with a Neumann TLM 103.
    Sincerely singing voice on the application (an African singer with a lot of register and dynamics) I did not feel the AT4050 below. The daughter chose for that matter. And it's still his "instrument" to it. I have a sheet on my system and I could not really feel the difference.

    This is a super micro, but I am a neophyte. I still spend much time in front of my plays and I begin to hear when it sounds. I think with my requirements (I can not afford to work with the preamp to 2000 euros for each microphone) microphone that is very competitive.

    Given the price I paid (almost half of the nine) the report is very good. If I had to pay the price in stores in France I would say a report normal.J 'buy back a well at the same price.
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  • LPA94LPA94

    Audio-Technica AT4050Published on 04/18/09 at 07:18
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Hi All,

    CHARACTERISTICS for it here:

    http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/e1ca35a115168ec5/index.html

    I put 8 because I think the suspension is not practical (it takes Russia is blocking the microphone between two elastic, it works ok but not easy to install).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I for 1 month. This microphone is incredibly neutral and natural. It is balanced and low trs, trs felt. We can send him in the face Dcibel carefree cash it perfectly!
    It is not as versatile microphone as you might think: his lack of color makes it sometimes default. For example, before a guitar amp it is sorely lacking in personality. However if you want to capture a voice without artifice…
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    Hi All,

    CHARACTERISTICS for it here:

    http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/e1ca35a115168ec5/index.html

    I put 8 because I think the suspension is not practical (it takes Russia is blocking the microphone between two elastic, it works ok but not easy to install).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I for 1 month. This microphone is incredibly neutral and natural. It is balanced and low trs, trs felt. We can send him in the face Dcibel carefree cash it perfectly!
    It is not as versatile microphone as you might think: his lack of color makes it sometimes default. For example, before a guitar amp it is sorely lacking in personality. However if you want to capture a voice without artifice, I heartily recommend.

    Its three polarity and its low cut (80Hz) and attnuateur: trs practices!
    However attention to the change of polarity: Make sure you lower the gain and cut his prampli 48V. Indeed, any change to the volegnre tensions abroad (trs frquences powerful bass). Or is my microphone dfectueux? ? ?

    I command the US Obviously, it's so beneficial. So, good value qualitprix trs. It is a micro possder in its fleet.

    For a budget a little tight so I would do without this choice hsiter! It is a micro trs pro who has a more somber look trs class (ok, it is not but it was for the little more).

    EDIT 25/03/2009: In fact, the neutrality of the microphone me drang in the first months of use. Indeed, it is often trs ncessaire to color it with a micro EQ prpar carefully: do not much but it is essential (I think such a small bump in the mediums of 2 or 3 dB that quite often I add). Once one has understood, we get about the results of this micro really excellent for the price!

    EDIT 03/07/2009: Other expriences enrich my opinion on the microphone: trs good for percussion as well as sound effects (probably its neutrality). A little deaf, but it is true we can dboucher with a quality EQ. Systmatiquement I use my light amplification gain Station to make it shine a little more and give the characters. The voice has a ct old school which can be nice, however, we find much better for the same price (maybe be a AKG C214?).
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  • domosdomos

    Audio-Technica AT4050Published on 06/12/09 at 07:59
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    CHARACTERISTICS See the manufacturer's website.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 6 years dj. I haven 't ever convinced by the microphone. I find it dull. It is far from being a bad microphone, but I must tell you that since I have a couple of studio projects C3, 4050 my rank is often in his little box! Indeed, the C3 suprieur well for me, transparent, finesse, put in default the audio technica. On a snare drum, it has no picture, on the votes, it has still not picture!
    No notice 'that engages me, but if it' silent again, I 'achte directly studio projects.

    Added 06/12/2009

    I have sold my 4050 and AT C3, replaced by Neumann and KMS105 BEYER MC930.
    The AT4050 lacked DEFINITION…
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    CHARACTERISTICS See the manufacturer's website.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 6 years dj. I haven 't ever convinced by the microphone. I find it dull. It is far from being a bad microphone, but I must tell you that since I have a couple of studio projects C3, 4050 my rank is often in his little box! Indeed, the C3 suprieur well for me, transparent, finesse, put in default the audio technica. On a snare drum, it has no picture, on the votes, it has still not picture!
    No notice 'that engages me, but if it' silent again, I 'achte directly studio projects.

    Added 06/12/2009

    I have sold my 4050 and AT C3, replaced by Neumann and KMS105 BEYER MC930.
    The AT4050 lacked DEFINITIONS, poor rponse transient and complements "largus" compared to micro KMS105 voice, even on the instruments.
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  • LocksherLocksher

    Good

    Audio-Technica AT4050Published on 07/20/11 at 05:04
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    CHARACTERISTICS See the manufacturer's website.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Then use 4 years on the catch of votes (hip hop song). Micro trs rgulirement versatile compared to 414 in this area.
    C'tait one of my first microphone.
    What I like about this mic is its transparency and its small bump in the medium, can make warm voice, despite a lack of precision lightweight.
    Today I made my decision to vote with a Neumann, but it is not uncommon for me out my 4050 for vocals.
    Good qualitprix. It's not the case but the shekel is worth money.
    Yes I would do this choice, if I had no more budget lev.
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    Audio-Technica AT4050Published on 08/14/11 at 07:41
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
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    OVERALL OPINION

    I love this mic I own for 4 years, I do not use it all the time, but it does very well on a lot of sources, including small drums that often come with a little hard enough static out with this silky micro. I use it often omni (OH mono, 1.5 m amp guitar, voice ...), with a little distance where he is doing the best for me. More conventionally used on a voice cardio when others do not work, in addition to eight other micro.
    To respond to other opinions, sobriety is a trait ...
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