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Audio-Technica AT2020USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone (Discontinued)
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- Side-address studio condenser with USB digital output (Windows and Mac compatible)
- Crystal-clear, natural sound for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use
- Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and superior transient response
- Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
- Low self-noise: perfectly suited for sophisticated digital recording equipment
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The new AT2020 USB offers studio-quality articulation and intelligibility. It plugs right into your computer’s USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. Equipped with a USB digital output, the AT2020 USB is perfect for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting, and voiceover use. Based on the renowned AT2020 The AT2020 USB is based on the design of Audio-Technica’s critically acclaimed AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone. Like the AT2020, it features a low-mass diaphragm, custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. With low self-noise, the AT2020 USB is perfectly suited for sophisticated digital recording equipment. Audio-Technica’s state-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure that the microphone complies with the company’s renowned consistency and reliability standards. Experience AT2020 USB. Plug it in and transform your sound.
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Audio-Technica AT2020USB Condenser Microphone, Cardioid
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The only reason why I put 4 stars instead of 5 is because it's not very good at accepting very loud sound.
I give this product a 5 star rating. It is easy to use, high quality and very competitively priced. This is a great desktop mic to use for making podcasts or recording music.
I am not a musician so I am not able to speak to that aspect of the microphones ability. I did use it to make several voice over videos and it performed perfectly. Never a hick-up or any spurious noises heard at all.
I did not include specs into my video review because it would add to the file size and be too small to read here on Amazon's video player.
Regular readers of my reviews know I try to supply specs when necessary.
Here are the specs:
Element: Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
Polar pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20Hz-16,000Hz
Power Requirements: USB power (+5VDC)
Bit depth: 16
Sample Rate: 44,000 kHz
Weight: 374g (13.2 oz)
Dimensions: 162.0 mm (6.38") long
52.0mm max body diameter (2.05")
Output connector: USB type
Accessories: Pivoting stand for 5/8"-27 threaded stands, 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter, soft protective pouch, tripod desk stand; 3.1m 10' USB cable
System Reqs: Mac OSX, USB 1.0 or 2.0 64MB RAM minimum. Windows XP Home or professional USB 1.0 or 2.0 64MB RAM minimum.
So for a great USB microphone I recommend this highly!
About the video: After uploading I noticed that Amazon's codec (video compressor) has made the video quality sub-par. I will try to reupload it again with a different codec.
Thank you for watching!
The first thing I do whenever I get a new mic is test it with some sample reads for clients and other voice pros I know. This one didn't cut it! Everyone picked it out right away as an inexpensive mic and not really up to par for professional voice over work. Too bad.
Finding a good quality mic that is suitable for your voice is a skill, and always worth getting some help with. Turn to other industry pros - top voiceover people or audio engineers are great choices.
MicPort Pro (also sold on Amazon) CEntrance MicPort Pro is an excellent XLR to USB adapter, and will allow you to connect any XLR condenser mic directly to you computer. Some good general starter mics at entry level pricing are from Studio Projects, the B3 Studio Projects B3 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone is one of my favs - very versatile for a variety of voice types and read styles.
If you're thinking about doing voiceover work from home, or already are, investigate mics a little further. Most pro shops will let you test a few mics and return those that are not a good match for your voice. This one however, is not a keeper for pro work, but well suited for podcasters and those wanting to have a little fun with their home computer.
** PLEASE NOTE - I am not able to recommend a specific microphone that is suitable for your voice without hearing your voice, knowing your style of reads, and what you will be using the microphone for. Without that information it would purely be a guess. All inquiries about this (and I'm getting lots!) are handled directly by my staff, who are not able to make recommendations either. I am happy to provide a consultation offered at my current hourly rates.
I hope this helps, and have fun recording!! Hunter Phoenix
To resolve the issue some models of USB microphones have special jack which allows to connect headphones directly to microphone.
However in AT2020 USB has no such jack, and there is no solution to resolve the issue. I contacted Audio-Technica tech support and they gave me couple advices:
1) Use special additional software to boost the sound processing speed. I tried, and it slightly improved the situation, but did not solved it.
2) Do not use headphones/speaker to monitor recording. Uh, well, may be it is a solution, but not for professional work.
So my conclusion - this device is nice and expensive toy, but it useless for making professional recordings.
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