Audio-Technica Announces AT4021 & AT4022 Condenser Microphones
Audio-Technica has announced the AT4021 cardioid and AT4022 omnidirectional pencil condenser microphones. The mics, featuring a new capsule design/construction, are targeted towards studio and live applications where acoustic guitars, strings, percussion, overhead, high-hat and other acoustic instruments are utilized.
Audio-Technica claims both the AT4021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone and the AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone feature high SPL handling and wide dynamic range, as well as flat, extended frequency response and solid reproduction of low-frequency sounds. The AT4021’s cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source. The AT4022’s omnidirectional polar pattern provides ambient pickup. Both microphones offer a low-mass element for superb transient response.
An integral 80 Hz high-pass filter provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The roll-off position reduces the microphones’ sensitivity to popping in close vocal use. It also reduces the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise, room reverberation and mechanically-coupled vibrations. Output from both microphones’ XLRM connectors is low impedance (Lo-Z) balanced.
Both the AT4021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone and the AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone will be available September 2008 for $495. More information on the Audio-Technica AT4021 and AT4022.