AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2035 CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE
AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2035 CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE
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AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2035 CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE REVIEW

The Audio-Technica AT2035 Microphone offers excellent performance at a pretty low price. It is one of the best affordable LDCs (large-diaphragm condensers). This microphone is ideal for home, as well as professional studio applications and live performances. The cardioid polar pattern picks up the desired sound source by reducing the sound pickups from the rear and sides.

The large diaphragm of Audio-Technica AT2035 provides the smooth and natural sound as well as low noise. In addition to that, the high SPL handling and the wide dynamic range provide great versatility. The shock mount offers superior isolation. It also features a switchable 80 Hertz high pass filter and a 10 dB pad. For $149, Audio-Technica AT2035 is an amazing microphone that you can buy.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Weight: 2 lbs.
  • Pads: -10dB
  • Colour:Black
  • Connector: XLR
  • Polar Pattern:Cardioid
  • Self-Noise:12dB
  • Microphone Type: Condenser
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 82dB
  • Output Impedance: 120 ohms
  • Diaphragm Size: 0.96″ (24.3mm)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Max SPL: 148dB (158dB w/10dB Pad)
  • Sensitivity:  22.4mV/Pa (-33dB)
  • Low Cut Filter:   80Hz (-12dB/octave)
  • Dimensions: 9.75 x 9.75 x 2.75 inches
  • Included Accessories:    Shock Mount, Microphone Pouch
AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2035 CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE
AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2035 CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE

DESIGN AND FEATURES

Audio-Technica AT2035 Microphone has a solid and durable build. It looks classy and professional. It has two switches at the back.  One is for -10 dB pad while the other is for 80 Hz low cut. This microphone can handle a maximum SPL of 158 dB at 1% THD with the pad.

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The low cut reduces popping when up close and low-frequency ambiance when you’re recording in a not so good sound environment. This microphone uses standard 5/8″ – 27 mounting thread. It also offers an adapter nut for 3/8″ – 16. Audio-Technica AT2035 Microphone comes with a shock mount also. It is quite efficient and durable.

SOUND QUALITY

The back electret capsules are mostly found on budget microphones. On the other hand, true condensers are more expensive as they are sold as a premium. Although, Audio-Technica AT2035 Microphone relies on the back electret polarization.

But the most fabulous thing is that it sounds more like a typical true condenser. It produces a natural sound that is not only crispy and detailed on the high-end but also rich on the bottom-end.

CONNECTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE

The Audio Technica AT2035 Microphone connects through an XLR interface. It requires phantom power. Buy an audio interface so you can connect it with your PC. There are several options for you. The Steinberg UR22MKII is a powerful yet inexpensive tool. It is best than the rest. However, this microphone might not suit all types of singers.

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For a female vocalist with a full bassy voice, the AT2035 makes bass much more prominent. The same is the case with a coarse vocalist with a bass-heavy voice.  But for a male rock vocalist with a thin voice and a dynamic performance, the AT2035 offered the best results. All vocals sounded beautiful and smooth.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Worth the price 
  • Amazing quality
  • Natural sound & balanced response
  • Crispy and detailed high end
  • Handles high sound pressure
  • Comes with a shock mount

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • It might not suit all types of singers.