STOW, OH – Audio-Technica, a leader in transducer technology for over 45 years, introduces the AT4021 cardioid and AT4022 omnidirectional pencil condenser microphones. These mics, both featuring a sleek new capsule design/construction, are the latest additions to Audio-Technicaâ€™s acclaimed 40 Series of condenser microphones. Ideal for critical studio and live applications, these mics offer outstanding performance and versatility, perfect for acoustic guitars, strings, percussion, overhead, high-hat and other acoustic instruments. Additionally, as an omnidirectional microphone, the AT4022 is great for ensemble use, stereo recording, and group/background vocals.
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 exceptional reproduction of low-frequency sounds. The AT4021â€™s cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source. The AT4022â€™s omnidirectional polar pattern provides maximum 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 microphonesâ€™ 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 microphonesâ€™ XLRM connectors is low impedance (Lo-Z) balanced.
The AT4021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone and the AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone will be available September 2008 with pricing as follows:
AT4021 $495.00 U.S. MSRP
AT4022 $495.00 U.S. MSRP