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Audio-Technica AT2020
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The AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica is designed for vocal and general instrument capturing in project and professional studio environments. The capsule features a low-mass, side-address diaphragm with a cardioid polar pattern for rejecting ambiance and noise at the off-axis sections of the microphone capsule. A linear frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz enables the flexibility to accurately reproduce signals from a wide variety of sources. High SPL handling and wide dynamic range allow the AT2020 to capture loud signals with minimal noise and distortion. The microphone includes a pivoting, threaded stand mount for accurate positioning.

  • Suitable for project/home-studio applications
  • High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide maximum versatility
  • 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
  • Pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely for easy and precise placement of the microphone


Billie Eilish: Bedroom Producer?

...story of how this made it to the full-scale production? They're making it sound like anybody with a DAW, an AT 2020 and a keyboard can produce a Grammy record. I'm thinking there's more to it.

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Billie Eilish: Bedroom Producer?

...hated mic in gearslutz history, the tlm103, and a mic that’s not even expensive enough to be hated, the AT2020. “The only reason my music isn’t as successful is because my parents aren’t rich/I don’t have a trust fund/I’m not an industry plant/I don’t have an army of bots.” Lol. No, the reason your music...

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Shure PGA181

...drums but getting a little into questionable territory for quiet sources if noise really matters to you. Just for comparison the AT2020 (also $99) has a self noise of 20dba and the Chessparov cheapie favorite, AKG P120 is 19dba. There are some quiet mics for cheap though. The Mackie EM-91c has a self noise of...

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