Audio-Technica AT4050 - Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone

Model: AT4050

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General Information

Transducer Condenser Capacitor
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni-directional, Figure-8
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 132 dB, (1 kHz at Maximum SPL)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 77 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level 149 dB SPL, (1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.)
Power Requirements Phantom 48v (±4v)
Output Impedance 100 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad Yes, Polar Pattern; 10 dB Pad; Roll-Off
Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes, 80 Hz, (12 dB per Octave)
Dimensions 6.69 x 2.10" (170.0 x 53.4mm) LxDdiameter
Weight 16.9 oz (480 g)
User Reviews
16 June 2021

The Audio Technica 4050 is a very quiet, versatile microphone. Sonically it can capture instruments and voice at near field, mid field and far field placement. The polar patterns are very useful and all work very well. This is a classic well made microphone.

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    Durable, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Long Lasting

10 April 2017

This microphone is everything I was hoping for and more. Crisp top end, rich lows. Looking forward to purchasing another for use as Overheads. My go-to for Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, and as a room mic.

11 April 2014

I first began using the AT4050 back in 1997, and nearly 20 years later, it still has a prominent place in my mic locker, probably racking up more overall use than any other single microphone I have. Talk about reliability!

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    Ambience, Bass Amp, Brass, Drums, Guitar, Guitar Amp, Harmonica, Piano, Strings, Vocals, Voiceover/Dialog, woodwinds

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    the only con is that i don't own more of them...

8 November 2013

I have used a bunch of microphones . Some people want extreme clarity . Some people want something that completely hides their voice with air and some effects. I personally like clear it's with a tidbit of air for that nice sweet smoothness. And this mic does exactly that .

14 December 2012

I've used this to record vocals, guitars, as a room mic, name it...this thing sounds incredible...I also recorded Thunder, Lightning, and rain...and it was movie quality...This is what the pro's use for a reason..

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    Ambience, Bass Amp, Field Recording, Guitar, Guitar Amp, Voiceover/Dialog

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18 January 2011

Very crisp. Purchased this after I noticed the studio I go to has it in all the rooms. The engineers love it and the price was just right. I am a VO actor and recommend the AT4050 to anyone in the business. A high end mic at a very reasonable price.

14 December 2014

This Mic is my go to mic for vocals. Multi pattern and able to be used in any situation.

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    Drums, Field Recording, Guitar, Guitar Amp, Vocals, Voiceover/Dialog

19 April 2004

Sounds identical to me to the 414 ULS B. these mics are all for those who can't afford the Neuman U87. I usually cut bit of the upper mids on mixdown, as it has a tendency to increase the 1K area of the source. Other than that, I've found it to be extremely accurate and virtually transparent.

20 October 2011

I've owned a pair of 4050s for many years and they continue to be used on every session, both along side many more expensive microphones and many times instead of those other mics. They have a neutral character without being "boring" or clinical.

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    Brass, Drums, Guitar, Guitar Amp, Piano, Vocals, woodwinds

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8 May 2005

Used this mic for 10 years now. Identical sound whether it is vocals or instruments. Value:

Product Highlights
    In The Box
    • Audio-Technica AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
    • 8449 Shock Mount
    • Microphone Dust Cover
    • Protective Carrying Case
    • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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