Audio Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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The AT4040 side-address condenser microphone features an advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics.

A marriage of technical precision and artistic inspiration, the Audio Technica AT4040 microphone offers exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability for greatest versatility. This ultra-consistent microphone may be used with confidence in a wide variety of studio and live miking applications, even under the stringent demands of digital recording systems. The AT4040’s low-noise circuitry is symmetrical and transformerless, resulting in exceptional transient response and clean output signals for transparent reproduction of even the most troublesome of instruments and sound effects.
 
Features:
  • Advanced large diaphragm provides smooth, natural sound  
  • Externally polarized (DC bias) true condenser design  
  • State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics
  • Exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range
  • High-SPL capability for greatest versatility  
  • Transformer-less circuitry
  • Low-Z distortion and smoother high-speed transients  
  • Optimized housing minimizes unwanted internal reflections  
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation  
  • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad


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Things You Will Get:

  • Microphone
  • Case
  • Dust Cover
  • Shockmount
Series 40 Series
Model AT4040
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Output Impedence 100 ohms
Dynamic Range (SPL) 145dB
Low Cut Filter Yes
Connector Type XLR
Self Noise 12dB
Pad -10dB
Weight 12.7 oz.
Dimensions 6.69 x 2.10 inches

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5.0

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5.0

AT4040 Review

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from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Professional Musician

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Audio Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

    With the Sam Ash ASH ROCK rock group program, I record a lot of original music with the student bands. I'm always trying out different microphones, and just did a couple of projects with the AT4040 to record vocals. The signal was absolutely incredible, capturing all the dynamics low to high, soft to loud, from singers that varied greatly in style and vocal delivery. There was no noise whatsoever in the track, just crystal clear vocals. With my recording setup, I'm plugging the mics directly into an M-Audio interface, and not using high end processors...so microphone quality is very important, and this one delivered better than ones comparably priced. Highly recommend!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AAAH! Get. This. Mic.

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    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Audio Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

      I actually bought this from a brick-and-mortar Sam Ash store, having messed around with cheap mics before for vocals. No more. About to be a broke college student, I rounded up the last bits of my expendable income and threw down for a Steinberg CI2 (Also awesome) and this guy. BOY was it worth it. As the sales rep told me, "This is one of the flattest mics we've got." And it is. Beautiful accurate representation. The best part? It's danged quiet. Enough that, in a room of fans and AC vents, background noise was indistinguishable on my vocal track. Absolutely terrific, entirely recommended.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Another winner

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      from LA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Musical smooth
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Audio Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

        Day in day out.. I find myself going back to the 4040.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful

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        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Audio Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

        I love my AT4040! I use it with a Presonus EUREKA and the sound is just immaculate. I gave it a 4.5 because I want to see how well it holds up to a rigorious recording schedule.

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        AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

        The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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