The AT2035 has a VERY flat response curve making it an excellent mic for practically all recording needs - no "voodoo" as alluded to by some condenser mics, and subsequently no natty eq-ing in post! It also happens to have the largest condenser in AT's entire range of condenser mics and is quite sensitive - yet provides excellent off axis noise rejection. Build quality is excellent, being produced in Taiwan - a very pro piece of kit. I have been recording for 40 years and used 100s of microphones in a variety of settings, but if I had to choose one mic for everything the 2035 would be my choice. The AT2035 is well worth every penny, and Sam Ash not only has the best price, but they back their gear up with fast shipping and incredible service - thanks once again S.A., you guys rock!