Audio-Technica Celebrates AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica is celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of its microphones, the AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone.

Since its introduction 25 years ago, the AT4050 has been a tool for professional and aspiring recording engineers worldwide. It was designed for the studio, but was quickly adopted by live engineers as well and continues to be employed for all manner of live applications.

The AT4050 has a reputation as a studio condenser that captures every nuance. With three switchable polar patterns, the large-diaphragm AT4050 exhibits a combination of qualities: high-SPL capability with transparent and airy uppers/mids complemented by rich low-end qualities. Its dual large diaphragms are gold-vaporized and aged for consistent, outstanding performance. A precision-machined, nickel-plated brass acoustic element baffle provides rock-solid element stability and exceptional sensitivity. The AT4050 is good for studio use and live sound productions with vocals, piano, strings, drum overheads, guitar amps, and more.

Check out audio samples and interior views of the AT4050 and other 40 Series side-address condensers here.