Excerpt: With inexpensive mics seemingly as common as guitar picks, one must ask, “Does the world need another cheap mic?” But after testing the AT2020 , my answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Because the AT2020 is anything but “another cheap mic.” The AT2020 provides pleasant surprises in several areas. First, instead of it having a lightweight body with lots of plastic, its construction is metal, and the mic weighs in at a solid 12.1 oz. Do they skimp on the accessories?
Excerpt: In 1965, Intel CEO Gordon Moore famously predicted the speed with which computers would become more powerful and economical. The recent profusion of inexpensive, high-quality microphones might cause one to wonder if Moore's Law..
Excerpt: This microphone is perfect for someone who records on the go or mainly from home. It works great in open spaces and does a good job of not picking up background noise when recording. I have used it for some small demo work in public places if I need to record a quick idea or even a voice over. It sounds good no matter where you use it at. Someti... [ read more on Audiofanzine ] This is a great sounding entry level mic.
Excerpt: This is a solid mic at any price. It is a GREAT mic for this price range. Is it pro-level? Of course not. But you wont find anything close to this quality without spending at least twice as much. This is a solid mic for a home studio and really does sound good. I find it to be very transparent, and pleasing. The fact that it isnt as sensitive as some higher end mics is actually a plus in a home studio environment where you probably arent working in a soundproof room.
Pros: Pros, Affordable, Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use
Field Test: Audio-Technica AT2020 Condenser Microphone
1 May 2005
Excerpt: The AT2020 is Audio-Technica's entry-level, side-address studio condenser mic. It brings the company's build quality and consistency into the same street price range ($100) as many of the Shanghai-made Neumann U87 look-alikes.