Summary: 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 . There is something special that this mic does to your sound . I think it's because of a decreased volume on the 1k . It just removed the harsh and painful sound that a loud voice would give.
Natural sound, very high quality, reasonable price.
21 February 2011
Summary: It has a transformerless design and a flat frequency response, which delivers a nice natural sound. Multipattern, very high quality. It´s hard to beat it in this price range and this microphone type. It blows away Rode NT2-A (unless you want a VERY bright sound). The price is very reasonable. A new classic.
Summary: 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.
Summary: I've been using this microphone for years. I have two of them, actually. I didn't buy them as a matched pair, so one is a bit brighter sounding than the other. That can be an advantage, as I use the darker mic for overly bright sound sources, and vice-versa. I've used these mics with good results in my project studio, on vocals, guitars, and hand percussion, and actually earned a major film festival award for music I created in that studio.
Summary: For what its worth, a pair of these 4050s will go a long way in your studio, especially on a budget. They sound beautiful as a stereo recording of grand piano, guitar, or even drum OH's. The variable polar patterns enable a plethora of stereo recording options. I have actually used this mic for VO work and found it to be superior for certain voices, even over Neumann and more expensive mics!
Summary: I bought the AT4050 based a lot of research that indicated the AT4050 is a very natural sounding and versatile condenser mic. I alos borrowed one from a friend so I could test it myself. My primary uses are recording very high quality acoustic guitar and vocals. Maybe Drum Overheads at some point. The Mic sounds just wonderful on Acoustic guitar and is equally natural sounding on vocal recordings. This mic comes with three switch settings; Omni, Cardioid and Figure 8.