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Audio-Technica to Show New Mics

NAB Sneak Peek: USB and traditional studio condensers on stage

Microphone and headphones manufacturer Audio-Technica is covering the gamut of microphonic products at the NAB Show — from project studio USBs to high-end studio.

The AT2020USB+ (shown) is a USB cardioid pattern condenser USB mic, and if the name sounds familiar it is. The AT2020USB+ is an upgrade of the AT2020USB. It has a USB output with a 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz onboard digital converter. A headphone output allows for monitoring. A built-in mixer allows for basic mixing. It is compatible with Mac OSX and Win XP/7 software. It also ships with a desktop tripod stand and USB cable.

The AT5040 cardioid pattern side-address condenser is the “ultimate studio microphone,” according to Audio-Technica. It’s hand-built with four large rectangular diaphragms that A-T says totals app. two inches. Internal shockmounting isolates the element. It ships with an external shockmount and a carrying case.

NAB Show Booth: C1711