Per a company press release, the AT2040 is geared towards podcasters and other content creators looking to bring professional broadcast-quality sound to their craft.
Audio-Technica said “the AT2040 excels at isolated/up-close vocal reproduction and rejection of unwanted room noise due to its tight hypercardioid polar pattern, ensuring professional-quality podcasts.
“The AT2040 provides smooth, warm, natural sound, while the mic’s multistage windscreen combines a nonwoven filter with foam mesh to provide superior internal pop filtering, and its specially-designed integrated shock mount prevents unwanted noise by attenuating vibration from a boom arm or mic stand.”
The AT2040’s XLR output connects to a conventional analog microphone input, making the product compatible with everything from USB audio interfaces to professional mixing consoles. The microphone comes standard with a pivoting stand mount, 5/8″-27 to 3/8″-16 threaded adapter and a protective pouch.
Gary Boss, Audio-Technica’s U.S. marketing director, said Audio-Technica’s microphones have been used by streamers, YouTubers and other content creators in recent years; however, their past models were not as suited for the needs of podcasters.
The AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Podcast Microphone is now available with U.S. MAP pricing of $99. For more information, visit the company website.
Audio-Technica booth: C5826