Audio-Technica is releasing a wide variety of new microphones in Frankfurt this week.
Firstly, the manufacturer will be showing its new ATM510 (£119, pictured, right) and ATM610a (£129, pictured, left) dynamic handheld mics. The hypercardioid ATM610a – the premier Artist Series dynamic vocal mic – is tuned for clear, detailed vocal reproduction, while its newly designed internal shock mount and tight pickup pattern reduces handling noise and promotes isolation of the sound source.
The ATM510 cardioid dynamic mic also benefits from a new shock mount design for low handling noise. This rugged model is designed for a smooth, natural response and its cardioid pickup pattern ensures high off-axis rejection to minimise feedback. A rare earth magnet provides high output and excellent transient response.
Designed to be used on stringed instruments, the AT2031 cardioid condenser microphone is now available in paired sets – the AT2031P (£299).
The AT2031 offers an extended frequency response with a slight lift in higher frequencies for detailed response and its high SPL capability and low self-noise ensure a wide dynamic range well suited to studio and live situations.
With a 20-20,000Hz frequency response and 150Hz low frequency roll-off, the AT2031 is ideal for use with violin, cello, acoustic guitar and piano. The new AT2031P paired set includes a stereo bar, windscreens and stand clamps.
The company is also launching paired sets of its AT4021 cardioid mics in Germany. The AT4021P sets (£749) undergo rigorous testing to ensure a perfect match between microphones.
The low profile and low mass diaphragm of the AT4021 are designed to deliver wide dynamic range and excellent transient response and it can handle high SPLs with ease.
The matched pairs are supplied in a boxed set, which includes a stereo bar, windscreens and stand clamps, along with a curves diagram and a document outlining the testing procedure.
Prolight + Sound will also see the European unveiling of the firm's new 50th Anniversary products.