My review: Audio Technica AT4047 mic

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by SideBMusic, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. SideBMusic

    SideBMusic Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,429
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Location:
    Oregon
    A few weeks many of you helped me sort out the choices for a new microphone. I decided upon the Audio Technica AT4047. My apologies for not posting my review sooner, I have had a very bad cough; imagine my frustration of not being able to test out my new mic when it arrived.

    The first thing I noticed about this mic is how even the frequency response is. The settings I use for my other mics to compensate for things such as over-brightness simply are not needed. For my vocals I do use a little reduction in high-shelf (to remove some edge) and low-shelf and a slight boost at 275Hz (to add little warmth). A slight amount of compression is used as well to help even out the volume variance.

    On acoustic guitar the lack of over-brightness is also welcomed. With my other mics I could never find a way to compensate the recorded sound enough to my liking. I haven't found the specific settings I want to use but I expect it to be minimal much the same as I discovered for my vocals.

    The positive comments from other forum participants and from the reviews I found around the Internet were accurate to how this mic performs. It is remarkably uncolored and flat. It does not need as much gain/trim as my other mics. Some described this mic as having a somewhat warm quality, a much loved and hated term; nevertheless, whatever you take that term to mean, it does have a little of the quality you may find from tube mics and amps. But if you are looking for a prominent warm sound the AT4047 is not going to provide it all by itself.

    Thanks so much for the suggestions and advice. I am very happy with my new microphone you helped me find.
     
  2. fuzzyguitars

    fuzzyguitars Member

    Messages:
    1,601
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2002
    Location:
    apple valley, california
    this is the live ac/dc guitar mic btw@!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice