Audio-Technica AT2035 Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 16 customer reviews
The AT-2035 is a great condenser microphone to start with or add to your collection, and with the shockmount it's a steal! You couldn't find a mic of this calibre just five years ago for less than three times the price, and years from now you will still be finding new uses for it.
January 25, 2013
Clean and sensitiveWell built, quiet, clean, powerful. AT has always been a great company and Sweetwater turned me on to this and I'm quite happy with it. Be careful because it will pick up a cat fart two rooms down.
from United States
November 13, 2012Music Background:
great valueFor the price, this mic is outstanding! I upgraded my home studio from sm57's and I am amazed at the quality for a only few dollars more.
from United States
April 2, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer
Fabulous mic!I have worked with all kinds of mics in my 45 years of recording. This mic stands up with the best, especially considering the price. I use two for stereo ambient pickup for organ and choir every Sunday. Great well constructed mic. You can't go wrong with this one!
from Minneapolis, MN
February 18, 2012Music Background:
Engineer, Pro musician
Incredible Mic!Short and sweet: This mic sounds good on everything - vocals, acoustic guitar, snare, hi hat. I tried it as a replacement for a matched pair of small diaphragm condensers which were being used as drum overheads, and the difference in clarity was startling. I'll be purchasing another as soon as possible. Don't hesitate. This mic is WELL worth the money.
from Cherryville, NC
February 1, 2012Music Background:
Former semi-pro, current hobbyist
Excellent mic. Excellent price.This is a true large-diaphragm mic. The AT2020 is NOT. I could not be happier with this mic. I got the best vocal takes I've ever gotten using this mic. The low cut filter is particularly handy at taking the boom out of vocals.
from United States
September 19, 2011Music Background:
Clean and CrispI was blown away at the clarity and crispness of a mic at this price. This is perfect for voice work. With all the plug ins today, You WILL be able to make a very clean recording of yourself with mic and tweak it all you want thru your DAW. Very Impressed. I run mine thru a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB into Adobe CS5.5...
from Warrenville, IL
August 13, 2011Music Background:
Pro Musician, Pro Voice Over Actor
A Well Balanced MicThis mic is the best and extremely affordable. A voiceover actor and sound engineer suggested I switch to this mic after hearing my recordings.It really changed my the sound. It took out the "boominess" in my voice over work and cleared out extraneous noise. I highly recommend that you try this microphone.
from Lowell, MA
November 8, 2010Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
Powerfully builtSounds Great for the price, I've fooled numerous friends into thinking one of these is a much nicer mic. I was even smart enough to leave one on the roof of my car and drive off and even after falling off at 40 mph and rolling down a hill it still works perfectly. Needless to say this mic is solid and works on a wide variety of sources.
Producer " Brkctybeast " Brick Scope Productions
from reside in Jersey City, NJ
September 23, 2010Music Background:
Hip Hop & R & B Producer/ Indie Label CEO
Its REAL!!!!!!!For the past 6 yrs I've been using the shure ksm27 condenser mic which has given me its heart and soul not to mention pretty good vocals but the silibance despite using a channel strip and de- esser was finally too much so I finally broke down and got another mic so I hit the store interested in a at 40 series mic for quality and budget purposes. I demo'd
the 2035,4040, and the 4033. After testing all three the verdict was the at 2035!!! I don't know if this mic will get the job done with the rest of my projects but for my hip hop artist this mic is THA TRUTH. No silibance problems what so ever, word articulation and pronunciation is THA TRUTH. Smooth even vocals with a touch of grime. A hardcore Hip Hop artist's best friend. Look out for B.A.M. RUU "HARD BODY" mixtape coming soon so you can hear the true essence of the AT-2035 cardiod condenser microphone THA TRUTH
from Atlanta, GA
May 1, 2013Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Producer
Decent MicPretty decent mic for my home project studio... I dont do any major recording, just use this for demoing vocals, but its a big upgrade from my previous mic... Would recommend to anyone... Good mic
from United States
March 30, 2013
AT2035Used it on guitar, drum overhead, and vocals, and so far it's been great on all. Quality is solid, shockmount is a great addition too. I fit it a tad thin sounding on vocals, but I've been able to compensate by a small 2-3 db bump in the low mids to make the vox a bit juicier. Or maybe my micing technique isn't , that's always a possibility!
January 1, 2013Music Background:
Great for price so farSo far this mic has performed well. Its very clear, picks up plenty of sound. So far only used it on vocals but I like how they sound so far. Sorry I dont have more info, Im no professional I dont want to get technical. However, this sounds much clearer and crisper than my SM57, and now because of this mic, I dont seem to enjoy the sound of my 57 anymore.
from Tampa, FL
May 18, 2012Music Background:
Professional Full time Recording Engineer/Producer
The Big Bang Theory is TRUEOk, this isn't 4.5 stars as in a Bock 251 or something, but this is definitely a 4.5 when comparing to mics in the under $500 range.
I have long been an Audio Technica fan, making the AT4050 the main workhorse of my studio for the last decade or more, owning several other mics of theirs, and having used even more. AT has always been a shining example of the "bang for your buck" concept - without compromise attached.
I have used original version of this model - the AT3035 (made in Japan and evolved into the AT2025 when production moved to China to keep costs down). The AT3035 had actually faired extremely well in mic shoot outs and real world use for me on male and female vocals and acoustic guitar.
So...when I was in need of a couple more swiss army type mics, these were a no brainer, and they haven't disappointed.
They offer an unhyped sound, with a low end that is tight, not muddy. The proxemity effect on this doesn't appear to be quite as significant as its big brother the AT4050 but it still warmed up nicely when I got right up on it. The high end is pretty natural and unflattering - what you hear is pretty much what you get, without hype or sizzle. The mids seem to be slightly "forward" sounding but still pretty open and natural without any obnoxious peaky-ness.
On acoustic guitar I got a very full and balanced sound off the body, while capturing lots of sparkle off the 12th fret area. The imaging between 2 random mics seems to be good enough to use as a stereo pair.
On both male and female vocals this week, I preferred this mic greatly over a U87 clone.
The mic comes alive when plugged into a great preamp like a Vintech, and it takes EQ nicely - handling pretty large doses of EQ without exposing any massive flaws.
all in all, a fantastic deal, not just because its cheap, but it can also be legitimately used right along side many mics that are much more expensive and hold its own.
Might I add - AT has fantastic service.
from Atlanta, GA
April 8, 2013Music Background:
Live sound engineer
Great mic at a great price!Leave the $5000 mics for those guys who have money coming out their ears. This mic does the job and I am pleased.
from wyckoff, New Jersey
January 13, 2013Music Background:
musician, engineer, hobbyist, producer, overall music lover
AT2035 MIC REVIEWAnother excellent product with an affordable price tag. For the money of this mic, you get sharp clear natural sounding audio. It got a low pass filter switch & a 10db switch also. Comes with a shock mount also. Sports a cardioid pattern with large diaphragm. Overall, the AT2035 is a great mic, a good affordable mic good for anyone's mic locker!
May 31, 2012Music Background:
EDM and contemporary music producer/singer
Great micI produce in a small home studio for big music. This is the perfect vocal mic for anyone on a budget. It does not have any noteworthy glories of quality, but gives a clean, honest reproduction just like any mic should. Any cheaper mic I've used has had some drawback in the audio somewhere, but this one captures vocals very professionally; I simply don't have anything bad to say about it.