Audio-Technica AT4081Item ID: AT4081
Active Ribbon Microphone with Low-profile Body, Figure-8 Pickup Pattern, and Phantom-powered Electronics
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This A-T Ribbon Mic is Sure to be Active in Your Studio!The Audio-Technica AT4081 active ribbon microphone gives you the amazingly smooth and natural sound of a quality ribbon mic, but also adds a higher output than you'd expect! A-T built the AT4081 around their revolutionary, active ribbon transducer — but the AT4081's slender build more closely resembles that of a pencil condenser microphone body, which allows you to place it in wide variety of positions. Given its low-profile design and versatile placement options, the great-sounding AT4081 is ideal for miking strings, horns, drum overheads, and guitar cabinets.
Audio-Technica AT4081 Active Ribbon Microphone at a Glance:
Classic ribbon sound, modern capabilities
Delivering the warmth and natural sound of a classic ribbon microphone, Audio-Technica's handcrafted AT4081 offers a robust build for long-lasting performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers. With its low-profile stick design, this microphone is a natural for use on a wide range of instruments (horns, strings, drum overheads, orchestras and more) and guitar cabinets in recording studios and live-sound settings.
Tough, innovative ribbon design
Equally at home in recording studios and live-sound settings, the microphone features Audio-Technica's innovative MicroLinear ribbon imprint, which protects the dual ribbons from lateral flexing and distortion. Audio-Technica's innovative ribbon transducer advances the evolution of ribbon microphone design!
Step up to 40 series quality
Audio-Technica's 40 series microphones let you capture great sound, and they let you do it the way you want. Designed from the ground up for premium performance, these 40 series mics are also built to keep on performing over the long haul — any of the great mics in this series makes a perfect addition to your mic locker! Best of all, these 40 series mics provide top-shelf A-T quality that's suitable for elite studio facilities — at prices that put them well within your reach!
Audio-Technica AT4081 Active Ribbon Microphone Features:
The Audio-Technica AT4081 active ribbon microphone gives you A-T quality, a low-profile design, and classic ribbon-mic sound!
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Wyndell, Mckinney, TX
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
Lovin' it on Acoustic and Vox!
by Andy H. fromProbably the best sounding mic I own right now. I have a shure sm7b and an AT4033/cl and a blue bluebird among others, but I really dig this mic. I'm a small studio and I don't have the best pre amps ... read more [+](presonus studio channel) but this mic makes the most out of what I have. close [-]
August 3, 2011
by Mel B from Buffalo N.Y.Great ribbon sound...enough said.
May 17, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist
Gold stars across the board for the Audio-Technica AT4081! Here in the studio, we recently recorded some vocals and guitars with it, and the results were great. Sure, there are other more expensive ribbon mics out there, but after hearing an acoustic guitar sound so rich and full, a Fender amp producing thick and crunchy tones, and such warm and present vocals, I would personally choose this mic.
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