Audio-Technica AE6100

Dynamic Hypercardioid Handheld Microphone
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The Artist Elite Series: A-T's most advanced mics for live performance!

Audio-Technica's Artist Elite Series are untouchable in their category. These handheld vocal mics were designed to deliver uncompromising performance in a wide variety of live applications, from concert stages to broadcast to houses of worship. A lot of research went into creating the AE Series, and the results are stunning. Each mic features superior anti-shock engineering for the minimum of handling noise and an overall durability and rugged construction that make them the high-performance mics for the rigors of touring.

The AE6100 is an affordable hypercardioid dynamic mic that delivers clean articulation for great on-stage presence and excellent monitor cut. It features a polar pattern tailored for superior on-axis response and maximum feedback rejection.

  • High output, fast transients and clean articulation
  • Maximum feedback rejection
  • Superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise
  • Outstanding pop protection
  • Tough, durable, resilient - built for the road
  • Includes AT8470 Quiet-Flex stand clamp

Additional Media

AE6100 Spec Sheet
Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
Frequency Response 60Hz-15kHz
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.68 lbs.
Included Accessories Stand Clamp, Microphone Pouch
Manufacturer Part Number AE6100

Customer Reviews

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My Favorite Mic

This mic has it all! Frequency response holds up very well at the low end with a nice 2 dB rise around 200 Hz. There is the 6 dB rise around 5 kHz typical of many dynamic mics which is usually a good thing because it adds some crispness to vocals. Its off-axis rejection is excellent - when I have feedback issues, they go away when I take out this mic. You need to instruct your performers to address the mic on-axis, their voice will fade if they hold it like an ice cream cone. (This goes for any hyper-cardioid). This mic is distinguished by its relative insensitivity to plosives ("P" consonants). Some other mics have problems in this area. Its the next best mic to a condenser for outdoor gigs (my condensers never go outside of the studio).
Music background: Recording guitarist/vocalist & sound engineer

Studio quality live

When our fans hear Kat singing with this Mic, they don't believe it is live (nope, not a back track). We switched from a CAD mic to the AE6100 and all our monitor feedback problems went away, plus the quality is amazing. It sounds great even through an on stage vocal effects processor (not even a high end pre-amp). The balance feels great, and the build quality feels solid. We won't use any other vocal mic when touring.
Music background: Producer

Best I ever had:

I have used different mikes (almost all) in the hope of finding one that stands out and works well with the TC-Helicon correct. Someone mentioned to me that the 6100 was a good choice. I gave it a try from Sweetwater and when I plugged it in I was blown away by the difference this mike made using the TC-Helicon Correct. I am a singer so I use different microphones to achieve the sound I want. You can not go wrong with this mike. I have used it exclusively since getting it. (3-4wks ago). I would be very unhappy if I had to do without it and would instantly replace it.
Music background: Singer, Live Sound Artist

A Piece of Magic

I would have to say that this is one of the top dynamic mics on the market. It increases the quality of your voice unbelievably. It blows the shure58beta out of the water. That's right. The 58BETA. The engineering put into this mic is amazing. This mic is as close as ur gonna get to a condenser for the price. Awsome quality, feedback rejection. Its even a hypercardioid, which is great for performance. It's smaller than the picture shows, but performs 10 times what you would expect. I had a Samson Q7, and that thing sounded like a toy compared to this. True professional grade equipment right here.
Music background: Musician

Nice Mic

I have a collection of live performance mics so I feel I can give some accurate feedback on this mic. Running straight into the boar, it has great mid-range with excellent clarity. Virtually zero feedback at high PA output levels. Compared to my Shure Beta 58 it's much clearer with less bottom end frequency, that being said it's not a crystal clear as the Shure Beta 87a but seems to have a larger range and higher output. However, compared to my beefier mics, TC Helicon MP-75 and Shure Super 55 the Audio-Technica AE6100 has less output, and no where near the bottom end sweep. For a powerful, mid-range performance (hyper-cardioid) you really can't go wrong here. It's well built, and consistently performs nicely to cut through any mix. I play in an extremely loud hard rock band and it slices through the low end without a problem. If you want to move past the tried and tested Shure Beta 58 this is your next mic.
Music background: Musician
See also: Dynamic Mics, Audio-Technica, Audio-Technica Dynamic Microphones, Audio-Technica Dynamic Microphones