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Audio-Technica Artist Series ATM250DE Reviews

4.5 stars based on 4 customer reviews
  • from Plano May 12, 2008Music Background:
    Pro Guitarist

    This Mic Rox

    Seriously.. guitarist: throw away your sm57s and e906es... A new mic is in town.. this thing is amazing. I gigged last weekend and my sound was amazing.. i used both the outputs of the mic condenser and cardiod and mixed them on the board. I had the crowd on their feet all night and my band was blown away...

    I am telling you.. don't think.. just buy it now.

  • from Florida May 14, 2013Music Background:
    Pro Producer/Recording Engineer/Songwriter/Musician

    Great all-around mic

    I haven't had this long, but so far I've used it on Kick drum, bass amps, guitar amps, and vocals.

    On kick drum, I found the dynamic capsule to have a sound that was reminiscent of an MD421 but a bit more "modern" sounding. The mic is not overly pre-eq'd and my kick drum came through nicely, and I was able to easily EQ it to taste. For this test, I mixed the dynamic capsule to have a very tight, punchy sound.

    The condenser capsule on the kick drum picked up the shell sound and resonance of the heads nicely, rounding it out and making it feel more natural when both were blended together.

    On bass amp, the amp in question was a very thick sound, and not a good fit for the condenser, but I could see how on a cleaner, snappier part it could have been very handy. The dynamic capsule did well. I recorded two songs with an MD421 up against it. Each mic "took" one song - again, the dynamic capsule had a slightly more modern sound than the MD421.

    On a bright vox amp, the condenser mic was a little too bright, but the dynamic mic did a decent job. It was not spectacular, but it was very useable. It would definitely be a great fit for some situations. Likewise, on vocals I found that it could be useful for the right voice as well.

    All in all, very well built, easy to use, and sounds great

  • from Manila, Philippines July 2, 2007

    You gotta try this on djembe!

    If you can't decide whether to use a condenser or a dynamic mic, why not use both, so you can decide later? This option is the kind of thing that this mic make available to you. You can mix signals coming from the condenser and dynamic elements, without ever worrying if either one is hurting the signal more than it is helping.

    This mic has a different sound from the d112 (which i also love). Not better, not worse, just different.

  • from New Orleans, La November 11, 2008Music Background:
    live sound engineer: Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society

    An AE2500 for 200 hundred less?

    I've recently been A/B'ing this mic my AE2500 and while the AE2500 has a little more sub sonic push to it, this mic can acheive nearly the same results with just a little eq and you save 200 bucks. Actually if you're looking for a mic with more low-low mid punch and a little better top end snap you may prefer this guy.

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