STOW, OH, September 10, 2009
, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, unveils the AT4047MP Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
, developed in direct response to end users requesting a multi-pattern version of A-T’s legendary AT4047/SV
. The AT4047MP is one of the new offerings from A-T’s expanding 40 Series
microphones. The AT4047MP, featuring a warm vintage sound with
exceptionally low self-noise, a wide dynamic range and high SPL
capability, is a side-address externally polarized (DC bias)
multi-pattern condenser microphone with three switchable polar
patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-eight. These settings
control the microphone’s sensitivity to sounds coming from different
directions. Like the AT4047/SV on which it was based, the AT4047MP’s
transformer-coupled output and specially tuned element provide sonic
characteristics reminiscent of early F.E.T. studio microphone designs.
AT4047MP is designed to meet the most critical acoustic requirements of
professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement. Specific
applications in which the AT4047MP shines include vocals, acoustic
instruments, solo or group strings and any application needing a
versatile, switchable-pattern condenser mic with rich, vintage sound.
AT4047MP’s omnidirectional polar pattern is sensitive to sound coming
from all directions. Users can select the omni pattern to pick up
several voices or instruments on the same microphone, to diminish
proximity effect and to preserve the location’s ambient sound. The
cardioid polar pattern is more sensitive to sound originating directly
in front of the element, making it useful in controlling feedback,
reducing pickup of unwanted sounds and providing isolation between
performers. The figure-of-eight polar pattern is more sensitive to
sound originating in the front and back of the microphone, rejecting
sounds from the sides. It is often used in conjunction with advanced
stereo miking techniques.
The AT4047MP’s output is a 3-pin
XLRM-type connector. It requires 48V phantom power for operation. The
microphone is equipped with a switchable 10 dB pad and a switch that
permits choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off (via integral
80 Hz high-pass filter).
The AT4047MP is enclosed in a rugged
housing. The precision-machined nickel-plated brass acoustic element
baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity. The
dual-diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar pattern
definition across the full frequency range of the microphone. Unwanted
internal reflections are minimized by the symmetrical housing
assembly’s open acoustical environment. The AT4047MP’s state-of-the-art
design and manufacturing techniques ensure compliance with A-T’s
stringent consistency and reliability standards; the mic is RoHS
compliant, meaning it is free from all substances specified in the EU
directive on hazardous substances.
The included AT8449/SV shock
mount provides superior isolation and permits mounting on any
microphone stand with 5/8"-27 threads. The mic and shock mount both
feature a vintage silver-matte finish. A dust cover and a protective
carrying case are also included.
The AT4047MP Multi-Pattern
Condenser Microphone will be available November 2009 with a U.S. MSRP
of $1,055.00. For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com
over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a
leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and
manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers,
and electronics for the audio industry.
—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact
Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224.
Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com —For
further information regarding product availability and pricing in the
United Kingdom, please contact Harvey Roberts
(firstname.lastname@example.org); in Germany, please contact Anja Groth
(email@example.com); in the rest of Europe, please contact
Evangéline Pirot (firstname.lastname@example.org).