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Audio-Tehcnica AT2020: Professional-quality performance for any application!
Large-diaphragm condenser mics are often favored for vocal and acoustic instrument performances because they bring warmth and richness to live performance and recording sessions. The Audio-Technica AT2020 combines the valued characteristics of these condenser mics with an open, airy quality for the most natural representation of your music.
The AT2020's Side-Address Design
The Audio-Technica AT2020's side-address element is different than most condenser mics because of its open design. The average condenser mic catches your audio source down inside the capsule, which can lead to a pristine, but slightly sterile track. Side address mics preserve the natural ambience of the room, so your tracks are filled with the airy, dynamic quality your ears expect to hear. External processors can inject artificial environmental characteristics back in to your audio source, but with the AT2020 there's no need. Your tracks will already sound natural, blending into the mix with little effort.
The AT2020's Cardioid Pickup Pattern
While its side-address design opens up the performance, the Audio-Technica AT2020 uses a cardioid pickup pattern for improved aiming control. The condenser element focuses on sources directly to the front, while rejecting unwanted sounds from the sides and to the rear. As a result, you bring 'the room' into your recordings, but only the parts you want. This isolation makes it possible to record multiple tracks simultaneously without one track bleeding into the next. In a live situation, you can position the AT2020 for the best pickup of your intended source without worrying about feedback problems from loudspeakers or other microphones. Your audience can focus on the music with no distractions.