In this video as well as majority of Alex's other videos, he can be seen using the AT2020 Condenser Microphone. In this particular video, the item can be seen on the right side of the screen throughout the whole video. This video was uploaded about 1 month ago at his house where most of his videos are recorded.more
> Billie's vocals for 'Ocean Eyes' were recorded with the 2020, which sounds great. It's not quite as good as the Neumann, but I have never found a microphone that I like more than the 2020 that's less expensive than the Neumann. The 2020 is a really good starter microphone. (Finneas O'Connell (Billie's brother, producer & co-writer) in Sound On Sound magazine)more
When initially working together, a period that included the production of songs such as “Ocean Eyes,” “Six Feet Under” and “Bellyache,” O’Connell used an Audio-Technica AT2020 cardioid condenser mic on his sister’s vocals. More recently, he has been using a Neumann TLM 103 large diaphragm mic. “I recommend the TLM 103 to anyone; it’s such a good microphone.”more
This mic will do it all and its so dang cheap, especially used. I find with vocals it compliments higher ranges better. It can be sensitive to high SPL so be fairly cautious in that regard. Budget diva
Im a simple man. If it works, doesnt sound like the mic on a Talkboy Tape Recorder, sounds clear and doesn't break the bank... ay, Hit me with it! i use it for vocals, recording various sounds to sample and actually ive used it as a room mic for Guitar amplifiers. i use this quite abit for that. it does a great job at that.
While not the best microphone, the AT2020 works fantastically for an entry-level large-diaphragm condenser microphone.
I use this in the studio to record vocals, and it makes my voice sound very lively and airy, which is why I love it and haven't jumped on an upgrade yet.
Without a doubt would recommend to anyone looking for a condenser microphone to use anywhere it's needed.
the AT2020 has a higher self-noise at 20dBA, but also just sounds a ton better out of the box than many other microphones in its price range without a massive amount of EQing needed. That being said... because of the self noise, Im not in love with using this on anything other than Vocals or acoustic guitar. But boy does it do a great job on Vox and Acoustic Guitar. Anything that doesnt need a ton of processing or layering Yes, stereo pairs and getting crazy with layers, not this guys wheelhouse, you start to hear it humping itself.
For what it is this is one of the best value oriented best sounding Vox mics out there. A must have in any bedroom mic locker.
I have not found a microphone as reliable and constant as the audio technica AT2020 at such a budget price of £100. I would recommend upgrading (if you can) to Rode NTA 1 for an extra £20. Then you know your on the same equipment level as the pros.
This microphone is really cheap, around 99 bucks. It's a good condenser microphone if you are starting to record. It captures bright sounds decently but it's a bit short in the low frequencies in comparison to larger diaphragm condenser microphones
I purchased this mic on a whim shortly after returning home from my short stint at university. While I was away, I had written tons of hooks and lines, but had no way to record them other than my phone and I was itching to have a way to record in higher quality, just to have something to play with within my DAWs. While a couple of months of experimentation led to my realization that the mic didn't have the range for my singing, it is a solid mic for voiceovers, podcasting, and some instruments. I plan on upgrading my audio interface so I'll be able to use this and my Blue Spark in tandem, recording to have higher control over my mix and experiment stereosonically.
I'm giving it 3 stars because you do get what you pay for. It is robust and records sounds. For an inexperienced user, the bassy colouring it gives sounds nice and reduces the amount of EQ you need to put on. However, it does not sound professional at all, and the EQ 'colouring' makes it difficult to EQ afterwards, in comparison with a similar-range mic like the AKG P420.
This mic is perfect for podcasting, where you need boosted bass, but I wouldn't record vocals on it.