Audio-Technica intros pencil condenser mics

Audio-Technica, introduces the AT4021 cardioid and AT4022
omnidirectional pencil condenser microphones. These mics, are the latest additions to
Audio-Technica’s 40 Series of condenser microphones. The mics are ideal for
critical studio and live applications, and can be used for acoustic guitars, strings, percussion, overhead,
high-hat and other acoustic instruments. Additionally, as an omnidirectional
microphone, the AT4022 is can be used for ensemble use, stereo recording, and
group/background vocals.
Both the AT4021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone and the AT4022
Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone feature high SPL handling and wide dynamic
range, as well as flat, extended frequency response and exceptional
reproduction of low-frequency sounds. The AT4021’s cardioid polar pattern
reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the
desired sound source. The AT4022’s omnidirectional polar pattern provides
maximum ambient pickup. Both microphones offer a low-mass element for superb
transient response.
An integral 80 Hz high-pass filter provides easy switching
from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The roll-off position
reduces the microphones’ sensitivity to popping in close vocal use. It also
reduces the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise, room reverberation and
mechanically-coupled vibrations. Output from both microphones’ XLRM connectors
is low impedance (Lo-Z) balanced.
The AT4021 Cardioid Condenser Microphone and the AT4022
Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone will be available September 2008 with the AT4021
going for a MSRP of $495.00 and the AT4022 going also for a MSRP $495.00.
Audio-Technica has appointed Dan Pelletier to the position
of Audio Solutions Specialist. As part of A-T’s Audio Solutions Department,
Pelletier joins the team in responding to the informational needs of
Audio-Technica’s customers seeking clear technical or product advice and
application assistance. In his new position, Pelletier is dedicated to
providing creative solutions and offering technical expertise for
Audio-Technica’s staff, reps, dealers and end-users.

Pelletier is a recent college graduate with a degree in
Recording Arts and Technology. He joined the A-T team as an intern in June of
2007 and was appointed Audio Solutions – Specialist in November 2007. Before
joining A-T, he served as a Recording Engineer Intern at
Ante Up Audio recording studio and Front-of-House (FOH) and Recording Engineer
Broadview Heights, Ohio’s Sevenoseven young adult worship
organization. Additionally, Pelletier is a drummer, guitarist and songwriter.
Audio Solutions Manager Rick Joyner said, “Dan brings
with him not only an impressive resume of practical experience and knowledge
but a refreshing passion for audio. He has already shown himself to be a
tremendous asset to the Audio Solutions Department, and we all look forward to
his continued success in that capacity.”

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