AES 2018: Audio-Technica Offers New Mic Bundles, Highlights ATH-M60x Headphones
Audio-Technica (booth 422) has made multiple announcements at AES 2018:
New Bundles for Content Creators
Audio-Technica is offering four new bundles catered to content creators, including podcasters, videographers, live-streamers, YouTubers, and beyond. Developed in direct response to customer input, these highly cost-effective bundles provide turnkey microphone/headphone solutions for all aspects of content creation. Two bundles feature USB outputs to directly connect with computers, while two feature XLR outputs for more flexibility to connect with professional mixers or digital interfaces. All bundles feature a microphone with mount, ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones and a new custom boom arm with desk mount. The boom arms are pre-threaded with the appropriate USB or XLR microphone cable compatible with the included microphone for a sleek, clutter-free appearance.
The AT2005USBPK bundle includes an AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone with ATH-M20x headphones and custom boom arm. The AT2020PK bundle includes an AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, ATH-M20x headphones, and custom boom arm. The AT2020USB+PK bundle includes an AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone, ATH-M20x headphones, and custom boom arm. The AT2035PK bundle includes an AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, ATH-M20x headphones, custom boom arm, and shock mount.
“All four of these bundles offer a high level of value, with microphone models that have proven to be a hit with all manner of content creators in recent years,” says Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director, Professional Markets. “Whether your setup uses a separate digital interface or if you prefer to connect the mic direct via USB, we have you covered with these cost-effective bundles.”
These four content creation bundles will be available fall 2018 with U.S. street pricing as follows:
- AT2005USBPK bundle: $129
- AT2020PK bundle: $149
- AT2020USB+PK bundle: $199
- AT2035PK bundle: $199
Drum Mic Bundles, as Well as an Exclusive Vocal Mic Bundle
The company is offering several new mic bundles geared toward drummers and vocalists. Four drum mic bundles provide a highly cost-effective solution, taking the guesswork out of drum mic buying. These drum packs are equally at home in project and commercial studios as well as live sound applications including clubs, houses of worship, and regional and national tours. The vocal mic bundle ATM510PK offers three ATM510 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphones at a significant discount.
The PRO-DRUM4 and PRO-DRUM7 bundles are geared as starter packs but offer a great value for drummers and musicians at all levels for live or studio use. The PRO-DRUM4 includes a PRO 25ax Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone for kick, a PRO 63 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone for snare, and two of the new PRO 23 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone for toms, along with two drum mounts and a carrying case. The PRO-DRUM7 bundle includes a PRO 25ax, a PRO 63, two PRO 23’s and two AT2021 Cardioid Condenser Microphones for overhead/cymbals, along with three mounts and a carrying case. “The PRO-DRUM7 bundle, in particular, is a great all-around studio pack, with several of the mics being able to do double-duty on drums, guitars, amps and other instruments,” notes Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director, Professional Markets.
The ATM-DRUM4 and ATM-DRUM7 bundles are geared toward pros and touring drummers. The ATM-DRUM4 includes one each of ATM250 and ATM650 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphones for kick/snare, and two ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Microphones for overhead/cymbals, along with a carrying case. The ATM-DRUM7 bundle includes an ATM250, an ATM650, three ATM230 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphones for toms and two ATM450’s, along with three drum mounts and a carrying case.
These four drum mic bundles and the ATM510PK vocal mic bundle will be available Fall 2018 with U.S. street pricing as follows:
- PRO-DRUM4 bundle: $249
- PRO-DRUM7 bundle: $399
- ATM-DRUM4 bundle: $499
- ATM-DRUM7 bundle: $799
- ATM510PK vocal bundle: $229
Display of ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones
ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones, a recent addition to A-T’s critically acclaimed M-Series line, will be exhibited. Designed for studio, broadcast, and mobile applications, the ATH-M60x is a low-profile, on-ear professional headphone model that utilizes the same proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers found in the ATH-M50x (with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils), delivering exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range with accurate bass response.
The ATH-M60x’s low-profile, closed-back, on-ear design provides excellent sound isolation and a great fit, which is enhanced by the exceptional comfort and durability of the memory foam earpads and headband. The headphones come with three interchangeable cables (1.2 m – 3.0 m coiled, 3.0 m straight, and 1.2 m straight – each with a 3.5 mm [1/8″] mini-plug), a 6.3 mm (1/4″) screw-on adapter, and a protective carrying pouch.
- Low-profile, closed-back, on-ear design provides excellent isolation and fit
- Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers (the same used in the critically acclaimed ATH-M50x) with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
- Carefully crafted using key metal components for lasting durability
- Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range with accurate bass response
- Low-impedance design delivers high output level from any headphone output
- Premium, memory foam earpads and headband allow headphones to be worn comfortably for hours on en
- Earpads and headband detach for easy replacement
- Ideal for studio, broadcast and mobile applications
- Detachable cables (includes 1.2 m – 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable)
Audio-Technica’s ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones are now available with U.S. pricing of $199.00.