I have the 2020 the even poorer man's version of the 4040 , and that can sound quite sterile unfortunately. Once again we have two opposing opinions in the mic forum. There are 10 types of people. In your price range you might want to check out the and the. To produce a superior product at a very affordable price. With the mic positioned nearly against the grille and aimed toward the midway point of the speaker between the cone and surround , I got a nice-sounding, throaty growl. Furthermore, they do share a lot of similar configurations and features.
Last edited by ch2os7; 08-12-2007 at 13:36. Final Word Interested in learning more about the 4040? It's particularly evident in the loud phrase the 5th and 9th phrases in the waveform above where the 4050 has just a touch of distortion whereas the 4033 is smoother. User Alert System provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Very versatile — works well on a broad range of instruments. This ultra-consistent microphone may be used with confidence in a wide variety of studio and live miking applications, even under the stringent demands of digital recording systems. Its overall fit and finish would be entirely acceptable on a microphone costing three times as much.
Save About The Author Stuart Charles Black Stu is determined to help you make sound decisions, and strives to deliver the best and most in depth content on the internet! One of the biggest endorsements I came across was the fact that people will think you recorded in a professional studio setting. Even on such a bright guitar, the 4040s were quite flattering no matter which stereo configuration I used. I own both the 4040 and 4033. . I can't afford one, but I used one on a record recently and was blown away. Two different worlds of recording.
It doesn't have the 3-3,5 kHz boost that the At 4033 has. They both are very useful on a wide range of instruments git. It is a great all around mic that will handle most anything you throw at it. Passing over the 4033 for the 4050 is like passing over natural vanilla for german chocolate - both amazingly good, just different on all accounts. Check out my post on More on the last point: This is a condenser mic, and a super sensitive one at that; it picks up everything. Of course most of that has to do with the drummer and the room, but I was really impressed by how you could hear all the parts of the kit and pick out each part and nothing cymbals for example sounded too harsh. It has a touch of warmth to it and is meant to accentuate your vocals a bit.
They always have a harsh and very unpleasing top end to them, and lack definition in the lows. Links to your music are only permitted. The 4033 is a brighter mic and the 4040 is somewhat darker. I looked at the frequency response charts of both mics and noticed that they peak and dip around the same places but that the 4040 has more pronounced and abrupt peaks than the 4033. Normally I prefer using a small-diaphragm condenser on tambourines, triangles, shakers, and the like, as they tend to sound tighter and more focused than large-diaphragm condensers.
Furthermore, it is not one of those products that relies on hype or gimmicks to spark the consumer's interest. They are able to capture the same lows, mids, and highs. Search Engine Optimisation provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. This has become a staple of the Audio Technica line. Like all 40-series microphones, the 4040 is manufactured in Japan, and each one is individually tested at Audio-Technica's Stow, Ohio, headquarters before hitting the shelves. Features Another interesting thing is that the two mics come with similar yet different additional features. To test the 4040 on female vocals, I recorded my wife a classically trained soprano singing some traditional Celtic folk songs.
Even turned all the way up it performs exceptionally well. Also I hear little bits of detail in the 4033 that I don't hear in the 4050. I would love to hear from you. As stated above, the sound is very clean, clear, and uncolored. It's clean and relatively flat. I am not saying that the 4040 is the mic to go with, just that I personally would consider most any other option than the 4033.
Do not record near a window! I have a C1 and it tends to add a lot of high end comparatively. Once you get them and begin to use them, you'll find more and more uses for them. I haven't even seen it reviewed anywhere yet. Expect the tone of it to be true to life. Last edited by Ridickolas; 08-12-2007 at 04:37. Download is enabled so feel free to listen to the full bandwidth file on some decent speakers. Richard Alan Salz is a producer, engineer, and composer living in Southern Vermont.
Fitting the mic to the mount is a little fiddly, as an elastic band for want of a more technical term has to be encouraged to fit around the diameter of the mic body at its base — an action hampered by the lower part of the shockmount. They are quite sensitive to subtle sounds, but not excessively. Summary This is a great all around work-horse microphone that handles a variety of studio applications with ease. It has a really clean sound that is easy to work with. The published frequency response suggests that the mic is extremely flat between about 20Hz and 4kHz. Does the 4047 compete with it? I'm recording all the live Burma shows to computer multitrack for posterity 16-track, Digital Performer.