Atlanta, GA (October 22, 2015)—Atlanta-based Patchwerk Recording Studios has recently hosted rappers Waka Flocka Flame, Fetty Wap and Yung Ralph, R&B legend Regina Belle, gospel artist Y’anna Crawley, and The X Factor USA winner Melanie Amaro among others. For all of those sessions, Mike Wilson, co-owner and chief engineer, made use of a recently acquired Audio-Technica AT5040.
“I also used it on a local group A Theory of Now for vocals and flute,” said Wilson. “We did this entire album, and it was the first to receive the sonically superior seal—meeting all the criteria we have established to encourage artists to achieve the best recordings possible. This album was also a step outside many of the urban projects we do, as it was a live band album, and everything went very well, thanks in big part to the 5040.”
Wilson remarked, “Audio-Technica has stepped up the microphone game once again with the AT5040. It has become my new go-to mic for all vocal recordings. At Patchwerk, we have a wealth of top-level mics to choose from, but the 5040 has jumped to the top of the pack with its sonic warmth and rich tone. The mic has a remarkable gain that allows me to get a full signal without cranking the preamp and increasing noise. And as far as the noise floor of the mic itself, it is almost non-existent.