Stowe, OH (October 24, 2013)—Audio-Technica’s new AT5040 cardioid condenser studio vocal microphone has been seeing some use by nonted engineers and producers recently.
Grammy Award-winning producer, mixer and engineer Joe Chiccarelli recently employed the AT5040 for vocals in the studio. “I used the AT5040 on the upcoming album for the Madden Brothers on Capitol Records,” he reports. “I was quite impressed with its clear and honest high end. The off-axis rejection is a smooth as any mic can be. It has a way of removing the control room glass in front of the sound—it has a really honest 'right in the room' type of sound. Very impressive.”
Grammy-winning engineer and producer Al Schmitt states, “I recently used the AT5040 on vocals and was completely happy with the results. I also used it on a bass trombone solo and it sounded fantastic—the musician said it was the best his trombone ever sounded.”
David Reitzas states, “I used the AT5040 on a recent project for artist Pamela Lillard. I was blown away with how the AT5040 sounded. This is by far the best mic that Audio-Technica has ever made!"
Richard Chycki, a longtime fan of Audio-Technica microphones, says, “I regularly use several models of Audio-Technica mics for their sound quality as well as their innovative design, consistency and reliability. For the new Dream Theater album, by pairing the right mic with the source, we captured some pretty amazing audio with a minimum of outboard trickery. For instance, the AT5040, with its amazing sensitivity and ultra-low noise floor, was an absolute joy to use, on acoustic guitar in particular.”
Grammy Award-winner Frank Filipetti used the AT5040 for the first time on the cast recording for “Motown The Musical.” “I placed it in the vocal booth with Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Berry Gordy in the show, and it instantly sounded fantastic,” Filipetti recalls. “The vocals just came alive.”