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PL+S 2011: Audio-Technica unveils raft of new products

PL+S 2011: Audio-Technica unveils raft of new products

Audio-Technica has launched a large range of new products at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt.

Among these are the AT2022, a new X/Y stereo condenser microphone, the AT2031, a cardioid condenser end-address microphone, and the BP4001 and BP4002 dynamic broadcast microphones – although these are just a few of the new products on show at the event.

The AT2022 X/Y stereo condenser microphone is designed for stereo recording, with a dual-element, featuring two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration to allow for 90-degree (narrow) or 120-degree (wide) stereo operation. It is designed for general stereo recording, as well as field sound capture where the microphone’s rugged housing ensures protection from damage on location. The capsules fold flat for storage and transportation.

The AT2031 cardioid condenser end-address microphone is ideal for stringed instruments (from violin and guitar to harp and piano) in critical recording and live situations. The mic offers extended frequency response with a slight rise in the high frequency range for detailed sound. Low self-noise and high SPL handling also contribute to the AT2031’s wide dynamic range. A switchable 150Hz 6db/octave high-pass filter enables the new microphone to be tailored to a wide variety of instruments, while its cardioid polar pattern improves isolation of the sound source from its environment.

The BP4001 (cardioid) and BP4002 (omnidirectional) dynamic microphones are designed for all types of broadcast interview and remote newsgathering situations including ENG, EFP and sports applications. Both microphones’ frequency response is tailored specifically for clear, articulate reproduction of speech. The cardioid design of the BP4001 reduces pickup from the side and rear of the microphone, allowing for excellent isolation of the sound source, while the BP4002’s omnidirectional nature provides a balanced reproduction of surrounding ambience.

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