Audio-Technica has debuted new AT2040 hypercardioid dynamic podcast microphone, designed to bring professional broadcast-quality sound with excellent vocal reproduction to podcasters and other content creators at an affordable price point.
Inspired by the performance of the BP40 large-diaphragm dynamic broadcast microphone, the new AT2040 has all-metal construction and is designed to excel at isolated/up-close vocal reproduction and rejection of unwanted room noise due to its hypercardioid polar pattern. The mic’s multistage windscreen combines a nonwoven filter with foam mesh to provide tight internal pop filtering, and its specially-designed integrated shock mount helps prevents unwanted noise by attenuating vibration from a boom arm or mic stand.
The AT2040’s XLR output connects to a conventional analog microphone input, fostering use with everything from USB audio interfaces to professional mixing consoles. The mic comes standard with a pivoting stand mount, 5/8″-27 to 3/8″-16 threaded adapter, and a soft protective pouch.
Gary Boss, Audio-Technica U.S. Marketing Director, remarks, “Audio-Technica microphones have been embraced by streamers, YouTubers and other content creators in recent years, but previously we didn’t offer a dynamic hypercardioid microphone so finely-tuned to the needs of podcasters. We are proud to offer the AT2040, with its smooth vocal reproduction and focused pickup that will help take your podcast to the next level.”
The new AT2040 podcast microphone is now available with U.S. MAP pricing of $99.