Audio-Technica is now shipping its new AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Podcast Microphone. Inspired by the performance of Audio-Technica’s BP40 Large-Diaphragm Dynamic Broadcast Microphone, the AT2040 claims to bring professional-quality sound with exceptional vocal reproduction to podcasters and other content creators at an affordable price point.
Featuring an all-metal construction, Audio-Technica says the AT2040 excels at isolated/up-close vocal reproduction and rejection of unwanted room noise due to its tight hypercardioid pickup pattern. The mic’s multistage windscreen combines a nonwoven filter with foam mesh to provide superior internal pop filtering. Its integrated shock mount 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, providing versatile use with everything from USB audio interfaces to professional mixing consoles. The mic comes standard with a pivoting stand mount, a 5/8-inch-27 to 3/8-inch-16 threaded adapter and a protective pouch. The AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Podcast Microphone is now available for $99.