The Audio-Technica AT4040 is a large diaphragm, cardioid capacitor microphone designed for use in the most demanding recording applications. Intended for vocal and general instrument recording (piano, guitars, string instruments etc.), the microphones cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis signal reducing ambient and residual noise and delivers pristine low-noise recordings. The AT4040 has an integral 80 Hz hi-pass filter provides easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off. The high-pass position reduces the microphone's sensitivity to popping in close vocal use. It also reduces the pickup of low-frequency ambient noise (such as traffic, air-handling systems, etc.), room reverberation and mechanically-coupled vibrations.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid Polar pattern effectively minimizes off-axis signal, reducing residual noise caused by instruments, ambiance etc.
Quality Element and Baffle
The Audio Technica AT 4040 features a gold plated element and nickel-plated brass element baffle, providing pristine audio fidelity with a very low noise floor.
In addition to the element, the transformerless design ensures even less noise and best possible presence.
The AT 4040 features the AT 8449 spring loaded shock-mount providing maximum protection against noise caused by shock and handling of the microphone and stand.
ART Tube MP Studio V3 Preamp
Whether you're working with a computer, hard-disk, or digital multitrack recorder, the Tube MP Studio V3s design delivers professional recording studio results at a fraction of the cost of comparable equipment.
The Tube MP Studio V3 offers superior performance and sound quality to the "on-board" preamps found in today's low-cost mixers and multi-trackers. Professional quality sound combined with professional features - a hand-selected 12AX7a Tube, Phantom Power and Phase Reverse - are what make the Tube MP Studio V3 an outstanding microphone preamp.
The Tube MP Studio V3 can be used in a wide variety of applications including recording, project and home studios, where its Variable Valve Voicing really shines. It also functions as a direct box, with impedance matching and preamplification for line-level sources.
Tube MP Studio V3 Features
Provides Superior Preamplification for: Microphones, Instruments and Line Level Sources
V3 - Variable Valve Voicing
OPL - Output Protection Limiting
Hand Selected 12AX7a Provides 70dB of Gain Smooth, Warm and Fat Sound Quality
Variable Input and Output Gain Controls
Excellent as a Tube DI
XLR and 1/4" Inputs and Outputs +48 volts
+48 Volts of Phantom Power
Phase Reversal Switch
Superior Sonic Performance to On-Board Preamps
TEC-Award Nominated Design
Portable, All Steel Construction
1 Year Warranty