— New microphone bundle features A-T 20 Series microphones, providing a versatile project/home studio microphone solution —

New York, NY 10-01-2005 119th AES CONVENTION — Audio-Technica has announced the expansion of the company’s highly successful 20 Series line of microphones with the addition of the AT2041SP Studio Pack. With the AT2041SP Studio Pack, A-T has created a versatile microphone package for use by musicians, engineers and producers in home and project studios, as well as for professional use in commercial studios.

The new AT2041SP Studio Pack combines the AT2020 side-address condenser microphone with the newly premiered AT2021 small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone. The AT2020 is aimed at capturing vocals as well as a wide range of instrumental applications, while the AT2021 excels at instrument recording including acoustic guitars, drum overheads, pianos and group vocals. By incorporating the AT2041SP Studio Pack into their studio equipment, users gain versatile transducers suitable for recording any source with the highest fidelity and accuracy, all at an extremely affordable price point.

The new AT2021 small-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic is ideal for capturing guitars, overheads, pianos and more. The AT2021 is optimized for professional applications, yet offers amazing value and an exemplary price-to-performance ratio. The microphone has extended response for smooth natural sonics, and a special low-mass element for superb transient response. The cardioid polar pattern reduces off-axis pickup of unwanted sound, while focusing on the desired source.

The AT2021 has outstanding specs, highlighted by broad, flat frequency response from 30 – 20,000 Hz, 145 dB maximum SPL handling, and an extreme 126 dB dynamic range. Ideal for almost any recording application in the home or project studio, the AT2021 has been designed from the ground up to provide the most natural, smoothest response possible.

The AT2020 side-address condenser microphone brings unprecedented performance to a wide range of recording applications. Audio-Technica’s AT2020 is acclaimed for its groundbreaking proprietary design, utilizing a custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm that provides extended frequency response plus the ability to handle extremely high SPLs. The AT2020 is a rugged side-address condenser with a fixed cardioid polar pattern for maximum isolation of the desired sound source. The mic features excellent performance specifications, including a flat, extended frequency response (20 – 20,000 Hz), high SPL handling capability (144 dB), and a wide dynamic range (124 dB). Every aspect of the AT2020 has been tailored for a very smooth, natural sound while ensuring maximum accuracy, making it a perfect complement for today’s digital recording equipment.

Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director, stated, “The AT2041SP Studio Pack is aimed to provide a versatile solution for both home and project studio applications. With the AT2041SP, musicians, engineers and producers have a choice of microphones that will cover a broad range of sonic needs, and at a very affordable price.”

The AT2041SP will be available in October 2005 with a U.S. MSRP of $249.00.

Celebrating over 40 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web:

—For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, please contact Denise Burnage, marketing, Audio-Technica Ltd., Old Lane, Leeds LS11 8AG England. Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441,
Fax: +44 (0) 113 270 4836

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at Booth #608 during the 119th AES Convention in New York, NY.