Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

MSRP* US$405.00
Five-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The length (14.53") of the AT8035 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone is well-suited for ENG, outdoor recording and other specialized uses. The microphone is designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition. Suited for both boom & handheld use, it provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup, featuring excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic and switchable low-frequency roll-off. It operates on battery or phantom power.
  • Features

    • Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition

    • Length is well-suited for ENG, outdoor recording and other specialized uses

    • Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup

    • Excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic

    • Switchable low-frequency roll-off

    • Operates on battery or phantom power

    • RoHS compliant—free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances
  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNLine + gradient
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITYPhantom: –38 dB (12.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Battery: –39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCEPhantom: 250 ohms
    Battery: 300 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVELPhantom: 132 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    Battery: 120 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)Phantom: 110 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    Battery: 98 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO72 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT170 g (6.0 oz)
    DIMENSIONS369.0 mm (14.53") long,
    21.0 mm (0.83") diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; AT8132 windscreen; battery; protective carrying case
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  • Downloads

    AT8035 Specification Sheet (pdf 123.59 KB)
    AT8035 Submittal Sheet (pdf 397.95 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews


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    Audio-TechnicaAT8035 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

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    Good for isolating natural sound


    from Central New York

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    • Ambience
    • Film/Video Production
    • Sports Broadcast
    • Studio Broadcast


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      Comments about Audio-Technica AT8035 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone:

      In addition to handheld and boom mounted application for ENG and Video Productions, this camera performs well as an on-camera mounted microphone. With its narrow pick-up angle and when camera mounted, isolating and picking-up natural (nat) sound is as simple as pointing the camera to your subject or sound source.

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      • Intermediate
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      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Over a year
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    • Q & A

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      • Q:

        Does anyone know how I can connect my AT8035 Mic to my MacBook Pro USB port, is there a connector I can purchase that connects the 3-pin to a USB?
        Asked on 1/18/2016 by Linda from United States

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer


          Thank you for your inquiry. The are several XLR to USB convertors on the market. Just enter "XLR to USB convertor" into your search engine.

          Answered on 1/29/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
      • Q:

        Unable to replace battery

        I'm unable to unscrew the bottom half of the microphone. It starts to turn but snaps back to the starting position. Is there a holding pin I'm aware of?
        Asked on 1/14/2014 by meffman from Tampa, FL, USA

        1 answer

        • A:

          There is no "holding pin" for the AT8035. For Battery installation, unscrew the lower section of the microphone
          body, just below the nameplate. Insert a fresh 1.5V AA battery in the handle compartment (“+” end up), then reassemble the microphone. Alkaline batteries are recommended for longest life. Remove the battery during long-term storage. If that does not resolve your issue, Service with Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) will be recommended. For information on how to obtain Service with ATUS, please visit:


          Answered on 1/16/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        Where can I find a serial number on the 8035?

        I am taking an inventory of our company's broadcast equipment & I cannot find a serial number on any of the 4 AT8035's we own. Help please?
        Asked on 4/25/2013 by StudioMetronome from Brookline, NH

        1 answer

        • A:

          If the microphone has been serialized, the number will be found on the XLR connector of the microphone.

          Answered on 4/29/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        Difference between at835b and at8035b

        I was wondering what was the difference between the at835b and the at8035b? I already have an at835b and have thought about buying another off of ebay and strapping the two together to achieve a stereo setup, but how much different would an at8035b be? I can buy a brand new 8035b off of B&H for not much more than a used 835b off of ebay, but if I strapped an 8035b to an 835b would it sound too different? Maybe a stupid question, but I am an Audio-Technica Loyalist.
        Asked on 8/2/2011 by Andonoguin from Idaho, USA

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        • A:

          If your intent is to capture a "stereo sound", you really should not worry too much if they would sound different because that is what you are trying to achieve to begin with, i.e. making one channel sound different from the other channel. If they sound exactly the same, then your setup would sound like a two-channel-mono instead of the "stereo setup" that you want.

          Answered on 11/22/2011 by UnheardSound from Central New York
        • A:

          The AT8035 is the replacement for the AT835b. The mic specs are very similar. The main difference is ROHS compliance (European environmental requirement).

          Answered on 8/10/2011 by AudioSolutionsManager
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