AT2020USBi

Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

MSRP* US$199.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

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  • Overview


    Combining high-resolution audio with increased connectivity options, the AT2020USBi cardioid condenser microphone adds a new level of sound-quality and convenience to the expanding lineup of Audio-Technica USB microphones. Modeled after the critically acclaimed AT2020, this digital output mic features an A/D converter with a 24-bit/96 kHz sampling rate to deliver high-resolution articulation and intelligibility thatís perfect for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting and voiceover use.

    The AT2020USBi works with both USB and Lightning cables (included), so you can use it straight from the box to digitally capture audio on the device of your choice: PC, Mac or lightning equipped iOS device. The integrated gain control adds to the convenience, allowing you to adjust the input level directly on the microphone.

    The AT2020USBi cardioid condenser microphone brings state-of-the-art sound for the on-the-go lifestyle to the family of Audio-Technica USB mics.
  • Features


    • Condenser microphone with digital output for convenient, high-resolution recording

    • High-quality A/D converter with 24-bit/96 kHz sampling rate for superb, high-resolution audio

    • Mic gain control allows you to adjust input level on the mic itself

    • Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording and voiceover use

    • Compatible with Windows 7 and above, Mac OS 10.6 and above, and iOS 7.02 and above (requires Lightning connector).

    • Tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use

    • Included USB and Lightning cables provide ready connectivity to computers and iOS devices

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20 Ė 20,000 Hz
    POWER REQUIREMENTSUSB (5V DC); Lightning (3.3V DC)
    BIT DEPTH24 bit
    SAMPLE RATEUp to 96 kHz
    VOLUME CONTROLMic gain control
    WEIGHT350 g (12.3 oz)
    DIMENSIONS162.0 mm (6.38") long, 52.0 mm (2.05") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORMicro-HDMI
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDPivoting stand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch; tripod desk stand; 4.9' (1.5 m) USB cable; 4.9' (1.5 m) Lightning cable
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  • Downloads

    AT2020USBi Literature Sheet (pdf 432.42 KB)
    AT2020USBi Manual (pdf 813.48 KB)
    AT2020USBi FCC DOC (pdf 252.24 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

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    4.0

    A good mic with some design flaws

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    from Jacksonville,FL

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Unstable

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      Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USBi Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone:

      This mic is a good mic with exceptional sound quality,lightweight,and versatile in the sense that you can use it with an iphone/ipad. However the proprietary connector on the mic can not be found anywhere else and if by chance it breaks then you can not get any third party connectors anywhere. Audio technica should have included two pairs of connectors in the occasion that one breaks.Also be aware that this mic does not include a port to monitor your audio. Unless you are a die hard apple phone user and need a better mic then I would recommend some of audio technicas other mics.

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    • Q & A

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      • Q:

        Will the lightning connector work with an older model at2020 USB microphone? If so, how can I get the lightning cable?
        Asked on 10/23/2016 by Tom from Tarzana, CA

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          No it will not. The AT2020USBi has a Micro HDMI connection on the end of the microphone whereas the AT2020USB and AT2020USB+ have a USB (Type B) connection.

          Answered on 10/24/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
      • Q:

        What is the best shock mount for the usb AT2020?
        Asked on 8/10/2016 by Xeltion

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. I do not believe I would recommend a shock mount for this microphone because the mount would cover the controls on the microphone.

          Answered on 8/18/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
      • Q:

        Do you have a similar product that has stereo? It's not clear whether this is a mono or stereo microphone. Basically I'm looking for a stereo "kit" to attach to a Windows or Mac laptop to record recitations in a small room.
        Asked on 7/18/2016 by Nicholas from United States

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          We don't have a stereo USB mic, but you might want to look at the AT2022, which is a stereo mic that terminates in a 3.5mm connection.

          Your other option would be to acquire an audio interface with XLR inputs. Most of our stereo microphones would require an XLR or 5-pin cable connection. The microphone would plug into the interface, and the interface would plug into your computer.

          If you have further questions, please contact us directly at Audio-Solutoions@atus.com

          Answered on 7/19/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
      • Q:

        If using the AT2020USBi in a Windows PC environment for voice capture, will the 24bit sampling rate be used? or does it convert to 16bit?
        Asked on 6/8/2016 by Aunt Cindy from United States

        1 answer

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          A:

          The Windows USB Audio Driver generally uses the highest bit-depth and sample rate it is capable of when using any Audio-Technica USB products. This is also relative to the highest bit-depth and sample rate the USB audio product is capable of. This is why the AT2020USBi lists "up to 96k" for its sample rate. Most computers today support 24bit, so the microphone should default to 24 bit.

          If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
          audio-solutions@atus.com

          Thanks!

          Answered on 6/9/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        How do I connect my USB mic to Pro Tools 10 Aggregate?
        Asked on 11/12/2015 by Chris from LA, CA

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          When you plug the AT2020USBi microphone into the USB connection of the computer, it will be recognized as an external soundcard. Within your software (if applicable) you will select the AT2020USBi (external USB CODEC) as your input device.

          You may refer to the software manufacture for additional assistance on their software.

          Answered on 11/13/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
      • Q:

        Hi, I'd like to know what kind of cable the USB one is. Mine broke and I need a replacement but I don't know which to buy.
        Asked on 10/4/2015 by Tony

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at Parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

          Answered on 10/6/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
      • Q:

        Hi, i just saw a youtube video about usbi and the guy said the 24bit/96khz sampling rate will work for ios/mac and if connected to windows, it will do 16bit/44-48khz, is that true? i was going to order the usb+ as a windows user, but i saw the new usbi, is it gonna sound any better compared to the usb+? or should i just order the usb+ now? since i found the headphone monitoring extremely useful.
        Asked on 8/18/2015 by Johnny

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. If you need or want headphone monitoring I suggest buying the USB + version.

          Answered on 8/24/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
      • Q:

        Will this mic work while recording video on an iPhone with the built-in camera app?
        Asked on 7/12/2015 by Bucklee from United States

        1 answer

        • A:

          Yes, as long as the phone has the lightning type connector on it.

          Answered on 7/17/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
      • Q:

        Live Inpur Monitoring on iOS Devices

        Depending on the app being used, does the potential exist for being able to have 'Live Input Monitoring' so that they could hear themselves or even a return feed being sent to them?

        Thanks!
        Asked on 7/9/2015 by ASaenz

        1 answer

        • A:

          No, the limitation is the power provided by iDevices.

          Answered on 7/10/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
      • Q:

        Why no headphone jack?

        I was curious if you can provide more information regarding why this microphone doesn't have the headphone jack, which exists on the AT2020USB+?

        Thanks,
        Mike
        Asked on 7/2/2015 by MikeMike

        1 answer

        • A:

          Because there is not enough current available from the lightning connector to power a headphone amplifier.

          Answered on 7/6/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
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