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
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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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      • Up to a year
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    • Q & A

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      • Q:

        Hello.. Lost my USB cable for my AT2020USBi. Where can I get one?
        Asked on 1/13/2017 by Mick from London, Ontario

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          You may contact our Parts Department in Canada.

          Jam Industries Ltd.
          21000 Trans-Canada Highway
          Baie d'Urfé, Québec
          H9X-4B7
          Canada
          Tel: (514) 457-4875 Direct
          Tel: (877) 526-5463 Toll Free
          E-mail for service: servicerma@jamindustries.com
          E-mail for parts: parts@jamindustries.com
          Web site: www.jamindustries.com

          Answered on 1/16/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
      • Q:

        Is a longer lighting cable available for this? I'd like to use this mic for recording band rehearsals with my iphone (audio only). I want keep the phone next to me and place the mic across the room, about 20 feet away. Thank you.
        Asked on 1/12/2017 by Jim

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          It is not recommend to use longer cables as USB BUSS power degrades over distance and may limited the performance of the microphone.

          Answered on 1/16/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
      • Q:

        Will this work with a GoPro Hero 5 black?
        Asked on 12/28/2016 by CoryTACP from USA

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          This has not been tested but my guess, no.

          Answered on 12/30/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
      • Q:

        I purchased this as an external mic for my ipad pro. Can anyone recommend an app to where I can mix the levels and start getting the most out of this mic?
        Asked on 12/26/2016 by Matt from US

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          There are many apps out there to choose from. Try starting with Garage Band.

          Answered on 12/28/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
      • Q:

        Does the at2020 usb come with any daw or recording software?
        Asked on 12/4/2016 by Zachary from United States

        1 answer

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          A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. No the AT2020 USBi does not come with any recording software.

          Answered on 12/5/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
      • 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

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          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
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