ATR1200

Cardioid Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone

MSRP* US$21.95
Lifetime 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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  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview


    You donít have to be an audio professional to experience the remarkable microphones of Audio-Technica. Designed for advanced amateur use, the ATR1200 delivers clear, natural sound for vocals & instruments. And like the other microphones in the ATR series, it offers the astonishing clarity and durable construction that has made the Audio-Technica name renowned in the pro audio world.
  • Features


    • Clear, natural sound for vocals & instruments

    • Focused pickup (cardioid polar pattern) helps prevent feedback

    • Permanently attached 5 m (16.5') cable (3.5 mm mini-plug)

    • Rugged construction for long-lasting performance

    • Conveniently-located on/off switch

    • Includes 1/4" plug adapter and desk stand


  • Specifications

    ELEMENTDynamic
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE80 Ė 12,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-59 dB
    IMPEDANCE500 ohms
    WEIGHT150 g (5.3 oz)
    CABLEFlexible, durable 5 m (16.5') permanently attached cable with 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDDesk stand; adjustable stand clamp; 6.3 mm (1/4") adapter



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  • Downloads

    ATR1200 Manual (pdf 300.15 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaATR1200 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone
     
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    5.0

    Review of AT 1200 Cardioid Vox/Instrument Mic

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    from Cheyenne, Wyoming U.S.A.

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR1200 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone:

        This is first Audio Technica mic I ever purchased; good quality sound, lightweight, reasonably priced, versatile, great for VOX or instrument. Was an impuse (unplanned) purchase at FYE Store here in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • House of Worship
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Intermediate
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Up to a year
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      • Q & A

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        10 Questions | 11 Answers
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        • Q:

          Two questions.
          1. It came with a stand but I can't figure out how it sets up. Can you offer instructions?
          2. I use it on a PC with the computer's Sound Recorder and a second installed program called Audio Digitalizer. With both of them the volume from the speakers after recording is too low. I have upgraded all the settings I am aware of. What could be the problem?
          Asked on 7/8/2016 by Chuck from Houston, Texas

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the Audio Solutions team at 330-686-2600 ext. 5000. They will be happy to help with this.

            Answered on 7/25/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          I think I made a mistake because I bought this primarily for karaoke. Is it only for recording? Can I use it for karaoke singing thru a speaker? If so, how? It's set up but not working through my speakers. Thanks.
          Asked on 4/21/2016 by Suzanne from United States

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            We may need a little more information on your setup (like brand of speakers and mixers, if being used). Your best bet would be to contact Audio-Solutions at Audio-Solutions@atus.com so we can talk back and forth to get you back up and running!

            Answered on 5/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
        • Q:

          Will this microphone work with an Olympus WS-853 digital voice recorder as is,or is an adapter needed?
          Asked on 2/17/2016 by Eric W from Hoffman Estates, IL

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The ATR1200 terminates in either an 1/8'' or 1/4'' connection. If your recorder has the ability to plug in an external mic via those types of connections, then it will work for you!

            Answered on 2/18/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
        • Q:

          How do I automatically record this device in stereo? It is a mono channel microphone, but do I need a specific device, software, or configuration to force it to stereo? Thanks.
          Asked on 2/4/2016 by Confused from CA

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Being a mono microphone, you will record the track and in your mixdown, send to both left and right (stereo) channels.

            Answered on 2/12/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          Does this microphone work with iPad Air? With GarageBand?
          Asked on 12/26/2015 by Yehuda

          1 answer

        • Q:

          How do I hook up microphone

          How do I hook this microphone up to my karaoke machine that is hooked up to my stereo system? I didn't receive any instructions in the package. Is it possible for someone to send me the instructions?
          Asked on 3/13/2014 by CeCe

          1 answer

          • A:

            Typically speaking, microphones do not come with directions/instructions. This is because they are considered the accessory to the input device. If your device is specified to have a microphone input (not to be confused with a Headphone Output, or a Line-Level input), then it should have instructions on how to connect and configure a/an (external) microphone.

            However, if you need further assistance, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team. Please provide details as to which microphone you have, and what you are attempting to connect it to (make/model).

            audio-solutions@atus.com

            Thanks!

            Answered on 3/20/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          will this work on an android phone

          Will this microphone work with an android phone?
          Asked on 1/6/2014 by ksny

          1 answer

          • A:

            Only with the use of an adapter. This adapter is available through www.kvconnection.com , and is called the KM-IPHONE-MIC.

            Thanks!

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

          How to reduce static noise

          Hello,

          I am using an Inspirion 1545 and I'm trying to use this microphone to record my own voice (talking).

          I'm getting static noise when I replay my recordings, speakers and headphones.

          I've tried speaking at different volumes and different distances from the microphone. I've also tried another program (Microsoft's Sound Recorder and Audacity). I've also tried recording with the powercord disconnected.

          What are some possible problems and solutions?
          Asked on 12/2/2013 by Akvod

          1 answer

          • A:

            To use the ATR1200 with a computer, please see the information below. Also, please keep in mind that computer and camera inputs are known for being very noisy.

            If you would like to improve your signal-to-noise ratio, and thus have a cleaner audio signal with any dynamic microphone, you might want to consider purchasing the ATR2USB which is a 3.5mm (a.k.a 1/8th inch) USB Microphone Adapter for under $13.

            CONFIGURING AN EXTERNAL MICROPHONE FOR USE WITH COMPUTER:
            - In either case, a recording program will be needed for “recording”.

            o MAC
            -Mac computer’s do not have a “Microphone Input”. Rather, they have a “Line Input”, which is indeed different (line inputs are lower level). For proper use, you will need an adapter.
            -There is the Griffin iMic, or we manufacture the ATR2USB.

            o WINDOWS
            - Please click on the following link: Connect a microphone, Music Player, or other Audio Device to your Computer
            -- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/connect-audio-device#1TC=windows-7
            - Pay close attention to “To Connect a Microphone to your Computer” and “Microphone Boost”.
            - IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED that you attempt this test using Headphones, as to avoid feedback.
            - Additionally, the microphone should be no more than 8” away from your mouth.
            - For testing purposes, I highly recommend tapping the microphone, and observing your volume “meter” in the Recording Tab of the Sound Properties. This way, if you cannot hear the microphone, you will at least be able to see how much volume is coming into the computer.
            - With the Microphone Boost enabled, and proper volume setting, you should get a clear green-level indication in the Recording Tab of the Sound Properties. You should get a significant amount of bars in the level indication, not just one, when tapping the microphone.

            Answered on 12/12/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Mac OS

          Is this microphone Mac compatible.
          Asked on 11/13/2013 by Kayla

          2 answers

          • A:

            Only if your Mac has a MICROPHONE jack on it which many Macs do not. The (volume) level of the signal produced by a wired microphone is a very weak level known as "microphone level". This requires the microphone to be connected to a MICROPHONE jack. When a device has a MICROPHONE jack on it, that device contains a microphone preamplifier which amplifies this weak signal up to a much higher level so it can be heard. If your Mac computer does NOT have a MICROPHONE jack you have a couple of options to make a wired microphone work with it. One is to install a microphone preamplifier, or a microphone mixer (which contains preamplifiers) between the microphone and the computer, the other is to install a USB audio adapter between the microphone and the computer. Finding a preamplifier or mixer with a MICROPHONE jack that will accommodate the plug type used on the ATR1200 Microphone may prove challenging however. Therefore I recommend the use of a USB Audio Adapter such as our ATR2USB Audio Adapter (below).
            http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/accessories/de806038b48c13d7/index.html

            Answered on 11/25/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
          • A:

            Mac computers do NOT feature a microphone level input. Rather, they have line-level input. To use an external microphone with a Mac computer, you will need a USB Microphone Adapter. Audio-Technica Manufactures the ATR2USB. Griffin manufactures the Griffin iMic. Either will work with a Mac computer so that you may connect an external microphone to a Mac.

            Thanks!

            Answered on 11/25/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Is the ATR1200 pc compatibleJ
          Asked on 11/9/2011 by joetc from Moultrie, GA, USA

          1 answer

          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. If your computer has microphone level inputs, with proper configuration and software it should work.

            Answered on 11/11/2011 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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