ATR3350

Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone

MSRP* US$29.95
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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  • Overview


    Audio-Technicaís newscaster-style omnidirectional ATR3350 lavalier is engineered for intelligible, accurate voice reproduction. This high-quality condenser is ideal for video use, and is a favorite choice for aerobics/dance/sports instructors. Its low-profile design assures minimum visibility.
  • Features


    • Newscaster-style miniature mic is perfect for video use

    • Ideal for aerobics/dance/sports instructors

    • Dual-mono 1/8" output plug connects to a video camera, DSLR, or handheld audio recorder's stereo 1/8" input, to record audio on both left and right channels

    • Omni pickup pattern offers full coverage

    • Includes tie clip, LR44 battery, foam windscreen


  • Specifications

    ELEMENTCondenser
    POLAR PATTERNOmnidirectional
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE50 Ė 18,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-54 dB
    IMPEDANCE1,000 ohms
    BATTERY TYPELR44
    WEIGHT6 g (0.2 oz)
    CABLE6 m (20') terminated with 3.5 mm (1/8") dual mono mini-plug
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDTie clip; battery; foam windscreen



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    ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone 2.7 5 19 19
    Sensitivity is 1/10th of stated value This microphone's sensitivity is listed at -54 dB basd on 2 units. It's sensitivity is ABOUT -70 dB, typical of a hand-held microphone. Lapel microphones need to be about 10 times (20 dB) as sensitive as a hand-held microphones. They are farther away from the sound source and they need to be omnidirectional vs. directional for hand-held mic. My background: Electronic Engr -- calibrated hydrophones and sound measuring equipment for USN. April 25, 2014
    Excellent Very smart... Dual-mono 1/8" output plug connects to a video camera, DSLR, or handheld audio recorder's stereo 1/8" input, to record audio on both left and right channels January 31, 2014
    Here's some proof So there were a few people on here that put this mic down. Let me just say that if you are stuck with a very strict budget but need to add production value to a shoot, this mic is a no brainer! Here's a video I recently shot using the mic with a 3.5>XLR adapter into a Tascam DR40. There is only one downside to using this MIC and that is is that it's wired. My subject ran off to grab something and yanked my Tascam recorder off the table popping the batteries out. There is a section that the DR40 failed because the batteries popped out while in pause mode. You can hear the difference between raw camera audio compared to audio with the MIC and the DR40. I did tests with the MIC directly into my D7100 and the results were night and day compared to the internal MIC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8RUFglSQss December 15, 2013
    This Mic Works Great Don't listen to the naysayers. This mic works great if you use it for the task it's intended for. I simply plug it into my video camera (using a mono adapter), clip it to my shirt and the sound is crystal clear. And considering the low price, the thing is a Godsend, making good video sound a breeze. And no, I don't work for Audio-Technica. This is the first of their products I've ever bought and used‚ÄĒand it won't be the last. November 12, 2013
    No decent information to get it worked. I have tried to put it on a mixer with good amps where normaly every mic works on, but this mic doesnt give me more then -20 dB, even when i have put all gains open. Even many people have trouble to get this mic working the company doesnt give at least the requerd information how to get it working, how to connect it and if it need phantom power, if it is balanced or not. To my old MD9000 camera it works good, but to a Nikon D5100 it does nothing, with modern mixers it does nothing eather. Why it works to some amps and others not, i dont know. It is a true miracle to me and it cost me to much time to find out. October 31, 2013
    Total junk Doesn't work at all. I inserted the battery, plugged it into to two different amps both know to work fine, then nothing. October 19, 2013
    Great mic for price This mic has great sound using the recommended connector from KV connection. I'm using an iphone 4s. Super easy to use, great product. September 24, 2013
    Doesn't work with Iphone I bought the ATR3350 and the Dual Microphone adapter cable. It does not work. Bought new batteries and it still does not work. The plan was to record video interviews with better quality audio. I use an Iphone 4s August 29, 2013
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    I just purchased this mic and am using it with my iPhone 4 with the adapter. Trying to shoot a video with iPhone. I inserted the battery according to diagram, but volume on mike is very low. I do have the switch to on. How do I increase the volume?
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    Answer: 
    I've got the exact same problem - only with the new iPhone 5. Got the proper adapter, a completely fresh battery and have tried everything. Have even tested the mic woth my Macbook Pro tweeking and gaining the input levels as much as possible, but with useless results. Only by blowing across the mic or having it very very close to my mouth, it's possible to get any sound recorded.

    Seems like a lot of customers with the same problem!
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    I am having the same issue, and my experience is exactly the same as the responder who could blow across the microphone and hear the wind noise, but there was very low voice output. I am connecting the ATR3350 to a Behringer amplified speaker, and the 3350 should have many times the needed drive, because a dynamic microphone connected to the Behringer has tons of output.

    The best part: connecting to the Behringer's "CD Input" RCA jacks from a 3.5mm TRS-to-2xRCA splitter, the voice output sounds normal, although the level is down (the CD input sensitivity is 30 dB worse than the Mic input in the Behringer), so the CD input seems to be working properly. Not sure what to think of these inconsistent results.
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    Answer: 
    I have the same concern. The adapter is pushed completely into the iphone 4s. I do not have a case on the phone.

    When I blow across the mic, the sound is picked up, but the volume of my voice is so low as to be virtually impossible to hear.
    I bought a new battery in case that was the problem,but it is still the same.
    Help needed asap please as I have some videos to do urgently.

    Thank you,
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    2 years, 2 months ago
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    Answer: 
    Thank you for your inquiry. I believe you may have just talked to one of our Audio Solutions Specialist about this problem. If not, someone else is having the same issue. In this case it appears that that outside cover on the iPhone was not allowing the adapter to insert all the way. After the adapter was inserted all the way, performance was improved. Also, I do not believe the input volume can be adjusted on the iPhone, although there may be an app that will do it.
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    New Model 3350?

    I saw an online ad for an aplification system using the ATR 3350 on a Native American Flute. It included a monoral plug and a 1/4" adaptor to be plugged into a Roland Micro Cube. The picture on ebay was just like the above description. When the ATR 3350 arrived it had a stereo plug and no 1/4" adaptor in the package. it would not work with my Micro Cube. What happened?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Our research determined that the vast majority of users of this microphone use it with video cameras that have 3.5 stereo inputs. Most customers never use the 3.5 to 1/4 adapter as well. The product was modified to meet that need. The microphone is still a mono device it just sends that mono signal to both the left and right (Tip and Ring) of the connector.
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    Answer: 
    I also recently purchased the ATR-3350. I had understood it was a mono mic but mine came with a TRS (stereo) plug. Not that I'm complaining! I actually wanted that so I don't have to fix the audio in post. It seems there's no information about the new model anywhere but several people have received it vs the old mono model.
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    I just ordered this from Amazon and have the same problems: the 3.5mm plug is TRS (stereo), not TS (mono), and the 1/4" adapter shown in the Amazon photo and description are missing.
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    Will the ATR-3350 work with an iPhone 4 ??

    If so, which app might work best to use the iPhone 4 as a voice recorder ... from the ATR-3350 ??

    Basically, trying to record lavaliere-style mic audio into my iPhone 4 (to record my lectures).

    Thanks in advance for your help !

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    With a little Googling, you can find adapters that, on one end, connect into your Iphone or IpodTouch and on the other have a standard female 1/8 connection. They are pretty cheap and you can connect them to an ATR-3350.

    As far as apps, there are a few if you search for microphone in the App store. Make sure you also have an App that makes it easy to get your recordings off of the Iphone/Iphone. Apple doesn't make it easy by itself. My fav is Dropbox.
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    The microphone has a 3.5m mono (tip sleeve) connector and the iPhone has a 3.5m tip, ring, ring, sleeve connector. The mic was not designed for this type of connector without some type of adapter.
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    I'm looking for a budget lavalier to clip to a violin to provide live sound reinforcement. Reasonably low distortion is important. Perfectly flat response is not. Will not be used for recording.
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    We will be using this mic on a violin. As per past experience, I will put it in a larger foam windscreen, and we will slide it under the tailpiece. This has worked well with several lavalier mics in the past. We have had no problems with picking up other instruments and it proves to be superior to using a mic in a stand near the violin. The larger windscreen provides padding to protect the finish of the violin, and keeps the mic in place. The signal is clean, pure and a joy for the soundpeople.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. It should sound very nice, although please note it is an omni directional microphone, so if there are other instruments on stage or floor monitors that could be problematic.
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    ATR3350 for Interviewing Another Person

    If I attached an ATR3350 to my lapel sitting in a quiet conference room, would it be able to pick up the voice of a person sitting next to me that I will be interviewing with a Kodak ZI10 camera? The camera will on a small tripod on the table just far enough away so we can have both of us on the video

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    I'm using a Kodak Zi8, and built a 1/8" stereo to 2 1/8" mono inputs. (one left channel, one right channel).
    That allows you to use 2 of these microphones, one per person. I do mixing in post-process of each channel separately which works nicely.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The answer is: It depends. If you are in a quite room and both voices are fairly loud, then this should work. If there is a lot of background noise and either or both speakers are soft-spoken, probably not.
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