AT2035

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

MSRP* US$149.00
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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  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview


    Designed for critical home/project/professional studio applications and live performance, this side-address cardioid studio condenser delivers exceptional detail and low noise. Equipped with a switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad, the AT2035 handles high sound pressure levels with ease. Along with its rugged construction and high-performance specifications, the AT2035 provides an exceptional level of consistency from model to model. It comes equipped with a protective pouch and a custom shock mount.
  • Features


    • Large diaphragm for smooth, natural sound and low noise

    • High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility

    • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

    • Switchable 80 Hz high-pass filter and 10 dB pad

    • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source

    • Includes custom shock mount & protective pouch

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-20,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-33 dB (22.4 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE120 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL148 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
    158 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
    NOISE12 dB SPL
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)136 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO82 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 3.8 mA typical
    SWITCHESFlat, roll-off;
    10 dB pad (nominal)
    WEIGHT403 g (14.2 oz)
    DIMENSIONS170.0 mm (6.69") long,
    52.0 mm (2.05") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8458 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLER5
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    POLAR PATTERN
    POLAR PATTERN
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
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  • Downloads

    AT2035 Specification Sheet (pdf 304.99 KB)
    AT2035 Submittal Sheet (pdf 371.75 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaAT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    • Vocals (4)
    • Voiceover/dialog (4)

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    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great mic!! Nothing better under $200......

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    from Milwaukee, WI

    Comments about Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

    I use this mic in a home recording studio for Rap & RnB.... Good clean sound...the 10 db pad helps to pull out alot of the background noise and the 80hz low end filter pullout the hum and rumble noise. Makes for less work in post production. Im sure there are higher end mics out there with better sound quality but they probably cost alot more.... In the $200 range this is def A-1.

    • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
    • Studio Musician
    • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
    • Intermediate
    • How long have you used this product?:
    • Over a year
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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    at 2035 condenser mic

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    from Westerly, RI, USA

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    Pros

    • Guitar
    • Vocals
    • Voiceover/Dialog

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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

        This mic has proved to be a reliable asset in the studio for rehearsal and recording. great sound pick-up sensitivity and response to highs and lows in sound

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Expert
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Live Sound
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Over a year
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        4.0

        Bargain with advanced features

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        from United States

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        Pros

        • Voiceover/Dialog

        Cons

        • can be a bit sibilant

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

          This is a step up from the AT2020 ... comes with a shockmount (that you have to use, since its the only mic mount that is delivered with it...no threads), a rolloff switch and a 10db pad. The shockmount is snug enough to allow many positions for the side address mic and the LC capsule is very good for the bargain price.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Novice
          • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
          • Studio
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Over a year
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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Mic for it's Price!

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          from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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          Pros

          • Vocals
          • Voiceover/Dialog

          Cons

          • None!

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            Comments about Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

            I'm a rapper and producer from Malaysia.
            Previously I was using the M-Audio Nova condenser mic. I wouldn't say that It was bad but I wasn't satisfied with the quality I got from it. So when i decided to change to another mic, I came across the AT2035 and purchased it. I must say I was more than amazed! Such quality and clarity! If you're really familiar with EQ's and compression, there's no doubt that you can get the sound want from the AT2035. I'm more than satisfied! Amazing mic! Amazing price!

            I'll do another review post soon with link to the video of my song recorded through AT2035.

            Till then, great job Audio-Technica! Wonderful product!

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Intermediate
            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
            • Studio
            • How long have you used this product?:
            • Less than a month
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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent value!!!

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            from Clearwater, FL, USA

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            Pros

            • Brass
            • Drums
            • Field Recording
            • Piano
            • Strings
            • Vocals
            • Voiceover/Dialog

            Cons

            • None!

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              Comments about Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

              I have used many studio mics over the years and never come across a mic that costs so little and sounds so great! I have A-B'd it against my TLM-103 and much prefer the sound of the AT-2035 to the Neumann. Considering I purchased three of them for less than a third the cost of one TLM-103, I am thoroughly satisfied!!!

              You won't find a better deal.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • Expert
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              • Studio
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              • Up to a year
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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Of Highest Quality at A Great Price

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              from Lancaster, PA, USA

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              Pros

              • Guitar
              • Vocals

              Cons

              • i cannot think of any cons

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                Comments about Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

                About a year ago, while researching equipment for setting up my first small, home-recording studio, I settled on the AT2035, and this was simply because it provided the virtual flat, truly accurate response I was hoping to record, especially when attempting to capture the wonderful sound of my 1938 Gibson L00.

                Since I purchased two (for stereo recording), and since I've just now started using them, I've never been more satisfied with the professional quality of their construction as well as in their ease of use, especially when I add any other instrument (including voice# to the mix.

                If anyone was trying to do the same as me #especially with a limited budget), I know they would be fully content with the performance of the AT2035 - they are worth every penny.

                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                • Novice
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                • Studio
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                • Up to a year
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              • Q & A

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                • Q:

                  Hi - I recently purchased the AT2035 condenser mic this past Christmas 2016, and I've been having issues with the sound quality. When I record, it makes this periodic breaks, and will even double, triple and skip altogether portions of what I'm saying. This just started happening. I plug the mic into my Behringer 12-channel mixing board, which has a USB connection that plugs into my Mac, and I use it for home studio recording. I'm no mic expert, but I've read all of the troubleshooting pages I can find, and I can't tell if there's something organically wrong with the mic, or if I need to be doing something differently. Without pointing me to another online manual, is there any way I can get some direct tech support on this issue? Thanks. David
                  Asked on 4/11/2017 by David from Chicago, IL

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                    Answered on 4/11/2017 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Plan to use 2035 in recording grand piano. Is that application ok?
                  Asked on 4/9/2017 by Steve from SC

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, large diaphragm condenser microphones like the AT2035 are a popular choice for recording piano.

                    Answered on 4/11/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  I am trying to connect my AT2035 mic to record through Ableton Live standard via Steinberg UR22mk2 audio interface and cannot get a connection. I am using a xlr cable and have the phantom power (+48V) activated on the interface. Am I missing something? Thank you for your help!
                  Asked on 2/27/2017 by jeremy from Tennessee

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions Team at 330-686-2600 ext. 5000. They would be happy to help you.

                    Answered on 3/6/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  I am looking to primarily mic my acoustic guitar, I was looking at the AT2035 and the AT2021. It seems like the AT2035 will be more versatile. The AT2021 seems to be marketed at acoustic instruments, If they both perform similarly, I prefer the AT2035. Does the AT2035 do as well as the AT2021 with acoustic instruments?
                  Asked on 2/15/2017 by John from Oklahoma

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. I personally like the AT2035 on acoustic guitar. I think the large diaphragm provides a nice warmth to the sound.

                    Answered on 2/16/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  Will my Zoom H5 Handy Recorder's output of 48V phantom power be enough to power the at2035?
                  Asked on 2/5/2017 by Mark from Los Angeles, California

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, the AT2035 phantom power requirements are 11-52v.

                    Answered on 2/14/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  When I connect the mic directly to the amplifier (Fender acoustasonic 150) it does not work, as wheezing or whistling sound is produced. Please tell me the reason.
                  Asked on 2/3/2017 by Pam

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The AT2035, being a condenser microphone, requires phantom power to operate and you must plug the microphone into a MIC level input and not a LINE level input.

                    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for additional assistance with this.

                    Answered on 2/14/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Hi, this is my first time looking into higher-end microphones. Do I need to buy a stand to work with the mic? Does it come with one? Does the mic just plug into the mic port of my computer or does it plug into other slots as well?
                  Asked on 1/17/2017 by Ash the New from Oshawa, ON

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    A stand is not included and you may connect the microphone to any standard 5/8-27" threaded microphone stand.

                    You may find helpful information which is relatable to your AT2035 as well.

                    Answered on 1/17/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Hi,
                  I am trying to connect my AT2035 mic to record through Ableton Live standard via Steinberg UR22 audio interface and cannot get a connection. I am using a standard 1/4" cable and have the phantom power (+48V) activated on the interface. Am I missing something? Thank you for your help!
                  Asked on 1/9/2017 by Evan

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Phantom power will not travel via a 1/4" cable but rather an XLR cable. Use an XLR connection into the microphone and into the interface.

                    Answered on 1/10/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Can a monitor be used with these mikes? We have a hard time hearing ourselves sing above the music and would like to know if it can be used. If so, what would you recommend? Thank you.
                  Asked on 1/3/2017 by Sandy from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    As with many things in audio, it depends. What is the volume of the source? What is the distance and angle of the monitor from the microphone? How much is the microphone gained up? How well is the system tuned?

                    Yes, this microphone has been used for live applications but will require proper setup.

                    Answered on 1/4/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Will a Xenyx 302USB mixer work with this mic?
                  What arm extender device should I buy for it?
                  Asked on 12/19/2016 by Kimberlyislive from Austin, TX

                  2 answers

                  • A:

                    The Xenyx 302USB has 15V phantom power for the XLR input, so the AT2035 works fine.

                    Answered on 1/5/2017 by Mike from Toronto, ON
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    You may plug the AT2035 into a MIC level XLR input connection that will provide sufficient phantom power.

                    Answered on 12/20/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
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