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
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

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

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    No Cons

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent on acoustic guitars!

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    from Portland Oregon

    Pros

    • Balanced sound
    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Great price

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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

        I've used this Microphone for three years now and love it! It makes recording my acoustic guitar fun and easy. I aim it at the 12 fret, about 10 inches away and its magic everytime! This microphone showed me that you dont need to spend $2K to get high quality!

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Other
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        • Intermediate
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Over a year
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        (6 of 9 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

        Cons

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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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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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
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                • Studio
                • How long have you used this product?:
                • Less than a month
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                (4 of 4 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.

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                  • Expert
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                  • Studio
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                  • Up to a year
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                  (4 of 4 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

                  Best Uses

                    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:

                      What type of mic. cable do I need if I have the focusrite scarlett solo?
                      Asked on 12/3/2017 by Duddy from Rockford, IL

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The AT2035 is a condenser microphone and to connect to an audio interface, you will need a standard XLR cable from the microphone and into the interface. Also, your interface will need to have +48v of phantom power engaged.

                        blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-week-phantom-power-need/

                        Answered on 12/6/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      Do these work well as choir mics?
                      Asked on 9/29/2017 by Paul from TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, the AT2035 are often chosen for recording groups such as choir or orchestras.

                        Answered on 10/2/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      I use Tyros4 Arranger Keyboard for recording my songs. Is the AT-2035 compatible with my keyboard if I use a power supply for the mic? What power supply can you recommend?
                      I am using a Shure SM58 dynamic mic now but would like a cleaner sound. Thanks!
                      Asked on 9/21/2017 by Mike from Texarkana, Arkansas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The other brand microphone you listed is a dynamic microphone and the AT2035, being a condenser will require phantom power to operate. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                        Answered on 9/22/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      I am looking for a "do-it-all" mic to use for all of the above: Video conferencing, Voice-Overs on pre-recorded presentations, Studio recording of strong female vocal, if possible: decent recording of a college A'Capella group. Plan to use with a Yamaha MG series mixer and pc. Please recommend a different mic in your line up if you think there is a better fit. Thank you!
                      Asked on 9/14/2017 by Eric from Somerville, MA

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                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, the AT2035 is a popular choice for all application you listed. You may also want to look at a multi pattern microphone such as the AT2050 which may be used in cardioid, omnidirectional, or bi-directional setups.

                        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 9/15/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      Does a preamp help this mic sound better? by a noticeable amount?
                      Asked on 9/3/2017 by gotemcoach from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        A microphone preamp is needed for ALL microphones as they take a low MIC level signal and properly boost up to a higher LINE level output.

                        Answered on 9/6/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      Will these work well as drum overheads?
                      Asked on 8/16/2017 by Ryan from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, the AT2035 are often used in the drum overhead position.

                        Answered on 8/17/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      Hi,
                      I just bought the at-2035 and have a rode psa1, I got the shock mount with the mic and the shock mount doesn't fit to the mic arm. I did some looking to see if I could find an adapter for it but came up with nothing. I was just wondering if anyone on here could give me some insight on a correct swivel mic arm I can get that fits the at-2035?
                      Asked on 8/8/2017 by Jared from ND

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

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

                        Answered on 8/9/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      Does it come with the mic stand?
                      Asked on 6/30/2017 by Fire_Skull_81 from Newberry SC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        A microphone stand is not included from the manufacturer. The AT2035 includes the AT8458 shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands, 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter, and soft protective pouch.

                        Answered on 7/6/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      What are the dimensions for this mike, I want to make sure I get the right mike bag.
                      Asked on 6/17/2017 by Don the divot digger from Grantsburg, WI

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The maximum body diameter is 52.0 mm (2.05") and the length is 170.0 mm (6.69").

                        Answered on 6/19/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                    • Q:

                      I am hooking up the 2035 to a Yamaha MG06X mixer and get zero sound. I figure it would be a plug and play deal but I am obviously missing something. Any suggestions?
                      Asked on 6/2/2017 by Shawn the Nudnick from Shawsville, VA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

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

                        Answered on 6/5/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
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