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Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The length (14.53") of the AT8035 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone is well-suited for ENG, outdoor recording and other specialized uses. The microphone is designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition. Suited for both boom & handheld use, it provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup, featuring excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic and switchable low-frequency roll-off. It operates on battery or phantom power.
  • Features

    • Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition

    • Length is well-suited for ENG, outdoor recording and other specialized uses

    • Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup

    • Excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic

    • Switchable low-frequency roll-off

    • Operates on battery or phantom power

    • RoHS compliant—free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances
  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNLine + gradient
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITYPhantom: –38 dB (12.5 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Battery: –39 dB (11.2 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCEPhantom: 250 ohms
    Battery: 300 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVELPhantom: 132 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    Battery: 120 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)Phantom: 110 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    Battery: 98 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO72 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    BATTERY CURRENT / LIFE0.4 mA / 1200 hours typical
    SWITCHFlat, roll-off
    WEIGHT170 g (6.0 oz)
    DIMENSIONS369.0 mm (14.53") long,
    21.0 mm (0.83") diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; AT8132 windscreen; battery; protective carrying case
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  • Downloads

    AT8035 Specification Sheet (pdf 335.84 KB)
    AT8035 Submittal Sheet (pdf 199.87 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    Nice mic, great price!


    I've used this in professional broadcast, live events and for location and studio recording of distant Foley. So far so good. Very good at rejection of unwanted sound without killing the natural tone of your source. Good frequency response with the high-mid bump where I feel it should be. For the price point this mic is a steal.

    Orlando, FL


    Good for isolating natural sound


    In addition to handheld and boom mounted application for ENG and Video Productions, this camera performs well as an on-camera mounted microphone. With its narrow pick-up angle and when camera mounted, isolating and picking-up natural (nat) sound is as simple as pointing the camera to your subject or sound source.

    Central New York

    AT8035 Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone

    5.0 2


  • Q & A

    Does this come with a hot shoe adapter? If not, do you guys have an adapter to help mount this to a camera?


    No, the AT8035 does not include a hot shoe mount. Being such a long barrel, most long barrel shotgun microphones are not attached on top of a camera as not to be visible in the shot.


    Hello, one of our brand new AT8035s seems to have an issue. The fit with the cable's XLR connector is loose and the cable's XLR connector is able to wiggle around. The microphone operates properly when holding the XLR connector in by hand. Otherwise the microphone produces severe noise and hum on the microphone output. How do we proceed with service? Thank you.


    Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at for assistance with this.


    If I leave the battery on when not in use, does it have a way to switch it off to preserve battery? or do I have to remove the battery every time I stop using it?


    There is not. If the microphone is not in use for long periods of time, it is common practice to remove the battery from the compartment.


    How long does the battery last? How do I know if it's still working or getting low?


    You will get roughly 1200 hours typical of battery life.


    Is this microphone available to use wireless with a wireless microphone transmitter?


    Regarding your previous question, and other questions you have about other mics we offer, it all depends. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this so we can help you figure out what you need!


    When using a mixer with Phantom power is it necessary to remove the AA battery from the mike or can it be left in?


    You do not have to remove the battery but it is recommend to remove the battery when not in use to avoid any battery leakage.


    Does anyone know how I can connect my AT8035 Mic to my MacBook Pro USB port, is there a connector I can purchase that connects the 3-pin to a USB?


    Thank you for your inquiry. The are several XLR to USB convertors on the market. Just enter "XLR to USB convertor" into your search engine.


    Unable to replace battery I'm unable to unscrew the bottom half of the microphone. It starts to turn but snaps back to the starting position. Is there a holding pin I'm aware of?


    There is no "holding pin" for the AT8035. For Battery installation, unscrew the lower section of the microphone body, just below the nameplate. Insert a fresh 1.5V AA battery in the handle compartment ("+" end up), then reassemble the microphone. Alkaline batteries are recommended for longest life. Remove the battery during long-term storage. If that does not resolve your issue, Service with Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) will be recommended. For information on how to obtain Service with ATUS, please visit: Thanks!


    Where can I find a serial number on the 8035? I am taking an inventory of our company's broadcast equipment & I cannot find a serial number on any of the 4 AT8035's we own. Help please?


    If the microphone has been serialized, the number will be found on the XLR connector of the microphone.


    Difference between at835b and at8035b I was wondering what was the difference between the at835b and the at8035b? I already have an at835b and have thought about buying another off of ebay and strapping the two together to achieve a stereo setup, but how much different would an at8035b be? I can buy a brand new 8035b off of B&H for not much more than a used 835b off of ebay, but if I strapped an 8035b to an 835b would it sound too different? Maybe a stupid question, but I am an Audio-Technica Loyalist.


    If your intent is to capture a "stereo sound", you really should not worry too much if they would sound different because that is what you are trying to achieve to begin with, i.e. making one channel sound different from the other channel. If they sound exactly the same, then your setup would sound like a two-channel-mono instead of the "stereo setup" that you want.


    The AT8035 is the replacement for the AT835b. The mic specs are very similar. The main difference is ROHS compliance (European environmental requirement).