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Cardioid Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • 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

    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

  • Downloads

    ATR1200 Manual (pdf 300.15 KB)
  • Reviews

    Doesn't connect to smart phones


    I purchased this mic to connect to smart phone, but smart phones don't recognize it. I even purchased an additional TRS to TRRS adapter and it still does not work.



    Review of AT 1200 Cardioid Vox/Instrument Mic


    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.

    Cheyenne, Wyoming U.S.A.


    ATR1200 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal/Instrument Microphone

    3.0 2


  • Q & A

    I bought a ATR1200 microphone. How do I connect it to my Dell laptop


    Thank you for your inquiry. That depends on the type of audio inputs your computer has. If it has a microphone input it would just simply plug in. if it has a combo jack (headphone and microphone on on input jack) you will need an adapter. Please check your documentation or contact the store or manufacturer of you computer.


    Will the ATR1200 work with a Canon Vixia camera? Out of the box, the microphone does not appear to be working. What do I need to use this with this video camera? The camera has a mic input.


    Thank you for your inquiry. It should. You may need to boost the input gain on the camera.


    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?


    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.


    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.


    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 so we can talk back and forth to get you back up and running!


    Will this microphone work with an Olympus WS-853 digital voice recorder as is,or is an adapter needed?

    Eric W

    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!


    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.


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


    Does this microphone work with iPad Air? With GarageBand?


    With the proper Apple adapter, yes. You may refer to the video below with a similar setup:


    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?


    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). Thanks!


    will this work on an android phone Will this microphone work with an android phone?


    Only with the use of an adapter. This adapter is available through , and is called the KM-IPHONE-MIC. Thanks!


    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?


    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 -- - 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.