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MusikMesse 2013: Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser Microphone

AT2020USB+ features a USB output, plus a built-in headphone amp and a monitor jack
AT2020USB+ features a USB output, plus a built-in headphone amp and a monitor jack

MUSIKMESSE 2013 PRESS RELEASE: Audio-Technica is to show its new AT2020USB+ Cardioid condenser mic - the successor to its popular, easy-to-use AT2020USB model - at Prolight+Sound, Musikmesse's companion show.

Equipped with a USB output, the microphone is designed for digitally capturing music or any acoustic audio source employing users´ favourite recording software. The AT2020USB+ offers studio-quality articulation and intelligibility perfect for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting and voiceover use.

The AT2020USB+ features a built-in headphone jack with volume control that allows users to directly monitor their microphone signal in real time, and a built-in high-output internal headphone amplifier that delivers superior clarity.

Mix control

The microphone also offers a mix control that can blend the microphone´s signal with pre-recorded audio (perfect for DJ/karaoke use). The unit´s cardioid pickup pattern delivers excellent off-axis rejection, while its A/D converter - with a 16-bit 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate - ensures extremely articulate sound reproduction.

The microphone is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000, and Mac OS X. It is powered from a USB Bus and includes a tripod desk stand, stand mount, USB cable and soft protective carrying pouch.

The AT2020USB+ has a recommended retail price of £169 inc VAT/€169 ex VAT and will be available from April 2013.