Audio-Technica has a new highly versatile instrument mic – described as the ATM350a Microphone Systems – not an unreasonable description given its many possible applications.
The ATM350a Cardioid Condenser instrument microphone comes in six specially designed systems that provide discreet, mounting solutions for a host of instruments, including woodwinds, strings, brass, percussion, drums and piano.
Following in the footsteps of the popular ATM350, the ATM350a is capable of handling 159 dB max SPL, a 10 dB increase over its predecessor. This allows the mic to cope with an even greater range of extremely powerful, dynamic sound sources. Like the ATM350, the new mic features a cardioid polar pattern that reduces side and rear pickup and protects against feedback. The mic’s in-line power module incorporates a switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter to help control undesired ambient noise.
The six ATM350a Microphone Systems combine the instrument microphone with unique UniMount components, giving sound engineers and musicians plenty of dependable mounting options when working on stage or in the studio. Options include a rugged drum mount, all-new magnetic piano mount, upgraded universal clip-on mount, expandable woodwind mount, and two strong, flexible goosenecks (5″ and 9″) that can be attached to any of the mounts. Info: www.audio-technica.com