Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone
Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ At A Glance
Styled here in a dark-gray finish, the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ is a workhorse USB mic designed to give you a good sound and a solid performance, whether you’re streaming audio, conferencing over VoIP, or even recording melodies whenever the inspiration hits. Whether you’re recording content or a computer or a tablet, this USB microphone will help you record or broadcast a clear and present sound.
Audio-Technica has taken the design of their AT series—microphones venerated in studios around the world—and built it into a USB mic that gets the job done with no fuss, allowing anyone to record a quality sound at home. Recording straight to computer, the mic allows you to forego the complications of an audio interface, a mixer, or even speakers: you can monitor your audio as you record over the mic’s built-in 3.5mm headphone jack. A tripod desk stand, pivoting stand mount, 10′ USB cable, and a soft protective pouch are included.
Designed for Multiple Uses
This mic is designed for your voice, whether you use it to stream game-play over Twitch, participate in VoIP conference calls, or to sing over productions you’ve created in your laptop.
For Computers or Mobile Devices
The mic will operate with both Mac and Windows computers as well as tablets, so long as you have the compatible adapter for mobile devices (available separately). No preamp, interface, converter, or mixer are necessary for recording your voice.
Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
The microphone makes use of a directional cardioid polar pattern to minimize off-axis sound. This polar pattern naturally, yet effectively tamps down room tone and focuses the audio capture on what’s directly in front of the mic, so everyone can clearly hear your voice.
Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Jack and Volume Dial
The mic offers a headphone jack for monitoring. Just plug a pair of headphones into the AT2020USB’s 3.5mm jack, and you’ll be able to listen to your broadcast-quality audio in all its glory. A convenient volume dial helps you raise or lower the headphone volume, so you won’t have to change the volume on your computer or your recording software to hear audio at your desired level. Finally, the mic gives you a blend knob, which comes in handy for recording music: you can use it to adjust the balance between your mic’s pickup and any pre-recorded audio; adjust this knob to your liking, and you won’t hear any latency as you record.
High-Quality Headphone Amp
When you use the AT2020USB+, you’ll have access to a high-quality headphone amp built right into the housing. The audio streaming from the mic into your headphones will be clear, strong, and free from any noise you don’t want to hear.
Broadcast-Quality Audio Capture
The mic records audio at sample rates and resolutions up to 16-bit / 48 kHz, giving you the broadcast standard for media playback. When it comes to the digital technology in this mic, you need not worry about recording a substandard sound.
USB Connection Right Out of the Box
With the included tripod stand, mic mount, and USB cable, you can get up and running right away. Simply place the mic in the mount, attach the mount to the stand, and run the USB cable from your ATUSB2020+ into your computer. When you’re done, stow the mic in the included pouch for safekeeping.