Prolight + Sound 2015 has seen Audio-Technica reveal both its new BP40 large-diaphragm dynamic microphone and AT2020USBi USB condenser microphone at Stand B32 in Hall 8.
A dynamic vocal microphone with natural condenser-like sound for a variety of applications including radio, overdubs, post-production, the BP40’s hypercardioid polar pattern provides isolation of the desired sound source and off-axis rejection when working in close production environments.
The BP40’s 37mm diaphragm features patented floating-edge construction that promises to maximise diaphragm surface area and overall diaphragm performance, while the humbucking voice coil prevents electromagnetic interference (EMI) (from video monitors, AC power, etc). It also includes a switchable 100Hz high-pass filter to provide even more pop protection.
The BP40 will be available in July 2015 with a US estimated street price of $349.00.
Combining high-resolution audio with increased connectivity options, the AT2020USBi, modelled after the AT2020, features an A/D converter with a 24-bit/96kHz sampling rate to deliver high-resolution articulation and intelligibility suitable for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting and voiceover use.
The AT2020USBi works with both USB and Lightning cables (included), so users can employ it straight from the box to digitally capture audio on the device of their choice: PC, Mac or iOS. The integrated gain control adds the ability for users to adjust the input level directly on the microphone.
The AT2020USBi will be available by Summer 2015 with a US estimated street price of $199.00.
Several other recently-introduced Audio-Technica products are also being showcased at Prolight + Sound this year – the System 10 PRO rackmount wireless system, M70x closed-back monitor headphones, R70x open-back monitor headphones and the Dante-enabled ATND971 condenser boundary microphone and ATND8677 microphone desk stand, all originally revealed at NAMM Show in January.