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Josjor
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Joined: 18/05/2011 16:55:27
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Just thought I'd give a shout out for the Audio Technica 4033. In addition to having a bluegrass band, I also do a lot of sound contracting for everything from weddings to music festivals, to....... well, you name it. If it pays, I'll take it.

With my own band we generally try and do the old-timey one mic approach for most of us and then add a second mic for our guitarist who, while a helluva picker, is light on his touch and a bit short for the single mic to pick up very well. Through the years I've used a variety of lower priced large diaphragms, as well as pencil condensers in a cross-micing configuration. Finally, after talking to some pro bluegrassers and others, I decided to take the plunge into a little bit higher end mic and purchased the AT4033.

I used it for our first gig the other night and it was as if the heavens opened up and angels came to earth. The warmth and clarity is fantastic and I'm amazed at how wide the pattern is, and yet it still has allowed me to be in fairly close proximity to the mains and get a good amount of gain before feedback. It is extremely well-mannered in that regard. Last night I had rehearsal for a wedding gig and the ceremony includes a string quartet accompanying an operatically trained vocal duet. I pulled out the AT4033 and worked a little bit on placement to get the right balance and it was spectacular.

If you're looking for an excellent mid-priced large diaphragm that is friendly for live use, this is a good one to go to.

And for those on a budget, I'd recommend the CAD GXL3000. That's been a very good value for the money (about $169.00 I believe) and while it isn't as smooth as the AT4033, it does offer selectable patterns and low rolloff and does very well, considering it's cost. I've moved it over to be the guitarist mic for my band. Well, at least until I can afford another AT4033. : )
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I agree.....the AT4033 is a fine mic.....especially when you consider it's price/performance ratio,
I'm also a fan of CAD mics......I have an E-200 that I've used to record bluegrass groups that
same way with excellent results. I also have a CAD D189 that really shines on electric guitar
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Yep I think I have 31or 32 mics, I would have to count, and two of them are AT4033s. With out a doubt the best sounding mics in the bunch. Love them !!!! Nice and warm on vocals and killer on a grand piano. Also used one on a cello once and that worked well.
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I really like the 4033. I have used it with bluegrass bands (the single mic setup) and absolutely love it. In fact, to the surprise of my fellow buds in the biz, back in the early 90's I put my famed 414 on the self and basically replaced it with the 4033. It became my go to mic for almost everything. I still haven't found something it doesn't sound good on. but hey, I'm old so what do I know.
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All I can find on search is the 4033CL. Is that the same mic?
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Josjor
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matthewgorman wrote:All I can find on search is the 4033CL. Is that the same mic?


Yep, that's the one. Here's a link: http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/9da35d460627c96c/index.html

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Walker Revels
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Joined: 22/01/2011 02:27:35
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Got one of mine at a pawn shop for $45.00 Can I still get the free headphones?
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Free stuff is good... Good stuff free.............Better
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ithis, ithat, ieverything, "Presonus made me do it"
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3 Line 6 wireless and lots of wired mics, I think I'm up to about 42(anybody know of a cheeper hobby?)
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