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30th September 2010
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Should I get a AT4060?

Just looking for your opinion, I have a chance to get an AT4060 for a great price. I plan on running it straight into a ULN2, which I don't have yet. I had my sights set on the u87ai but I now have interest in this mic.

I've literally read every thread on here about this mic, the consensus seems to be the mic is dark & thick.

My question is does this mic sound big or what?

As far as my preference goes my favorite mics are the u87ai and the brauner phanthera, does the AT4060 stand up or is it a prosumer/semi-pro mic?

Thanks for any help in advance.
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No opinions not even a yes or no??
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I love my AT4050, I heard this one is very warm and its good for vocals to sit on top and not sound so abrasive,with a good chain you can acheive good results, i dont see why not! hope this helps until someone with experience with this mic comes in.
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Thanks for your input.
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havent tried the 4060, but the 4050 is my go to mic for vocals.

and im sure the 4060 isnt a pro-sumer mic, they 4050's are definitely reputable (at $599) and many people use them exclusively for vocals.

im sure you would be pleased if you got that 4060, the sweetwater page makes me wana get one lol.

although, i would also consider a 4047, they have a little peak in the 5k area while the 4050 has a slight dip, check out the frequency responses at audio technicas website. there is 2 versions of the 4047, and the multi pattern one has a bigger peak at around 5k than the un switchable cardioid pattern one. and if your recording vocals, around 5k is where alot of the presence is brought out in them. i myself have never used a 4047, but have heard that some people like them more for vocal recordings. just something to keep in mind.

although i did just look at the frequency response chart for the 4060 and it has an even bigger peak in the 5k range.
id go with that one if you can get a good deal on it.
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From the clips on the website my least favorite is the 4047 I like the 4060 the most followed by the at4033 then the 4050 which sound neutral to me...
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ooh, i didnt know they had clips up.

the 4050 does sound pretty natural to me also; its one of the reasons i like the mic.

are you gona end up getting the 4060?

i really dont think you could go that wrong with the whole 40 series from audio technica.
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The 4060 is a great mic. I would rather have a 4060 before an 87 if I could only get 1. The 4050 and 4060 sound fairly different to me. Both killer though.
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wsup man, this is my first post here.. i'm thinking about getting the at4060 or the 4050 myself.. if you've purchased it already i'd like to know what you think of it.. ciao
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You really shoudn't have sold your phantera man
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If i had extra cash, and got a great deal on any mic, id get it to add to the collection..
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4060 is great on bright sources. they tend to naturally compress the upper transients a tiny bit and this makes them sound kinda fuller and thick.
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Quote:
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You really shoudn't have sold your phantera man
I needed the money @ the time.

I still might get another one.
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Thanks for everyone's input @ this point I think I'm going to pass.
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