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At 4050 vs new nt1 (cardiod)
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At 4050 vs new nt1 (cardiod)

Which mic is the superior all rounder in cardiod? Is one better than vox than the other, or instruments ect?
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The new black NT1 sounds warmer and has a smoother frequency response. I prefer that sound on vocals myself.

The AT would work better on things such as acoustic guitar, Fender amps, and things that need to “chime”.
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If you are looking into cardiod only, the AT 4040 is a better comparison to the NT1.
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If you are looking into cardiod only, the AT 4040 is a better comparison to the NT1.
Ive owned the 4040 and find the new nt1 smoother.
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I ask because i own both and want to know what i should use for what(in cardiod)
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I ask because i own both and want to know what i should use for what(in cardiod)
Why not plug them in and just try them and judge for yourself? When it comes to vocals especially it’s never going to be a case of this mic is always better than that one. If you have a vocalist with a naturally strident or sibilant voice, the darker of the two mics will very likely be better suited. But on a shy mumbling singer the brighter mic could be the ticket to adding needed detail and for lyrical intelligibility.
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Why not plug them in and just try them and judge for yourself? When it comes to vocals especially it’s never going to be a case of this mic is always better than that one. If you have a vocalist with a naturally strident or sibilant voice, the darker of the two mics will very likely be better suited. But on a shy mumbling singer the brighter mic could be the ticket to adding needed detail and for lyrical intelligibility.
I absolutely agree.
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