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Audio Technica 4047/4050/4060 compare
Old 6th July 2009
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Audio Technica 4047/4050/4060 compare

Hey all,

I am just about to purchase a mic. I have been reading for days about different mics. I am looking in the $400 to $700 range. AT's just keep coming up as versatile and solid. I will mostly be recording female vocals and acoustic guitars more on the chill side. What's the difference with these mics and which one would serve me best? I think I am going to get a UA 610 pre as well.

Thanx kindly
Old 6th July 2009
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I haven't used the 4060 but, I have used the others.

The 4050 is a modern sounding mic(transformless) with a more open and neutral sound.
Where as the 4047 is transformer and fet based with a similar
sound to maybe a U47 fet. It has a larger capsule so it has a bigger sound to my ears.

I like the 4047 on vox more but, the 4050 is an all arounder and has
multiple pattern's. So it's more versed.
4050=Neutral/natural/flat
4047=colored/bigger

Get both. Go ahead be a slut!

TT
Old 6th July 2009
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I use 4060 and i know 4050.4050 is brighter and maybe a bit less 3-dimensional .Both aren`t state of art in technology .Curious about 4047.
Old 6th July 2009
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AT mics

I've used them all and they are a go to mic for most all sessions.
The 4033 is a great Sm57 replacement and can handle very loud sources, i.e. GTR cab.
4050 is a great 414 replacement with better High end
4060 is a fab. vocal mic, it is dark but with a little eq you have a great sounding full body mic for thin male and female vocals.
4047 is a great sounding fet emulation and has great results
4051 is my favorate Acc gtr mic.
Old 6th July 2009
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This helps.

Thanx guys.

This makes things more clear. Advice appreciated.
Old 7th July 2009
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Sorry to take off topic perhaps but had a question - I often hear the description of the 4060 as 'dark' - what does that mean? I have one and like it a lot with acoustic guitar but haven't tried on vocals much yet.
Old 7th July 2009
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At 4040???

Let's add this to the mix. For some reason I am stuck with the 4047 combined with Great River pre but I just found a 4040 online and wonder how it would fair for mellow female vocals, acoustic instruments and percussion? What do you think?
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