For more than 50 years, Audio-Technica has been devoted to designing and manufacturing quality audio equipment for studios, musicians, and consumers. And it was this dedication to quality that drove us to create our latest professional studio microphone: the AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone.
The AT5047 is the newest member of the 50 Series of microphones and the recipient of a 2018 Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Award. The AT5047 comes equipped with the same four-part rectangular element originally developed for the AT5040, but with a transformer-coupled output and optimized electronics. The AT5047 boasts an exceptionally wide dynamic range, and its four rectangular diaphragms offer a combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm. The result is a premier studio microphone that is equally at home with vocals and instruments.
But don’t just take our word for it – top music engineers and producers have recently used the AT5047 on a wide variety of projects. See what they had to say about the newest member of the 50 Series.
Hear What Leading Music Engineers and Producers Think of the AT5047 Microphone
Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, mixer, and engineer
(Steely Dan, Van Morrison, The Eagles)
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“It’s not often that you come across a new microphone that’s so outstanding, you would use it on any instrument or vocal. Occasionally I’m asked, if I can only afford one mic, what should I get. The AT5047 is that microphone.”
Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, mixer, and producer
(Keb’ Mo’, Flogging Molly, Van Halen)
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“When I first heard about the innovative multi-capsule technology of the AT5047 microphone, it really tickled my curiosity. In testing out and using the AT5047, I found the microphone to be incredibly flat and uncolored. One can choose to color it with different preamps and compression choices. The headroom and flat response makes the 5047 an extremely versatile microphone.”
Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer and producer
(Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Diana Krall)
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“I just used the AT5047 on a male vocal at La Fabrique in Provence, France. Wow, I’m just knocked out by how good this mic sounded, now it’s on my bucket list to have in my personal arsenal.”
Music producer, sound engineer, and consultant
(Neil Young, Melissa Etheridge, Warren Zevon)
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“In all, the AT5047 is a very unique microphone, having the character and dynamics of a great condenser but the shape and size of a really good ribbon. We used it on a recent project for The Mavericks, on all the acoustic guitars, most of the percussion and electric guitar.”
Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning recording engineer and mixer
(Marilyn Manson, Salvador Santana, Jack Johnson, The Mars Volta)
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“In this new age of making records in hotel rooms, on tour buses or just about any place with a power outlet, the AT5047 is as elegant as a photographer’s Leica camera, yet rugged enough to take anywhere and capture the nuances of any tone.”
To learn more about the AT5047 premier studio microphone, click here.
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