Win! Audio-Technica AT2035-Studio Kit worth £335
This month, we’re giving away three awesome Audio-Technica AT2035‑Studio kits. The kits have been carefully compiled by A-T so you can set up the ultimate home studio from just one box.
The kit pairs Audio-Technica’s AT2035 cardioid condenser mic and ATH-M40x headphones with Audient’s limited‑edition iD4 Black USB interface, plus there’s an additional £500 of software to get your studio setup started.
Designed for recording, the AT2035 cardioid microphone is based around a large‑diaphragm capacitor capsule. There’s a small presence peak around 12kHz, but otherwise the frequency response is broadly flat for a neutral sound. Without the pad, the AT2035 can tolerate a punishing 148dB SPL at 1kHz — an impressive figure — and switching in the pad gives another 10dB. This means it won’t get upset being in front of loud guitar amps, wind instruments or drums. In addition, there’s a switchable low-cut filter. The verdict from Paul White in his 2009 review (http://sosm.ag/apr09at) was that the 2035 “produced a slightly flattering result that I found easy to listen to, but didn’t go so far as to make the sound obviously coloured when used on vocals.”
Also part of the kit is a pair of critically acclaimed ATH-M40x headphones. These offer professional performance, with 40mm drivers and a 12Hz‑24kHz frequency response.
Finally, the iD4 Black rounds out the package. Audient’s portable two-in, two-out desktop USB interface features high‑performance converters, zero‑latency monitoring, a J-FET instrument DI and a Class-A mic pre with switchable 48V phantom power that was described as “exemplary” in our December 2016 review (http://sosm.ag/dec16id4). This input also doubles for line level duties. As well as being compatible with Windows, Mac and iOS, the iD4 Black has a neat trick up its sleeve. With a press of the iD button, the volume encoder becomes a mouse scroll wheel, meaning that it can be used to adjust the value of virtually any control or virtual knob your mouse is hovering over.
This line-up of home studio favourites is contained in one kit that’s bundled with over £500 of software and services from Eventide, Steinberg, LANDR and Producertech, making the whole bundle worth over £900.
To be in with a chance of winning one of three AT2035-Studio kits, enter the competition on our web site by Friday 5th January. Best of luck!
Prizes kindly donated by Audio-Technica.
The small print
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- No cash alternative is available in lieu of the stated prize.
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