The improved AT2020 USB+ adds a headphones output to monitor what you recorded, and its bundled accessories include a conventional stand-mounting swivel clamp, a small tripod desk stand and a 10 foot USB cable.
All the stands in this range are intended to decouple a speaker from the desk or studio furniture on which it sits. Where this model differs is in its size — 17 inches wide by nine inches deep, making it suitable for speakers with a larger footprint.
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I’ve listened to music recorded on tape and the ‘warmth’ seems to be largely due to the soft-saturation characteristics of the tape and other non-linear components in the signal chain. This being the case, won’t a simpler valve emulation or mild overdrive plug-in achieve pretty much the same result?
I keep reading in your mic reviews about the sound being more natural when hitting a mic on-axis. Does this mean that there’s a risk of coloration with the ORTF technique right in the centre of the stereo image?