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Audio Technica: AT4021 vs AT3031
« on: October 14, 2019, 05:30:54 PM »
Here's a cool article I found today.  I used to own the AT3031's.  Still luv'em.  Best bang-for-your buck microphone of all time, imo.  Good read.  Answers my question on both two mics. 

https://dbbaudio.com/2016/at4021-vs-at3031-small-diaphragm-condenser-microphones/
 

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Re: Audio Technica: AT4021 vs AT3031
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 05:48:14 PM »
I've never used either of them, but I do love the AT4031.

Audio-Technica make great mics across the board, IMO.  I'm surprised they don't get more respect among tapers...it seems like many people look at them as "budget" or "beginner" mics.
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Re: Audio Technica: AT4021 vs AT3031
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 09:36:22 PM »
I've never used either of them, but I do love the AT4031.

Audio-Technica make great mics across the board, IMO.  I'm surprised they don't get more respect among tapers...it seems like many people look at them as "budget" or "beginner" mics.

Yup.  The same can be said about Japanese mics in general.  It's too bad.  I own Nakamichi's and Audio Technica's.   I made lot of great recordings with them.   But most folks want the glamorous studio mics made by the Germans/Austrians.  I totally understand it, for Schoeps, AKG, and Neumann have been doing longer and more successfully, but.........

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Re: Audio Technica: AT4021 vs AT3031
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 09:51:10 PM »
Here's the freq charts for all 3:  AT3031, AT4031, AT4021

All three share the same capsule.  Audio Technica, however, scrubbed all history of the AT4031 from its website.  I scored its freq chart (middle one in red) from recordinghacks.  Interesting.
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Re: Audio Technica: AT4021 vs AT3031
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 10:15:54 AM »
Love my 4041's. Crisp.
Mics: SKM184's; ADK A51s; AT4041; Line CM3; Superlux S502; CK91 active w/homebrew BB; AT853; Naiant X-X; Nak 300's
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Re: Audio Technica: AT4021 vs AT3031
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 11:04:42 AM »
Here's the freq charts for all 3:  AT3031, AT4031, AT4021

All three share the same capsule.  Audio Technica, however, scrubbed all history of the AT4031 from its website.  I scored its freq chart (middle one in red) from recordinghacks.  Interesting.

Not that I doubt you, but I'm curious how you found out they all share the same capsule?
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Re: Audio Technica: AT4021 vs AT3031
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 02:40:35 PM »
I really like my two AT3031.
Small, cheap and great sound.
I understand that AT thought they perhaps were too good and modelled them into the 40-series.

https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/474528ca789f46f4/index.html

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Re: Audio Technica: AT4021 vs AT3031
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2019, 09:58:08 PM »
Here's the freq charts for all 3:  AT3031, AT4031, AT4021

All three share the same capsule.  Audio Technica, however, scrubbed all history of the AT4031 from its website.  I scored its freq chart (middle one in red) from recordinghacks.  Interesting.

Not that I doubt you, but I'm curious how you found out they all share the same capsule?

It's in the above article.   

 

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