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Audio-Technica to Exhibit Streaming/Podcasting Mic Packs at PAX West 2019

Audio-Technica announced that it will be exhibiting a wide range of gaming headsets, streaming/podcasting microphone packages, wireless and wired headphones, and other gaming-friendly products. It’ll all be showcased at PAX West 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, Booth 7002, August 30 – September 2, 2019.

Highlights of the Audio-Technica products on exhibit at PAX West 2019 include:

Taking design inspiration from the company’s industry-standard ATH-M50x pro audio headphones, Audio-Technica’s ATH-G1WL wireless and ATH-G1 gaming headsets deliver powerful, spacious audio quality in crystal-clear in-game voice communication. Both headsets’ lightweight design allow gamers to enjoy even long playing sessions in total comfort.

The wired ATH-G1 (SRP: US $169.00) is compatible with computers, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and any platform with a 3.5 mm headset connector. It features specially tuned large-diameter 45mm drivers to bring studio-quality sound to game audio. Its highly directional boom mic delivers exceptional voice clarity while rejecting ambient noise and keyboard clicks.

The Wireless ATG-G1WL (SRP: US $249.00) adds stable, lag-free wireless connectivity, a long 15 hours of battery life and a virtual sound function for an even more immersive 3D audio gaming experience. Its wireless USB transceiver ensures compatibility with computers.

The BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset (US $199.00) was developed for professional use, yet its natural, focused audio reproduction, noise-isolating closed back design, high-output gooseneck-mounted dynamic microphone and rugged design make it idea for gaming as well.

Now, anyone can convert their favorite headphones into a full-fledged gaming headset, thanks to Audio-Technica’s ATGM2 detachable book microphone (US $79.00), which easily attaches to any headphones and adjusts for optimal positioning.

Gaming and streaming go hand in hand and Audio-Technica will showcase a selection of streaming/podcasting packages that include a microphone, adjustable boom arm, headphones, cables and accessories – everything needed for content creators in a complete easy to use setup. Models include the AT2035PK with USB mic (US $199.00), AT2020USB+PK withXLR mic ($149.00) and the AT2005USBPK with USB/XLR connectivity (US $129.00).

Audio-Technica’s wireless headphones combine high-quality Bluetooth audio with cord-free convenience and superior value. The QuietPoint ATH-ANC500BT (SRP: US $99.00) features 40mm drivers for clear, detailed audio reproduction and ANC (active noise cancellation) circuitry to attenuate outside noise. The ATH-ANC500BT’s controls and mic are built into the earcup for convenient handling of volume adjustments and phone calls. It offers up to 20 hours of use on a full charge and can also be used in wired mode.

Audio-Technica Offers New Bundles for Content Creators

Audio-Technica is offering four new bundles catered to content creators, including podcasters, videographers, live-streamers, YouTubers and beyond. Developed in response to customer input, these highly cost-effective bundles provide turnkey microphone/headphone solutions for all aspects of content creation.

Two bundles feature USB outputs to directly connect with computers, while two feature XLR outputs for more flexibility to connect with professional mixers or digital interfaces.

All bundles feature a microphone with mount, ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones, and a new custom boom arm with desk mount. The boom arms are pre-threaded with the appropriate USB or XLR microphone cable compatible with the included microphone for a sleek, clutter-free appearance.

The AT2005USBPK bundle includes an AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone with ATH-M20x headphones and custom boom arm.

The AT2020PK bundle includes an AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, ATH-M20x headphones, and custom boom arm.

The AT2020USB+PK bundle includes an AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone, ATH-M20x headphones and custom boom arm.

The AT2035PK bundle includes an AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, ATH-M20x headphones, custom boom arm and shock mount.

These four content creation bundles will be available fall 2018 with U.S. street pricing as follows:

AT2005USBPK bundle: $129
AT2020PK bundle: $149
AT2020USB+PK bundle: $199
AT2035PK bundle: $199

AT5047 is a Premier Studio Microphone

Audio-Technica released the AT5047 cardioid condenser microphone. It is equally at home with vocals and instruments.

Boasting an exceptionally wide dynamic range – the greatest among all Audio-Technica microphones – the AT5047 captures the full, expressive character of a sound source, no matter how loud or how soft. And since it is equipped with a transformer-coupled output, the microphone maintains a constant load output impedance, even when capturing sources at extreme SPL, resulting in a stable relationship between the mic and a mic preamp or console input.

In keeping with the 50 Series’ commitment to purity of sound, the AT5047 includes the four-part rectangular element originally developed for the AT5040. Four exquisitely matched ultra-thin diaphragms function together (with outputs proprietarily summed) as Audio-Technica’s largest-ever element, providing combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm.

Features include:

  • Exceptionally wide dynamic range captures the full, expressive character of instruments and voices – from the cress of drum brushes to powerful vocal performances
  • Four rectangular diaphragms (2 micron) function together to provide a combined surface area twice that of a standard one-inch circular diaphragm
  • Discrete components carefully selected and optimized for maximum performance and compatibility with standalone microphone preamps and console inputs
  • Transformer-coupled output provides smooth sonic character
  • Hand assembled and inspected for 100% quality control
  • Advanced internal shock mounting decouples the capsule from the microphone body
  • Elegant, durable housing of aluminum and brass
  • Included advanced-design custom AT8480 shock mount provides superior isolations
  • Custom hard-shell carrying case with die-cut foam compartments offers protection during storage and transport

The AT5047 cardioid condenser microphone is priced at US $3,499.00.

Audio-Technica and Audient Partner for Perfect Production Package

Audio-Technica has collaborated with Audient to deliver the AT2035-Studio “Essential Studio Kit”, a microphone/interface/headphone bundle ideal for budding producers and musicians in home studios or on the move.

Comprising Audio-Technica’s perennially popular AT2035 large diaphragm cardioid condenser mic and ATH-M40x studio monitor headphones, the Essential Studio Kit is completed by Audient’s outstanding iD4 Black USB audio interface.

The interface is the ideal partner for Audio-Technica’s versatile, natural-sounding AT2035, a cornerstone of the company’s studio-oriented 20 Series. It’s high SPL handling, 80Hz high-pass filter and 10dB pad make it well suited to a wide variety of instrument and vocal applications, while the supplied custom shock-mount provides superior isolation from knocks – critical in the studio and on location.

The ATH-M40x headphones deliver excellent performance in both tracking and mixing situations and share the same sonic signature as Audio-Technica’s legendary M50x and M70x flagship headphones.

Featuring a renowned Audient mic preamp, the 2-in/2-out iD4 Black boasts class-leading converter technology, JFET DI and the company’s ScrollControl virtual scroll wheel technology.

The Essential Studio Kit delivers a significant saving on the RRP of the individual components when bought separately – and also includes no less than £500 of Audient curated free plug-ins, production tools and training (available on registration of the iD4 Black on Audient’s ARC webpage), comprising Eventide’s Ultrachannel and Ultraverb plug-ins, Cubase LE and Cubasis LE2 (for iOS), ten free LANDR masters and two free courses and £20 voucher for online audio educators Producertech.

The AT2035-Studio is available in the UK, Germany, France, and Spain and has a recommended retail price of €389 / £335 inc VAT.