Audio-Technica (NAB Booth 7916), a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is debuting its new compact AT8024 Camera-mount Switchable Stereo/Mono Microphone.
Delivering dramatically better sound quality than a camera’s built-in internal microphone, the versatile AT8024 is a fixed-charge condenser microphone designed for a wide variety of video applications. The AT8024 can work with either camcorder or DSLR, or non-traditional video devices such as tablets and mobile devices. With independent line-cardioid and figure-of-eight elements, the microphone offers mono and mid-side stereo modes, effectively offering the flexibility to let the user choose between two microphones. Two integral rubber shock mounts isolate the AT8024 from vibration and mechanical camera noise; the mic also comes with an integral shoe mount that fits nearly all cameras.
The microphone is powered by a single standard 1.5V AA battery, offering easy field replacement when necessary, while a red/green LED power indicator, located on the top of the unit, illuminates green when the microphone is sufficiently powered and red when battery power is low. The AT8024 is equipped with a three-position input pad that allows it to handle anything from the quietest whisper to extremely loud sound sources without distortion. The microphone also features an 80 Hz high-pass filter switch that permits a choice of flat response or low-frequency roll-off to reduce the pickup of undesired ambient noise, room reverberation and mechanically coupled vibrations in difficult shooting environments.
The microphone is enclosed in a rugged housing and comes with a permanently attached 1.8 m (6') cable with a 3.5 mm (⅛") L-type stereo plug output. A clip on the shoe mount holds the cable, relieving tension and preventing vibration noise. A windscreen and fuzzy windscreen are also included.
The AT8024 will be available in December with U.S. MSRP pricing of $299.00. For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.
Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.
—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com
— For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Tom Harrold () or visit our media centre at www.eu.audio-technica.com/en/news/; in Germany, please contact Alexandra Bischof (); in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangéline Pirot ().
Audio-Technica is exhibiting at booth 7916 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas this month.