Audio Technica AT2040USB
USB microphone for podcasters, streamers, and other content creators
The AT2040USB microphone combines the broadcast-quality performance of the AT2040 dynamic microphone with plug-and-play USB functionality, making it easy for podcasters, streamers, and other content creators to achieve professional results.
In live streaming, good sound is just as important as interesting content and high-quality video. With its crystal-clear studio sound, the easy-to-use AT2040USB is the ideal microphone for YouTubers looking to increase their viewership and streamers wanting to gain a professional edge. This dynamic microphone features a highly directional, hypercardioid pickup pattern that isolates the user?s voice from surrounding noise, ensuring the focus remains on the spoken content. Gamers who stream and chat with followers will appreciate the isolation from common ambient noise, such as the hum of a computer fan.
The microphone?s robust metal body includes an integrated shock mount to attenuate unwanted noise and vibration, while its internal pop filter protects against harsh spoken sounds. The AT8458a shock mount (sold separately) can also be used with the microphone to further reduce any noise, shock, or vibration that might
be transmitted through a mic stand, boom, or mount.
The AT2040USB is also equipped with a headphone jack to enable real-time monitoring of the audio and a soft-touch mute button for quick, reliable muting at the microphone.
Dynamic Design for Excellent Voice Capture with Added USB Functionality
For gaming, streaming, recording and more
Broadcast-quality dynamic microphone excels at capturing voices - Capture your own voice clearly without picking up environmental noise.Hypercardioid polar pattern to pick up only the targeted sound - The hypercardioid polar pattern has a narrower pickup angle than a cardioid design, providing focused vocal capturing that is especially effective for streaming, gaming, recording, and other content creation that emphasizes the voice.Natural high-frequency presence with a rich, powerful low end - Smooth, extended frequency response makes the microphone perfect for streaming, gaming, and home-studio recording.Equipped with USB Type-C output - Includes a USB cable (USB Type-C to USB Type-A) and USB adapter (USB Type-A to USB Type-C?) for plug-and-play functionality. The microphone connects directly to your computer for immediate use"no audio interface or additional cabling is required.Up to 24-bit/96 kHz sampling rate - The mic has a high-resolution A/D converter with a sampling rate of up to 24 bits/96 kHz for extremely clear and natural sound.Built-in, high-output headphone amplifier - The built-in headphone amplifier reproduces detailed vocal and instrumental sounds with excellent clarity, ensuring high-quality audio for monitoring.
Integrated Shock Mount Prevents Unwanted Sound
Built-in pop filter for clear sound capture
Built-in shock mount suppresses vibration - The built-in shock mount attenuates any noise or vibration transmitted from a microphone stand, boom arm, or mount. The AT8458a shock mount (sold separately) can also be attached to further isolate the microphone from unwanted noise.Equipped with low-cut filter switch - The low-cut filter eliminates low-frequency sound for additional reduction of vibration and surrounding environmental noise.Internal pop filter with excellent acoustic characteristics - The microphone?s multistage foam mesh windscreen includes a nonwoven filter to allow close-up use with no annoying pops.Professional-grade metal body for lasting durability - The robust metal body ensures professional performance for years to come.
Mixable Headphone Output
Direct monitoring with volume and mix control - The headphone output jack with volume control allows direct monitoring from the microphone with zero latency.Mix control dial - The mix control dial adjusts the balance between the microphone audio and a computer sound source. Turning the dial toward the computer icon increases the volume of the computer audio; turning it toward the microphone icon increases the microphone volume.Volume control dial - The volume control dial adjusts the overall volume of the audio that is output to the connected headphones.
Quick and Quiet Microphone Mute
Mute is just a touch away, and the status can be seen at a glance
Mute button - A soft-touch capacitive mute button is conveniently located on the body of the microphone to quickly and silently mute audio at the microphone.Two-state (blue/red) LED ring - The two-state LED indicator ring lights blue when the mic is powered on and ready to capture audio, and lights red when it is muted.
Polar pattern: Hypercardioid
Frequency response: 80 - 16,000 Hz
Low Frequency Roll Off: 100 Hz, 6dB/octave
Controls: Headphone level control, Mix control, Mute
Weight: 598 g
Dimensions: 145,3 mm (5,72?) long, 52 mm (2,05?) maximum body diameter
Output connector: Integral 3-pin XLR-M type
System requirements: USB2.0 compliant
Supported OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur,
macOS Monterey (Please check the product?s web page for the latest information)
Power supply: USB (5 VDC)
Bit depth: 16 bit/24 bit
Supported sampling rates: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/88.2 kHz/96 kHz
Output connector: USB Type-C
Headphone output: 110 mW (at 1 kHz, 1% T.H.D., 32 ohms)
Headphone jack: 3.5 mm (1/8») stereo mini-jack
AT8487 mounting clamp
3/8?-16 to 5/8?-27 threaded adapter
USB cable (about 2.0 m (6.6?), USB Type-C to USB Type-A)
USB conversion adapter (USB-Type-A to USB Type-C), pouch
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