Audio-Technica BP40 is a new studio dynamic mic to compete with Heil PR40

Audio-Technica makes two great entry-level microphones for starting podcasters: the ATR2100-USB and the AT2005USB. Now, they’re entering the higher end range with the Audio-Technica BP40 broadcast dynamic microphone.

bp40_1_sqThe BP40 is Audio-Technica’s first broadcast microphone. It’s a large-diaphragm dynamic microphone but also captures a broader range of sound, like a condenser microphone would.

By moving the mic capsule deeper into the BP40, Audio-Technica was able to integrate a pop filter into the design.

Instead of connecting the microphone to a stand by its bass, the BP40 uses a detached ring-mount that nicely balances the weight of the microphone.

Audio-Technica’s AT8484 custom shockmount is the easiest I’m ever seen! The microphone locks in with a simple push and turn and still nicely balances the microphone.

The BP40 also includes a low-cut-rolloff switch to reduce anything below 80 Hz (typically rumbles caused by passing cars, bumps on the microphone, and such).

I was most impressed with the apparent durability of the BP40. The microphone is heavy and had a solid metal chassis.

I could not yet compare the BP40 with other podcasting microphones like the Heil PR40 or Electro Voice RE320. But I did like the tone and off-axis noise rejection.

The basic Audio-Technica BP40 will be available for $349 and the shockmount for $99 in summer, 2015.

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As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.

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