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Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone  

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Natural and articulate vocal reproduction when clipped on with the included Lavalier clip and equally impressive guitar reproduction when used with the included instrument adapter. Cardioid polar patt... Read More

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Natural and articulate vocal reproduction when clipped on with the included Lavalier clip and equally impressive guitar reproduction when used with the included instrument adapter. Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sound from the sides and rear. Switchable low-frequency roll-off minimizes rumble and boominess. Gold-plated XLRM-type connector resists corrosion and provides faultless signal. Operates on battery or phantom power. 6' cable permanently attached between the mic and power module.

Features
  • Condenser element
  • Cardioid pattern
  • 100 - 14,000 Hz response
  • 123 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% THD
  • AT8411 clothing clip
  • AT8444 instrument adapter
  • Windscreen
  • Power module (attached)
  • Battery
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Audio-TechnicaPRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great mic for acoustic guitar.

I struggled for years with the limitations of the typical piezo pickup installed in my 1985 Guild acoustic. Even through the best acoustic amps or PA systems, tone and response of piezos are never...Read complete review

I struggled for years with the limitations of the typical piezo pickup installed in my 1985 Guild acoustic. Even through the best acoustic amps or PA systems, tone and response of piezos are never great, no matter how much you try to tweak them. After installing a Fishman Rare Earth pickup in the soundhole, I was happier, but my guitar just didn't sound like my guitar through my PA. After demoing the Fishman Aura, which promises to replicate guitars realistically, I was again disappointed. A salesperson at GC recommended this mic. From the first time I used it, I was much happier, and it gave a natural sound. But, placing it on the edge of the soundhole accentuated the pick-on-strings sound too much, and I often hit the mic with my hand. So, I flipped it INSIDE the sound hole. After notching out some mids (around 750 Hz) to get rid of "boxy-ness" in the sound, my guitar sounded like my guitar! I am often complimented by audiences at gigs saying how clear and natural my guitar sounds. I am VERY happy with this mic. Keep in mind that ALL mics can experience feedback, especially at louder stage volumes, which pickups are essentially immune to. But, unless you're really playing loud, this should not be a problem. I highly recommend you check out this mic if you're a gigging acoustic guitar player. Feel free to e-mail me with questions.

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I got the Mic but recording via zoom h4n gives low recorded

I am not to happy with this AT-pro 70. I use this in my studio to record interviews via Zoom h4n. After the Recording is finished and imported to FCP(Final Cut Pro)...Read complete review

I am not to happy with this AT-pro 70. I use this in my studio to record interviews via Zoom h4n. After the Recording is finished and imported to FCP(Final Cut Pro) for a play back the sound of the person speaking in very low. The mac volume is ste to 100%. In post I can fix that but I dont get the quality I need. So I will give it a try to a different mic.

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5.0

Great Mic + Great Price = GREAT PRODUCT

By Podcaster

from Washington DC

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone:

      I do Podcast interviews as well as Screen Cast. I run into a Tascam DR-40 digital recorder. Since I can inset a battery into the Pro 70, I never use the phantom power on the Tascam. The bass cut switch is great and this mic cuts my post production by 50%. I own for of these mics and if they were stolen from me, I would be on-line in a heart beat, buying four more!

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Live Sound
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      • Expert
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      • Over a year
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      5.0

      Excellent for guitar... with the AT8418 mount!

      By bob

      from RI

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

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          Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone:

          used it on my gypsy guitar for 2 years... and just recently installed the AT8418 uniMount instead of the included 'guitar clip'.

          What a difference! highly recommended.. with this mount.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Live Sound
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          • Expert
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          • Over a year
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          5.0

          Nice instrument mic for cello

          By francosuave

          from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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          • Musician

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              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone:

              Our Cello/Classical guitar duo was our main bread and butter for some years. We've done many, many wedding ceremonies, fancy dinner parties etc as professional musicians. I've tried every piezo ceramic cello pickup made before switching my focus to mics. I decided to try the pro70 because it's billed as an instrument mic with a sound-hole clip. I built a make-shift mount to clip the mic in a good spot on the cello, and after some experimenting concluded that we had achieved adequate sound quality on the cello at long last. The pro70 brings a nice, warm, full signal into the mixing board with no unpleasant frequencies I've ever felt a need to EQ out of the mix.
              We've been gigging regularly with this mic for 6 or 7 years and never had a malfunction (other than low battery). We've been pretty careful with it, but it's still remarkably durable and reliable. I came to this site looking to buy 3 more so I can mic the string quartet.
              On a side note, I have tried to clip it on for vocals in a pinch and found it a really lousy setup for singing.

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              • Expert
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              • Musician
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              • Over a year
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              2.0

              I got the Mic but recording via zoom h4n gives low recorded

              By Soundz101

              from Hercules, CA, USA

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                Cons

                • poor sound quality when recorded through zoom h4n

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone:

                  I am not to happy with this AT-pro 70. I use this in my studio to record interviews via Zoom h4n. After the Recording is finished and imported to FCP(Final Cut Pro) for a play back the sound of the person speaking in very low. The mac volume is ste to 100%. In post I can fix that but I dont get the quality I need. So I will give it a try to a different mic.

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Novice
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                  • Studio
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                  • Less than a month
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                  5.0

                  Great Mic

                  By Michelle

                  from Los Angeles, CA, USA

                  Pros

                  • Film/Video Production

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                      Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone:

                      I am a legal videographer and have used these while filming depostions for over 2 years and am VERY pleased. These are extremely durable, on a weekly basis someone drops one and none have ever broke. And I very rarely experience any interference while using these.

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                      • Novice
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                      • Corporate/Government/School
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                      • Over a year
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                      5.0

                      Great Mic & Great Price!

                      By MEMelvin8

                      from San Antonio, TX, USA

                      Pros

                      • educational videos
                      • Film/Video Production
                      • House of Worship
                      • industrial videos
                      • Presentations
                      • Studio Broadcast

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                          Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone:

                          I've purchase 3 for my company and based on my experience with the mics I purchased 8 for the school I teach film at. Great tool for interviews and some on the go quick voice overs. I recommend the Pro 70 to anyone.

                          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                          • Intermediate
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                          • Over a year
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                          5.0

                          Great Mic for Interviews such as Legal Depositions

                          By JoeyMac

                          from Alabama

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                          • Film/Video Production

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                              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone:

                              I have purchased this Mic since it came out many times over for my Legal Deposition business. You cannot come close to another mic that has this quality for this price.

                              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                              • Intermediate
                              • How long have you used this product?:
                              • Over a year

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Surprising mic!

                              By Guy

                              from San Diego, CA

                              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone:

                              Needed a cheap backup mic for audio interviews. While setting up to videotape a singer/guitarist at a house party, I tried my Zoom recorder's built-in mics. Terrible. Then I tried my Oktava MC-012. So-So. On a whim I trid the AT Pro-70 on a stand about 4' from performer and was blown away - rich, full, warm sound, with just enough of the live room ambience to add an extra dimension without boominess.

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              A great investment

                              By Helene Rottenberg

                              from Detroit, MI

                              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone:

                              It was perfect with my guitar. I love that it came with a padded clip to use with my new guitar so, although I wanted to play without amplification, there was no problem putting it on my new custom made instrument. The string quartet I was playing with couldn't tell it was amplified (I also have a great amplifier). It was a very affordable microphone - I am looking forward to more occasions that I will be able to use it with my best instruments.

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                              (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              A great mic for acoustic guitar.

                              By Robert Lang

                              from Phoenix, AZ

                              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 70 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier / Instrument Microphone:

                              I struggled for years with the limitations of the typical piezo pickup installed in my 1985 Guild acoustic. Even through the best acoustic amps or PA systems, tone and response of piezos are never great, no matter how much you try to tweak them. After installing a Fishman Rare Earth pickup in the soundhole, I was happier, but my guitar just didn't sound like my guitar through my PA. After demoing the Fishman Aura, which promises to replicate guitars realistically, I was again disappointed. A salesperson at GC recommended this mic. From the first time I used it, I was much happier, and it gave a natural sound. But, placing it on the edge of the soundhole accentuated the pick-on-strings sound too much, and I often hit the mic with my hand. So, I flipped it INSIDE the sound hole. After notching out some mids (around 750 Hz) to get rid of "boxy-ness" in the sound, my guitar sounded like my guitar! I am often complimented by audiences at gigs saying how clear and natural my guitar sounds. I am VERY happy with this mic. Keep in mind that ALL mics can experience feedback, especially at louder stage volumes, which pickups are essentially immune to. But, unless you're really playing loud, this should not be a problem. I highly recommend you check out this mic if you're a gigging acoustic guitar player. Feel free to e-mail me with questions.

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