Audio-Technica AT4050ST Stereo Microphone

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The Audio-Technica AT4050ST Microphone, capable of stereo and mid-side pickups.

After hearing the crisp detail of the original Audio-Technica 4050 some years ago, I was very curious about the newer 4050ST model – complete with dual elements and 3 different types of pickup patterns.

Considering our show is mono, I probably should have demoed the 4050. However, this is a very cool design. As a broadcaster (not a studio engineer), the mid-side capability is overkill. If you are musically inclined, the multiple patterns would really shine. However, I liked the selectable 90 and 127 degree stereo patterns, very well implemented in the matrix which terminates in 2 XLR connectors.

The microphone can simply be called ‘crisp’, delivering precise detail. Do you get two AT4050s with the ST model? Not really. They are different microphones, although (as I recalled the precise sound of the 4050), it had the same character as the new stereo model.

Definitely a high-line and versatile model, the 4050ST can take the place of several microphones in a studio. Sans any foam or blast filter, I only noticed a single plosive.

Laura joins me (on the EV RE-27) as we take the 4050ST around the audio block. Drop in and have a listen!

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PodSqod – Where it all Began

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The Original PodSqod Logo.

Time really does fly. As the new Fall landscape here in Florida slowly catches up with the colors of the North-East, it’s a reminder of just how far our New Media venture has come, some five years and counting.

In 2005, I (quite literally) had a dream about the name of a company that would let listeners hear microphones, processors, software and just about anything else that could be squeezed into a studio – whether large or small. PodSqod was spelled correctly in that dream, but the name was already accounted for on the information super-highway – and for a good cause.

So, PodSqod.com was born. The gear was slow to arrive, but it did, as well as the shows. Then, the first Podcast Expo in Ontario, California. A joining of like minds with diverse ideas. What a great time. The camaraderie and friendships that were sparked those years ago remain today.

As I recall the old shows, they were much more ‘personality’ than forged in gear demos (‘review’ just sounds too formal). In time, I found that listeners did, indeed, enjoy my attempts at entertainment, but they stayed for the gear. In short order, it was apparent that my misspelled moniker should be changed. The pragmatic side of me knew that NewMediaGear was more fitting. However, when and how does Studio1A put PodSqod to sleep and wake up NewMediaGear? Even then, I couldn’t pull the plug on PodSqod and rolling it into NewMediaGear didn’t seem quite right. PodSqod lives on, as a portal to a brief and important time in history.

You, the listener, may have noticed that PodSqod.com now re-directs to NewMediaGear.com. I’ve received many inquiries asking if PodSqod is gone. It is not. The re-direct is temporary and the archives are safe. Now, the question remains; how to integrate the SQL tables and media (the bones if you will) of PodSqod onto the NewMediaGear site? I’m not even close to being a web designer, so that is a work in progress. Soon, all of the PodSqod shows and commentary will be back – easily searchable and Googlable. Possibly, the text and audio of that site will become a page onto itself at NewMediaGear?

That brings us to present day, with Summer vacations a memory and the Holiday Season quickly approaching. Many late-breaking pieces of gear await, just before Winter NAMM and a peek at what lies ahead for 2011. Writing has been fun, but it’s time to warm up both coffee and mic. The show goes on. Time to share the fun. As the motto goes, “The Gear is Here!” and I can’t wait to share it with you.

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