In fact, the C214 contains the same capsule found in the C414 but in a single-capsule, cardioid-only configuration. Print Email. Show Printable Version; Email this Page… Rate This Thread. AT4050 ($700 street) Audio-Technica AT4050. MIC DISCUSSION: AKG C414 vs. AT 4050 … These mics are super-versatile for recording musical instruments, vocals and even podcasts. View Profile View Forum Posts View Articles Registered User Join Date Jul 2008 Location Shreveport, LA Posts 14 Thanks 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts. The best microphones for recording are made by AKG, Rode, Audio Technica and other brands. Back to Product List. The most affordable mic on the list, the AKG C214 inherits much of its sound from AKG’s renowned C414 condenser, a studio staple for the last 40 years. 22 posts 1; 2; Next; caz gettin' sounds Posts: 140 Joined: Thu May 08, 2003 7:30 pm. No items to compare. It has remained so popular throughout the past 15+ years that A-T has just released a limited-edition anniversary model, the AT4050/LE, with a beautiful commemorative metallic silver finish and a custom wooden storage case. AKG 414 ULS vs. AT4050 (both for $400) Post by caz » Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:22 pm Ok TapeOppers, Help me pick the best mic. sponsored. Alternatives. Current Rating; Excellent Good Average Bad Terrible 08-05-2008 #1. a_dub. Sort: Clear All. I can buy each of these for about $400, so in price they are … As we mentioned last week, Audio-Technica was among the first companies to make condenser mics ubiquitous with their AT4033. The AT4050 s dual large-diaphragm design provides consistent, superior performance in switchable cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-of-eight polar pattern settings. The AT4050 ST offers excellent stereo imaging and is a welcome addition to Audio Technica's 4000 series. They would ultimately take what they learned from the success of that mic and apply it to the slightly more expensive, significantly more well-rounded AT4050. Add at least two items to compare. Thread Tools. This is a mic that repeatedly fails to sound bad. Thread: MIC DISCUSSION: AKG C414 vs. AT 4050. It … Although based on the original AT4050, the 4050ST has slightly different characteristics, and it will inevitably be used in different ways — so the original 4050 still has a role, and will, no doubt, retain its disciples. The AT4050 was initially released in the mid-1990s, as the first multipattern condenser in Audio-Technica’s groundbreaking 40 Series. AKG 414 ULS vs. AT4050 (both for $400) general questions, comments and ideas about recording, audio, music, etc. Mic Comparison of our AKG c414XLS stereo pair vs. a stereo pair of AUDIO TECHNICA AT4050 URUSHI series.A/B Microphones stereo technique powered with AMS Neve 1073 DPD on a Martin Acoustic Guitar.