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AT2020 USB CARDIOID CONDENSER MICROPHONE
STOW, OH, February 11, 2009 — One of iTunes’
top-rated podcasts is Music for Midnight (www.music4midnight.com),
produced weekly by Ohio-based music aficionado Austin Beeman. The show
regularly ranks in the top 10 music podcasts and top 50 overall. Music
for Midnight is a half-hour showcase of independent and non-mainstream
downtempo electronica, soft rock and jazz, distributed through the San
Francisco-based Personal Life Media network (www.personallifemedia.com).
Beeman relies heavily on his AT2020 USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone
from Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for
over 45 years.
“I use the 2020 USB to record my own voice, which
gives the lead-in at the top of every show,” stated Beeman. “I
have no formal training in broadcasting, so I really needed something
that would make my voice sound great, and the 2020 USB did that for
me. I had experimented with a couple of other microphones from other
companies, but it always had that ‘basement’ feel! I needed
something that would provide professional quality sound and make it
sound like a studio, even though I’m recording it in front of
Beeman plugs the AT2020 USB directly into his laptop’s
USB port, and using an online program called Propaganda, he creates
MP3s, which are uploaded to his personalized media page and distributed
on the web as a podcast.
“I don’t use any effects or anything to enhance
voice,” stated Beeman. “The signal chain is simple as can
be. The 2020 USB is able to take my voice and give it a wonderful broadcast
quality, without me having any knowledge of how to operate complicated
gear or software. It’s just plug and play.”
To Beeman, the independent nature of his show is very
important: “Since I have a lot of independent music featured on
my show, and a lot of music that’s released on the Internet, there’s
a lot of do-it-yourself philosophy, from the artists to my broadcast
to the show’s distribution. The AT2020 USB lets me stay true to
the show’s independent nature while still creating a professional
For more details on the AT2020 USB, please visit www.audio-technica.com.
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