New to the Audio Technica range of studio condenser microphones is the AT5040 cardioid condenser. Studio engineers wanted a microphone that is flat right down to the very low frequencies and Audio Technica have delivered. There are no nasty little humps so what you put in is what you get out. This microphone is a blank canvas - Use it on vocals and the recording will come alive. If you have a great vocalist this is the microphone you want because you are capturing every little nuance of there voice without adding any unwanted frequencies. The AT5040 is Audio-Technica’s premier studio vocal condenser microphone - it boasts musical high-fidelity performance, profound realism, depth and purity of sound.