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Equipped with a USB digital output, the AT2020 USB offers studio-quality articulation and
intelligibility perfect for home studio recording, field recording, podcasting, and voiceover use.
The AT2020 USB features a low-mass diaphragm, custom-engineered for extended
frequency response and superior transient response. Audio-Technica’s state-of -the-art design and
manufacturing techniques ensure that the microphone complies with the company’s renowned
consistency and reliability standards.
AT2020 FEATURES
Side-address studio condenser with USB digital output
Ideal for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use
Compatible with Windows and Mac
Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and
superior transient response
Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving
isolation of desired sound source
Low self-noise – perfectly suited for sophisticated digital recording equipment
Pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely for easy and precise placement of
the microphone
Tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use
Mac
Correct adjustment of microphone level is important for optimum performance. Ideally,
the microphone level should be as high as possible without overloading the input of your
computer. If you hear distortion, or if your recording program shows levels that are
consistently overloaded (at peak levels), turn the microphone volume (or level) down,
either through your control panel (or system preferences) settings, or through your
recording software.
Screw the pivot mount onto the top of the tripod desk stand.
Place the tripod desk stand on a flat surface. (The tripod legs will extend to provide
a wide, secure base.)
Install the AT2020 USB microphone into the threaded collar of the pivot mount
and tighten collar while holding the microphone in place. The front of the microphone
should be facing the sound source. (A USB icon and blue LED indicate the front of the
microphone; the product model number is displayed on the rear of the microphone.)
If necessary, adjust the microphone’s angle with the pivot mount’s thumbscrew.
Plug the provided USB cable into the USB digital output at the base of the microphone.
Avoid leaving your microphone in the open sun or in areas where temperatures exceed
110 F (43 C) for extended periods. Extremely high humidity should also be avoided.

Native Instruments has always lived up to the expectations of people in providing great software. But today, they are also becoming more and more popular for creating great hardware, especially when it comes to computer audio and USB audio interfaces. And with their latest product, the new Audio 2 DJ USB 2.0 Interface, they are about to prove themselves great once again.

The Audio 2 DJ will surely feed any digital DJ’s craving for high quality, extremely mobile audio interface whether they are using TRAKTOR or other DJing and performance software. Native Instruments did make a statement with this one – it is the smallest DJ USB soundcard in the world, BUT still has the enough punch to shake the world’s biggest clubs down.

Struggling entry level DJs who are looking for the ultimate portability possible for an audio interface without compromising audio quality will find their prayers answered with the Audio 2 DJ. And if you are a digital DJ who does not really need audio recording or time code control, then you got everything that you need with the Audio 2 DJ.

One great thing about the Audio 2 DJ is that, you can practically hook it up in any computer as long as you have a USB 2.0 cable. Its two quarter inch output channels also provides flexibility since it can either be used to route stereo signals to an external mixer, or as a master out and headphone monitor when using the internal mixer of your existing performance software. All you will need is your laptop, and the Audio DJ 2 USB 2.0 is good to go!

If you are thinking that because it is so small, it must have cut its corners in the sound quality department, well you are wrong. You will be amazed that Native Instruments guarantees super high end Circus Logic AD/DA converters. That means you get ultra low latency drivers, hi gain output levels (reaching up to 9.7 dBu on both channels) as well as ultra wide frequency response despite the extremely portable size of the Audio 2 DJ! So, even when you are holding the smallest USB audio interface in the world, you will get uncompromised sound quality and clarity with every detail of your music.

Size is not an issue with the new Audio 2 DJ USB 2.0 Interface from Native Instruments. Having a size no larger than a deck of cards, this bus-powered audio interface literally fits in a pocket and still can accommodate even the most demanding club systems. It houses a new balance of quality, size, and price. So go and get the Native Instruments’ Audio 2 DJ USB 2.0 Interface, today!

Car audio” is a term that refers no doubt to the sound system in your ride, be it a van, car, or truck. To some people, car audio is very much part and parcel of their car as a whole. Some even try to make a casual estimate of the car’s worth by checking out the specifications, features and company of the car audio. Some cars have stock car audios designed for the vehicle by high-quality makers while some prefer to have specially built car audios, i.e. any audio system simply won’t do if it is not from a car audio of the company they have come to trust through the years. Behind any auto audio system are the acknowledged essentials, namely: a radio/FM, and a CD/DVD player. Such a system is nowadays expected no less to be able to support widely used formats such as MP3, WMA, CDA, etc. Up to date car audios also boast of catering to USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity fans.

A good car audio is known as the default and the through-and-through solution when it comes to dealing with the staples of fatigue and boredom which go hand in hand with long-haul trips. When you have a good and trusty car audio with you, time simply flies, and is at best, some sort of distraction. A versatile car audio can be counted on when users want to stay wired to the latest headlines, events and traffic updates as well as their favorite programs on the radio.

These days, the car audio market is in the middle of shifty ground when it comes to quality and demand. Technological boosts and advances in the car audio segment not only lead to the better quality of even off-the-shelf car audios, but also eventually mean considerable leaps in the volume of car audios sold. A competitive crowd of players are now out in the market and all struggling to get the most attention by touting high quality playback and enhanced bells and whistles.

Discerning audio lovers nowadays try to get the best possible value-for-money in-car entertainment. High end audio equipment–with makers like Blaupunkt, Sony, Alpine, Pioneer and Kenwood–sure to meet the demands of the strictest audiophiles helps the various competing brands to stay razor-sharp and keeps the market stocked with quality.

So do you have the car audio unit all cut out in your mind? Is it equipped with basic speakers and signal processing equipment, or is something in you screaming to still go for extra speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers and tweeters? As the features-wars continue, company-makers also thrown into the package perks like amplifiers and speakers to their car audio kits. But how do you know if you got in front of you a good quality car audio? Check and double check that it must be able to play unwavering and skip-free tracks while the car is on the go. Let’s face it, these lives and times are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a car audio system from the myriad of options available, whether online or just around the corner. But always keep in mind to steer clear of buying unbranded and substandard car audios that will pile up problems and costs on you much later on.

Everyone who loves making music and wants to make a career out of it needs to record their music. The only way to truly record your own music so that it sounds professional is through the use of an audio interface. An audio interface has come a long way over the past several years, making it more compact and much more affordable so that just about anyone can have their own studio.

When you want to record music, a USB interface can plug directly into your computer so that you can download what you’ve already recorded. The interface itself is very small and contains storage on the machine so that you can take it everywhere you go. If you want to record a live session at a night club, you can do so using the interface.

Once you get home, you’ll use the USB audio interface to plug into your computer and download your jam sessions. Most of these interfaces come packed with their own software to make the downloading very easy. After you’ve downloaded the music, you even have the option of modifying the sound waves, adding techniques, voice overs and much more to customize the sound. You can also designate what kind of file you want to save the music as to make it easier to share online, burn to CDs or send to potential agents.

The audio interface will go wherever you go. It is a fairly small device in most cases – smaller than a shoebox. This allows you to keep it in your backpack, set it in your garage or take it anywhere that you plan on making music. You can plug microphones and instruments directly into it or have the device record from the amp or speakers.

There are many USB interface systems available in the marketplace, so you need to determine which one is right for you. Some will give you a screen so that you can do playbacks right from your interface without plugging into a computer while others depend on the computer for playback. You may also be able to adjust pitch and other parts of the music with controls directly on the interface.

Ultimately, you need to determine how much you want to do with the USB audio interface. If you plan on tweaking the sound in the field, then you will need to spend more money on one of the higher end interfaces that will give you more control. This doesn’t affect the size much, but it will give you more controls and a screen to be able to adjust your settings easier.

The USB interface can help you with all of the digital changes that you’ll do from the computer, too. The software bundled with the interface should be stand alone, meaning that you don’t need to buy additional software. Read through the features of each software program to make sure that you’re getting everything you need to produce the right kinds of sounds. Some programs feature background tracks and synthesizers to adjust your recorded sound as needed.

Once you have the USB audio interface of your choosing, you can start to record the sounds that you or your band are capable of. The only way you can improve your chances for success in the music career is if people hear what kind of music you’re playing. You will be able to create electronic files to share across the internet and send out to anyone so that you can be heard.