Audio Technica AT4047/SV Capacitor Studio Mic

The Apex 415 is a versatile large-diaphragm condenser microphone, known for its flexibility and high-quality audio capture. Here are its uses and specifications:


The Apex 415 is well-suited for a variety of applications, including:

  1. Studio Recording:
    • Vocals: Provides a clear and detailed capture of vocal performances, making it ideal for lead and backing vocals.
    • Instruments: Suitable for recording a wide range of instruments, including acoustic guitar, piano, strings, and brass.
    • Overheads: Can be used as overhead microphones for drum kits to capture the overall sound of the drums.
  2. Live Sound:
    • While primarily designed for studio use, the Apex 415 can also be used in live sound applications where high-fidelity audio capture is required, such as for acoustic performances or spoken word events.
  3. Broadcasting and Voiceovers:
    • Its detailed and natural sound makes it a good choice for voiceover work, podcasts, and broadcasting.
  4. Field Recording:
    • Can be used for capturing environmental sounds and field recordings, thanks to its robust build and versatile pickup patterns.


  • Type: Large-diaphragm condenser microphone
  • Capsule: 1.1″ (28 mm) gold-sputtered diaphragm
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8 (switchable)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -37 dB (1V/Pa)
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Max SPL: 140 dB (with -10 dB pad engaged)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 78 dB (A-weighted)
  • Self-Noise: 16 dB (A-weighted)
  • Switchable Pads and Filters:
    • Attenuation Pad: -10 dB switchable pad to handle high sound pressure levels
    • High-Pass Filter: 80 Hz, 6 dB/octave switchable high-pass filter to reduce low-frequency rumble and handling noise