Issue 91

Audio-Technica’s AT2040USB

New microphone brings broadcast-quality sound to creators.


18 May 2023

Audio-Technica Australia introduces the next generation of dynamic microphones for content creators, the AT2040USB. The new AT2040USB microphone features a dynamic design for excellent voice capture with added USB connection. Combining the broadcast-quality performance of the AT2040 dynamic podcast microphone with plug-and-play USB functionality makes this the ideal microphone for podcasters, streamers, and other content creators to achieve professional results.

Ensuring a natural frequency response with rich, powerful lows and crystal-clear studio sound, this dynamic microphone also touts its quality with a highly directional, hypercardioid pickup pattern that helps eliminate common ambient noise, like the hum of a computer fan. 

With a narrower pickup angle than a cardioid design, the AT2040USB provides focused vocal capture, which is ideal for creators and gamers who stream and chat with followers. Additionally, the microphone’s robust metal body includes an integrated shock mount to minimise unwanted noise and vibration, while its internal pop filter protects against harsh spoken sounds.

The AT2040USB is equipped with a built-in headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring with no latency. It also features a quick muting function using a silent touch-sensitive mute button. When the mic is recording, a blue ring lights up, which turns red when it is muted.


  • Hypercardioid pickup
  • Multistage foam mesh windscreen
  • Integrated shock mount
  • Built-in headphone jack with high-output amplifier and volume control
  • Mix control – silent soft-touch mute button with light indicator
  • High-resolution AD convertor with 24-Bit/96kHz sampling rate
  • Switchable low-cut filter
  • Professional-grade metal body
  • Mounting clamp and USB-C to USB-A cable (with USB-A to USB-C adapter) included

To prevent noise, shock, and vibration that may be transmitted through a mic stand, boom, or mount users can purchase the AT8458a shock mount separately.

The Audio-Technica AT2040USB is now available in stores and online, and is priced at RRP A$299.


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