Audio-Technica and Audient team up on Essential Studio Kit

Audio-Technica and Audient have teamed up on the Essential Studio Kit, comprising Audio-Technica’s AT2035 large diaphragm cardioid condenser mic and ATH-M40x studio monitor headphones, along with Audient’s iD4 Black USB audio interface.

The package is available for customers in the UK, Germany, France and Spain only and will cost around £335 (€389).

The AT2035 features an 80Hz high-pass filter, 10dB pad and a custom shock-mount. The 2-in/2-out iD4 Black boasts an Audient preamp, ‘class-leading’ converter technology, JFET DI and the company’s ScrollControl virtual scroll wheel technology.

The Essential Studio Kit also includes around £500 of Audient plug-ins, production tools and training (available on registration of the iD4 Black on Audient’s ARC webpage) such as Eventide’s Ultrachannel and Ultraverb plug-ins, Cubase LE and Cubasis LE2 (for iOS), ten free LANDR masters, two free courses and a £20 voucher for online audio educators Producertech.

Commenting on the collaboration with Audient, Audio-Technica pro audio marketing manager EMEA Tim Page, said: “We’re delighted to have teamed up with Audient for the AT2035-Studio Essential Studio Kit. It’s great to be able to offer three highly respected products in the kit, ideal for a young producer’s first project studio set-up and as a compact mobile rig for hotel room demos, location recording and more.

“With the included software downloads, the AT2035-Studio offers everything needed to start recording – and the bundle’s two-year warranty also allows users real peace of mind.”

Andy Allen, Audient marketing manager added: "We are really pleased to have partnered with Audio Technica on the AT2035 Essential Studio Kit and believe the AT2035 mic and ATH-M40x are the perfect partners for iD4 Black in both quality and reputation. Alongside the creative tools provided through our software hub ARC, we’re confident producers and musicians will have everything they need to make a professional recording from the start."­