Audio-technica AT2040 review: Go professional with your podcasts

 Audio-technica AT2040 review: Go professional with your podcasts

I am a recent convert to podcasts. But the medium has really gripped me and most of my listening times, while on drives and walks, has shifted to podcasts. I also host a weekly podcast on technology which has seen me progress, at least when it comes to the technology I use. What started as voice memo recordings during the lockdowns when we had no access to the studio has now moved to the very convenient JBL CSUM10 USB microphone. This is why I wanted to check out what it meant to move one step further up to a professional microphone like the audio-technica AT2040.

When the AT2040 came in for review, I realised how ill-equipped I was to use this microphone. I realised that this microphone needed an Amp and a host of unique cables before my voice could end up on the computer. The microphone was followed by the behringer U-Peoria UM2 preamplifier, an XLR cable that could connect the mic to this unit, and a USB-C cable that connected…

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