No sir, you do not understand me correctly. What I said was I tried a lot of very expensive mics, including Electro-Voice, Shure, Audio Technia, and Neumann, all great mics. My experience was the best of the ones I tried was the ATM 35 wired mic. The wireless one I later bought and used had a microphone by Audio Technica, but it was not as good as the mic on the wired version. Samson partnered with AT, and they sold the smallest, and lightest mic that worked over a long distance, and it did not required a large receiver like the ones sold today do. It was a great product. I think it was too good for the price. In comparing the two mics, the wired one was better, because a copper wire never had interference problems, no batteries to die in the middle of a song, and the mic itself was stellar. Too bad they do not make that one anymore, because it was great. It was a tradeoff...the wired one was more reliable, had a better mic capsule, and sounded far better. The wireless one had a less costly mic, and batteries would go out in compliance with Murphy's Law, but it did give me the freedom to move around, and even go into an audience if I wanted. It is a trade off.That's great information, Styles. if I understood you correctly you are saying that no Wireless clip on microphone under $1,000 is going to be as good as the wired clip-on microphones, in terms of sound quality. thank you for doing the research and giving me the information about the wired option, in case I never find perfect wireless option at the right price.
I bought my ATM 35 and the wireless version later many decades ago. I can only speak intelligently of the ATM 35 in the picture I sent you. They have come out with other models since then, and for other instruments. The one I found on REVERB is like the one I have tucked away someplace, so that is as far as I can speak with knowledge of the product. That one seemed it very good shape, the one I have is like the one in the picture with the Red band on the power pack/transformer/XLR mic cord input. The price is great, so it seems like a pretty good deal. Fantastic mic capsule. You can order other ones they make, and spend a lot more, but I am not sure you will get anything more unless you go wireless which has a lower frequency response, and all the problems wireless has. This one has the best sound. Good luck.Is there a difference between the ATM 35, the ATM 35c, and the ATM 35cw?
One local friend told me, 'I use the Audio Technica System 10 wireless system utilizing the PRO-35cw Instrument microphone"
Is the word "pro" part of the model number, or what?
A SM57 is a dynamic mic which does not require 9 volt, or 48 volt phantom power. It is not as sensitive in the way it responds, and has nothing to do with needing to get right up next to it. Using 48 volt phantom power using one switch on your mixer which is global...affects all the mics, but only the mic going into XLR inputs which is a normal mic input. If you run phantom power through a SM57 or other mics, it does nothing...hence why it is called phantom power. It has no effect on them, and would not even go into an mp3 player unless it is plugged into an XLR input, which it should not be. XLR is a 3 pin female input.Styles, apparently the ATM 35 requires phantom power, and does not work with any batteries. Is that right?
If so, how would I use the phantom-power button on my mixer (pictured below), without applying the same phantom power to all the other microphones on the other channels? It seems impossible.
My concern would be devices such as an mp3 player that I typically plug into one of those channels, for which I would not want phantom power applied.
Not really, people generally seem to prefer dynamic mics for live performances. In my case, it was because this particular show required me to leave the stage frequenty with my horn, switch between alto and tenor offstage, and jump back on stage later on for another number. There just wasn't always time to unclip the mic from one horn, clip it somewhere secure (in a previous show, my ATM got kicked into the audience by a bandmate), then clip it back on again for the next number. Having a mic in a stand made it a lot simpler.Zoot, if you switched to a stand-mic, there must have been something wrong with the ATM-350, eh? Why would you switch, regardless of how much room you have to move around, if the clip-on was just as good? Was the sound slightly inferior?