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Audio Technica ATR2100-USB Instruction manual
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Instruction Manual
ATR2100-USB
Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
Contents
Introduction & features 2
Setting up your microphone with pivot mount & desk stand 3
Preliminary setup with Mac OS X 4
Preliminary setup with Windows XP 6
Preliminary setup with Windows Vista 9
Preliminary setup with Windows 7 10
Using headphones 13
Selecting software 13
Setting your software levels 13
Positioning your microphone 13
Protecting your microphone 13
Specifications 14
Warranty 15
Compliance with FCC rules (USA only)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC WARNING
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could
void your authority to operate this equipment.
Canada only
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme á la norme NMB -003 du Canada.
Thank you for buying the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB cardioid dynamic USB/XLR microphone.
Equipped with both USB and an XLR outputs, this digital/analog mic is designed both for live
performance and digitally capturing music or any acoustic audio source using your favorite recording
software.
The ATR2100-USB offers high-quality articulation and intelligibility perfect for home studio recording,
field recording, podcasting, voiceover, and on-stage use. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of
sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source.
The microphone also features a built-in headphone jack with volume control that allows you to directly
monitor your microphone’s output during recording. The microphone’s focused pickup pattern delivers
excellent off-axis rejection, while its A/D converter with a 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate ensures
clear, articulate sound reproduction.
Audio-Technica’s state-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure that the microphone
complies with the company’s renowned consistency and reliability standards.
Features
• Handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output and XLR analog output
• USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output
connects with your sound system’s conventional microphone input for use in live
performance
• Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio
recording, field recording, voiceover, and on-stage use
• Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor your microphone’s output without
audible delay
• Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the bottom of the microphone
• High-quality A/D converter with 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate
• Compatible with Windows and Mac
• Low-mass diaphragm provides excellent frequency response
• Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving
isolation of desired sound source
• Tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use
• Pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely to the supplied tripod or to a
conventional microphone stand
• USB and XLR cables included
• Durable metal construction for long-lasting performance
• On/off switch functions for both USB and analog operation
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Windscreen–Multi-stage grille design offers excellent protection against plosives and sibilance
without compromising high-frequency clarity
Capsule–Dynamic microphone element with cardioid polar pattern
Blue LED–Blue light shows mic is receiving USB power (Note: The blue LED is not affected
by the on/off switch position)
ON/OFF switch–Functions for both USB and analog operation
Metal construction–Tough, durable, resilient design
Headphone level control–Up/Down dial controls headphone volume
XLR connector–XLR connector with analog output for connection to PA system’s conventional
microphone input
USB–USB connector for connection to your Mac or PC
Headphone Jack–1/8-inch (3.5mm) stereo jack for connecting your headphones
USB cable
XLRM to XLRF cable
Setting up your microphone with included pivot mount and tripod desk stand
A. Screw the pivot mount microphone mount onto the threaded portion of the desk stand.
B. Extend the tripod legs to provide a wide, secure base, and place the tripod desk stand on
a flat surface.
B. Install the ATR2100-USB microphone into the microphone mount, with ON/OFF switch up
C. The top of the microphone should be facing the sound source.
D. Use a screwdriver or coin to loosen and tighten the pivot screw for angle adjustment.
E. Plug the provided USB cable into the USB output at the base of the microphone, or plug the
provided XLR cable into the microphone input of your sound system.
Note: Many recording software programs are available online. Audacity is widely used free software
for recording and editing sounds. It is available online at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
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Preliminary setup with Mac OS X
1. Plug the free end of the provided USB cable into the USB port on your computer. The microphone’s
blue LED will illuminate, indicating the microphone is receiving power.Your computer will
automatically recognize the USB device and install a driver.
2. To select the ATR2100-USB as your audio input, first, open your System Preferences.
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3. Next, click Sound to display the Sound preference pane.
4. Click the Input tab and select the ATR2100-USB as the device for sound input.
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Your preferences are now set to use the ATR2100-USB on your Mac with GarageBand or another
recording program of your choice.
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Preliminary setup with Windows XP
(Service Pack 2; other operating systems may vary slightly)
1. Plug the free end of the USB cable into the USB port on your computer. The microphone’s blue
LED will illuminate, indicating the mic is receiving power. Your computer will automatically
recognize the USB device and install a driver.
2. In the lower right portion of your screen you may see a message that new hardware was found;
or you may see a driver software installation notice.
3. To select the ATR2100-USB as your default recording device, begin at your Start menu.
Select Control Panel.
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4. Select Sounds and Audio Devices.
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Preliminary setup with Windows XP
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5. Select the Audio tab, and choose ATR2100-USB as the default device.
6. Adjust computer volume by clicking on the Volume button beneath Sound recording
Default device.
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7. Through the Wave In window, you can set the computer volume or mute the microphone.
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Your preferences are now set to use the ATR2100-USB with Windows XP with the recording
program of your choice.
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Preliminary setup with Windows Vista
1. Plug the free end of the USB cable into the USB port on your computer. The microphone’s blue
LED will illuminate, indicating the mic is receiving power. Your computer will automatically
recognize the USB device and install a driver.
2. In the lower right portion of your screen you may see a message that new hardware was found;
or you may see a driver software installation notice.
3. To select the ATR2100-USB as your default recording device, begin at your Start menu.
Select Control Panel.
4. Select (double-click) Sound.
5. Select the Recording tab. Make sure that the AT2100-USB microphone is set as the default
recording device. (You should see a green check mark beside the USB microphone icon.)
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Your preferences are now set to use the ATR2100-USB with Windows Vista with the recording
program of your choice.
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Preliminary setup with Windows 7
1. Plug the free end of the USB cable into the USB port on your computer. The microphone’s blue
LED light will illuminate, indicating the mic is receiving power. Your computer will automatically
recognize the USB device and install a driver.
2. In the lower right portion of your screen you may get a message that new hardware was found;
or you may see a driver software installation notice.
3. Start menu > Control Panel > Sound
To select the ATR2100-USB as your default recording device, begin at your Start menu.
Select Control Panel.
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4. Select Sound.
5. The following screen will pop up:
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Preliminary setup with Windows 7
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6. Select the Recording tab, and choose ATR-USB Mic as the default device.
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Default Device
7. Double click on the ATR-USB-Mic icon to open the Microphone Properties window. Select the
levels tab to adjust microphone level (loudness). You may need to come back to this window to
readjust the level after you begin recording.
Your preferences are now set to use the ATR2100-USB with Windows 7 with the recording program
of your choice.
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Additional Information
Using headphones
The 1/8" (3.5 mm) headphone jack on the bottom of the microphone allows you to directly monitor
your recording with a pair of headphones. When your preliminary setup is completed, and your USB
microphone is connected to your computer’s USB port (the microphone’s blue LED is illuminated), plug
your headphones into the headphone jack on the bottom of the microphone. While talking into the
microphone, you should hear yourself in the headphones. Adjust the volume up or down by rotating
the the Up/ Down dial on the bottom of the microphone. Note: The Up/ Down dial only adjusts the
volume of the mic’s headphone output; it does not adjust the microphone level.
Selecting software
You have many choices in recording software. Audacity, available for free online at
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/, is a widely used software program that provides basic recording software.
Setting your software levels
Correct adjustment of microphone level is important for optimum performance. Ideally, the microphone
level should be as high as possible without overloading the input of your computer. If you hear
distortion, or if your recording program shows levels that are consistently overloaded (at peak levels),
turn the microphone volume (or level) down, either through your control panel (or system preferences)
settings, or through your recording software. If your recording program shows insufficient level, you
can increase the microphone gain either from the control panel (or system preferences) settings or
through your recording program.
No further microphone level adjustments should be needed, as long as the acoustic input does not
change significantly.
Positioning your microphone
It is important to position the microphone directly in line (on axis) with the person speaking/singing or
instrument (or other sound source) to achieve the best frequency response of the microphone.
For use in speaking/singing applications, the ideal placement for the microphone is directly in front of
the person speaking/singing. The same placement is optimal when miking an instrument such as an
acoustic guitar, drums or piano. Experiment with different mic placements to find the best sound for
your particular setup.
XLR operation
For live-sound applications, connect the XLRF connector of the included XLR cable to the XLRM
output on the bottom of the microphone; connect the cable’s XLRM connector to a standard XLRF
microphone input on your mixer. Turn the microphone’s ON/OFF switch to the “ON” position. Set the
microphone’s level by following the instructions included with your mixer. Note: The ON/OFF switch
does not affect the LED.
Protecting your microphone
Take care to keep foreign particles from entering the windscreen. An accumulation of iron or steel
filings on the diaphragm, and/or foreign material in the windscreen’s mesh surface, can degrade
performance.
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ATR2100-USB Specifications†
Element: Dynamic
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 50 – 15,000 Hz
Power Requirements: USB Power (5V DC)
Bit Depth: 16 bit
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz
Controls: On/off switch; headphone volume control
Weight: 268 g (9.5 oz)
Dimensions: 183.0 mm (7.20") long, 51.0 mm (2.01") maximum body diameter
Output Connector: USB-type/XLR-type
Headphone Output Power: 10 mW @ 16 ohms
Headphone Jack: 3.5 mm TRS (stereo)
Accessories Included: Stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands, tripod desk stand, 2 m (6.6') mini USB
cable, 3 m (9.8') XLRF-type to XLRM-type cable
System Requirements: Macintosh: MAC OS X; USB 1.0 or 2.0; 64 MB RAM (minimum)
Windows: XP/Vista/Windows 7; USB 1.0 or 2.0; 64 MB RAM (minimum)
†In the interest of standards development, A.T.U.S. offers full details on its test methods to other industry professionals on request.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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ATR2100-USB U.S. Lifetime Limited Warranty
This product is warranted in the U.S.A. by Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. (A.T.U.S.) for the lifetime of the
original purchaser. During the warranty period, A.T.U.S. will repair or replace these products, provided
they are sent prepaid to the address below, with proof of original purchase and $15.00 for handling and
return to a U.S. address. Check or money order required; no cash or stamps. A.T.U.S. reserves the right
to replace any product with one of equal value.
Except to the extent precluded by applicable state law, A.T.U.S. will have no liability for any
consequential, incidental, or special damages; any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular
purpose expires when this warranty expires. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the U.S.A., please contact your local dealer for warranty details.
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1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, Ohio 44224 USA
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