I see that Audio-Technica announced its AT2020 side-address condenser mic at the end of October, shipping this month. The ad in Pro Audio Review calls it a "$99* studio condenser" (* = est. street price.)
Has anybody heard this thing? I'm Shure it's no Neumann (or Rode, Bruce), but I wonder if it will give Studio Projects a run for their money.
I keep planning to buy a condenser mic. I want the expensive ones, but only seem to budget for the cheap ones.