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RODE NT1-A Condenser Microphone Bundle

by RØDE
100 customer reviews
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  • Large 1" (25mm) capsule with gold plated diaphragm
  • Ultra low noise, transformerless surface mount circuitry
  • Self noise of only 5db (a)
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Technical Details
Item Weight862 g
Product Dimensions40.6 x 12.7 x 30.5 cm
Item model numberNT-1A
Colour""
Country Produced Inaustralia
  
Additional Information
ASINB0002PSCQM
Best Sellers Rank 121 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.1 Kg
Date First Available16 Mar. 2006
  
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The RODE NT1-A 1" cardioid condenser microphone has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability typically only featured on some of the world's most expensive microphones. With a self-noise level of only 5dBA it is widely recognised (along with the NT1) as one the world's quietest studio microphones. This low noise makes it an ideal for vocal microphone as well as perfect for recording guitars and percussion. Packaged in the 'Complete Vocal Recording Solution', the NT1-A includes everything you need to get a truly professional vocal recording and is ideal for home studio recording. A studio grade pop shield and shock mount is included, along with a premium 20' microphone cable, dust cover, and an instructional DVD packed with recording tips. The RODE NT1-A large diaphragm 1" cardioid condenser microphone is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RODE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.

Box Contains

1 x NT1-A 1" Cardioid Condenser Microphone
1 x SM6 Shock Mount with Detachable Pop Filter
1 x XLR Cable 6M
1 x Microphone Dust Cover



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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 22 Dec. 2009
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I'm delighted with this mic. The sound quality is superb with a very low floor noise level. I use it primarily for voice work but have also tried it with a couple of guitars and it produces a really rich tone. It's comparable with mics costing a lot more and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in home recording.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Tack on 17 Jan. 2014
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... But I'll say something anyway. This microphone is brilliant.

As a Music Production student and "budding" artist/producer I've been familiar with the NT1-A and various other industry standard mics for many years, and this one has always been a favourite of mine for both vocal and acoustic guitar recordings.

I decided to purchase the NT1-A for my home studio (Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 interface/preamp, KRK RP6 G3 monitors) and tested it before putting foam panels on my wall and it produced a very clear, high quality recording albeit with the annoying natural reverb from the room.

Since placing the foam panels on the walls in an 'alcove' that I use as a vocal booth, in the spare bedroom aka The Studio, I have managed to record near perfect vocals, almost comparable with those at many more 'professional' studios.

PROS
+ Clarity of recordings is second to none
+ Robust, all fittings are sturdy
+ Great value for money. Especially with the accompanying contents of the pack. Borderline steal.

CONS
- Too clear!! Can pick up even the slightest sounds so ensure you have sufficient soundproofing (closed doors and windows with heavy drapes will help!)
- Requires some acoustic treatment of room due to the large cardioid polar pattern

All in all, it's a great microphone for any singer/songwriters who are willing to do a little work on their room, and/or experiment with mic placement to get the best possible recording, which I strongly suggest if you want to get the most out of this mic.

A little research online will go a long way!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gethyn Edwards on 25 Mar. 2015
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As plenty of other people have said, this is a lovely microphone - clear and detailed with very low self-noise - and this package is excellent value for money. This plus a Scarlett 2i2 is a great combo for a small home studio.

HOWEVER If you're purchasing a mic for spoken word applications, then I suggest you exercise some caution before you buy the Røde NT1-A.
In my case I bought it for narration work and sadly found it to be completely unsuitable.

The reason? Simply, this mic is particularly sensitive in the higher frequencies.
For recording a singer or an instrument at higher volumes this will add wonderful detail and brightness but for quiet, close-mic speech work it will pick up *microscopic* levels of mouth noise. I'm not talking about the usual lip smacks and tongue clicks, here - I mean that every, single, tiniest movement of the edges and underside of a speaker's tongue against their teeth and mouth ccomes through loud and clear as constant, brittle crackle, between and within words, rendering most takes either unusable or requiring a lot of time-consuming effort during editing.

So, on one hand this is a brilliant microphone which I can highly recommend but, on the other hand, PLEASE research and compare its frequency response graph before you buy (the RecordingHacks website is a great resource for that, incidentally) and make sure it's going to be suitable for the work you're doing. Other people might be getting great results from it for voiceover, but it absolutely didn't work for me.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Winkle on 18 Feb. 2013
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As a Producer Engineer I must admit that I have always been a Neuman U87 user for Vocals. I use both old valve/tube (25years +) versions as well the more modern versions. To compare these Nt-1s to the U87's is cruel I know but I needed to set up a cheaper Studio set up for a colleague and the reviews on these Nt's looked favourable. So I went ahead and bought a couple. Comparison tests between Neuman / AKG 1000 / Rode Nt-1 were done. Comparing to the Neumans the Nt-1s suited female vocals very well, giving warmth when working closely (proximity effect)and mid clarity when driving them hard at distance. Sometimes having a nasal edge to the sound depending on the angle being used at. Additionally they proved themselves to be very good on groups of 'louder' backing vocalists. The nasal sound being advantageous after repositioning the Mics to achieve this. Acoustic Guitars sounded a bit 'thumpy' at the lower end which needed EQ-ing out but mid clarity and top end was very good. When compared to the AKG, the AKG was overall a warmer but slightly crisper sound and I found I had to drive the AKG harder but the sound was natural and smoother. The NT-1 pair set up Overhead on a piano produced a fine and well balanced sound. Mic-ing up both Bass and Lead Guitar amps gave me no problems and favoured well alongside the Neumans. Violins recorded well when working close with, once again a well balanced sound. One slight drawback is that the NT-1s didn't really like working at distance and being flown in the air overhead on Drums, the bottom end response drops off very quickly whilst the mids became slightly muddy. But I must admit I have always preferred a combination of Neumans and very directional AKGs in these situations so a bit of an unfair test really..... O.K. in summary....Read more ›
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