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Rode NT1-A Vocal Pack Condenser Microphone

by Rode
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
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  • Rode NT1a
  • Microphone Boutique
  • U87 Neumann alternative
  • Fully modified
  • 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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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight2.1 Kg
Product Dimensions40.6 x 12.7 x 30.5 cm
Item model numberNT-1A
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 1,738 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 Kg
Date First Available16 Mar 2006

Product Description

Product Description

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.

Product Description

The RØDE NT1-A has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability usually only featured by some of the most expensive microphones.

Now available as the 'Complete Vocal Recording Solution' this NT1-A package now includes everything you need to get truly professional vocal recordings - the world's quietest studio microphone, a studio grade pop shield and shock mount, a premium 20' cable, dust cover, an instructional DVD with recording tips, and of course RØDE's industry leading ten year warranty.

Rode NT1-A Features
  • Large 1" (25mm) capsule with gold plated diaphragm
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Self noise of only 5dB (A)
  • Ultra low noise, transformerless surface mount circuitry
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Gold plated output contacts
  • True condenser (externally biased)
  • Internal capsule shock mounting

    Also available as a matched pair.

    Included in the box:

  • SM6 shock mount with pop shield
  • High quality XLR cable
  • Mic dust cover
  • Instructional DVD

    Optional Accessories:

  • WS2 windshield
  • ZP1 zip case,
  • DS1 desk stand
  • Tripod

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    Customer Reviews

    4.8 out of 5 stars
    4.8 out of 5 stars
    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Rode NT1 A condensor microphone 22 Dec 2009
    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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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Comparing It To Neuman U87's and AKG's 18 Feb 2013
    By Winkle
    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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    27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Choice... 29 Aug 2011
    I was recently in the market for a new microphone to base a small home recording studio around. The choices for a mic are endless with condenser and dynamic mics being just the start of it which makes things difficult for newbies like myself. After hours and hours of research I made the choice to go for the NT1-A. Firstly I was setting up a studio so a condenser mic would give me a greater sound and responsiveness in the studio to record my vocals and my acoustic guitar. Microphones are a lot of money but the difference in quality/ performance in the <£50 to £200 range is massive, whereas the mics that are >£200 will be of a better quality but only to a level that professionals will care about. So to get the mic, shock mount, pop shield and cable for this price is incredible. And to be honest after hours of research this sounds as good as or even better than any mic around the £200 price range. I know choosing a microphone is such a personal decision but on't hesitate this mic is crystal clear and is so versatile that you cannot go wrong.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Over The Moon! 9 Dec 2013
    Verified Purchase
    I am absolutely over the moon. £149.99 is a lot of money to be buying luxuries for myself but I saw all the other reviews and before I knew it, I pressed "Buy".

    This is a pretty amazing piece of equipment and it also comes well packaged so you don't need to worry about it being damaged whilst being shipped. The setup is pretty easy but before you can use it properly you need two additional products: The first being an audio box that has 48V Phantom Power or else the microphone won't work at all, and the second thing being some sort of mic stand for your shock mount. I purchased the Avid M-Audio USB box which was probably the cheapest out there and doesn't lose the quality of the mic. I also purchased the samson MD5 desktop stand which is AMAZING. A lot of cheap stands can't hold the weight of the microphone but this one is completely solid, so I would get that too!.

    WARNING: For beginners (like myself), you can't just plug it in and expect your vocals to be as great as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry etc. IT WILL sound amazing in the end but you need to have some sort of knowledge with audio mixing and mastering to make your vocals stand out. I have been watching loads of youtube tutorials so get on there and learn some cool stuff!

    Overall, this is the best thing I have ever bought for myself, since I am such a music lover. You will not be disappointed. So if this is your type of price range for getting a mic, then this is definately for you!!!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Not sure much more needs to be said... 17 Jan 2014
    By Tack
    Verified Purchase
    ... 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.

    + 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.

    - 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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