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RODE NT1-A Condenser Microphone Bundle
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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. Note:One pin is designed to be longer than the others as it acts as a ground. It could be mistaken for a design fault but it is intentional.
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
From the Manufacturer
Meet One Of The Best-Selling Microphones In the World.
The NT1-A is a remarkable microphone, one that sounds great on nearly any source. No wonder it's so popular!
The NT1-A ships with a host of essential accessories included. See below for details.
- 1" Capsule cardioid condenser microphone.
- XLR Connector, requires 48V phantom power
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Max SPL 137dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
- Equivalent noise level (A-weighted) 5dB-A
- Dimensions: 190.00mmH x 50.00mmW x 50.00mmD
- Weight: 326.00gm
The Gold Dot Standard.
Incredible Sound. Affordable. 10 Year Warranty.
The NT1-A is a remarkable success story - a microphone designed and built by RØDE in Sydney Australia, with a sound that's proven by countless recordings - It just sounds fantastic. But you don't just get the mic: you'll also get a host of essential accessories, right in the box.
- For beautiful sounding vocal recordings and more. Full bodied sound with a smooth, flattering presence lift.
- One of the lowest self-noise ratings of any microphone, ever. Enjoy professional, hiss-free recordings even without the greatest mic pre-amp.
- Included accessories: SM6 adjustable shockmount and pop filter, dust bag, 6m XLR cable, instructional DVD.
- Register online and receive RØDE's 10 Year Warranty, at no additional charge.
What's In The Box?
NT1-A Studio Condenser Microphone.
It sounds incredible on vocals, but it sounds equally incredible on acoustic guitar, on electric guitar cabs, grand piano, as a drum overhead, and more.
SM6 Adjustable Shockmount with Integrated Pop-Filter
The adjustable SM6 shockmount keeps your microphone acoustically isolated, while the removable pop-shield keeps breath pops from contacting the diapgragm.
Mic Protection Dust Bag, 6 Metre XLR Cable, Velcro Tie
A long 6 metre (20') XLR cable is included, with a drawstring pouch to keep your NT1-A in great condition when stored.
NT1-A Studio Secrets DVD
You don't just get the equipment, you also get the knowledge. The NT1-A Studio Secrets DVD gives fantastic insight into how to best use the NT1-A, so you'll be recording like a professional.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a superb microphone! Very low noise levels (unnoticeable), high sensitivity and good dynamics. The pop guard is wonderful too, I tried blowing hard on it with my hand behind... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Mr. D. Lambert
Chrystal clear. Amazing. Never have our voiceovers been so good!Published 25 days ago by Wood Gnome
Could not believe how solid and noise-free this mic is. Lovely for vocals and acoustic guitar. No-brainer at this price. Should have bought one years ago. Read morePublished 1 month ago by InfrequentFlyer
Not a bad mic, it was highly recommended so i tried it out, definitely worth it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Really quick delivery and this is great value for money. When recording at home I always had to turn my headphones down as my other mic picked up the music or clicks playing... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr P
Great microphone for money considering you get the cage and an xlr lead too. I find it struggles a little with my top notes but my voice is particularly powerful (male tenor) but... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer