Submitted May 20, 2007 by a customer from yahoo.com
"The Real From a Owner of It for some months"
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Had it for about 3-4 months now, recorded about 20-30 songs and haven't had a single complaint yet; i pretty much knew what i was getting into knowing my prior setup to getting a upgrade; and that's what i got a upgrade; When you have your vocals tweaked to your desired quality; you'll really be able to tell the difference when you have just your headphones and your speaking with no music playing; it's a beauty. I'd recommend this mic for anyone looking for something in this range thats reliable and/or anyone upgrading from any rode mic prior to this.
once again this mic's quality can be heard at www.myspace.com/jsnizzy (see growing)
I recently got this mic from using the rodent1a and right off the jump i can say the clarity with this microphone is clearer and sharper. It sounds good, very smooth and the clarity on it is nice definitely and trust me with any mic i use i run at least 10 vocal tests on them from singing to rapping to know what i'm purchasing is capable of. I use the e-mu audio card and a preamp as well to tweak and construct the vocals as well, but the core sound of this without any touch-up is not bad at all.
You care hear this mic quality's at www.myspace.com/jsnizzy on "growing"
Walking in the steps of it's little brother the rodent1a; it just carries a mic and it's bag.
Now this is what i did like; how this mic comes with a different shock mount; not the webbed basket one that you see people usually using, but the shock mount that actually rests under your shock mount directly; no more basket weave shock mount; this shock mount lets your mic be more "free" and it's exposed alot more; very nice touch on rode's part.
Ease of Use
Wasn't hard at all getting the mic into the shockmount; it is quite difficult at times to screw the shockmount on to the mic stand though....and with the weight of the mic on your hand placing and screwing the mic on to the mic stand to get that perfect "sync" gets frustrating at times; it is what it is.
The mic is clean and sleek; i personally like the design and i know it's constructed well after using it so many times and seeing nothing go lose. It doesn't fall apart, after i use it i put it right back in it's bag to maintain the best quality possible for future recording; two thumbs up.
oh yea, if you plan on bagging it after each use, the dial/spinner on the bottem of the mic may unscrew after all the twisting to put on the mic with the shockmount; word from the wise be careful this doesn't go loose; if you plan on going this route.
The vocals are a bit clearer with more clarity and of course it's quiet; price is right for it; it feels like a upgrade from the rodent1a (for those using it or have used it)
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The Wow Factor
Seeing the sleek design, price, and seeing the upgrade yeah i wanted it; i wanted something that i knew was going to have good quality, be a upgrade, and not break my pockets at the same time. This is that for me; of course your financial status may be better than mine to venture out and risk more money than i would on trying mics.
Hip Hop/ Rap/ R&B/ Soul/ Alternative/ Jazz/ Techno/ A little rock
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