Submitted May 5, 2004 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Good vocal, and instrument mic."
This is a great mic, especially for it's price, and competes with mics I own, that costs twice as much. This definitely get's one my top shelf, with the Neumann, etc, as opposed to the closet in the sound room, with the mediocre mics of mine. Ofcourse it's not comparable to a Neumann, or the like, but it certainly holds it's own.
It has a good warm tone, not harsh or brittle. It's ultra-sensitive, which can be good or bad. I can hear things outside, when my vocal booth door is open and I have on headphones. It is very flat, and less colored than a lot of mics I've tried that cost twice as much, and it has transparent self noise. I can tell it's on half the time, unless I see the VU meters move.
The aren't really any features, it's a condeser mic, with cardiod pattern reception. It doesn't have any pad or roll-off, which I'm used to with my other mics, so, I give it an eight (8).
You get a nice little anti moistening pouch, to dry off the mic after use, and an ok shockmount.
The shockmout is ok, but the threading (elastic ties, I don't mean the screw) comes off the grips sometimes. The latter is easily reattached though.
The body is of quality nickel, and is hard to scratch. The grill seems a bit fragile though, but this is common in condensers to allow for vocal pickup.
I would always use a pop filter, with this mic, as in most condensers.
Definitely worth the price, maybe even much more.
I've never had to contact Rode.
The Wow Factor
I own it.
If it was stolen, I'd likely give some other Rode mic a test drive, thinking that "if this is this good, the other must be even better". If I can't find a suitable/better replacement from Rode, I'd get the NT-A, again.
Experimental Art Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, Trip Hop, RnB.
2 of 2 people (100%) people found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!