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Rating and Reviews: Rode NT-1 Condenser Microphone

Recording vocals in your home studio? A modern classic, the Rode NT-1 large-diaphragm condenser mic gives you great sound with incredibly low self-noise.

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"Clean and quiet" submitted January 24, 2014

By Robert C in Washington , DC
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Musical Background: Very Casual
Music Style: Rock
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Overall: Great mic. Used it with a kaotica ball and got super clean recordings in a normal untreated room. Incredible value for such a quiet and flat response mic. The shockmount is great as is the pop filter. Wish it had a high pass filter onboard. Also only one pickup pattern. For the price though you get more than you pay for...
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"this microphone should be worth thousands" submitted March 20, 2014

By drake watkins in chico , CA
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Overall: brutally i'm going to be honest, before this beautiful piece of equipment i owned a mxl v89 this mic is very very good and clean mxl makes awesome mics and it had me and my producer trippin and flippin out about its clarity and sound, but then things got real i got more serious started to look into specs and what things ment as far as microphones go and the more i learned only made me feel dumb for even wasting my money on the mxl, then i spent about a good month researching microphones i looked at akg mics and specs neuman specs found that the neuman specs are the up most best far as build quality performance etc. started looking at these rode mics and heard through the grape vine that rode re-done there nt1-a witch is now the nt1 model found that the specs of the rode actually out do the neuman u87's as far as ohms go and self noise this thing is quit like awkwardly quit no hiss no hum no nothing what you say is what you get do to its extremely flat response it hardly has any peak at all and the peak at the end adds just the right amount of air it has such a rich and fresh tone and when i yield real close and it clipped it actually emulated the neuman's sound it had that dirty-ness that is actually wanted me and my producer lowered the levels on this thing to negative 40 db witch is un heard of this mic didn't show no sings of clipping when in fact any other mic would start to sound like sand paper at negative 20 db this mic is an amazing buy you cannot go wrong i cant stress this enough from its incredible engineering to the internal shock mount on the capsule its a musical feat in equipment you guys at rode have won me over with this one and ill also add the pre-amp that it was running through was nothing fancy it was about 250 $$$ and the vocals weren't compressed and it didnt even need much eq at all to sound good either hardly any so we ran a test and simply talked through the mic and heard my vocals coming through the monitors it sounds like real life its not even harsh on the s's you have little to no simbulance in your vocals with this thing buy one and find out yourself :) and to all you gear heads who do have avalon pre's yada yada plug this thing into it im sure you'll put your more expensive mics on the shelf i dont doubt it
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"Best bang for the bucks!" submitted September 14, 2018

By Brad S in Coon Rapids, MN
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Musical Background: 15 Years of engineering, production, and recording.
Music Style: Rock, Rap, Hip Hop, RnB, Country, Club, Dubstep, Classical, Scores
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Overall: *Mic used on* Male Vocals, Male Singing, Sampling mic.I was concerned at first. Seeing what Rode was promoting at such a low cost I thought how could it be true? I also have another microphone around the $400 range (Rhymes with "Blue 80s Model) that I was trying to replace. I was just amazed! When they say the world quietest mic they mean it! The flat eq unlike the Brighter NT1 A delivers a very desirable replication of vocals very smooth rich mids and crispy (but not to crispy) high end. Definitely consider this mic before any others in the 260-500 range.
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"Great mic for Oktava mod !" submitted May 12, 2014

By Michael Pace in Iron City, TN
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Overall: Sounds great out the box ! But I bought this mic specifically to be modded by Michael Joly.
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