Rode NT1-A Anniversary Vocal Cardioid Condenser Microphone...
  • Large diaphragm 1” gold-sputtered capsule
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Ultra-low noise, self-noise of only 5dB (A)
  • Includes Rode SM6 shock mount, pop filter and dust cover
  • Internal capsule shock mounting

Since its establishment in the 1990s, Rode audio devices have gone from strength to strength across the globe and are extensively used in a variety of industries. The company makes use of the latest technology and precision machinery to keep its products at world-class standards and a great price.

To celebrate fifteen years of the Rode NT1, the company has introduced an NT1-A package which includes a premium shock mount, microphone dust cover, cable, an instructional DVD and pop filter. Originally designed in 1995, the Rode NT1 microphone is found in project studios as well as professional studios all over the world. Its composition of warmth, clarity, high SPL capability, and extended dynamic range has made it a widely preferred model for home recording artists and professional engineers.

While no microphone is good for everything, the Rode NT1 Microphone is great for a lot of things that home studios need to do. It has got a rugged casing and a dual mesh screen that covers a large diaphragm. Its cardioid “heart-shaped” polar pattern records clearly from only one direction. The legendary NT1 microphone is considered as one of the first vocal condenser devices that can bring professional performance to a home-studio market

RODE NT1A Features

The NT1A Anniversary Vocal Condenser Microphone Package by Rode includes a studio-grade shock mount with an integrated pop filter, a microphone dust cover, a premium 20-inch XLR cable, and a bonus DVD that presents microphone tips and techniques demonstrated by the founder president of Rode, Peter Freedman. All the components work excellently and make the whole bundle even more suitable for musicians who are just beginning to build their home studio. By having these bundled in with your condenser microphone, you can also save a lot of money.

Following a substantial investment in precise and accurate manufacturing, Rode updated the electronic design and microphone capsule of the NT1 in 2003 and since then, it has become one of the most recognizable and world’s biggest selling condenser microphones. The microphone features a large 25-millimeter capsule with a gold-plated diaphragm, a wide dynamic range, and a cardioid polar pattern. It consists of gold-plated output contacts, a true condenser, and an internal capsule shock mounting. Due to the transformerless surface mount circuitry, the device has ultra-low noise and self-noise of only 5 decibels.

The NT1-A Vocal Condenser Microphone from Rode is a 1-inch cardioid condenser microphone. It has a self-noise level of 5 dB-A, which makes it an excellent choice for not only vocal microphones but also recording guitars and other percussion instruments. The one-inch diaphragm offers a broad frequency response and an outstanding signal-to-noise ratio. The cardioid polar pattern of the NT1-A microphone effectively reduces off-axis noises such as monitors, room ambiance, and off-axis instruments. With transformerless output electronics, the output produced is quiet and noise free, while the maximum signal gain is maintained. The microphone makes use of a standard 48V phantom power that is supplied via the standard XLR connector.

Pros

The best thing about the Rode NT1A microphone package is that it includes all the necessary equipment, which makes it convenient as well as economical for users. With various remarkable features, the device is capable of producing an excellent quality sound that is sharp and clear. It is versatile, easy to use, and very lightweight so that you can carry it around with you. With Rode’s assurance, the microphone is highly durable and tough and will not bother you anytime soon.

Cons

Since it is a professional microphone, to make it sound best, you will need to have professional software and equipment.

Furthermore, if the speaker or singer has a high-pitched voice, this microphone will make their vocals sound even sharper, but fortunately, only 20% of the population has a high pitched voice.

RODE NT1A Review- Wrap-up

Keeping in mind all its features, specifications, and pros and cons, the NT1A vocal condenser microphone package includes everything you require to get a truly professional vocal recording and is ideal for home studio recordings and professional studio recordings. Ideal for voice over, acoustic instruments and vocals, the microphone, will surely exceed your expectations. 

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