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Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording

Vocal Recording Set

Scope of delivery:

  • Rode NT-1 A large diaphragm microphone.
  • Deluxe SM6 spider with integrated fabric pop shield
  • 6 m XLR cable
  • Dust bag
  • Matching case: Art.486805 (not included in delivery)

Technical data NT1-A:

  • 1" Large diaphragm microphone
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Max. sound pressure level: 137 dB
  • Output impedance: 100 Ohm
  • Gold-plated output contacts
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 190 x 50 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 326 g

Note: requires 48 V phantom power.

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Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

A professional microphone without the professional price tag

The Rode NT1-A has become legendary in the lower price segment over the last few years. It's impossible now to imagine (home) studios and other recording setups anywhere in the world without the large-diaphragm microphone in its distinctive silver finish. And there is a very good reason for that: The NT1-A has been part of the Sydney-based manufacturer's product range since 1995, offering buyers a professional microphone without the professional price tag. The fact that Rode also provides a 10-year manufacturer warranty is a testament to the trust the company places in its own products. The set also includes a robust shock mount, a pop protector, a six-metre XLR cable, and a high-quality carry pouch to keep the microphone safe when not in use.

Warm and well-rounded

The Rode NT1-A is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, which means that the diaphragm is one inch in diameter and operates according to the condenser principle. Condenser microphones characteristically have a higher sensitivity and finer resolution than dynamic microphones. Compared to their small-diaphragm counterparts, large-diaphragm microphones also generally have a greater tendency to colour the sound. This is very desirable in many applications, however, since the proximity effect means that it generally emphasises the bass and treble frequencies, making large-diaphragm microphones the perfect choice for vocal recordings. The NT1-A is no exception, and brings out the warmth and roundness of the human voice.

A true all-rounder

A good-quality large-diaphragm microphone is a long-term investment for anyone who is serious about recording music. The NT1-A is perfect for recording vocals, acoustic instruments, and guitar amplifiers, but its resolution is also fine enough for field recording. The Rode NT1-A features an extremely low level of intrinsic noise, which also makes it a great choice for podcasters, and its high maximum sound pressure level of 137 dB is also great news for anyone wishing to record loud sound sources such as drums. The NT1-A is a true all-rounder that will make an excellent addition to any arsenal of microphones.

About Rode

Founded in Sydney, Australia in 1990, Rode is a specialist in high-quality studio microphones. With its very first in-house, completely Australian-built model, the NT2 large-diaphragm microphone, the company created a classic which is still produced in its current and enhanced version, the NT2-A. An extensive range of studio and live microphones has also been added, regularly updated, and expanded over the years. These new additions include a variety of professional microphones which are designed for video and mobile applications and can be connected directly to SLR cameras or smartphones.

Already a classic

The Rode NT1-A is one of the best-selling microphones of recent years, and not without good reason. The NT1-A is simply unparalleled in the lower price segment and, having easily beaten significantly higher-priced competitors in various blind product tests, is sure to retain its status for many years to come. It has already become a classic. Anyone looking for an affordable large-diaphragm microphone for vocal or spoken-word recordings at home or in the studio can be sure that the Rode NT1-A is the right choice. There is hardly a better option available, since virtually no other microphone has proven itself so often in this context.

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Ok for beginners but there are better options for less.
emememem, 02.01.2020
These are well advertised as "THE" home studio mic.
Firstly. I would instead recommend something like the Audio Technica AT2020, or the AKG c3000. Both very good mics for the money, and both feel much more robust than this thing.

Pros: fine for modern pop vocal sound, very pronounced high end.
Not awful as an overhead.
Visually, it looks pretty good.
sounds fine as an acoustic guitar mic.

Cons: Very harsh around 3k.
a strange problem that I had with this mic, more than any other condenser i've owned, is that it's extremely moisture and temperature sensitive, if it's anyways cold or damp, it just refuses to work.

The shockmount that comes with it is pretty brittle, the attached pop filter snapped off within about 3 months.

I say your money would be much better spend buying an At2020, a good universal shock mount and a pop filter.
Also, definitely bear in mind that a lot of the five star reviews here are from people who might never have owned a condenser before. Take it from someone who's no expert, but has tried every budget mic under the sun, your money is much better spent on something else.
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A quality mic for recording
David M, 06.09.2021
I bought this microphone as part of a basic home studio setup. For the price, it has been incredibly good. I have been using this microphone for some vocal recordings both for music and also for some videos I have been producing.

It has been really easy to work with it and get the sounds that I desired from it. Working well with vocals, acoustic guitar, and as an overhead for drums. Providing a clear and crisp sound in whatever situation I have used it in so far.
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Studio-grade mic on a budget
SatoAV, 01.05.2020
Bought this microphone for my home studio, I mainly use it for recording vocals, which it does perfectly. It is also very good for recording acoustic guitar, and as drums overhead mic.

Although this is from a budget Rode lineup, the quality is outstanding, everything feels premium and durable. Sound quality is on par with much more expensive microphones, which makes this a great bargain for a home studio.

The only minor drawback for me is that the pop-filter on the spider-holder is not detachable, which makes a whole assembly a bit clumsy when you're not using it. Other than that, I'm 100% satisfied!
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Great sound for vocals + speech
Joel_UK, 24.05.2021
Totally overkill for my Zoom calls but enjoy having a proper mic for working at home and does sound great with a bit of EQ. Great proximity effect for speech. For actual music production, the NT1-A has a marked difference vs SM58 for vocals - clarity, presence, expression - though obviously with a more sensitive pickup pattern, despite also being directional.
Very good build quality including the shock mount and pop filter. I got the RØDE WS2 foam pop filter separately, as the included pop filter is a bit intrusive for speech, though great for dynamic vocals.
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