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Rode Microphones NT1000 Microphone  

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Overview
  • Gold-plated membrane
  • Large capsule
  • Transformerless circuitry
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    $599.00
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Gold-plated membrane for gold-plated sound in your project studio.

The RØDE NT1000 Mic has a large capsule, ultralow noise and transformerless circuitry for astounding clarity and dynamic range. Internal capsule shockmounting, satin nickel body, welded mesh head for stability and durability. Full frequency response.
Requires phantom power.

Features
  • Gold-plated membrane
  • Large capsule
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Internal shockmounting
  • Satin nickel body
  • Welded mesh head

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Rode MicrophonesNT1000 Microphone
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A steal at any price

see above
This was the first large diaphragm condenser I purchased and it still works great seven years and a half dozen drops later!

My gut instinct is that it's...Read complete review

see above
This was the first large diaphragm condenser I purchased and it still works great seven years and a half dozen drops later!

My gut instinct is that it's possible to get a professional take with just about any large diaphragm condenser nowadays, so if you already own another make and are pondering whether you should first invest in some new mic preamps or perhaps a new recording interface, go with upgrading those first (as you'll see more of an immediate improvement out of it).

Even so, I'd have to put this at the top of the list of mics I'd recommend as an eventual necessary purchase for any studio or home enthusiast. It's a little clearer and fuller than your typical MXL or other mid-range variety, and the transients less brittle. If you use low noize, clear pres (Mackie VLZ3's are affordable and do the job), it will you give that familiar, smoky, saturated, condenser sound on vocals that makes mediocre singers sound like superstars. You know; THAT studio sound.

A word of caution: the right or wrong selection of pres, as well as eq curve, can make a huge difference with this mic. Rhode mics tend to have a noticeable presence boost. The highs are little smoother and silkier than say, the NT1 (which is also pretty good) and the bottom a little fatter, but for many applications this mic will still seem just a little too bright and in need of some analog warming. Generally, if I'm recording an acoustic guitar, I couple this mic with my Shiny Box ribbon or something else with more pronounced mid-lows to help fill out the sonic spectrum. If going in mono, its a good idea to send it through a tube pre or compensate for the brightness. You wouldn't be bad off to pick up a Presonus or an Art tube for extra if you don't have one already.

All in all, bang for the buck, there isn't a better choice. If I had to live with only mic in my closet, it would be either this or the SM7B (another must-have, swiss army knife of a mic). It doesn't have the warmth of a ribbon, but then condensers seldom do. And after all, that's why eqs were invented....

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Good mic but you will need a transformer

This microphone does best with a preamp that has either (but preferably both) input and output transformer. It is way too brash on the high end for capacitive inputs. I always fought this...Read complete review

This microphone does best with a preamp that has either (but preferably both) input and output transformer. It is way too brash on the high end for capacitive inputs. I always fought this mic for being too shiny until i ran it through an adm console. The difference was unbelievable. The mic finally felt worth its value. granted, it is not a top end mic, but it does hold its ground.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good mic but you will need a transformer

By N

from USA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Construction

Cons

  • Way Too Brash

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1000 Microphone:

This microphone does best with a preamp that has either (but preferably both) input and output transformer. It is way too brash on the high end for capacitive inputs. I always fought this mic for being too shiny until i ran it through an adm console. The difference was unbelievable. The mic finally felt worth its value. granted, it is not a top end mic, but it does hold its ground.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A steal at any price

By GigoloJack

from Louisville,KY

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1000 Microphone:

see above
This was the first large diaphragm condenser I purchased and it still works great seven years and a half dozen drops later!

My gut instinct is that it's possible to get a professional take with just about any large diaphragm condenser nowadays, so if you already own another make and are pondering whether you should first invest in some new mic preamps or perhaps a new recording interface, go with upgrading those first (as you'll see more of an immediate improvement out of it).

Even so, I'd have to put this at the top of the list of mics I'd recommend as an eventual necessary purchase for any studio or home enthusiast. It's a little clearer and fuller than your typical MXL or other mid-range variety, and the transients less brittle. If you use low noize, clear pres (Mackie VLZ3's are affordable and do the job), it will you give that familiar, smoky, saturated, condenser sound on vocals that makes mediocre singers sound like superstars. You know; THAT studio sound.

A word of caution: the right or wrong selection of pres, as well as eq curve, can make a huge difference with this mic. Rhode mics tend to have a noticeable presence boost. The highs are little smoother and silkier than say, the NT1 (which is also pretty good) and the bottom a little fatter, but for many applications this mic will still seem just a little too bright and in need of some analog warming. Generally, if I'm recording an acoustic guitar, I couple this mic with my Shiny Box ribbon or something else with more pronounced mid-lows to help fill out the sonic spectrum. If going in mono, its a good idea to send it through a tube pre or compensate for the brightness. You wouldn't be bad off to pick up a Presonus or an Art tube for extra if you don't have one already.

All in all, bang for the buck, there isn't a better choice. If I had to live with only mic in my closet, it would be either this or the SM7B (another must-have, swiss army knife of a mic). It doesn't have the warmth of a ribbon, but then condensers seldom do. And after all, that's why eqs were invented....

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This mic is Ridiculous!

By Catarac

from Omaha

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1000 Microphone:

This mic was great out of the box. I instantly heard the difference in my vocals! The knock was that it doesn't record hip hop artist well. I strongly disagree. Im glad i did my research and swooped up this Rode! A great mic for the price!

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Respect the reviews

By Severn

from Lake City MN

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1000 Microphone:

I shopped around, did the research, and compared with many others in a music store/studio and selected it for sound. Looked durable and it sure has been for several years in home studio with occasional outings for parties-no problems at all, ever. To these accurate reviews I would add this is the best investment you can make for a nonprofessional studio. Any comparable or cheaper priced mics fall way off the chart. Rode deserves the time for this review.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Studio Workhorse

By Cameron-LHQDg

from Fort Collins, CO

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1000 Microphone:

This mic and my Audix i5 see so much use when recording it's rediculous. I pull the NT1000 out for almost everything. I got it for a good price with a Presonus studio channel preamp and with some soft compression dialed in the two make everything sound sooooo nice. I've experienced no need to EQ at all for vocals (maybe a slight roll off in the highs, this mic has a LOT of presence so you may expect to use a desser) Yet somehow with having such a bright sound it has a very warm tonality on guitar amps, I've gotten the best results putting the NT1000 mixed with an i5 on guitar cabs. The crisp sound is great for micing acoustics as well or cymbals. Pretty much the only thing I don't use this for is group shouting parts in rock and metal songs, I use an omnidirectional for that. And that is in fact the only thing this mic lacks, and omni and figure-8 polar pattern, I'd change nothing else. It is heavy as can be, you can really feel the quality just holding it in your hand. This is one purchase you won't regret.

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5.0

Workhorse

By Twik-BJTuW

from Northwest Arkansas

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1000 Microphone:

This mic has been in my locker for 5 years and I keep going back to it. I was shopping for new mics and saw this one still standing proud. I have used it relentlessly on vocals in the home studio though it also offers a pleasant warmth when capturing one of my accousitics from about 2.5 feet offset. Great mic! If you do not have one in your arsenal, make sure you add it!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dare I Compare to the German Mics?

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1000 Microphone:

How do you begin to talk about a microphone that has now proven itself to me. I do not give my positive reviews easily. I think SM57 mics are nice on stage but don't cut the cookies in the studio. There is just simply a lack of repsonse from the microphone in the high registers. So, no need to compare them there. The NT1000 is far better obviously to anyone who has used many different types of Microphones. In a top end pro studio I recorded in awhile back I used 2 top end German Condensor mics to record flute. They were great, no doubt, but I asked the engineer what they cost and he just smiles...yeah...several grand...I thought I would never own anything to rival this expressive type of microphone. Those German Mics (Nue-who?) are truly great products but they cost so much. What is a layman to do? Get a Rode! I dare to say, this microphone is as good or better than any of those I have tried. I would love to name them, but I think you know what brands I am referring to and what mics I am talking about. Thank you Rode! My microphone has arrived! What sweet range, and if you use a nice warm pre-amp with a tube, well, it gets even better for instruments. No more sharp tinny sounds. You will die when you hear this one. There is nothing more to live for, this is the microphone for the next decade.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Long time user of this great mic.

By Kip-56UTS

from New City, NY

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1000 Microphone:

I've been using this microphone for years. I A/B'd it with an NTK for vocals, and the NT1000 won hands down. This has given me countless awesome vocal takes and has done a pretty good job on acoustic guitar as well. Regarding Rode as a company, great people... Not too long after I first got this mic, I had an unfortunate microphone stand accident where the stand fell in the studio, wailing the NT1000 against the floor. It really is built like a tank, cause there wasn't a scratch, but internally something was damaged because the sound would occasionally cut out. I called Rode's customer service, and with little or no todo, they told me where to send it, I sent it out, and they sent it back pretty quickly good as new. Thanks Rode!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's worth the money...

By acousticguitman

from California

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1000 Microphone:

I've used the NT-1 for quite sometime now and I just recently purchased the NT-1000. It blew me away because as you know the NT-1 is still a great mic but the clarity and accuracy of the 1000 is outstanding. It's prone to burping if you mic a straight acoustic guitar, especially the lower frequencies - but a simple solution? A pop stopper! This is definitely a great condenser for the price. I recommend to anyone!

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5.0

NT 1000 is a killer for value and quality

By Jim Smith Sr.-HfGOT

from Gloucester, Virginia

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1000 Microphone:

I was really skeptical about the NT 1000's reputation until I bought a pair and ran them through a few tests here at the studio....Amazing! The NT 1000 is built like a tank, literally, and rivals the much more expensive {professional} studio microphones, in it's faithfulness of audio renderings. This is a great studio vocal and voice-over microphone.

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