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Rode Microphones

The perfectionist's perfect choice.

The RØDE NTK Mic is a tube microphone designed exclusively for recording professionals who want only the best. Large capsule gold-plate membrane with hand-selected and graded twin triode tubes for wide dynamic range, ultralow noise, and fantastic presence and warmth.
Requires phantom power.


 
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Rode MicrophonesNTK Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (3)
    • Professional recording (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Unbeatable for Price

    Over the years, I have worked with some very well know high end mics in various studios, and I have a very nice mic collection, some of the industry standards for recording; I...Read complete review

    Over the years, I have worked with some very well know high end mics in various studios, and I have a very nice mic collection, some of the industry standards for recording; I have been getting very good results, but when I plugged the NTK in, I couldn't believe what I was hearing! My pair of AKG 414's picked up the room nicely, but the Rode sounded like I was in the room.. unbelievable! On top of hearing every nuance, there was a warmth, spark and clarity that one would expect from a 5 - 10K range mic, like a U87 or C12. I put it in fromt of a saxophone & flute in an open room during a rehearsal, and during playback, I was wondering how the drums got into the studio monitor returns, and why they sounded so good; after a moment I realized it was the bleed into the NTK that I was hearing. It picked up the natural drum kit sound from 12 feet away, and added a richness and sparkle that my other mikes never could acheive. Oh, and the saxophone sounded much more warm and exciting than our previous favorite, which was a 414 and EV RE20 combo. Rode has managed to bring the kind of rich studio sound to the most budget minded recording enthusiast. Well done! If you need one 'go to' condensor mic, I highly recommend the Rode NTK; great for vocals, guitar, winds, drum overheads, you name it..Can't wait to get a second, so I have a stereo pair.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    poor service

    I purchased the NTK Mike to record my vocals. I used it a few times, the sound was OK. Lately I noticed distortions in the mid-high frequencies.
    I contacted the company and...Read complete review

    I purchased the NTK Mike to record my vocals. I used it a few times, the sound was OK. Lately I noticed distortions in the mid-high frequencies.
    I contacted the company and send them a clip with the distortions. I din't hear a response. After a week or so I e-mailed them the clip again. They aknowledged receiving it and wrote they would analyze it. A month went by and I didn't hear from them. I contacted them again. It has been a few weeks since I contacted them I didn't hear from them yet.

    This company has a lousy custom support it shoudn't take months to analyze a few seconds clip.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Owned for over 7 years and still strong!

    By S.N.O

    from Chattanooga TN.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode Microphones NTK Microphone:

      Where do I begin? First off this Mic has done me wonders throughout the years. When I first bought this Mic it was an impulse buy. Secondly I did not have much running at the time in my studio. But the quality of this mic did not fail to impress me. Over the years I was wondering if this mic would eventually fail on me. Nope still going strong after 7 years...this mic is really a bang for your buck. If your looking to spend at least 1000 on a mic. Save a few hundred and buy this mic. It will deliver the quality and the warmth. Sadly I stoped using this mic because I just upgraded to a Neumann u87 Ai. You really cant compare to the Neumann as much but I have done a vocal test on both mics and they almost sound similar only difference is that the Neumann is a classic and it is well built compared to the Rode. I LOVE MY RODE! BUT LOVE MY NEUMANN MORE!

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      5.0

      Clean & Crisp

      By Whudditdew Music Group

      from Glen Burnie, MD

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode Microphones NTK Microphone:

      Probably one of the best sounding mics on the market and definately in my top 10

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      poor service

      By Gino-

      from long island, ny

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode Microphones NTK Microphone:

      I purchased the NTK Mike to record my vocals. I used it a few times, the sound was OK. Lately I noticed distortions in the mid-high frequencies.
      I contacted the company and send them a clip with the distortions. I din't hear a response. After a week or so I e-mailed them the clip again. They aknowledged receiving it and wrote they would analyze it. A month went by and I didn't hear from them. I contacted them again. It has been a few weeks since I contacted them I didn't hear from them yet.

      This company has a lousy custom support it shoudn't take months to analyze a few seconds clip.

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rode NTK Condenser mic

      By MvA

      from Atlanta

      Comments about Rode Microphones NTK Microphone:

      Absolutely steelar recording mic for many applications. Vocals, especially male, shine as does acoustic guitar, mandolin, resonator guitar. I'm particularly pleased with the sound as drum overheads, and own tow specifically for that purpose. 1st tube mic I would recommend for the low- to mid-budget mic locker.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstand, and GREAT support

      Comments about Rode Microphones NTK Microphone:

      This mic is fantastic for recording most voices, as well as acoustic guitars, etc. All that goes without saying. I was even more amazed at the customer support though. I've had the mic for 5 years, and the special cable gave out. I was worried where the heck to find a replacement for the special cable...not available anywhere BUT before I panicked, I called Rode (their phone # is really easy to find on their website as opposed to most "customer service" help. I called, got through quickly, I told them the cord had broken and needed to know where to find a replacement. Instead of telling me where to get a new cable, they took my name & address and are overnighting a free replacement out to me at no charge. DO buy Rode, and DO register your mic. Awesome.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      2nd Try Was Successful

      By JimG

      from Charleston, SC

      Comments about Rode Microphones NTK Microphone:

      2nd try and I'm keeping this mic. Fortunately, it worked right out of the box. I'm not an engineer but clearly this mic does vocals on another level from any mic I've used before. You may not notice it as much when you first record, but mixing down is where you really hear the clarity of it and how well it reproduces. Excellent mic for digital recording and if you want your stuff to sound professional, this mic will help get you there.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      DOA

      By JimG

      from Charleston, SC

      Comments about Rode Microphones NTK Microphone:

      Unfortunately, I have to be the one who gives this mic a bad review. Mine was DOA. Unpacked it and plugged it in and nothing. I did get some response if I tapped on the side of the mic. I double checked with another mic, cables and any other possibility and it was the Rode Mic. So Rode gets a bad score for quality.

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      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great mic (when it works)

      By Jamsession Records

      from Houston, Tx

      Comments about Rode Microphones NTK Microphone:

      I just bought this mic because of a recommendation. I did not know anything about rode mics. I was super excited to try this bad boy out because of all the hype i heard after i bought it. however as soon as i hooked it up, I guess its the valve inside i dont know im not a expert, started being really noisy at about -4db of a constant noise that was very frustrating seeing how you can not take mics back. It also could've been the 7-pin cable it sounds sort of like a short but seeing how the cable gives the mic its power it sounds really bad. When this mic is working right it is an unbelievable sounding mic. It has a warm, and very crisp clean sound. However one thing that bothered me on top of the noise is the mic seems to pop to easy, such as S and T sounds. Even with my desser and parametric EQ i could barely stop it from popping without loosing the high frequencies all together. Which then brings the mic back down to a cheaper sounding mic ,because you start to lose all the clarity in the mics natural sound I give this mic an overall good score because this one fact. Through some of is troubles this mic does produce a very good vocal track no lie. If you decide to pick one up maybe you will have better luck than i did.

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      5.0

      Great Mic

      By GearNerd

      from USA

      Comments about Rode Microphones NTK Microphone:

      Rode does not have the same "name" recognition of Neumann. However, the NTK performs unbelievably well. Depending on the singer behind the mic, the Rode NTK can result in better vocals tracks than the Neumann U87. It sounds incredible. You can record professional vocal tracks. It is a quiet and warm sounding microphone. Buy it today. You will not regret it.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Unbeatable for Price

      By Virtualaudio

      from New Orleans

      Comments about Rode Microphones NTK Microphone:

      Over the years, I have worked with some very well know high end mics in various studios, and I have a very nice mic collection, some of the industry standards for recording; I have been getting very good results, but when I plugged the NTK in, I couldn't believe what I was hearing! My pair of AKG 414's picked up the room nicely, but the Rode sounded like I was in the room.. unbelievable! On top of hearing every nuance, there was a warmth, spark and clarity that one would expect from a 5 - 10K range mic, like a U87 or C12. I put it in fromt of a saxophone & flute in an open room during a rehearsal, and during playback, I was wondering how the drums got into the studio monitor returns, and why they sounded so good; after a moment I realized it was the bleed into the NTK that I was hearing. It picked up the natural drum kit sound from 12 feet away, and added a richness and sparkle that my other mikes never could acheive. Oh, and the saxophone sounded much more warm and exciting than our previous favorite, which was a 414 and EV RE20 combo. Rode has managed to bring the kind of rich studio sound to the most budget minded recording enthusiast. Well done! If you need one 'go to' condensor mic, I highly recommend the Rode NTK; great for vocals, guitar, winds, drum overheads, you name it..Can't wait to get a second, so I have a stereo pair.

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