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Rode Microphones NT1-A Anniversary Model Microphone

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The R˜DE NT1-A Anniversary Model Microphone is a complete redesign of the now legendary classic NT1 studio microphone. From the nickel-plated body to...Click To Read More About This Product

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Low-noise, big-sound studio condenser mic.

The R˜DE NT1-A Anniversary Model Microphone is a complete redesign of the now legendary classic NT1 studio microphone. From the nickel-plated body to the state-of-the-art surface-mount electronic circuitry, you'll love using it. With a self-noise figure of 5dB, the NT1A is one of the lowest noise studio microphones in the world, regardless of cost. Unrivaled low distortion, higher SPL capability, and extended dynamic range make it well-suited for even the most demanding digital recording applications. Includes shock mount.
Requires phantom power.

FEATURES
  • Nickel plated body
  • Unrivaled low distortion
  • Ultralow self-noise (5dB)
  • High SPL capability
  • Extended dynamic range

Does your mic sound like a tin can on a string? Go pro - get the NT1-A TODAY!

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4.7

(based on 55 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

KILLER MIC KILLER PRICE

I purchased the original Nt-1 in 1998 (or maybe 99) and have used in various setting on several types of instruments and voices. This microphone has an incredible sound.My first was with...Read complete review

I purchased the original Nt-1 in 1998 (or maybe 99) and have used in various setting on several types of instruments and voices. This microphone has an incredible sound.My first was with a 4-voice top 40s band and they sounded great (they sounded great w/o music in the first place). The mic was very true what you put in you get out.I used it to record several friends at the univeristy for their senor and Jr recitals(everything from piano solo to harpsichord, to accoustic guitar and beyond) it reproduced each instrument with precise and perfect sound. My friends were amazed at the clarity of their given instruments. I have used it in conjunction with an Sm-57 to mic a guitar amp with this placed back a foot or two for ambience and perfect. I have not experienced any issues with this mic. I have been using it for almost 10 years and it is by far my fav. above shure, AKG and various others that I own(ed) and us(ed). I would not give it up for a neumann U-87 (o.k. maybe that is a slight exaggeration, but it would be hard). Overall an excellent mic.

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Good starter recording mic.

This mic is an good all around condensor mic but it has limitations. Comparing this with a $1k plus mic is just not relevant or fair, but for the price, it is a...Read complete review

This mic is an good all around condensor mic but it has limitations. Comparing this with a $1k plus mic is just not relevant or fair, but for the price, it is a good value. However, this mic has an intended high-mid peak enhancement that will turn strong vocals crispy which cannot be removed with EQ. (It only makes it worse). Most home project studio are not acoustically treated very well which negates the use of an expensive condensor so the NTI-A is in fact a fair value in that kind of environment. I mainly use the Blue Blueberry mic for vocals and the NT1-A as an ambient live room mic and feel that it is more useful in that roll due to its low noise floor and general sensitivity. A really good dynamic vocal mic will better suit the home recordist than will a condensor mic with a strong proximity effect such as the NT1-A so please research based on your actual application. If you have a small budget for only one mic, this will not dissapoint you, but with condesor mics, you still get what you pay for. There is no magic bullet with recording equipment, just your budget and extracting the best from what you have.

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4.0

Great vocal/room mic...guitars/bass...eh...

By Clive Noisemaker

from California

I bought this mic with the intention of recording guitar, bass, vocals and for using as a room mic...I found this mix works best as a vocal mic overall...Cant handle high voumes too well but with the right limiters and such I can see a way around...also there is a present high pitch frequency that is present at high volume vocal recording...this could be fixed by tuning in on the eq freq. and notchig it down tho...Also tried it on a little African drum and it could not handle it very well...Dynamic would be the choice...if you plan to use this mic for guitar/bass then concider the ever so popular Sure SM57...I would only recomend as a vocal/room mic...

 
5.0

sick mic

By derekjerome

from JERSEY

I bought this mic a little more than 2 years ago. I have used it for a ton of applications from vocals, overhead for drums, and mic-ing guitar cab. I recently listened to a side test with the nt1-a and a neumann tlm 103 which is only about $780 more and there was no real difference. not a $780 difference at least. About 7 weeks ago for some reason the microphone was shorting out on me so i sent it out to get it serviced. I have been outside of the warranty but REGARDLESS They replaced the xlr output, They sent me a new box and new case for the microphone. They ALSO sent me a friend shock mount. FOR FREE!! Rode is the Most amazing company i have ever bought anything from. If you are thinking about buying this mic or any mic from rode please do it!

 
5.0

Great and versatile mic and good price

By Dan-T16mw

from Seward, NE

Great mic for the price. I have used it to record all kinds of things from guitar, all types of vocals, cello, violin, and even some ambient noises for cool effects in the studio. Highly recommended for anyone on a budget but still wanting quality gear.

 
5.0

Great Mic

By sweetleaf

from Philly

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I bought this mic a couple of months ago, and have used it to track guitar, (Electric & Acoustic) bass and vox. This is a great mic for the price range. I use it with a presonus bluetube pre. It just sounds good. A real workhorse with a very fair price tag.

 
5.0

Personal favorite

By Panda Paws

from Victoria BC

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I have several condenser mics, but this is my personal favorite. I use my MXL-4000 regularly as well, but the NT1-a is my favorite. Very neutral, very quiet, very good sensitivity and great dynamics. This is an excellent value. No regrets with this purchase for me.

 
5.0

My favorite all around mic!

By bbrian2

from Ithaca, NY

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I couldn't record vocals, drums, or anything non-electric without this mic. It has a nice enough balance of frequencies to be very versatile and non-offensive on almost anything you put it next to! Dead-beat quiet, and built like a tank. Lovely piece of equipment, would pay for another one.

 
5.0

A Poor Mans Neumann...

By Nathan Bankhead

from Detroit (Motown)

...I researched this and a few other mics for about a two weeks and like most artist, yes I'm on a budget. So after researching and talking to various people this mic turned out to be the one for me. I can honestly say I am so pleased with the quality and overall sound of this mic. I have been a number of high end studios and I can say with all truthfullness that this mic sounds as good as those high end mics. AMS, did a good job with getting me the gear really quick and I simply will not record with any other brand of mic now.

 
3.0

Good starter recording mic.

By WhenTheyPryItFromMe

from Lost in the cornfields of Indiana

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This mic is an good all around condensor mic but it has limitations. Comparing this with a $1k plus mic is just not relevant or fair, but for the price, it is a good value. However, this mic has an intended high-mid peak enhancement that will turn strong vocals crispy which cannot be removed with EQ. (It only makes it worse). Most home project studio are not acoustically treated very well which negates the use of an expensive condensor so the NTI-A is in fact a fair value in that kind of environment. I mainly use the Blue Blueberry mic for vocals and the NT1-A as an ambient live room mic and feel that it is more useful in that roll due to its low noise floor and general sensitivity. A really good dynamic vocal mic will better suit the home recordist than will a condensor mic with a strong proximity effect such as the NT1-A so please research based on your actual application. If you have a small budget for only one mic, this will not dissapoint you, but with condesor mics, you still get what you pay for. There is no magic bullet with recording equipment, just your budget and extracting the best from what you have.

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5.0

good as it gets

By Shagnasty

from New Concord,Ky

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Best I ever used for vocal, haven't tried it on any thing else,Good as my U87 many be better because it is not noise y,. If you know anything about recording good pro. tracks buy it. if you don't get a shure sm58 or what ever you can afford.

 
5.0

Excellent!

By Hogman

from Ontario

Sounds great, especially working with digital media.

 
5.0

Pretty powerful for the price!

By Produc3r

from Wichita, KS

I have a home studio and compared to redbook recordings, you can't tell the difference. This mic is VERY senitive but forgiving enough for an amateur, though the slightest change in angle will give you a TOTALLY different response in dynamics. I recommend a good pre though. I use an Art Tube Pac with an Alesis 3630 chained in. I've used this mic for about three years and it has continued to put out clean vocals. I recommend this product to anyone. it also was rated the #1 mic for ANY studio in MIX magazine. Anyone who gives this a low rating needs to make sure it wasn't turned around backwards!

 
5.0

Best buy you could make

By cz_jem

from Nashville, TN

The NT1-A is definitely a wise choise. I have recorded everythig from singers to drummers to guitar players to rappers, and this mic benefits every genreof music. It picks up the hi's, mid's, and low's. With a clean, crisp, natural sounding mic like the Rode NT1-A, I would recommend it to any musician or person thinking of building a home studio.

 
5.0

Fantastic mic, point blank.

By Mike Rofone

from Asia

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A superb mic, you absolutely can't beat it for the price. No adjustable polar patterns or -20 dB pads like many large-diaphragm condensers have, so I rated the features a seven. The quality is really exceptional, it captures all vocal ranges very well. People giving this mic a low rating probably have a real piece of junk somewhere in their recording chain, because I'm using this mic with a decent mixer (Topaz 16-4) and a Lexicon Omega, using only the Omega preamps and still getting a really fat sound with no white noise or other unwanted blemishes. Simply put, for this price, you're not going to find a better mic.

 
4.0

Sounds perfect... It's Perfect

By orx7

from La Ceiba, Hon

This is a great studio mic to begin with, it's affordable, very easy to use, and can be used for almost everything from vocal to percussions, strings and winds. It's the perfect mic for people like me who don't want to pay(and can't pay) for a Neumann or a Blue, and want equivalent quality.

 
5.0

KILLER MIC KILLER PRICE

By Lonzenator-PAp8N

from Pensacola, Fl

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I purchased the original Nt-1 in 1998 (or maybe 99) and have used in various setting on several types of instruments and voices. This microphone has an incredible sound.My first was with a 4-voice top 40s band and they sounded great (they sounded great w/o music in the first place). The mic was very true what you put in you get out.I used it to record several friends at the univeristy for their senor and Jr recitals(everything from piano solo to harpsichord, to accoustic guitar and beyond) it reproduced each instrument with precise and perfect sound. My friends were amazed at the clarity of their given instruments. I have used it in conjunction with an Sm-57 to mic a guitar amp with this placed back a foot or two for ambience and perfect. I have not experienced any issues with this mic. I have been using it for almost 10 years and it is by far my fav. above shure, AKG and various others that I own(ed) and us(ed). I would not give it up for a neumann U-87 (o.k. maybe that is a slight exaggeration, but it would be hard). Overall an excellent mic.

 
5.0

FANTASTIC!!

By mtidwell

from Redding CA

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You CANNOT beat this microphone for the price. It's sounds better than some $1,000 mikes I've used.

 
5.0

My first condencer mic

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I recently purchase this mic a couple of days ago and I can't believe how great it makes everything sound. I am a songwriter so the main things that I record are my vocals and my acousic guitar. Its so sencitive it even picks up when I swallow and I'm standing like two feet away. Geat price, great buy for any beginner.

 
4.0

Its Straigh

By Past Tense

from Shelton, WA

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This was a straight piece. It didn't offer all that I thought it could offer. You have too have it tuned PERFECTLY in order too have perfect quality...or else it sounds like crap. You should at least have a decent soundcard for it too sound really good a mixer is ai'ght but still

 
5.0

Superb

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Doing hip hop, rap and R&B, you come across some oddballs who do some weird things to record. Whether it be yell into the thing from 2 inches away, or stand 10 feet away and whisper...however they do it, the mic does a very great job all around. This thing is clear, crisp, and definately worth the price.

 
1.0

Not what I expected

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Yes it is a nice mike if you like to record with blistering, eardrum splitting clearity. To my ear this mike is Way to transient. It lacks much bass response. It should have a full round warm tone at a true flat response. Plain and simple It don't. That was my first and last rode purchase. So I went out and bought an M-Audio Luna...Same Price and WOW! what a difference. Now This is the tone Im talking about!

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