For recording I am very pleased with the NT 1 Rode Mic
9 June 2013
Summary: The NT 1 by Rode is a great all around mic. It works nicely on my vocals which go from a whisper to powerful belting. With some fine tuning I was surprised by the capture of my vocals and so far pleased. Acoustic Guitar here again I was pleased. A Mandolin which for me is a hard one to capture and record again this Rode NT 1 mic did a pleasant job. For the money you will not be disappointed.
Excerpt: The nt1a has lived up to everything it's represented to be. I use it for voice over recording and it's bveen awesome. The accessories that come with it were perfect. I have very basic recording and editing skills but you can't tell by the final porduct. It's quiet, very full sounding and handles input levels you wouldn't believe. In this price range, Buy It!
Excerpt: Everything people say about this mic is true: it's quiet, it's versatile, and it has great sound. I wouldn't say it's "uncolored" - there's a definite presence lift at the high mid-range - but it's a good sound that offers clarity and some sparkle if you roll some of the lower frequencies back a little. Or maybe you want that phat low end this mic has in abundance. The mic is HOT and easy to overdrive, so work with your preamp to find the sweet spot for your equipment.
Summary: This is a good, flat mic, better than the NT1A. I think the NT1A could be as good with modified electronics, but the NT1 doesn't need that mod, it already sounds good. They don't make these anymore, so snap it up if you can get it for under $150. I used it for baritone male vocals and it sounds quite smooth, especially for the price.
Summary: I am using the mics for live theater. I know WHAT? But the specs make them work great, high gain before feedback and no noise (hum,hiss,ect) even being place right next to the high voltage light bars! My subjects are 6 to 8 feet from the mics the sound is clear and reminds me of the "recorded before a studio audience" sitcoms of the 1970s. Very flexible mics, built tough. Dont be to "engineer" to try these mics for some "out of the box" apps. I did and have no regrets.
By a customer from therhemacompany.com, zzounds.com
9 October 2009
Excerpt: The sound is smooth, netural, flat and responsive, with a touch of warmth. It sounds very good overall; highs are natural and airy- a smidgen thin, lows are neutral, rich and flat. Mids are sharp in your face while being smooth as a baby's butt. Not bad. I was honestly expecting a bit more warmth, but that could be my preamp. I am using a tube presonus pre with a groove tube replacing the factory "china" tube. It has a touch of warmth, but not enough for me.
Excerpt: I'm preparing my first debut album and i got this mic because of the user with the www.myspace.com/jsnizzy website link. I'm more of a rocker see but theres no denying the good damn quality i heard and i am more of a listener than a reader when it comes to products. The mic is good, good price, and kicks some good stuff out just like i expected, its heavy though but does the job damn good.
Excerpt: My review is for the people that do hip hop/rap. I've had this mic for a while, and the sound is dope, i had a cheap 70$ preamp and this mic still pulled off some superb vocals especially when i first got it, it's maybe a couple notches down from big time studio vocals, but with the price it's understood.