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.
Summary: I'll keep this one - I have other mics but this has versatility and is a good jack-of-all-trades piece of equipment that I want available in my studio. If I lost it or some other tragedy befalls it I'd definitely buy another - or perhaps one of Rode's higher-end models like the NT2-A. I give it an 8 because you can't really compare it to other mics in the price range (it's a 10 there), but you can get better for twice as much money. But only a bit better.
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: The Rode NT1A has proved itself to be one of the best value condenser microphones out there. With a bit of tweaking, it will lend itself well to just about any recording application. It is simple to use. It looks and sounds impressive. The Rode NT1A has convinced me to invest in other Rode microphones. I would definitely buy another set of these if mine were lost or stolen!
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.
Summary: I use the mic to record R&B demos of my songwriting to shop to major labels for projects. I researched this mic thoroughly before I purchased it and I was told that this would be the best mic to buy in this price range. I'm happy with my decision. It gets the job done and it sounds very clear.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Powerful, Professional Functions