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.
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.
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.
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!
Excerpt: I'm fairly new to recording but I've worked with mics that were a lot more expensive than this one, and I'm still convinced this is an excellent mic, especially for the price. I use it mostly for vocals. It's got great tone, it really picks up those low-mid frequencies for a really warm sound.
Excerpt: cardioid microphone for studio condenser phantom power required. OVERALL OPINION acquired two years ago, it has not been used, but it is a treat to use! I have no basis for comparison, this is my first real microphone, but what appealed to me about the paper is that it is the quietest in the world...