Summary: It is often asked if I could buy one mic that would do it all what should I buy. The answer is one of two, their is no such thing or a Neumann U47. Now considering the latter costs the budget of most small to medium recording projects and may or may not be too old to function reliably. The Rode NT2000 should be able to get you through most situations while yielding quality usable tracks.
Summary: It broke. So why did I give it 5 stars? Because Rode Mics went out of their way to make it right. Before I get into that saga, I will say out right it is a beautiful sounding mic. It has a slight emphasis of the lows and highs and a slight de-emphasis of the mid-range, but I tend to prefer that.
Summary: If you are a person that likes Rode mics, you will love the NT-2000. I have 4 NT-1's and I bought the NT-2000 to have a good recording studio mic for various applications since it has the omni, cardioid, and figure 8 settings as well as the bass and treble roll offs.....that are just not on and offs.....but have adjustable ranges. I have used AKG 414's and I will put this one up against the AKG any day.
Summary: This Mic records everything I do very well. Very clean and records your source very up front on your track. I run it through a tube pre and it gets even warmer yet stays clear. It picks up voice and acoustic guitar nuances very well. This is the best Mic I have.
Excerpt: If you plan on having a microphone that you can use for instruments and vocal, this is all you need. Throw away or sell all your other mics to get this one. This makes bad voices sound good and good voices sound great and great voices sound greater. The warmth of this microphone is what drives me to write a review on it. And the ability to tweak it to fit your own personal voice brings it to another level. Straight up. Many microphones are over rated by under rated ears.
Summary: This is an excellent large diaphragm condenser mic, definitely the quietest mic I've ever owned. My mic collection consist of a akg c1000s, akg c3000b, Samson co3, Samson c01u, apex 440 (nice mic for the price), and most recently, this rode nt2000. The best aspects of this mic is it's natural sound and it's variability feature, you can choose in-between the 3 polar patterns. I would definitely recommend to anyone willing to spend $400-600 us for a mic.
Summary: An excellent a mic for recording "quiet" events and ambience though it does take some extra effort to mount them in suitable stereo arrays, Unexpectedly, these "studio mics" also perform very well in outdoor recording applications. Ive found them to be very resistant to humidity and faithful to -35 F. Within traditional wind-protection schemes, they are as wind-resistant as any mid-size diaphragm mics I've used.
Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Humidity Application, High Quality, Wind-Resistance