Excellent matched X/Y pair of microphones for drum overheads
12 August 2011
Summary: Excellent stereo imaging on this microphone. Amazing improvement over my previous X/Y configuration with two indepedent condenser mics. I also like that it is a factory matched pair! It is mostly neutral sounding except a subtle high end boost... but not harsh or shimmery. It made my hi-hats sound a little more crisp (less dark) than how I hear them in the room, but I like it. Crashes sounded natural and it seemed to catch the transients well.
Summary: perfect mic for work in studio or field recording. true XY whit a cardiod polar pattern. I use in studio, to take an acoustic guitar, an over head drum set. I take all of my field recording whit this mic and sometimes combine whit an OTRF set up I really happy whit the bueatifull sound and the relation between the price and the quality
Summary: This is my second Rode NT4 microphone purchase in a year. I was so impressed with the sound quality and front-to-back isolation that, despite it's size and mass for use on a video camera, I could find no other mic under $5,500 that would equal or surpass the performance and utility of the Rode NT4. The only drawback to this mic is as an on-camera mic, because of the mass and bulk of its largely non-functional cylindrical body.
Summary: After fiddling with "matched" mics for years, I gave the dual element NT4 a try. In short, I'm never going back. Setup is now a 5 minute affair - not 25 minutes. It's a sound, rugged product that's put my more expensive matched sets in the storage cases.
Summary: I was looking at the NT4 and the AT825. I wanted a mic thatcould record ambient environments well, as well as pin pointdetails for foley recording. This mic blew away myexpectations. For the price the sound is amazing. The stereoimage is fantastic and it's very accurate. Yes, the stylingis funky compared to the AT825, but it's an amazing micotherwise, and it's expandable. Do yourself a favor and getthis if you are on a budget of $500.
Excerpt: Die Rode NT4 ist ein Stereo-Kondensator-Mikrofon, das für den Einsatz im Tonstudio entwickelt wurde. Ich habe die NT4 auf ein paar verschiedenen Studios in der Vergangenheit verwendet, und für den Preis ist es definitiv einer der, wenn nicht die beste Stereo-Mikrofon, das Sie finden kannst. Die mic eingestellt ist stationär in einer XY-Muster, die sowohl nützlich als auch nicht, denn es gibt nicht viel Raum zum Ausprobieren verschiedener Techniken mit dem NT4.