Rode NT1-A Complete Recording Solution
The Rode NT1-A Complete Recording Solution combines NT1-A cardioid condenser microphone, SM6 shock mount with detachable pop filter and other accessories - all in one package to meet all your recording needs!
The Rode NT1-A Complete Recording Solution contains the Rode NT1-A cardioid condenser microphone that has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability typically only featured on some of the worlds most expensive microphones.
With a self-noise level of only 5dBA it is widely recognised (along with the Rode NT1) as one the world's quietest studio microphones. This low noise makes it an ideal vocal microphone as well as perfect for recording guitars and percussion.
Packaged in the 'Complete Vocal Recording Solution', the Rode NT1-A includes everything you need to get a truly professional vocal recording and is ideal for home studio recording.
The Rode NT1-A large diaphragm 1" cardioid condenser microphone is designed and made in Australia.
Rode NT1-A Complete Recording Solution Features
- Large 1" (25mm) Capsule with gold plated Diaphragm
- Cardioid Polar Pattern
- Self noise of only 5dB (A)
- Ultra low noise, transformerless surface mount circuitry
- Wide Dynamic Range
- Gold plated output contacts
- True Condenser (externally biased)
- Internal Capsule shock mounting
- A studio grade pop shield and shock mount
- Premium 20' microphone cable
- Dust cover to protect your microphone
- Also available as a matched pair ( Rode NT1-A-MP)
Rode NT1-A Complete Recording Solution Specifications
- Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
- Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
- Capsule: 1.00"
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Address Type: Side
- Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Output Impedance: 100O
- Maximum SPL: 137dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KO load)
- Maximum Output Level: 13.7dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KO load)
- Sensitivity: -31.9dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (25.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
- Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 5dB-A
- Signal to Noise Ratio: >88 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
- Power Options: +24V phantom power, +48V phantom power
- Output: XLR Output
- Weight: 326gm
- Dimensions: 190mmH x 50mmW x 50mmD
Rode NT1-A Complete Recording Solution Includes
- Rode NT1-A 1" Cardioid Condenser Microphone
- Rode SM6 Shock Mount with Detachable Pop Filter
- Shielded XLR cable (6m/20')
- Microphone Dust Cover
- 1 Year Warranty (free 10 years extension following registration of your microphone)
Rode NT1-A Complete Recording Solution Downloads
- Rode NT1-A Complete Recording Solution Manual (PDF)
- Rode NT1-A Complete Recording Solution Data Sheet (PDF)
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Having owned one of the original Rode NT1s, I liked the relatively flat frequency response it had with just a little bump in the upper register. It was a little grainy sounding though so I was eager to get and try the newer version NT1a. However, I found that instead of improving the mic by smoothing out the top end, they actually managed to make it worse. Sounded to me like a very hyped high end. Couldn't find many sources it was good on. The one possible exception is a dull sounding acoustic guitar with dead strings. Anyway, I can't recommend this mic. I'd say look at something like the ADK Hamburg or better yet, for a few more dollars, get a world class mic: The M-Audio Sputnik.
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NT1-A is really the only mic in its price range that you'll keep around after you upgrade to the big boys. As an LDC, it's a bit dark, but for cheaper mics that's definitely the better side to err. Good for vocals and acoustic guitars; shines for female background vocals in full mixes. Better S/N characteristics than other mics of its class.
Excelent for Vocals but, beyond that, also great for guitar cabinets, Floor Toms, Room miking, acoustic guitars and so on. This is a gear that can be used on every king of recording with the correct Mic Pre. Rode did it again! Awesome!
The NT1-A is a great mic at its price. Sounds distinctive but in a way that conveys quality as well. Straight through a gain only preamp, it sounds like it's in the mid range of sensitivity and quiet. The good thing about the mic is you really shouldn't process it at all, because the the sound is slightly smooth as though it went through an expensive preamp. It was probably designed that way so home recorders can go directly in without anything between the mic and the deck.
Very versatile ,voice, acoustic guitar ,with very affordable price, I do recommend it for small home studios.
I have a decent home studio and for the past year the NT1-A has been my "go-to" mic for both vocals and acoustic instruments (classical guitar, jumbo dreadnaught, acoustic bass guitar, mandolin and bouzouki).
I also use it to record djembe, cajon, timbales, rhythm blocks, tambourines etc. Percussion mics are specialized and the Rode isn't very useful for a full drum kit, but for the type of solo percussion I'm into--cajon and djembe--it does an outstanding job.
You can spend $1500 on a pro condenser mic that's slightly better (you might hear a difference in the studio but not in a live performance), or you can buy an NT-1A and have enough bucks left over to add a chunk of money to your Gibson fund (or whatever else you've been coveting).
Large Diaphragm Condenser microphone RODE NT1-A is great for recording of vocals, acoustic instruments, guitar amps. That is the reason, why is the TOP10 microphones in my studio.
This microphone has beautiful sound with a self noise only of 5 dB!
I use to record many kinds of vocal, instruments with lots of microphones. Not every microphone is that universal, it can record an opera singer or trumpet and in other application it can record jazz singing with clear articulation. RODE NT1-A can do all these things!
If you need to record any instrument or any type of human voice, RODE NT1-A is really for you!
Buy it and you'll be surprised like me, when I've bought it three years ago.
Although it probably wouldn't be the best choice for Robert Plant, Yoko Ono, or a piccolo solo, this reasonably-priced mic is so useful because it is so aggressive without sounding distorted or brittle. This one helps a baritone voice cut through the mix and sounds crisp and detailed as a single drum overhead. It is also light enough to rest comfortably on flimsy boom stands. Although it is a cardioid-pattern, the pattern is fairly wide and non-directional, so it will pick up whirring PC fans, refrigerators, etc. You'll need a pop filter too. This puppy is more prone to popping than any other LDC I've tried.