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Best microphone ever…!
I always thought that Rode mics were made in Norway or Sweden, because of the line thru the ‘o’. I was very surprised to find out that the company is based in Sydney, about 7 kms from where I used to live!
Just proves that you don’t have to make everything in China to pull a profit.
it might be kinda old one but for the first mic even in 2017 seems like a good choice
I would start rap what do you think about the Shure pga27
IF and thats a BIG if i can convince this young woman at my church to let me record her redoing the vocals of a creative commons song mix stem set. i def think ill get this mic as i have the zoom h5 recorder but this would be a nice little set up 🙂 we shall see!
Where can I get my NT1A repaired. Used it yesterday, now no song?
I don’t have acoustic treatment or sound proofing. Should I buy this mic??
Dude, respect on the gospel and keep your faith strong in this noisy world! Thanks for your awesome videos and may God bless you!
Would you say I made a mistake in buying the Samson CO1U? Planning to use it for my animation. Thanks man.
Yeah I totally agree. Pare this with even the $800 Sound Devices USB Pre2 and dam this mike sounds so epic. I’ve heard it and mind you in MP3 on a 744-T which is their $4000 recorder and I loved it. So I said to my self that when I can get the Olympus LS-100 which is Olympus’s pro recorder that has XLRs and stuff that is totally accessible because it talks. I said I’ll get a stereo matched pare of these things. Now I know you like most people do music recording with them, but do you think these would be good for outdoors ambience? I get the feeling they would be epic.
I’m thinking about getting this mic for recording vocals. Would you recommend it?
Hy, that xlr cable is good ?
If your an artist looking for some honest feedback or any kind of advice post a Link to your music in the comment section on one of My Videos helps me and also helps you to 😉 peace
Agreed. I’ve had my NT1a for about 10 years and it’s still my best mic.
Need some help please I just brought the NT1-a and the Focusrite 18i/8 (second gen) is that a good setup? And what else do I need to get good vocals
Hey I have a behringer studio monitors and focusrite 2i2 audio interface so do you think NT1-A is good to go with? Cuz I have MXL 990 and it sound so muffled and I have to scream to record my vocals so again do you think Rode is good to go with? I’ll be very thankful for your help and time.
quick and somewhat random question where did you purchase your desk from?
hello, could you tell me the title of the song that you sing in the demo please
Need to ask , if u shake ur mic nt1-a , do u hear some noise when u shake ur mic like a sound of couplers ??
Wouldn’t it make more sense to have recorded this video with the very microphone you were reviewing?
Hi. Random question, but I’ll ask it anyway… about the Rode NT1a microphone. Can I ask, how do you power this? I have just purchased one, and have also bought a scarlett 2i2 focusrite pre amplifier, tried to connect it to my laptop, installed pro tools and ableton software and I can hear myself on the mic through my earphones but cannot seem to get it ready for recording (I want to beable to make audio Youtube recordings / video’s if possible. Do you have any idea what I’m doing wrong or need to do differently by any chance?Thanks, Chris
Hey Graham. Love the video. Going to buy mine now. Enjoyed the worship at the end. Much peace and love in Christ
>going to review a microphone
>doesn’t use the microphone in the review
I just want ONE review where it isn’t someone isn’t singing or banging on a guitar.
Graham, I have the following question.
I have the M-Audio M-Track Quad, the NT1-A Rode with Shock Mount and Popshield which comes with the Rode XLR cable.
However the M-Track Quad only receives Balanced 1/4″ TRS Male to 3-Pin XLR Male Cable that connects to the NT1-A Rode mic.
So I bought an Female TRS adapter to connect the Standard Rode XLR cable, yet I am not able to record any sound using the mic.
Furthermore am using the FL Studio 12 do the recording.
Can you help out.
Hello, can you please give us your opinion on the Rode NT-USB? And if there is any difference with the Rode NT1-a…
Love this mic!
Hey, im a big fan! One question.. Do i need proper over ear headphones to record vocals or i can do my job with regular in ear? Im not planning to mix or something with headphones, just the singing part! thanks in advance
wow sounds good. frets and all. like you said very balanced
Dude that song tho
Great review Graham! I bought the NT1A and now use it in my YouTube videos!
I switch between nt1-a and nt1 kit. They are both good for different beats. They both are good and if you have the one you gotta have the other one.
You just made it abundantly clear which mic i am gonna get 😀
Oh man i just accidentally ordered a matched pair of these mics on Amazon 🙁 hope they are great at least
I bought this today and it’s amazing
The Rode NT1000 is the one to choose .a vit more expensive but the clarity and warmth are all there.Itsounds almot like a tube condenser.
I’ve been using EV RE320 but I think I’ll buy this one for my next recordings.
Listened to “We Draw Near,” in order to hear a sample. Amazing quality recording, and a great tune. Thanks for the mic recommendation, as well as all of the useful recording knowledge. I’ve learned most of what I know about home recording from your channel.
What guitar was in the demo?
What do you think about focusrite 2i2 and tlm 103 mic ?
Hey, I use this mic in my recordings. Check them out – what do you think of them ?
should i get this or the mxl 990?
He said it best. It does what it does well. I have this mic and I have no issues with it. It does its job and for the price I can’t fault anything about it. Its simple and effective. Hook it up to a nice valve preamp and you have something that will push well above its weight.
As some of you have picked up on already, the NT1 and NT1A are indeed different microphones. Rode’s nomenclature is confusing, as the NT1A came before the NT1, and because there have been several iterations of the series. The older ones sound more brittle and are significantly noisier, though no Rode mic could ever be described as “noisy” when compared to the rest of the market. In terms of the newest NT1 and NT1A, the NT1 is 0.5 dB quieter in its self-noise and a few mV/Pascal more sensitive. The NT1A is still quiet and sensitive enough for any decent-quality preamp (I’ve gotten useful results from the NT1A out of class B preamps, which is saying something). Though response curves are often smoothed for product literature, the NT1A has a slight presence boost, a bit of extra warmth, and what feels like a sloppier transient response to it. Think of it as flattering (vocals!), whereas the newer NT1 is more analytical (instruments!).
TLDR: Stick with the newest version of each microphone when you shop for them used.
Just bought mine! Thanks!