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4.6

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The RODE NT1-A has become an industry standard delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability usually only featured by some of the most expensive microphones.

So you’re on a budget but you need a microphone that sounds way more expensive than its affordable price tag? Well, look no further than the Rode NT1a.

Set in a tight cardioid pattern, the Rode NT1a embodies all the characteristics of a high-end, expensive studio microphone, but leave it to the fine folks at Rode to deliver outstanding quality in an affordable package.

The large 1” (25mm) capsule protected behind the sturdy wire-mesh grille has a gold-plated diaphragm. It exhibits extremely low self-noise (5dB), has a wide dynamic range and handles high SPL (137 dB), making it an excellent choice for a variety of miking applications. The internal capsule is shock-mounted within the mic itself, making handling or vibration noise minimal.

As part of Rode’s Complete Vocal Recording Solution Package, which includes the NT1a in a satiny nickel finish, a Rode premium-quality shockmount with integrated pop screen, a quality 20’ XLR mic cable, a mic dust cover and a Rode instructional DVD, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better one-stop solution at this price.

With its wide dynamic range, silky warm characteristic, devastating good looks, super-quiet operation and complete package of useful accessories, the Rode NT1a Complete Vocal Recording Package is a great entry to the world of professional recording mics. Or just add it to your existing mic locker for another flavor… a tasty one at that!

Things You Will Get:

  • Microphone
  • Shock Mount
  • Pop Shield
  • Mic Cable
  • Dust Cover
  • Instructional DVD
Model NT1-A

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RODENT1A-P Condenser Microphone
 
4.7

(based on 43 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (39)
  • Easy to use (30)
  • Versatile (29)
  • Durable (20)
  • Lightweight (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (38)
    • Professional recording (35)
    • Amateur recording (33)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Performances (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (27), Experienced (11), Novice (4)

    Reviewed by 43 customers

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    4.0

    Great Sound, Great Price

    By 

    from NYC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Warm Full Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about RODE NT1A-P Condenser Microphone:

      Nice Warm Full Sound

       
      4.0

      What's Not To Love?

      By 

      from Phoenix

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about RODE NT1A-P Condenser Microphone:

        The NT1-A is a very cool, entry level large diaphragm condenser mic. The low self noise means it can be used for very effective layering effects and can really be cranked at the gain state to hear every nuisance of a quiet performance, but the SPL Handling to be used as cymbal overheads. Take this flexibility and combine it with a 10 year warranty from Rode and what's not to love?

        This is a real hands-on review from Ryan @ Sam Ash, Phoenix, AZ.

         
        5.0

        Premium mic for budget price

        By 

        from Sinatra's Town, NV

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about RODE NT1A-P Condenser Microphone:

            Very reliable recording package

             
            5.0

            #1 package

            By 

            from Southern California

            About Me Professional Musician

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about RODE NT1A-P Condenser Microphone:

              Not much more is needed to complete this package. With everything you need you will be recoding tracks in no time. The large 1" capsule is sensitive enough to pick up a wide range of frequencies and with the included DVD resource you will know how to place the mic correctly. This is a real hands-on product review from David @ Sam Ash Ontario.

               
              4.0

              The Mic Youve Been Looking For

              By 

              from Springfield, NJ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about RODE NT1A-P Condenser Microphone:

                I'd heard a lot of positive hype about the NT1A and claims of it being the "quietest mic in the market". I was very much surprised by the low-cost and comparisons to microphones in a much higher price range, this mic is amazing. Not even a hiss with the gain cranked to 10 on a roland 24 track digital workstation. The pickup on the NT1A is incredible. it will pick up even the quietest whisper!

                Great mic for the price!

                 
                4.0

                Lots of Quality for not much bucks...

                By 

                from Columbus, Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about RODE NT1A-P Condenser Microphone:

                  I've tried just about every mic in this price range and this mic is a winner for recording both vocals and acoustic instruments. It has a warmer tone than just about any mic in it's price range. Since it comes with all the necessary accessories, this would be a great choice for starting up a home studio. This is a real hands-on product review from Sam Ash 36

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Home Studio Microphone

                  By 

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about RODE NT1A-P Condenser Microphone:

                    The NT1A is a great condenser microphone for recording vocals. I used to record my own music on one of these when my studio was in my bedroom and closet. The clarity and quality made it sound like I recorded in a professional studio to many. The package comes with a shock mount, a pop filter and a microphone cable, which makes it a great value for somebody just starting out. I highly recommend the NT1A to anyone who has a home set up or professional recording studio. This is a real hand-on product review from Felix @ Sam Ash Phoenix.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great mic and complete package

                    By 

                    from Cincinnati,OH

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about RODE NT1A-P Condenser Microphone:

                      For an all in one mic package the rode kit can't be beat for price and sound quality. A must to check out and hold sits own with more expensive packages. I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Project Studio Mic

                      By 

                      from Canoga Park, CA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about RODE NT1A-P Condenser Microphone:

                        A lot of my customers come in and they've been making or buying beats created entirely in the box (in a computer), and by the time they come to me, they're ready to track vocals, but don't know where to start. The Rode NT1A is one of the first things I recommend. It's affordable, it sounds great, and it comes with everything you need!

                        This is a real hands-on review from Josh @ Sam Ash, Canoga Park, CA.

                         
                        4.0

                        It delivers what it should.

                        By 

                        from New York

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Limited Functions

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about RODE NT1A-P Condenser Microphone:

                        I have used this microphone both for vocal overdub and professional demos.

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                        The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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