The Rode NT1A vocal condenser microphone is a budget friendly, studio quality mic that features a one inch capsule, pop filter, diaphragm that’s gold plated, shockmount, mic cable and a self-noise of just five DB. Considered one of the best mics you can buy in India, the NT1A features a rich well-balanced sound that will have you ordering more.
Rode NT1A Vocal Condenser Microphone Package Review: A Look at the Mic’s Features and Package Contents
The NT1A by Rode is described by consumers as very effective and versatile. You can use this model to record a variety of music styles that otherwise need specific types of mics. This package comes with everything you need to get started. Most mic packages will include a shockmount, but this package also includes an XLR mic cable and a pop filter. All components work great, which is why this bundle is such a great buy for the newbie on a budget. The package itself will save you about $60 which can be put towards other equipment or software.
The manufacturers have also included an instructional DVD that explains how to get the most out of your mic and provides some pretty useful recording tips. The founder of Rode, Peter Freedman stars in this instructional video.
A Rode Mic made for Acoustic Sounds and Hip Hop Artists
Some consumers stated that the NT1A is the go-to condenser mic when it comes to recording acoustic guitars. This mic offers presence bump at a higher frequency, which is what makes it perfect for catching the intricate sounds of an acoustic guitar. This is also a very quiet mic, which helps to catch each and every tiny sound as you play.
With a little EQ to emphasize the low-end, this mic also does amazing things with vocals, allowing the singer’s voice to stand out from a mix.
The NT1A features a natural response that allows it to stay true to a performance. For some users this is a downside because it will take more time and work to dress up vocals because a recording is so honest.
This mic can be used to record all types of music, but it works even better for hip hop tracks because vocals are really easy to EQ. If you aren’t familiar with the term, EQ is short for the equalization controls on a mixing console. The EQ is a very effective tool and it’s what helps to give a track its depth. It’s an expanded version of bass and trebles, which is also referred to as lows and highs. Some mixing consoles can have as many as ten EQ controls. The EQ works to control sound more accurately and can compensate for speaker and room acoustics.
How this Rode Condenser Mic Rated with Consumers
Consumers gave this mic a rating of four out of five stars for ease of use, high quality components, easy to follow instructional video and pricing. And we just can’t say enough great things about this product and the overall quality of the package. A great model for recording artists or sound engineers on a budget, this mic’s performance is refreshingly pure and downright surprising.