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Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution

Includes Free
Value $19.99
You Pay: $229.00
Product Highlights
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 1" Diaphragm
  • Transformerless Output Stage
  • 48V Phantom Power
  • Accessories and DVD Included

The Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution is an anniversary microphone package that includes a professional-quality NT1-A microphone and a number of useful recording accessories.

The NT1-A is a large-diaphragm side-address condenser microphone intended for general instrument and vocal recording. The mic features a 1" diaphragm with a gold-plated membrane, which provides a wide frequency response and exceptional signal-to-noise ratio. The cardioid polar pattern provides excellent off-axis rejection, minimizing noise caused by room ambiance, instruments, monitors, headphones, etc. The balanced, transformerless output circuitry results in quiet, low-noise signal reproduction at high output levels. The NT1-A is powered via 48V phantom power and has a standard XLR connector.

The bundled accessory package includes a studio-grade shock mount with an integrated pop filter, a 20' premium cable, and a dust cover. It also has a bonus DVD presented by Rode founder and president, Peter Freedman. The DVD covers a variety of tips and techniques to help you get the most out of your NT1-A.

Large Diaphragm
The 1" diaphragm provides a wide frequency response and excellent signal-to-noise ratio
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern of the NT1-A effectively minimizes off-axis noises such as room ambiance, monitors, and off-axis instruments
Transformerless Output
The transformerless output electronics result in quiet, noise-free output while maintaining maximum signal gain
48V Phantom Power
The mic uses standard 48V phantom power, which is supplied through the standard XLR connector
Accessory Package
The accessory package includes a studio-grade shock mount with an integrated pop filter, a premium 20' cable, a dust cover, and a bonus DVD with microphone tips and techniques
Transducer Externally Polarized 1" Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) > 132dB (per IEC268-15)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 88dB (1kHz; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Maximum Input Sound Level 137dB (@ 1% THD into 1 kOhms)
Power Requirements 48V Phantom Power
Output Impedance 100 Ohms
Output Connectors Standard 3-Pin XLR
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 7.6 x 2" (190 x 50mm)
Weight 11.3 oz (320g)
Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution
  • Shock Mount with Pop Filter
  • Premium Cable
  • Instructional DVD
  • Dust Cover
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

  • Included Free

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    RodeNT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution
     
    4.8

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    • 1 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (37)
    • Easy to use (31)
    • Versatile (21)
    • Durable (10)
    • Lightweight (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (31)
      • Professional recording (29)
      • Amateur recording (20)
      • Performances (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (24), Professional musician (9), Novice (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Mic, can't beat it for the price.

      I'm fairly new to recording but I've worked with mics that were a lot more expensive than this one, and I'm still convinced this is an excellent mic, especially for the price. I...Read complete review

      I'm fairly new to recording but I've worked with mics that were a lot more expensive than this one, and I'm still convinced this is an excellent mic, especially for the price. I use it mostly for vocals. It's got great tone, it really picks up those low-mid frequencies for a really warm sound. I was extremely satisfied with the results when I used it to record the harmonica. It also works okay as a drum overhead when your in a pinch and you haven't got any cigars. I have yet to try it on guitar and bass and brass instruments, but I'm really looking forward to experimenting with it some more. It records with very little noise, a very high quality product.

      It comes with a decent quality shock mount with a built in pop filter. This is convenient most of the time for vocals, and it is detachable. However the pop filter is somewhat lacking in flexibility, and you can't always get it to the position you want it in.

      The DVD is okay. It has some useful tips, but it takes a really long time to explain three simple concepts: mic distance, turning the mic, and using the mic without a pop-filter. These concepts could easily have been explained in three simple statements: I don't really think a video was necessary to address them.

      I any case, The RODE NT1-A is definitely quality product, and this is a greater starter pack. I would recommend it to new recording engineers who are just starting to build their home studio. For the money, it's probably one of the best mics out there.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great if it works....

      Despite the tremndously rich sound this mic can produce (esp for the price), I'm 2 for 2 in getting faulty units which produce a constant "wind noise" and low output...Read complete review

      Despite the tremndously rich sound this mic can produce (esp for the price), I'm 2 for 2 in getting faulty units which produce a constant "wind noise" and low output volume. I'm very careful with the mics, and keep them covered or put away when not in use. Kept in a climate controlled room and never dropped or abused. Others on the net have had similar experience...maybe it's production run issue?

      Not sure what the problem is but BH Photo is THE BEST about addressing concerns and making sure you're a happy and productive customer. Will return and likely try a different model.

      Use: Home studio - Music and Video

      Pros: Pro quality sound and solid body with good kit for a reasonable price.

      Cons: Mysteriously appearing wind noise makes it unusable for the unlucky.

      Reviewed by 41 customers

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      5.0

      Mistake in my previous Review

      By JJ the Movie Guy

      from New York, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

          Wrote in a previous review that this pack comes with a table stand, which it DOES NOT. My bad. I think this guy just comes with the microphone shock mount and pop filter, both of which work perfectly well!

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          5.0

          Awesome Starter Pack

          By JJ the Movie Guy

          from New York, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

            Microphone picks up a really nice sound. I use it for recording voice overs and some bad attempts at singing.

            It's a really good pack to pick up for a small home studio. If you do a TON of recording, I'd suggest getting a more versatile stand (instead of the table stand this comes with). But for people who only do the occasional sound work, it's a good deal!

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            5.0

            Exactly what I needed.

            By ASteffan

            from Michigan

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

              One of, if not the top mic(s) out there for the price. Produces amazing quality and, simply put. I love it!

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              5.0

              Very pleased!

              By Brimaur Professional Voice Acting

              from Watertown, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                Great value for the performance.

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                5.0

                Very happy!

                By Ivan

                from South Carolina

                Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                I got the Rode NT1-A for my daughter and she loves the quality of the mic. Will recommend!

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                5.0

                Great mic for the price

                By thedigi1128

                from New York, NY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                      So far this microphone sounds great! Really nice that it comes with the shock mount, cable, and pop filter also. Perfect microphone for starting a home studio.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      33 years in radio...

                      By Hollywood

                      from Harrisburg, PA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                        and I have never had a mic that cost less than $ that perform as good as this one..very similar to the mic atthe station, but for FAR less money..I highly recommend itto anyone wanting superior qualit at a truly affordable price!

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                        5.0

                        Excellent for the price

                        By Flame Moth

                        from Montreal, Canada

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                          Bought this mic for our high school recording studio. No complaints whatsoever. Comes with everything you need for high-quality, studio-like recordings.

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                          3.0

                          Good mic for the price, however...

                          By Lee

                          from Escondido, Ca

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Breaks Easily

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                          This would have been a great review if I'd written it yesterday, I've had the mic for just over two weeks, worked great for vocals, that is until today. I unplugged the mic to move it, upon plugging it back in to record tracks, it stopped working. No signal - tried a couple of known good cables, everything, no signal. I noticed that one of the 3 connecting pins on the bottom has pulled out about an eigth of an inch. I've contacted Rode and they told me to "try" to return it to B&H, I'm now waiting for a reply from B&H.

                          It was great while it worked, I'm willing to try another but be warned, the connector may be the weak link on this mic, other than that, for the price I doubt you can do better where sound is concerend.

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                          5.0

                          It's hot

                          By Digital Guru

                          from Trinidad & Tobago

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                            This mic blew me away. The price was good too. I got it cheaper than the listed price. Maybe looking for another one soon. The only drawback is that customs charged me almost the price of the item. But hey it was worth it !!

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                            5.0

                            Excellent microphone

                            By Ryszard. S.

                            from Siloam Spring's, Arkansas.

                            About Me Novice

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • EXCELLENT SOUND
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                            About 3 years ago I purchase two Rode NT1A from B&H. All this time I use them many, many times and I'm very pleased with sound/mic quality. You can't go wrong with this mic.

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                            5.0

                            Perfection!

                            By Watertown TV

                            from Watertown, WI

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                              We have been struggling to find a good voice over mic - and this set up went way past good. Everyone in the studio had one word to say when they heard the playback. WOW!

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                              4.0

                              Love it!

                              By DJ Bob

                              from Central Coast, California

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                                The nt1a has lived up to everything it's represented to be. I use it for voice over recording and it's bveen awesome. The accessories that come with it were perfect. I have very basic recording and editing skills but you can't tell by the final porduct. It's quiet, very full sounding and handles input levels you wouldn't believe. In this price range, Buy It!

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                                4.0

                                Great Price for a Great Mic

                                By Dacy

                                from Riverside, CA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                                  As a videographer, I sometimes need to use studio sound. This mic package has been a great help. It's affordable yet offers me everything I need to record great sound.

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                                  5.0

                                  Rode NT1A

                                  By Fixlaser

                                  from Atlanta,Ga

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Studio

                                    Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                                    Very quiet mic. Great mic for the money.

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Mic!!

                                    By AlloraGroupProductions

                                    from Virginia

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                                      This is my upgrade mic for voiceover work. I purchased this with the Focusrite Scarlett preamp-- what a fabulous combo. This mic has a warm sound that flatters my voice. I'm a woman with a deep broadcasting voice and I think the mic does my voice justice.

                                      Something to keep in mind, this mic is sensitive....sound proofing a room, part of a room or a closet is a must. This mic will pick up a ticking clock from across the room AND noise and commotion in the next apartment!! If you can get sound dampening right and experiment with using this mic in different positions, you will not be disappointed!

                                      Also something to remember, you'll need a mic stand with this. I got an 8in table top stand that's great, but when you stack the mic and shockmount on top, the whole unit is over a foot tall. So expect to get a larger portable audio booth, if that's your sound dampening solution. My old table top, portable sound booth is too small so I've had to sound proof a corner of a room in my apartment.

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                                      5.0

                                      Um, Wow!

                                      By Deacon Blues

                                      from Saint Amant, LA

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Studio
                                        • Professional Recording
                                        • Voice Over

                                        Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                                        Sweet spot just above where one would think it is. It _is_ a brighter microphone. I have it connected to a small mixer which has phantom power capabilities and feather up the lows in the channel. Once the feathering is done, the sound coming from it is absolutely incredible. Great for Voice Over recording.

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                                        5.0

                                        Awsome mic for the price

                                        By Rodney

                                        from Coral Springs FL

                                        About Me Professional Musician

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                                              If you are into recording vocals this is the mic for you. I own a couple of other mics as the AKG C414 XLS and the Neumann TML 103 and for voiceovers or lead vocals recording the NT1A does the job as good for a third of the price. I did replace the pop filter that came with the shock mount for a WindTech Popgard.

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                                              5.0

                                              RODE NT1A BETTER THAN MOST

                                              By B AUDIO

                                              from SOUTH CAROLINA

                                              About Me Experienced

                                              Pros

                                              • 10 Year Warranty
                                              • Clear Sound
                                              • Compact
                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • High Quality Access
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Versatile
                                              • Works With Blue Icicle
                                              • Works With M Box Mini

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home Studio
                                                • Major Release Albums
                                                • Professional Recording

                                                Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                                                I READ DOZEN OF INTERNET COMMENTS SAYING THAT THE RODE NT1-A DOESNT WORK WITH THE BLUE ICICLE , I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY SAID THAT, I PUT MY BLUE ICICLE TO THE TEST WITH MY RODE NT1-A THAT JUST ARRIVED TODAY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH 2012 TO FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE MICROPHONE SOUNDS CLEAR, AND PROFESSIONAL . JUST LIKE YOU WANT TO EXPECT FROM A NEUMAN MIC. AND HONESTLY IF YOU A/B THIS AND A NEUMAN ONLY THING YOU FIND DIFFERENT IS THE NEUMAN HAS MORE PRESENCE IN THE MID RANGE OR THE EQ. BUT IF YOU HOW TO PROPERLY EQ AND MASTER , IT SHOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM. THIS WILL MY 3RD XLR MICROPHONE AND WILL BE MY WORKHOUSE MICROPHONE FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS, I MAY GET THE RODE NT2A NEXT SUMMER 2013. I WONT RECORD ANY SONGS WITH THIS UNTIL OCTOBER 2012 WHEN MY PRO TOOLS 10 COMES IN THE MAIL. THIS IS ACTUALLY THE FIRST MICROPHONE REVIEW I HAVE WRITTEN. DONT FALL FOR ALL THE MISINFORMATION ON THE INTERNET ABOUT THIS IS A BAD VOCAL, BECAUSE MOST LIKELY 90 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE THAT SAY THIS MICROPHONE IS HARSH SOUNDING PROBALY DONT KNOW HOW TO DO PROPER MICROPHONE PLACEMENT ( HINT , HINT ) AND SOME WILL EVEN SAY CONDENSOR MICROPHONES ARE FOR VOCALS AND DYNAMIC MICROPHONES ARE FOR INSTRUMENTS. IF SOME SAYS THAT YOU NEED TO STOP LISTENING TO THAT PERSON FOR MUSICAL ADVICE BECAUSE IT MEANS THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. WELL ALL AND ALL THIS MICROPHONE THE RODE NT1-A IS GREAT, AND I CAN SEE MYSELF USING IT UNTIL I GET MY MAJOR RECORD DEAL ,AND AFTERWARDS ALSO.

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                                                5.0

                                                ill put this against any neuman

                                                By subliminal tha kid

                                                from concord, ca

                                                About Me Professional Musician

                                                Pros

                                                • Clear Sound
                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                • Bulky/Heavy

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Amateur Recording
                                                • Home Studio
                                                • Professional Recording

                                                Comments about Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Solution:

                                                I use for recording into my project mix on cubase. After i add a little eq, this mic has the clarity of no other... Others complain of high end, but i love it. To me, even all these industry recordings sound muddy because of no high end brightness. Best to use another pop filter on top of the filter it comes with, if not you will notice the plosives too easy because of the high end. If you know how to mix, then no need to worry....easily can be a thousand dollar mic..thank god its not

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