Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, the Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording Kit gives you almost everything you need to record vocals at home, be they sung or spoken. With a high-quality microphone, an audio interface, a reflection filter, a mic stand capable of holding the reflection filter, a pair of headphones, and clamp-on headphone holder, you'll be well on your way to recording your own vocals in your home studio.
First, you get the Rode NT1-A microphone, a large diaphragm condenser with a cardioid polar pattern well suited for recording in less-than-optimal rooms. The low self-noise of this mic will make sure your vocals are free from any machine noise that might come from the mic itself. The mic comes with a shockmount, a detachable pop filter, and a 20' shielded XLR cable.
Next, you get the Foscusrite Scarlett 2i2, a USB audio interface with a selectable air settings for capturing a more expensive-sounding tone. This interface sports the necessary phantom power to operate the condenser microphone. A special tripod mic stand supports both your mic and the provided reflection filter, which helps keep extraneous room noise out of your recordings. The Audio-Technica ATH-M30x headphones let you monitor your vocals without inducing headphone bleed, thanks to the closed-back, over-ear construction. When you're done with the headphones, you can hang them on your mic stand, thanks to the clamp-on headphone holder.
Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Combining a true condenser capsule and ultralow-noise circuitry, the Rode NT1-A large-diaphragm studio microphone offers a warm, clear, and quiet sonic signature that makes it popular for voice and instrument capture at home or in the studio. Plus, its bundle of accessories—shockmount, pop filter, XLR cable, and dust cover—help the NT1-A serve vocalists, rappers, and podcasters especially well.
With low noise being a top priority of the NT1-A, its 1" gold-sputtered capsule is internally shock-mounted to further isolate it from handling and vibration noise. Additionally, the mic's cardioid polar pattern naturally rejects a good deal of sound behind it, which yields less background noise and room sound than other patterns such as omnidirectional and figure-8. Since it can run on 24 or 48 VDC phantom power, the NT1-A can be used with a variety of professional and entry-level XLR mic preamps.
Large-Diaphragm True Condenser
Cardioid Polar Pattern
48V Phantom Power
Features at a Glance
- True condenser (externally biased)
- Large 1" capsule with gold-sputtered diaphragm
- Cardioid polar pattern reduces background noise
- Self-noise of only 5 dBA
- Ultralow-noise, transformerless, surface-mount circuitry
- Wide dynamic range
- Gold-plated XLR output contacts ensure optimal signal transfer
- Internally shock-mounted capsule
- Includes SM6 shockmount, pop filter, and dust cover
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2x2 USB Audio Interface (3rd Generation)
Built to deliver top-shelf sound in a compact, bag-friendly, and easy-to-use format for singer-songwriters, guitarists, and podcaster duos, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2x2 USB audio interface lets artists and content creators score pro-level tone with no learning curve, no matter where they go.
Equally capable for tracking vocals and instruments, the two improved Scarlett microphone preamps feature switchable phantom power for condenser mics and a selectable-per-channel Air circuit, which adds clarity-enhancing brightness based on Focusrite's legendary ISA preamplifier. The two XLR-1/4" combo inputs are outfitted with switches that allow them to accept signal directly from electric instruments such as guitar and bass or from line-level sources such as stereo mixer outputs or a hot feed from a drum machine.
Unlocking the ability to record at standard CD quality or high-fidelity resolutions, the 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters ensure that signals are captured and reproduced with detail and accuracy. Listen through headphones or connect active speakers to the balanced 1/4" monitor outputs, and enjoy independent control of the headphone and speaker volume settings. Use selectable direct monitoring in mono or stereo to hear your live input signal with no distracting echo or latency.
With its bus powering for uninhibited portability, space-saving USB Type-C connection, and extensive software bundle including elementary versions of Ableton Live and Avid Pro Tools music production workstations, virtual instruments, plug-in effects, loops, and more, the Scarlett 2i2 gives you plenty of powerful tools to kick-start your inspiration; just plug the Scarlett 2i2 into your Mac/Windows computer or iPad Pro (with USB Type-C), fire up your preferred audio recording software, and let the creativity flow.
Portable and Bus Powered
Pristine, High-Resolution Conversion
Scarlett Mic Preamps with Customizable Tone
Instrument/Line Input Switches
Straightforward Controls and Level Indication
Independent Headphone and Monitor Outputs
Extensive Software Bundle
- Ableton Live Lite: Popular music production software
- Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack: The main elements and workflow of the industry standard Pro Tools in an entry-level package hundreds of virtual instrument sounds, 500MB of loops, and great-sounding effects
- 3 Months of Splice Sounds: Get access to millions of high-quality, royalty-free loops, one-shots, and presets, with new releases daily
- Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite: Accurate models Focusrite’s classic Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor
- XLN Audio: Choose of one of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
- Softube Time & Tone Bundle: World-class reverb, delay, and distortion plug-ins and an easy-to-use mastering tool from Softube
- Access to the Focusrite Plug-In Collective: Receive free versions of innovative software and benefit from discounts
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Closed-Back Monitor Headphones (Black)
Merging acclaimed features of the M-Series headphones with a foldable, travel-friendly design, the black Audio-Technica ATH-M30x monitor headphones offer solid build quality and audio performance for studio-based production, location recording, and daily listening. Outfitted with 40mm dynamic drivers and an over-ear, closed-back design, the ATH-M30x headphones deliver enhanced midrange definition and wide bandwidth (15 Hz to 22 kHz) while isolating you from outside sounds.
Thanks to the 15° swiveling earcups, high-quality materials, and generous cushioning on the headband and earpads, the headphones are both durable and comfortable to wear. Exiting from the left earcup, the attached 9.8' cable reduces tangles and simplifies channel identification. The cable sports a gold-plated 3.5mm mini plug for use with mobile devices and computer soundcards, and a 1/4" screw-on adapter is included for easy hookup to audio interfaces, mixers, and stereo receivers. A carrying pouch is supplied with the ATH-M30x for convenient storage and transport of the headphones.
Tuned for Enhanced Midrange Definition
Over-Ear, Sound-Isolating Design
15° Swiveling Earcups and Foldable Design
Attached Single-Sided Cable
3.5mm Plug and 1/4" Screw-On Adapter
Solid Build Quality
Auray RF-5P-B Reflection Filter (Metal)
The RF-5P-B Reflection Filter from Auray is designed to improve the quality of voice recordings captured in your home studio, rehearsal studio or other untreated acoustic environment by absorbing and isolating the microphone from unwanted ambient reflections. By absorbing and diffusing these reflections, the RF-5P-B creates a closer and dryer sound that allows more control over the vocals. It can also be used for other applications such as recording an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar cabinet.
Five punched metal panels and a pyramidal, acoustic foam lining filter ambient noise and help prevent sound from reflecting back into the microphone. The two outermost panels are adjustable, allowing you to control how dry your recording will be.
Whether it's a home studio or a rehearsal studio, for podcasting or broadcasting, the RF-5P-B Reflection Filter is designed to provide a portable solution for improved acoustic isolation.
Three Different Mounting Options
Auray RFMS-580 Reflection Filter Tripod Mic Stand
The RFMS-580 Reflection Filter Tripod Mic Stand from Auray features heavy-duty steel construction and is capable of providing sturdy support to your reflection filter and studio microphone at the same time. The tripod stand design features collapsible legs for convenient storage, a telescoping center column that can be adjusted to reach a maximum working height of 68".
The stand also features nonslip feet for added traction on hard surfaces as well as a 5/8" threaded adapter for attaching a shockmount or mic clip.
Auray COHH-2 Clamp-On Headphones Holder for Mic Stand
The Auray COHH-2 Clamp-On Headphones Holder for Microphone Stand easily attaches to microphone stands that are up to 1.2" in diameter to provide a hanging hook that supports two pairs of studio headphones. With a sturdy all-metal construction, the holder attaches to the microphone stand using a durable threaded locking knob, which ensures the headphones remain in place and are conveniently accessible while tracking in the studio.