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RODE NT-USB Mini USB Microphone

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RODE NT-USB Mini USB Microphone
Key Features
  • Designed for Podcasting and Streaming
  • Works with Computers and Tablets
  • 4 Mics at Once Max via Connect Software
  • Built-In Pop Filter & Isolation Stand
Record high-quality podcasts or stream sterling audio with the RODE NT-USB Mini, a USB microphone that punches above its class in terms of sound, reliability, and ease of use. Whether you're recording content on a computer or a tablet, this USB microphone can ensure a professional sound, as its capsule is specifically tuned for the spoken word, and its construction is tailored to provide as little handling noise as possible. Plus, with free RODE Connect software, you can simultaneously use up to four NT-USB Mini mics with a single Mac/Windows computer and unlock special features optimized for podcasting.
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RODE NT-USB MINI Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Designed for the Spoken Word
  • 3Works with Your Setup
  • 4Thoughtful Appointments for Everyday Use
  • 5Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
  • 6Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Jack and Volume Dial
  • 7High-Quality Audio Capture
  • 8USB Connection Right Out of the Box
  • 9Up to Four Mics for Panel Podcasts
  • 10Optional Color-Coding Package

Record high-quality podcasts or stream sterling audio with the RODE NT-USB Mini, a USB microphone that punches above its class in terms of sound, reliability, and ease of use. Whether you're recording content on a computer or a tablet, this USB microphone can ensure a professional sound, as its capsule is specifically tuned for the spoken word, and its construction is tailored to provide as little handling noise as possible. Plus, with free RODE Connect software, you can simultaneously use up to four NT-USB Mini mics with a single Mac/Windows computer and unlock special features optimized for podcasting.

The RODE NT-USB Mini will allow you to record audio straight to your computer over USB, foregoing the usual audio interface, mixer, or high-priced recording equipment. It will do so while minimizing noise in the room, thanks to its cardioid polar pattern, which naturally focuses audio spoken directly into the mic while tamping down any sound to the back or sides. Requiring no special drivers to download—and filtering out vocal plosives with an internal windscreen—the mic will enable you to capture a clean recording, one that sounds professional right out of the gate.

Designed for the Spoken Word
The NT-USB Mini's condenser capsule is tuned by RODE to capture both the warmth and the presence of your voice, giving your recordings the heft they need to cut through the fray.
Works with Your Setup
The mic will operate with both Mac and Windows computers as well as tablets, so long as you have the compatible adapter for mobile devices (available separately). No preamp, interface, converters, or mixer are necessary for recording your voice.
Thoughtful Appointments for Everyday Use
A built-in windscreen helps mitigate vocal pops and plosives for a cleaner sound. The included stand is more than a stand—it isolates the NT-USB Mini from structurally borne noises and vibrations. This delivers a cleaner sound. If you want to take the mic off the stand, this is easy, as its magnetically attached. A 5/8 to 3/8" thread adapter ensures you can mount NT-USB Mini on nearly any mic stand.
Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
The microphone makes use of a directional cardioid polar pattern to minimize off-axis sound. This polar pattern naturally tamps down room tone, focusing the audio capture on whatever's in front of the mic. Depending on your particular room, you may still need a little room treatment, or some noise-reduction software, to address issues such as your computer's hum or your air conditioner—but the chances of this are markedly lower with a cardioid polar pattern.
Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Jack and Volume Dial
The mic offers a headphone jack for monitoring. Just plug a pair of headphones into the NT-USB Mini's 3.5mm jack, and you'll be able to listen to your high-quality audio in all its glory. Also, a convenient volume dial helps you raise or lower the headphone volume; you won't have to change the volume on your computer or your recording software to hear audio at your desired level.
High-Quality Audio Capture
The mic records audio at 24-bit / 48 kHz, giving you the broadcast standard for how many samples it can record in a second, and providing a high degree of dynamic range. A non-techy translation: this microphone is well suited for picking up the nuances of your voice.
USB Connection Right Out of the Box
An included USB cable means you can get up and running right away. Bus-powering means no batteries or pesky wall-wart adapters are required to run the mic. Class-compliant operation means you don't need to download and install separate software to make the mic "talk" to your computer—all you need to do is plug it in.
Up to Four Mics for Panel Podcasts
RODE Connect is a simple, powerful, and free software solution for podcasting and livestreaming with the NT-USB Mini.

  • Unlock the True Potential of the NT-USB Mini: RODE Connect unlocks access to the NT-USB Mini’s in-built compressor, noise gate, and legendary APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom processors. Activated with a single click, each processor is optimized for the NT-USB Mini and will deliver an extra level of professional shine to your recordings.
  • Podcast the Easy Way: Connect up to four NT-USB Minis to a single Mac or PC without the need for complex routing or complicated software. Featuring an intuitive, fully featured recording interface, virtual channels for connecting remote guests, and automatic mix-minus on each channel for crystal-clear, echo-free communication, this is the easiest way to make a professional podcast.
  • Stream like a Pro: Together with the NT-USB Mini, RODE Connect is a powerful solution for streamers and gamers who want to simplify their audio setup. Offering streamlined control over microphone audio and external applications, plus dedicated output controls for streaming apps like OBS or Xsplit, setting up livestream audio has never been easier.
Optional Color-Coding Package
Designed to match the channel colors in RODE Connect software, COLORS (available separately) is a set of color-coded caps and cable clips for up to four Rode NT-USB Mini microphones, making it extremely simple to keep track of who is talking in panel podcasts and multi-person interviews and live streams. Presented in pink, green, blue, and orange, COLORS includes four caps that attach to the top of your NT-USB Mini mics, four clips for USB Type-A cables, and eight clips for USB Type-C cables.
UPC: 698813006687

RODE NT-USB MINI Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsPodcast, Web-Streaming, Recording to Mobile Device
Form FactorDesktop
Intended Sound SourcesVocals
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
Indicators1 x Single LED (Power)
1 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsHeadphone Volume
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency RangeCardioid Condenser:
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPLCardioid: 121 dB SPL (1% THD)
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)None
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x USB Type-C Female (on Mic)
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Wireless ConnectivityNone
BluetoothNone
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate48 kHz
Digital Signal ProcessingCompressor, EQ (via Software)
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
OS CompatibilityWindows
macOS
*As of January, 2020: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Available PortUSB (Interface Unspecified)
Power
Bus PowerUSB
Operating Voltage5 V
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
Desktop Stand (Included)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included CaseNone
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialSteel
Dimensionsø: 3.52H: 5.59 x W: 2.15" / ø: 89.3H: 141.9 x W: 54.5 mm (Base, Microphone)
ø: 3.52H: 0.46" / ø: 89.3H: 11.6 mm (Base)
Weight1.29 lb / 585 g (Microphone, Stand)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.97 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.75 x 5 x 4"

RODE NT-USB MINI Reviews

Great Mic when it works! Buy your own usb-c cable!

By Scott
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-29

When I went to record my first voice over - the recording was static filled, washed and leering. After some investigation, I found it was the RODE provided USB Cable...After trying a few usb-c cables of my own I found a sturdier Nimaso brand cable was strong enough to carry the signal clearly. Now the mic works like a charm. The audio is great and the build of the product is sturdy. RODE simply overlooked the importance of a strong cable to the integrity of this mic and that should be addressed.

Need to be close for the best audio quality.

By Jon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-13

I purchased this mic to enhance my audio quality during web calls (Zoom, Teams, etc). Unfortunately, to get the best quality from this mic, one needs to be very close (like 2-6 inches) for excellent sound quality. This would be fine for podcasts; however, I don't want this mic to be in view during a video call. I also purchased a Zoom Zum-2. This mic has excellent audio quality. It picks up best from 6-12 but also does well from 12-18.

Really Nice Microphone!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-25

This little guy really does an amazing job. It has a nice weight to it, and its not plastic at all. Feels really nice when moving around on the boom arm. The USB-C connection acts like an external sound card, and the pass-through mic to headphone options is pretty cool. I run this with Discord on a Linux desktop (OpenSUSE-Tumbleweed) and it works great with the builtin pulseaudio. I would recommend!!

Everything I Wanted

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-04

I have been looking for a podcasting/voiceover mic for over a year that does not break the bank and this bundle is perfect, especially for the price. Set-up is easy and the boom arm makes things so easy to get the mic out of the way when not in use.

Good set

By Oleg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

Everything in the set works well! Good packed and quickly delivered! Thank you!

Very Satisfied

By Murray
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

Outstanding product - was just as advertised. I was happy with the service from BH Photo - I received the product in timely fashion. It was very well packaged.

Podcast clean up on input 1

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-15

Rode delivers the perfect table top mic for podcast edits and quick clean ups. It plugs right into your laptop via USB-C on both ends, interfaces with Audacity or whatever editing app you're using and a perfect podcast is achieved in moments.

Good mic for really clear video conferencing

By Ashwin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

Great for video conferencing etc. For the price it's fantastic. Not quite as good as a high quality XLR mic but at this price it's not pretending to be.

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