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RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone (Black)

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RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone (Black)
Key Features
  • For Recording, Streaming & Podcasting
  • Cardioid Pattern Reduces Ambient Noise
  • Analog XLR & Digital USB-C Connectors
  • 192 kHz / 32-Bit Float A to D Converter
Featuring both an analog XLR connector and a digital USB-C connector, the black Rode NT1 5th Generation represents another major leap forward for this highly regarded large-diaphragm workhorse microphone. The dual connection options offer a new level of flexibility, allowing users without an audio interface to plug directly into the computer for recording, podcasting, and streaming duties courtesy of the onboard 32-bit floating point A to D converter. Of course, if you have an audio interface, podcasting station, or favorite microphone preamp, no problem—just connect the mic's XLR output to your analog equipment and you're good to go. Combining a true-condenser capsule, ultralow-noise circuitry, and an extremely durable housing, the Rode NT1 5th Generation large-diaphragm cardioid microphone is well suited for high-resolution digital recording of vocal and instrument sources at home, in the studio, or even onstage.
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RODE NT1 Gen 5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2An NT1 with XLR and USB for Recording, Podcasting, and Streaming
  • 3Internally Shockmounted HF6 Cardioid Condenser Capsule
  • 4Revolution Preamp and 32-Bit Floating Point Converters
  • 5Bundled Accessories
  • 6Unlock More Creative Potential with the Rode App Suite
An NT1 with XLR and USB for Recording, Podcasting, and Streaming
Featuring both an analog XLR connector and a digital USB-C connector, the black Rode NT1 5th Generation represents another major leap forward for this highly regarded large-diaphragm workhorse microphone. The dual connection options offer a new level of flexibility, allowing users without an audio interface to plug directly into the computer for recording, podcasting, and streaming duties courtesy of the onboard 32-bit floating point A to D converter. Of course, if you have an audio interface, podcasting station, or favorite microphone preamp, no problem—just connect the mic's XLR output to your analog equipment and you're good to go. Combining a true-condenser capsule, ultralow-noise circuitry, and an extremely durable housing, the Rode NT1 5th Generation large-diaphragm cardioid microphone is well suited for high-resolution digital recording of vocal and instrument sources at home, in the studio, or even onstage.
Internally Shockmounted HF6 Cardioid Condenser Capsule
  • Behind the protective mesh grille, the mic features Rode's 1" gold-sputtered HF6 capsule, designed to provide a detailed midrange response with smooth highs and warm bass.
  • The cardioid polar pattern focuses audio capture on the souce in front of the mic, picking up less unwanted ambient sound from the back and sides.
  • The transducer itself is suspended inside the microphone using Rycote's industry-leading Lyre system, minimizing external vibrations at the capsule level. The capsule is then married to high-grade electronics that have been designed to provide an extremely low noise level. The NT1 5th Gen is an incredibly quiet microphone, measuring only 4 dBA of self-noise.
  • The mic is powered by phantom power through the XLR connector or by bus power through the USB-C port.
Revolution Preamp and 32-Bit Floating Point Converters
  • Rode has equipped the digital side of the NT1 5th Gen with some innovative features to ensure you get outstanding audio quality from the USB connection, beginning with the built-in Revolution preamp which provides plenty of ultralow-noise gain to feed the analog to digital converter.
  • With its 32-bit floating point A to D converter, you'll never need to worry about clipping again. The converter supplies supplies such a high headroom and wide dynamic range that its virtually impossible to overload, allowing you to worry less about maintaining perfect recording levels and focus more on your creative work.
  • Sampling rates of up to 192 kHz are supported.
Bundled Accessories
  • The NT1 5th Generation is supplied with the SM6, a studio-grade suspension shockmount that provides isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone.
  • The SM6 includes a removable pop shield with two axes of adjustment and a telescopic arm for ultimate application versatility.
  • The mic also comes with a balanced XLR microphone cable and a USB-C to USB-C cable.
  • A carrying pouch is also supplied.
Unlock More Creative Potential with the Rode App Suite
Rode Central
  • Rode Central is an easy-to-use companion app for your NT1 5th Generation, giving you access to its processing and effects, input gain control, and firmware updates. 
  • Customize the sound signature to suit your voice with advanced APHEX processing, including the legendary Aural Exciter and Big Bottom.
  • After configuring your microphone in RØDE Central, these settings persist in order to be used with your DAW or other audio software.
  • All audio processing is managed by the powerful DSP chip inside the microphone, which takes a load off your CPU.
Rode Connect
  • Rode Connect is a simple and powerful software solution for podcasting with the NT1 5th Generation.
  • Along with offering access to the microphone’s advanced DSP and firmware updates, this software lets you connect up to four Rode USB microphones to a single computer and features an intuitive interface for mixing and recording your podcast.
  • Access powerful digital signal processing; including a noise gate, compressor and the legendary APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom.
  • The software provides a fully featured recording interface, complete with broadcast-style faders, level metering, mute buttons, and more.
UNIFY
  • UNIFY is the ultimate virtual mixing software for streaming with your NT1 5th Generation.
  • The software gives you supreme control over your audio, whether you're a Twitch streamer, YouTuber, or content creator.
  • Route your audio sources into one intuitive mixer, find your perfect sound with professional processing, create completely independent mixes and record it all as multichannel audio for editing in post-production or simply output direct to OBS to stream it live.
  • Say goodbye to DMCA and other copyright issues with UNIFY’s in-built multichannel recording feature. Record every track as a separate audio file, allowing you to mix the perfect, copyright-safe content for any platform, whether it be Twitch VODs, Clips, or YouTube cuts.

RODE NT1 Gen 5 Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
1x Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
On-Board Controls
No
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
142 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female (on Mic)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Live Sound, Studio Recording
Form Factor
Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over, Instruments
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
1x Condenser
Diaphragm
1" / 25.40 mm
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
Side Address
Circuitry
Solid-State (JFET)
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Tone Adjustment
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
No
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
142 dB SPL
Impedance
100 Ohms
Sensitivity
-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
4 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female (on Mic)
Headphone Output
No
Cable Length
19.7' / 6 m
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
32-Bit
Sample Rate
Up to 192 kHz
Digital Signal Processing
Compressor, EQ, Noise Reduction, Sound Presets
OS Compatibility
Windows 10
macOS 10.15 or Later
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Bus Power
No
Operating Voltage
V ()
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting
Shockmount (Included)
Mounting Thread Size
1/4"-20 Female
Construction Material
Aluminum
Dimensions
ø: 2H: 7.4" / ø: 52H: 189 mm (Microphone)
Weight
10.9 oz / 308 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.925 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.2 x 8.3 x 6.9"

RODE NT1 Gen 5 Reviews

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Are the Rode Apps can work in Android system?

Are the Rode Apps can work in Android system?
Asked by: Li Jia
No, the RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone is not compatible for use with Android devices. This microphone is intended for use with Mac and Windows computers.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-05-23

Can the NT1 Gen 5 be connected to a MacBook Air ...

Can the NT1 Gen 5 be connected to a MacBook Air M2 through a USB hub, because my 2 USB-C ports are taken?
Asked by: Abrasha
Yes, the RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone can be connected to an Apple MacBook AIR equipped with the M2 chip using a USB hub.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2024-04-07

Can the NT1 Gen 5 be directly connected the a ...

Can the NT1 Gen 5 be directly connected the a MacBook Air M2 either directly through a USB-C port or a USB-C port on a USB hub?
Asked by: Abrasha
Yes, the RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone (Black) can be directly connected to a MacBook Air via USB-C.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2024-04-05

Can this microphone be connect as an iphone audio ...

Can this microphone be connect as an iphone audio input through USB-C?
Asked by: Yiwen
The RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone is not officially compatible with iOS, so although it may work it cannot be guaranteed.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-11-12

can directly plug to mackie mixer?

can directly plug to mackie mixer?
Asked by: Tomas
Yes, the Rode NT1 can be connected directly to any mixer that can provide 48v phantom power to its microphone inputs.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-07-14

Can the USB-c connect/adapt to a portable ...

Can the USB-c connect/adapt to a portable recorder, such as a plug in power, or is it for laptops only?
Asked by: Kreig
You would use the XLR connector on the NT1 to connect to a portable recorder. The USB port is not compatible with a portable recorder. It is only compatible with a computer.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2023-10-26

Can you recommend a deadcat that would fit this ...

Can you recommend a deadcat that would fit this mic?
Asked by: Kreig
For outdoor wind protection for the RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone, BH #RY055428 could be used in conjunction with BH #RYLDM4510001.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-11-19

What is the Signal to Noise ratio?

What is the Signal to Noise ratio?
Asked by: Rajnesh
The manufacturer has not provided a specification for signal to noise ratio for the RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone, but they have provided a specification for the equivalent noise level (self-noise) which is listed as 4 dB. This would indicate that the mic has a very low level of internal noise which typically produces a high rating for the signal to noise ratio.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-06-26
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