Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone

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  • High Off-Axis Attenuation
  • Includes Windscreen and Mount
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The Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone is designed for professional audio capturing in the field or indoors. With a history of manufacturing quality studio microphones, Rode has implemented low-noise output electronics and a wide frequency bandwidth, both of which attribute to the NTG1's broadcast sound quality.

The supercardioid polar pattern and line-plus-gradient acoustic design effectively minimize audio and noise at the off-axis (sides) of the microphone, while the front of the capsule accurately reproduces incoming audio signal. The result is greater intelligibility and signal-to-noise ratio while using the NTG1 in noisy environments.

The NTG1 is powered with an external +48V phantom power source; the output is a standard 3-pin XLR male connector.

The microphone features a rugged, all metal, lightweight enclosure that is ideal for camera mounting yet durable enough to withstand the rigors of heavy road use. The Rode NTG1 is packaged with a microphone stand mount and windscreen.

Supercardioid Polar Pattern
The supercardioid polar pattern and line-gradient design principle allow for a narrow pick up pattern at the front of the capsule while minimizing noise at the off-axis (side) sections.
Lightweight Durable Construction
The NTG1 features a lightweight metal housing that is ideal for camera mounting.
Low Handling Noise
Low-noise output electronics provides a high signal-to-noise ratio. The NTG1 is designed to also reduce noise caused by handling, rigid mounting hardware, loose cabling, etc.
UPC: 698813000456
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Rode NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • Microphone Stand Mount
  • Windscreen
  • Zippered Pouch
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    Rode NTG1 specs

    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Dynamic Range (Typical) 121 dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 76 dB (1kHz rel, 1Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
    Maximum Input Sound Level 139 dB SPL (@ 1% THD into 1 kOhm)
    Power Requirements +48 V phantom, 44 V to 52 V
    Output Impedance 50 Ohms
    Output Connectors 3-pin XLR balanced
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes
    Dimensions (LxDiameter) 8.54 x .87" / 217 x 22 mm
    Weight 3.7 oz / 105 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.8 x 5.2 x 2.2"

    Rode NTG1 reviews

    NTG1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 81.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond bang-for-buck I wouldn't consider myself a professional nor have I experience with any other shotguns. HOWEVER, I don't need to be a pro to tell that the noise level is very low and that this mic produces very good sound. I bought it for personal projects that I won't be making money on and it's been worth every dollar (well, shekel)! It's small and light which makes putting on a camera simple and easy. I just finished filming an indie short with it and got great results. I was able to get very usable sound from about 10' away. If you're not a pro, like myself, and you're hesitant about this one I'd say go for it! I can't recommend it enough!
    Date published: 2017-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Versatile Mic Even a year after our company first bought this mic, I am still impressed with it. We've used it for numerous outdoor interviews and, with a dead-cat to help with an errant breeze, it does great at minimizing the environment while drawing out the interviewee. It can listen in on a phone call across a room, but when placed 2 or 3 feet away from a speaker's mouth, it will all but eliminate any surrounding conversations. It produces excellent quality sound. It seems fairly flat in it's vocal response so their is plenty of room to adjust things with an EQ or in post.
    Date published: 2015-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Affordable quality This shotgun mic is a great value, combining affordability with high-quality signal. The compact form factor is a bonus. The microphone compares favorably to my old Sennheiser ME-80, and pretty much every other microphone I've used. The one concern I've had is that its narrow diameter causes it to swim in my on-camera mic holder. I wrapped the NTG-1 in a neoprene strip to snug up the mount and that seems to have solved the problem. Another solution would be to purchase the Rode SM5 shock mount. Maybe I'll pony up for a proper mount in the future, but the neoprene is working for now. Note that this microphone is phantom powered, so verify that your camera (or other equipment) can supply the necessary juice.
    Date published: 2012-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For DSLR Video Shooters How I Use This Product: Audio recording for video. I hook it up to my Zoom H4N and sync up the sound in post with footage from my 5D MK II. I highly recommend using a shock mount while mobile on a boom pole. Other wise, this mic is so sensitive, it'll pick up the vibration sound.The included mic clip is great if you're leaving in stationary on a boom mic stand. Excellent pickup pattern. In a quite studio, it works flawlessly if you put in on axis correctly. Out in the field, it does exceptionally well for getting the target sound. Picks up some background noise, but as long as you get room tone or ambient noise track separately, you won't notice. It'll just sound natural.Overall, very impressed. Worth the money and since it's the only mic I have right now, I'm finding it to be very versatile in all my video and foley situations.
    Date published: 2012-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shotgun Mic! I used to use lav mics for interviews and such, but to be honest they are no good compared to a good shotgun like this one. It picks up great and the audio quality is far superior to any other mic for the price! I think this mic is absolutely worth the money! Especially if your doing interviews, this mic will give you excellent sound for a manageable price. No lav mic around the same price range will give you a better sound. This is a great choice. Here's some videos on which I used this mic:...
    Date published: 2011-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what you need My first Rode product was an NT1-A, and since then I've been a big supporter of the company and their products. The NTG-1 is an excellent mic, sounds incredible and is very versatile. This is all stuff you've probably read elsewhere on the web, but until you can put them side by side in a real setting it's hard to really get that across. I personally much prefer the sound of this mic to the K6 modular Sennheiser line, and that's without considering I spent a little more than half what those cost. The NTG-1 is also quite versatile, with a good polar pattern that makes it a pleasure to use. Off-axis rejection is good, yet you also have a little bit of room to play with when targeting your source. Adding this to a ten year warranty (when you register at the Rode website), I feel it's a mistake to go with anything else (although, if you can spring for the extra cash, I've also heard good things about the NTG-3). I bought the NTG-1 over the NTG-2 because it's a bit lower weight and more compact. You do need to have phantom power because of this, though most interfaces can supply this and I haven't had it be an issue. It also makes for less batteries to worry about, which is a feature when there's already enough other things on your mind.
    Date published: 2008-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short shotgun I purchased the NTG-1 to use on a Panasonic HMC40 for environmental and close-range isolated audio-for-video. Having used several R0DE products in the past, I've been consistently pleased with their build quality and performance. I chose the NTG-1 over the NTG-2 because I am always operating in an environment with phantom power, and did not need the on-board power ability (and the extra body length that comes with it). Buyers should note that both the NTG-1 and NTG-2 have a bass roll-off switch, but they call it different things on the two specs pages here. This was a critical point for me, but I was able to confirm that both units indeed have the switch, even though the spec page on the NTG-1 here was not entirely clear.
    Date published: 2011-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mic The Rode NTG-1 is a great mic to have on hand. I purchased it so I wouldn't let the extra XLR input on my Canon XA10 go to waste. The frequency response is good and it has excellent dynamic range. For $$just having it in use pays for itself compared to the camera's onboard mic.The directionality is great, especially attached to a camera. I didn't notice any camera noise at all and I'm sure it's good to be used from a boom as well. The only issue I came across is that it doesn't fit in the shotgun mic attachment on my camera, this was easily solved using some styrofoam padding.It's a great mic for a decent price compared to other models in the same range. Its specs are way above what most Audio Technica and lower-end mics are as well.
    Date published: 2013-06-19
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