As a Music Production student and “budding” artist/producer I really recommend the RODE NT1-A Condenser Microphone Bundle and various other industry standard mics for many years, and this one will always a favorite of mine for both vocal and acoustic guitar recordings.
RODE NT1-A Condenser Microphone Bundle Review
I decided to purchase RODE NT1-A Condenser Microphone Bundle few days ago. I planing to create a very nice and standard home studio (Focus rite Scarlett 6i6 interface/preamp, KRK RP6 G3 monitors) tested it before putting foam panels on my wall and it produced a very clear, high quality recording albeit with the annoying natural reverb from the room.
Since placing the foam panels on the walls in an ‘alcove’ that I use as a vocal booth, in the spare bedroom aka The Studio, I have managed to record near perfect vocals, almost comparable with those at many more ‘professional’ studios.
- Clarity of recordings is second to none
- Robust, all fittings are sturdy Great value for money. Especially with the accompanying contents of the pack.
- Borderline steal.
- Too clear!! Can pick up even the slightest sounds so ensure you have sufficient soundproofing (closed doors and windows with heavy drapes will help!)
- Requires some acoustic treatment of room due to the large cardioid polar pattern
All in all, it’s a great microphone for any singer/songwriters who are willing to do a little work on their room, and/or experiment with mic placement to get the best possible recording, which I strongly suggest if you want to get the most out of this mic.
We gave the RODE NT1-A Condenser Microphone Bundle