A fan Tweets to Madeon, "I'm getting a budget microphone this Christmas, vocal melody plans have been stuck in my head ever since I considered it!" Madeon replies, "you can find a rode nt1a with a full pack for pretty cheap nowadays, and that's the mic i've been recording with" (Tweet from 27 Oct 2015).more
For all the times I want to sound extra clean
RODE NT1A won numerous prizes and #1's for its low noise floor, good sound and availability. I've got a pair of these I use for ambience and all the rest - vocals, woodwinds, acoustic guitar etc. It's a very good sounding condenser microphone, really warm and musical. The designers aimed for the cheapest design so it has only a cardioid pattern and no pads, but I don't miss that since it just delivers with what it's got. I've seen NT1A's in many studios I've been to and sometimes sound engineers preferred them to 414's, TLM's and other expensive and vintage mics for certain applications. A well-respected general purpose professional condenser microphone that costs way less than it should have been.
Huge upgrade from the Blue Snowball I now use as a desk mic for voice chatting. Nothing much to say about this mic, everything comes through crisp and clean. Would recommend for sure.
Amazing sound in this price bracket, lots of high end, can be more suited to male vocals, but generally really great on acoustic guitars and percussion. Can't really go wrong at this price, next step would be a Neumann u87 or Blue microphone.
Great all around mic! Captures anything you put in front of it....honest and clear with presence. EQ to taste and you have a all purpose tool at your finger tips. Did I mention Rode backs this product with a 10 YEAR warranty?? Yeah...you can't beat it. (comes with XLR cables, stand mount and pop filter)
Love mine so much....I bought two.
SOLO CEO Solo Production Squad LLC
This mic will get you the sound you desire. The pop filter included could be better but overall the mic is a great leap into getting serious with your music. Leaps above any USB mic that is offered.
I can only say how satisfied I am with this microwave! Unfortunately I have no experience with very expensive products, Taiwo the sound but for me is unbeatable!
To the micro:
The processing is definitely for me super, what I expected for this price. In my opinion however, the sound is definitely the best and by far cleanest I have tickled until now of any microphone!