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Rode NT2000 Variable Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone. This mic is very versatile and sounds great on vocals, acoustic instruments and also as room on drums. It does get bit too crispy and clear so it's not for every singer out there. In the price range can be killer value when you find its sweet spot. Its polar patterns selection, filter, and pad are conveniently located on the front of the microphone body for ease of use. The NT2000 also features a user variable high-pass filter. This provides flexible user contouring over frequency response curves.