If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, did it make a sound? If you compose a song and don’t record it, have you left your mark in the world of music? We live in a digital age where all you need to set up a home studio is an okay computer, an audio interface and a few decent microphones.
If you’ve never set-up a home studio before, then you should first [read this]. If you already know how to set-up a home studio, now’s the time to learn more about how you can Unleash Your Potential with RØDE Microphones.
Quality of Microphones
You can be the best driver in the world, but you won’t be able to win an F1 race in your granny’s Uno. In a similar fashion, you can write some great tunes, but you won’t get very far if your recording is not up to spec.
The first part of the recording process that your sound comes into contact with is the microphone, so it’s vital that you have a microphone that can accurately capture the sound of what you’re producing. Whether that be a violin, guitar or even your voice.
A good microphone won’t necessarily make you sound better than you do in real life, but a bad microphone will most certainly make you sound worse. That is why you should consider the RØDE NT-series microphones.
When deciding on a new microphone, you could listen to your friends, or you can choose the industry standard and know that you have a top quality microphone.
The RØDE NT1-A is an industry standard in when it comes to cardioid condenser microphones.
The NTA-1 owes its success to the extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability that you would usually only see on some of the world’s most expensive microphones.
One of the toughest metrics for a microphone to achieve is self-noise level. The NT1-A is so quiet (only 5dBA) that it is regarded as one of the world’s quietest studio microphones!
Included in the box are a studio grade pop shield and shock mount, meaning that all you’ll need to get the most out of your microphone is some time to record.
The RØDE NT2-A is the big brother to the NT1-A. But, you ask, what sets the NT2-A apart from the NT1-A?
The NT2-A has 3 different polar patterns! This will allow for added flexibility. In reviews, a lot of people said it was the most versatile mic they’ve ever used.
NT2-A Polar Patterns
This is your standard pattern and only picks up sound from the front.
This pattern can receive sounds from all directions and is good if you want to record a live band with a choir. Also good for recording classical and jazz ensembles. Omni is great if you need a natural sound but work best with acoustically treated rooms.
This pattern picks up sound from the front and back. Great for interviews or dual recording with a buddy.
This mic is built to last. RØDE is so confident in the quality of this mic that they offer their 10-year warranty* on it. So when buying this mic, not only are you getting a mic that will sound great, you’re getting a mic that is guaranteed to last.
*The Warranty must be registered on the RØDE website.