Lol that was straight from an amazon review, can’t take credit although it made me laugh. Please do help me with this. It’s not the type of piece that you can just casually record with. God bless, Shock-mount with detachable pop-filter included. It doesn’t feature as much of a high-end boost, which is what gives the NT1-A its distinct characteristic. You Important Note: No matter which one you choose, Rode Remember to check the current price of the Rode NT1a on Amazon here. I do have one question though. Note: Even though some people complain about the polar pattern. is able to record every source to perfection, meaning that the NT2a might sound A fantastic mic, though I dubbed it the barbell, and had plenty of problems using a standard On-stage brand stand with it. even more. The fact that you can control all of these features on the front of the mic is startling. Let me know if you ever need help with anything! The High-Pass filter and PAD are useful, but you can EQ down a bit rather than having it sound undefined and trying to fix it/boost It also does well with a wide variety of instruments, and has a lot of features not found in other mics. can also record acoustic and electric guitars pretty damn well. Do correct me if I am wrong. In his spare time, he likes to fish, paint, play guitar, pray, rap, make beats, take photos, record videos, graphic design, and more. I would like to get the best mic that suits a male, soft vocals, within 350 dollars range. window.dojoRequire(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us19.list-manage.com","uuid":"0573ad2c5093a15ee16bc49c5","lid":"f49b0eb597","uniqueMethods":true}) }), Rode NT1-A Anniversary Vocal Cardioid Condenser Microphone Package, Rode NT2A Anniversary Vocal Multi-Pattern Dual Condenser Microphone Package, 3 Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure 8, Shockmount, Pop Filter, 20' Mic Cable, Dust Cover, Shock Mount, Pop Filter, 20′ Mic Cable, Dust Cover. There’s nothing worse than your mic busting or falling over because the stand wasn’t adequate enough. Technical Specs Multiple Polar Pattern Rode NT1A only has a single polar pattern, which is cardioid. almost identical. A choice of 3 different polar patterns, bass roll off response setting, and a choice of pads. More body. The 3 polar patterns, three position variable high-pass filter: Flat, 40 Hz or 80 Hz, and three position variable pad: 0dB, -5dB or -10dB make this a mic for the ages. made of plastic. It can start to sound tinny and thin with big voices, coming out rather sterile. His sense of humour, coupled with a knack for excellence and strict attention to detail are what allow him to stand out in an crowded industry. Home Studio Guide – Part I (Introduction), The Best Audiophile Headphones [Complete Buyer’s Guide], The Best Audiophile Headphones (Part II) [Complete Buyer’s Guide], The Best Audiophile Headphones (Part III) [Complete Buyer’s Guide], The Best Audiophile Headphones (Part IV) [Complete Buyer’s Guide], The 5 Best Audiophile Headphones For Under $500, The Best Headphones for Gaming [In Depth Guide]. Check out this great post, What You Need to Know About Microphone Polar Patterns. Let’s take a quick look at a chart to start! Great post! There’s so many options and people have luck with an array of mics. Both come with similar bundles containing the stuff you need to get started! It actually means that the mic itself can be too quiet when recording, while at the same time being pleasantly quiet while idle. It has been hailed as quite a workhorse piece, is rock solid and durable to boot, and comes with that almost revolutionary 10 year warranty (purchased through Rode’s website). Versatile. One reviewer said he was missing the ring for mounting on a standard shock-mount, separate from the one provided. Make sure your mic stand can hold it properly. be as useful since we normally just used the cardioid one. I understand you have a soft voice. Let me know if you ever need a hand with anything! My recommendation of the SM7B still stands, with the Electrovoice RE20 and Heil PR40 coming in second and third respectively. Check out my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 review! I am looking for a microphone that can handle big vocals and a wide range. three position variable high-pass filter: Flat, 40 Hz or 80 Hz, and. The NT1A by contrast doesn’t have any. boost a bit since it gives it a more “airy” sound, which I always liked. His sense of humour, coupled with a knack for excellence and strict attention to detail are what allow him to stand out in a crowded industry.”, Topping E30/L30 vs. iFi Zen CAN Signature 6XX, Tonor TC-777 USB Condenser Microphone Review & Shootout, FiiO BTR3K vs. BTR5 vs. DragonFly Red [Which Is Best For YOU?!]. all those features. actually quite common on microphones at this price range. Basically, the Rode NT1 has a much flatter sound than the NT1-A because of the flatter frequency response. Is the Nt2 not as well equipped for softer sounds? If you need a mic strictly for instruments, and would rather save some money, the NT1A is a good choice. Trust me, I know from experience in having a Samson C01. high-end of these microphones, I’d much rather have a defined high-end that I You may try the Heil PR40, SM7B, Beyer M88TG, or RE20. Both are similar in color and appearance. It all comes down to your own preferences,