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 Post subject: Rode NT1-A
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:50 pm 
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anybody using them and like them?

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I had one on the test bench and I was impressed; a clear crisp warm sound, even without using an external preamp.

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they seem to get nice reviews.
the NT@-A has more studio like features (patterns and roll-offs), but for the cabbage it looks ok.

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Excellent mic. A little quieter than it's predessesor the NT-1 (of which I have two--great on acoustic), but otherwise the same mic.

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Got 'em both . Love 'em both.

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A bit biased seeing they are from Oz but I did much comparison shopping before I bought. I have a dearer model than this but you'll find the results and build quality are top rate and they very good value for the money.


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True enough, GM. I also have a NT 1000 which seems to be a cut above.

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I really love mine. My only caveat would be that I Have had trouble stacking vocals with it. Multiple harmonies with it get very muddy and hard to mix. But as a lead/instrument mic...wow. IF I eed to stack harmonies, I do the lead with the Rode and switch to a 58 for the rest...problem solved!

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Multiple harmonies with it get very muddy and hard to mix


i wonder why that would be.......?

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Multiple harmonies with it get very muddy and hard to mix


i wonder why that would be.......?

I am going to guess it has something to do with the low midrange profile of the mic, versus a 58. I think doind two passes with 3 singers in the mic would be great. Doing six passes of one singer seems to cause the buildup of unpleasant mid bloat. Since I like the the bground vocals to cut and not arry as much frequency content anyway...the 58 works great.

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I've heard this said about preamps too. Whatcha using there Stacy?


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about preamps


speaking of...

i've been advised to spend my cabbage on a RNP before spending any more on mics. anybody use the RNP? they go for about $475.

these advisors claim it will make a sm57 sound superb.

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Gary (Bartman) down in Sugarland Tx. praises his very highly. I'm pretty stoked on the Art Gold pre. It's knocked out my Focusrite as my #2 favorite pre around here. Lotsa gain , huge real VU meters , mic impedance matching and plate voltage selection.

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mrskygod wrote:
Gary (Bartman) down in Sugarland Tx. praises his very highly. I'm pretty stoked on the Art Gold pre. It's knocked out my Focusrite as my #2 favorite pre around here. Lotsa gain , huge real VU meters , mic impedance matching and plate voltage selection.

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I wanna get the ART Gold...I have heard great things...right no though either an ART VPL or a Meek 3Q...both decidedly low end pres...but since my monitors surrounds have been in shreds...what does it matter?
I have new M-Audio Bx8a's comming so I can monitor again...the ART gold is next.

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One downside of the Art compared to the Focusrite is the Art has no compressor. The Focusrite has an almost dummy proof Opto that has the option of being slaved in stereo. (which cuts the amount of knobs to adjust in half)

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 Post subject: Re: Rode NT1-A
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This past weekend I recorded acoustic guitar with my NTI-A using the G's preamps. This was literally a kitchen recording with the Rode aimed at where the neck joins the body, about 12 inches away. I got a good signal and recorded at -6 db with no problem. The first track sounded pretty good, but perhaps a little thin, so I recorded a second take on another track and mixed them together for a pretty full sound.

I was really pleased at the ease with which I achieved a decent flattop sound with minimal messing around.

This song (Whiskey Chicken) is now ready for bass, telecaster, harmonica and vox. The NT1-A is the only condenser mic that I own, so I'll also use it for the harmonica and vox. I plan on running it into the Voiceworks first for the lead vocal.

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 Post subject: Re: Rode NT1-A
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I've got one, but unfortunately its pretty lonely... :( as is all my recording equipment these days... :oops:

Anyway, pretty clean mic with a lot of presence...top much for some people...

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 Post subject: Re: Rode NT1-A
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Gee Bok, maybe your equipment and my equipment should keep each other company. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Rode NT1-A
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Rode NT1-A is a killer mic capable of recording anything with very decent results. There are better ones but i don't think you can get better price/quality ratio. Did you register it and got 10 years warranty ? I did.

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 Post subject: Re: Rode NT1-A
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JM wrote:
Gee Bok, maybe your equipment and my equipment should keep each other company. :(


misery loves company... by the way, I just watched a cool youtube video on a black punk band from Detroit from the 70's... Band was called Death. Check em' out if you don't already know of them.

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