Rode’s NT-USB is a USB condenser microphone with an excellent signal-to-noise ratio that will bring studio-quality sound to any desktop with a device running Windows, MacOS, or iOS. A compatible USB adapter is required to connect it to an iPad, such as the Apple Camera Connection Kit. The Rode NT-USB microphone comes fully equipped with a table tripod and matching 3/8” ring mount, a metallic pop shield, a six-metre USB cable, and a carrying case to protect it from dust and dirt. Furthermore, Rode offers a free two-year manufacturer warranty once the microphone is registered online.
With balance control for individual monitoring
The Rode NT-USB is fitted with a cardioid 1.27 cm capsule. It measures 184 x 62 x 50mm and weighs a reassuring 520 grams. The manufacturer specifies a frequency response ranging from 20 to 20000 Hz, a maximum sound pressure level of 110 dB SPL, and a dynamic range of 96 dB. The integrated AD converter works at samples rates of up to 16 bit / 48 kHz. The NT-USB also features a 3.5 mm headphone jack with a dedicated volume control that allows you to directly monitor its output signal before it reaches your PC or MAC setup.
An affordable solution for all creators
The Australian manufacturer Rode is renowned for the excellent workmanship, studio-quality sound, and useful integrated features of its products. The NT-USB is no exception and will provide an ideal solution for all creators looking for an affordable, high-performance, cross-platform, and adaptable recording solution which will function equally well in a home studio or desktop environment and on the road in a mobile recording setup (using an iPad for example) – notably with the use of dedicated applications such as GarageBand or the Rode Reporter app. So, there is no denying that the NT-USB offers a very attractive price/performance ratio.
Founded in Sydney, Australia in 1990, Rode is a specialist in high-quality studio microphones. With its very first in-house, completely Australian-built model, the NT2 large-diaphragm microphone, the company created a classic which is still produced in its current and enhanced version, the NT2-A. An extensive range of studio and live microphones has also been added, regularly updated, and expanded over the years. These new additions include a variety of professional microphones which are designed for video and mobile applications and can be connected directly to SLR cameras or smartphones.
For vocal and instrumental recording
Thanks to its table tripod, the Rode NT-USB can easily be placed on any desk to record podcasts, voiceovers, or audio books. The supplied pop shield is particularly useful when it comes to applications of this kind, since it prevents the unwanted plosive sounds that can easily occur without a filter, and it is simply fixed to the microphone’s base. Of course, the NT-USB itself can be mounted onto any other regular microphone stand, thanks to its standard 3/8″ thread. This allows you to use it freely for any vocal or instrument recording and position it exactly as you need it.
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