If you’re looking for a microphone with perfectly clear output then Rode NT-USB is the best microphone you can but. It is a versatile side-address microphone. You can use it for a lot of purposes. This microphone is perfect for recording, singing, and musical performances. It can also be used for spoken applications like podcasting and voice-over.
You can monitor the microphone input quickly and easily. Rode NT-USB has a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring jack for that purpose. This versatile microphone is compatible with the mainstream recording applications on both Mac OS and Windows-based computers and even an iPad as well.
Plus! It comes with a premium pop-filter. It can easily fit onto the base of the microphone. You can position the filter at a distance from the capsule as it helps to minimize plosives during speech or singing. This microphone is exceptionally good at filtering the background noise. However, it may pick up table knocks and keystrokes.
But that’s not all Rode provides a high-quality stand mount, desktop tripod stand, and a pouch for storage of the microphone when you are not using it. All of this under $200, it surely is a good investment.
- Capsule: 0.50″
- Weight: 520g
- Connectivity: USB
- Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Resolution: 16-bit
- Address Type: Side
- Maximum SPL: 110dBSPL
- Dimensions: 184mmH x 62mmW x 50mmD
- Other features: on-mic mix control, pop shield, tripod, zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring
- Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with the bipolar output buffer, A/D converter 16bit 48kHz
DESIGN AND CONNECTIVITY
Rode NT-USB has a classy yet durable and solid build. The design filled with thoughtful touches. It has a good standard mounting due to which it can be angled within a 180-degree arc.
It can be attached to a microphone stand or tripod when you want it on the tabletop. The USB connectivity of Rode NT-USB distinguishes it from the conventional microphones. There are two knobs; one is used to control the volume of mini-jack output. Whereas, the other is used to balance the source’s dry sound and the sound coming back from the computer. You don’t even need to install extra drivers or any other equipment. It works as a plug and play device.
Rode NT-USB microphone delivers great sound output. All thanks to the cardioid capsule that is set in a standard studio fashion. The only thing that differs is that this microphone provides a USB interface.
The output sounds very clear and natural. You don’t have to worry about the background noise, it reduces them greatly. Yet Rode NT-USB microphone is less susceptible to vibrations. But you can buy an additional suspension kit and shock mount if you like.
The frontal side of this microphone is sensitive enough to capture sounds even faintest sounds. It captures the whispers very well. Not just that, but it also captures loud singing perfectly. It gives a professional sound to your recordings. The quality of the Rode NT-USB microphone is definitely worth its price.
WHAT I LIKE:
- It has perfectly clear audio
- It is easy to set up
- It comes with a pop filter
- It is good at filtering out background noise
WHAT I DON’T LIKE:
- It picks up table knocks and keystrokes