Rode NT1-A
The RODE NT1-A 1-inch cardioid condenser microphone has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability typically only featured on some of the most expensive microphones.

With a self-noise level of only 5dBA it is widely recognized as the world's quietest studio microphone. This low noise makes it ideal for vocal recording as well as voice overs and environmental recording.

The NT1-A "Complete Vocal Recording Solution" includes everything you need for home studio recording:
  • A studio grade pop shield
  • Shock mount
  • Premium 20' microphone cable
  • Soft dust cover
  • Instructional DVD with recording tips
The RODE NT1-A large diaphragm 1-inch cardioid condenser microphone is covered by RODE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.

Quality at a Budget Price

"This mic is a no-brainer. Even with it's relatively minuscule price tag, this baby can compete with the big boys. It may not have all the bells and whistles of a more expensive microphone, but the Rode NT1-A makes no compromises in delivering quality sound and is the perfect vocal mic for beginners and serious recording artists alike."

The above quote is from Tommy, the originator of this site. I wholeheartedly agree, and, by keeping the cost in a reasonable price range, Rode has virtually eliminated any competition for those of us who don't have a budget for microphones priced in 4-digit numbers.

That said, there are some other mics worth taking a look at as well.

This site is rather sparse, as I just inherited it. I will do my best to, once again, make this an informative site - not just about the NT1-A, but also other studio industry microphones and helpful information on the expanding field of voiceovers.

Please stay tuned for more to come.
Rode NT1-A