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Rode NT2-A

Just picked up a new Rode NT2-A. I'll tryi it on a vocal track tomorrow!


5 comments:

stonehead said...

An early Christmas present??

I really should move away from my old sm58 (some would say a long long way away):-)

Keeper said...

stonehead said...
An early Christmas present??

I really should move away from my old sm58 (some would say a long long way away):-)

December 24, 2007 8:02 AM

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Yes that's what it is Ian. The wife got a laptop, so she told me to go pick out an upgrade for vocal mic. This is a large diaphram studio mic. The 58 is meant more for stage. I've been using a marshall MXL 990 large diaphram, which has done a decent job for me. This Rode is definitely a step up from it though. It has the same frequency response as the human ear (20Hz to 20Khz), and it has pattern, high pass, and pad switches, which are a big help. I believe the archetecture and capsule they use is better too. It's not a bad buy for around 400 dollars. Not top of the line by any means but a damned good mic for home studio. I did a recording with it just a few minutes ago, just to make sure it works. My voice is cracking due to fighting sinus troubles right now, so there was nothing worth saving, but it recorded my warble pretty well... :-)

They don't allow returns on these mics after a day (due to health issues they say), so I wanted to make sure it worked today since I picked it up yesterday. It seems to work fine. It's good to have a decent vocal mic in your studio. You are a vocalist, so it'd be a good investement for you. Good clean/crisp takes that don't break the bank. If you get one soon, remember to get a pop screen too. It's a must with this mic, to protect it and stop the pops of the P, S, and Cs. I'm pleased with it so far. Can't wait for my sinus to clear up so I can really give it a go. I was cracking all over the place this morning, but at least I know it works...

:-)


58 is not a bad vocal mic. I use 57s and a beta 52 on my drums.

They show this large diaphram mix being used for micing drums. I'll have to try that and see how it does...

These Marshalls are not bad mics. I paid 200 for 4 mics though brand new, so you know they would be entry level. I'm pleased with this upgrade. Will lte you all hear it soon enough...

:-)

Merry Xmas!

Keeper said...

I pasted the picture of the mic into the original topic post above here. Here's the manufacturer's page for it:

http://www.rodemic.com/?pagename=Products&product=NT2-A

stonehead said...

It sounds just the job and it's an investment I will have to make.I would never consider myself a vocalist so it's never been top of the list lol.
I look forward to hearing the results.

Have a good one Fred

Keeper said...

stonehead said...
It sounds just the job and it's an investment I will have to make.I would never consider myself a vocalist so it's never been top of the list lol.
I look forward to hearing the results.

Have a good one Fred

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I would Ian. I thought you did a very good job on the tracks I've heard ya sing on.

Here's an example of how the Marshall sounds in my studio. We'll see how much better the Rode does.

http://fjam.servemp3.com/in_process/Its_Better/IBMix_12_21.mp3


Merry Xmas!!! :-)