Rode NT2-A Studio Solution Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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from NEW IBERIA, LA
May 4, 2013Music Background:
Worship musician, occasional gigs
Great mic! (Thanks, Dan)Okay, I don't have the experience that some of the other reviewers have. I wanted a better mic for recording vocals that would break the bank. Dan Van Amerongen recommended this one and another for the same price. The other was more of a "pure vocal mic". We wanted the versatility this offered for recording instruments. So far we have recorded vocals for several songs, and we LOVE the results.
Great clarity, nice response, pure reproduction of our voices...what's not to like?
I recommend this mic with no reservations.
from San Francisco Bay Area
May 16, 2012Music Background:
Composer, Producer, Keyboards, Voice, Flute.
Detail, beauty, and precision.Presently I produce music for hobby, but I set myself a high standard of artistic quality and I expect to go for sale in the near future.
Needing a microphone to record my own voice, $400 was the most I could spend.
I was surprised (blown away) for how "real" and "pro studio" my voice sounded (without using any EQ or processing).
With great enthusiasm I started recording everything in the house that could produce a musical noise.
The acoustic spanish guitar was unbelievable (even tough I keep it as a family memory and I don't know how to play)
The recording of some ethnic drum felt like it could reveal the fingerprints to the FBI in a TV series.
The flute (I've been recording my flute for 25 years with evolving equipment) sounded like "al last I got it". There was very little or the unavoidable wind noise and so much beauty and detail in the sound.
Assorted little bells and chimes had the highest high end sparkling with realistic precision and all their magic beauty.
By the way, while I was doing those recordings there were birds singing outside and jet airplanes passing by... none of the unwanted sound ended up in the recordings thanks to properly pointing the cardioid pattern, I guess.
The included instructional DVD was very helpful.
Bottom line, I love it.
from Tri-Cities, Washington, USA
May 2, 2012Music Background:
Professional Producer, Recording and Mix Engineer, BS Degree in Music Production
More than your money's worthFor the record, I am EXTREMELY picky when it comes to microphones. I am always trying to find the best mic for the job. Granted, this does not mean that the best mic for the task at hand is always the most EXPENSIVE mic.
This brings me to the NT2-A. It is an incredibly warm and surprisingly natural sounding mic. It does not overly boost the presence like some mics, nor does it try to lie to you. It is a very accurate, rich, and balanced microphone. I have used in on vocals, as well as employed its figure-8 polar pattern to mid-side acoustic guitars. However I have used it, this mic has not let me down.
Now, would I choose it over a U87, or a c414? Probably not! However, I would choose it over an AT4047 any day of the week. My 5-star rating is for this mic as it competes against others in the similar price range. For the cost, as well as its features and EQ response, it is a remarkable product.
from Auburn, WA
February 16, 2012Music Background:
Big Bang for the buckThis is a very versatile mic, and it sounds great to my ears. I use it for acoustic guitar, vocals, mic'ing my amp, percussion etc. It sounds great capturing clean strat sounds on my amp, about 2 inches from the grill. I have also used the multiple patterns for capturing some room reverb (omni) in conjunction with another mic, and the figure 8 pattern for use with another mic to do mid-side recording. Its fun to experiment with. If I had to get rid of all but one of my mics, this would be the one left. I've owned it for about 3 years.
from Mayslick KY
December 12, 2012Music Background:
Studio Owner, Pro Musician
Really Nice PackageI've been recording for over 20 years and have a small arsenal of decent mics. When I saw this on the Sweetwater site I wanted to try it out because I had never used a RODE mic before. WOW!!! This mic is EXCELENT!!!! The added stuff with it were iceing on the cake. I recorded some accoustic guitars, a couple of vocals and the sound quality was just fantastic. I loved it so much I asked Santa to bring me the RODE NT1A package for Christmas. I just hope he does!!!
from New York
June 17, 2011Music Background:
NiceI will start off by saying i am completely new to recording in general, and that i have had pro tools for a few months. so after being bored with just recording with my piano, i decided it was time to buy a mic. well, if it isn't appearent i chose this one, and have no regrets : ) it is a good condenser microphone with a ten year warranty. honestly, i have only had it working for a few days, but it sounds crystal clear. too be honest, it is so clear that it makes my bass drum sound bad (unlike the cheap mics that dont show how un-tuned it really is haha). what can i say, great mic, great price, great extras.
tech support: 10/10
set up: 8/10 (because im a pt noob and it took me three weeks)
from bahia blanca Argentina
July 7, 2011Music Background:
Recording Engineer, singer, arrenger, compositor
it did not fulfill my expectatives.I used it with voices, and it did not fulfill my expectatives.
its too boomy for me.