Fantastic Mic !
I did my research before buying the Rode NTG-1 and I learned it would help eliminate excess noise. I live next to a busy street and I was looking for mic that wouldn't pick up the noise coming into my booth of which I'm in the process of upgrading. Anyway my other mic is great but to sensitive for my environment. The Rode NTG-1 has a Super Cardioid pattern which is very tight and to my surprise the noise level dramatically dropped in my recordings, however the quality of my recordings went up and my clients love it (which is what you want of course). If you are in a noisy area this is the mic you want. I HIGHLY Recommend the Rode NTG-1 and even if your not the quality of this mic is Awesome. For the money you can't go wrong plus you get a 10 year warranty for Free! I don't know of another company that offers that kind of warranty. Rode could charge a lot more for this mic and it would be worth it. In closing this is an EXCELLENT Mic.