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Rode NTG-3 Reviews

5.0 stars based on 2 customer reviews
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  • from Birmingham, AL June 15, 2012Music Background:
    Voiceover Artist


    While this microphone is marketed more towards the film and video industry, it makes an AMAZING voiceover mic. One might wonder why you'd want a shotgun mic for voiceover work as opposed to something like the NT1a or a larger condenser microphone, but shotgun mics just have a way of "cutting through the mix" and placing your vocals right up front. It's often referred to as the "poor mans" Sennheiser MKH-416 which is considered the "Hollywood Mic" and is used on almost ALL of the movie trailers you here. That may be a fair comparison, but for my money I can't tell a $400 difference in the two mics. The mic sounds great without any EQ or compression (you will need phantom power on your pre-amp) but run this thing into an Aphex 230 Master Voice Channel (discontinued) and it's AMAZING!

  • from Knoxville, TN January 25, 2010Music Background:
    Production and post audio for TV and film

    Industry standard performance... half the price!

    With the NTG-3, Rode has done something spectacular: made a formidable opponent to the Sennheiser 416 at about half the price! The folks down in Australia have proven their talent in mic design with gems like the NT1-A, and this mic is no exception.

    I ran for years with a 416 (one of the industry standards for short shotguns) and, while it is still a great shotgun, it has been out of reach for many folks because of the price yet unmatched in performance by anything under $1000.

    The NTG-3 hit the mark for performance. It's a very close match to the 416, and has both amazing sound and off-axis rejection. For indie film makers, sound engineers on a tight budget, or anyone else that wants a great short shotgun mic for on-came dialog (or anything else), the NTG-3 is definitely one to consider heavily.

    Nice, warm, rich sound. Hot output. And the RF-bias design is invaluable. This mic will be your best friend in the field, and even in the VO booth.

    The packaging is also note-worthy, as the mic comes with the standard zippered pouch, but also encased snugly in a padded aluminum tube for ultimate protection in storage/transport.

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