The NT-USB is the newest microphone from Australian audio manufacturer RØDE. A studio-grade microphone with the convenience of a digital USB interface, the NT-USB is fully compatible with MacOS, Windows and iPad.
While RODE’s Podcaster USB microphone was released in 2007, its primary focus is to provide broadcast-quality voice recording, with its end-address configuration. The NT-USB on the other hand is a highly versatile side-address microphone that is ideal for recording musical performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over.
The microphone is fully compatible with all mainstream recording applications on both Windows and Mac OS based computers, as well as the Apple iPad using RØDE Rec, GarageBand, or any other recording app that accepts an external microphone. Use on the Apple iPad requires a suitable USB connection adaptor, such as the Apple Camera Connection Kit.
The body of the NT-USB features a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring (3.5mm) jack, which allows users to monitor the microphone input in realtime, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input.
A premium pop-filter is included, which fits onto the base of the mic, positioning the filter the ideal distance from the capsule to minimise plosives (hard ‘B’, ‘T’ or ‘P’ sounds that produce a harsh sound) during singing or speech. Also provided is a high-quality stand mount with industry standard 3/8” thread, desktop tripod stand that allows the NT-USB to sit at a comfortable height on a tabletop, and a pouch for storage of the microphone when not in use.
– Pop shield, Tripod desk stand, ring mount, storage pouch and 6m (20’) USB cable included.
– 3.5mm stereo headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring
– Direct mix control between mic input and source output
– Compatible with Apple iPad
– Cardioid polar pattern
– Designed in Australia
– Free two year extended warranty (must be registered at rodemic.com)
Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer, A/D converter 16bit 48kHz, headphone amplifier
Directional Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Range: 20Hz ~ 20kHz
Dynamic Range: 96dB
Maximum SPL: 110 dB SPL
Power Requirements: USB 5v DC
Output Connection: USB
Net Weight: 520g
The RØDE NT-USB Microphone is available now.