RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone (Black)
Product Code: NT1GEN5B
The RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone (Black) fuses the classic sound signature of the legendary RODE NT1 with cutting-edge, next-generation technology. It features RODE’s groundbreaking Dual Connect output, offering both XLR and USB connectivity for connecting to an audio interface, mixer or console, and other audio equipment, or directly to a computer for plug-and-play recording. It features a professional-grade audio interface built in, with RODE’s ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamp, high-resolution (up to 192kHz) A/D conversion, and advanced digital signal processing for recording pristine, studio-quality audio. It also features a 32-bit float digital output for recording everything from a whisper to the loudest drummer with no chance of clipping* and no need to set complex gain controls. These revolutionary features complement the warm silky character, extended frequency response, extremely low self-noise, and high SPL handling that the NT1 is renowned for, making the NT1 5th Generation the ultimate studio microphone for a wide variety of recording applications.
*up to the max SPL handling capability of the microphone
The NT1 5Th Generation is the world’s first microphone to feature a 32-bit float digital output. This revolutionary audio format captures the full dynamic range of the microphone while allowing users recording in a DAW to adjust their audio to the optimal level after recording. This means users can record anything from a whisper to a scream without worrying about setting their gain correctly beforehand and with no chance of their signal clipping.
“The NT1 5th Generation redefines the meaning of plug-and-play,” says Damien Wilson. “Since the beginning of the audio recording, engineers have relied on the gain knob to capture clean audio – it’s always been the most important process in the recording workflow. The NT1 5th Generation changes that completely. When recording in 32-bit float, users can literally plug their microphone into their computer and start recording instantly without any risk of their audio being ruined by clipping or distortion.”
The NT1 5th Generation’s digital output also features RODE’s ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamp and ultra-high-resolution analog-to-digital conversion (up to 192kHz) for the ultimate sonic purity. Powerful on-board DSP allows users to apply advanced APHEX audio processing to their recordings, including a compressor, noise gate, two-step high-pass filter, legendary Aural Exciter and Big Bottom effects. Accessible via RODE’s free companion apps, RODE Central and RODE Connect, there are two different processing modes available: the intuitive VoxLab editor with simple controls for Depth, Sparkle and Punch, making it incredibly easy to dial in the perfect sound, or an advanced editor, which offers granular control over every parameter for fine-tuned processing. Users can connect up to eight NT1 5th Generation microphones to a single computer for multitrack recording, even on Windows operating systems using RODE’s custom ASIO driver. This is so much more than just a studio condenser microphone, it's an all-in-one digital recording solution.
To make getting set up and recording as easy as possible, the NT1 5th Generation comes with a studio-grade shock mount and pop filter as well as a high-quality XLR and USB cable. Each microphone is built to the highest standard in RODE’s state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney, Australia using premium components. The HF6 capsule is precision manufactured to sub-micron tolerances to ensure the utmost consistency in tonality and frequency response and is internally shock-mounted for minimising external vibrations. The microphone body is machined from rugged aluminium and is available in black or silver, with high-grade finishes that are extremely resistant to scuffs and scratches.