This is a very good entry-level mic for those wishing to ‘test the waters’. It’s great for semi-professionals but it’s not uncommon for industry professionals to use it too (several of us use it in our sessions).
Depending on what sound you’re after, you can pretty much record anything with this mic and expect great results. It’s a very low noise microphone with three switchable polar patterns – Omni, Cardioid and Figure 8. One handy feature is the in-built padding option which is really helpful for stage and for capturing loud sounding instruments such as the snare drum, etc. The hi-pass filter options help to reduce low frequency noises when used outdoors. It also has the ability to capture a wide range of frequencies (our favourite is from 4khz onwards where you can hear a ‘sweetness’) and it’s best recommended for acoustic guitar and vocals.
- Excellent functionality (multiple polar pattern with switchable low cut filter)
- It’s versatile
- Excellent customer service
- Very reasonably priced
- It’s a little bulky
- It can never take the place of a high-end microphone
Who should buy this product?
- You’re looking for an inexpensive multi-purpose microphone with a great sound.
- You’re new to recording and want a great sounding mic
- You’re a studio owner or someone who already owns a selection of mics and wishes to add an extra mic to the list (the Rode NT2A is a good mic to have around).
Who should not buy this product?
- If you’re looking for an affordable mic to travel with there are better alternatives.
- If you’re used to recording with premium mics, this might not meet your expectations.
A great sounding mic at a very affordable price. It’s guaranteed to provide professional results at an unbeatable price.